CapLease has been upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Wells Fargo. The stock closed recently at $4.98 on volume of 127,500 shares, below the average daily volume of 215,465.
A key to their success is that CapLease is an active purchaser of properties leased long term to high credit quality tenants.
Our next bit of Commercial Real Estate news comes from the Pacific Northwest again.
Target Corp. has just acquired office and retail space in downtown Seattle. Target is said to have plans to open a store there, possibly within a year.
Target paid Seattle's HAL Real Estate Investments $15.5 million for the 103,442 square-foot Pike Plaza commercial property and parking garage. This Commercial Real Estate is on the west side of Second Avenue, between Pike and Union streets, at the base of the Newmark Condominiums.
This commercial space known as Pike Plaza encompasses three stories. The property is close to the Seattle Art Museum, Pike Place Market and the University Street light rail station.