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Colliers Successfully Sells Former Optym Headquarters Buildings in SW Gainesville

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Gainesville, Fla. – January 4, 2022 – Colliers’ GNV Commercial Advisory Team in collaboration with the Hurst & Harrell Team has successfully represented Innovative Scheduling, LLC, the seller, in the sale of 29,400± SF of combined office buildings located at 7600 NW 5th Place Gainesville, FL 32607 to Kevin V. Giguere, the buyer. The buyer was represented by Collado Real Estate in New Smyrna Beach, FL. The transaction closed on December 27, 2021.

The property consists of three buildings totaling 29,400± SF and was built in 2006 and completed in 2015-2017. The property is located in Southwest Gainesville near the W Newberry Road and NW 75th Street (Tower Road) intersection. The buildings sit on 3.6± acres and were formally the headquarters of Optym. A contiguous vacant land parcel of 6.76± acres is still available for sale.

This is another large office building coming off the market in Gainesville, a trend we have seen repeat since COVID. The resiliency of the office market has been encouraging and we anticipate this activity to continue throughout 2022.
- Dan Drotos, Senior Director, Colliers

Moving assets of this size in today’s office market has taken some poise and vision to transact. Effective communication helped navigate the delicate balance of creativity and patience to create a win-win for both parties in this transaction.
- Jason Hurst, Director, Colliers

Colliers GNV Commercial Advisory Team can be reached at 352-420-9889 and on social medial @ColliersGville

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For further information please contact:
Debbie Wilkinson
Phone: 352-420-9889
Email: debbie.wilkinson@colliers.com


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