ALTO Private Investments Sells Upper West Retail Condo for $50 M.


Real estate fund manager ALTO Private Investments has announced the sale of a retail condominium at 200 West End Avenue on the Upper West Side for $50 million. 

200 west end avenue ALTO Private Investments Sells Upper West Retail Condo for $50 M.The retail property, totaling 25,000 square feet across four retail units, is located on the ground floor of the luxury condominium known as 200 West End Avenue. 

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ALTO purchased the retail portion of the property with Klein American Group in 2011 for $31 million, subsequently signing three tenants to 15-year leases (CVS was in place under an existing long-term lease) and according to the firm increasing revenues by 40 percent. 

“Two years after the acquisition and with the improvements we instituted, we sold the property at a gross return of almost three times our original equity investment,” said Mody Kidon, ALTO chairman and co-founder, in a statement.  “This is our fifth exit in the last two years with an average 30% IRR.”

A previous announcement regarding the sale did not disclose the selling price. 

ALTO Private Investments focuses on the acquisition of value-added commercial properties in major U.S. cities, having invested in 14 commercial properties totaling 1.8 million square feet and valued at $285 million. It is currently raising its second fund – ALTO Real Estate Investment Fund 2 – targeting $100 million of equity and $500 million of commercial real estate investments.