• Tue. Jul 27th, 2021

Downtown Pleasanton draws buyer to retail sites

PLEASANTON — Downtown Pleasanton, one of the Bay Area’s most attractive downtown districts, has drawn a buyer from Silicon Valley that has bought several retail properties on the city’s Main Street.

The properties that were involved in the real estate deal are 234, 300, 310, and 349 Main St.,  according to Lockehouse Retail Group, a commercial real estate firm that arranged the transaction.

The retail buildings are located at prominent spots in downtown Pleasanton, which for decades has been one of the most popular traditional downtown districts in the Bay Area.

The transaction was complex because the buyer and the seller had to steer around the economic whirlpools created by the coronavirus, according to Lockehouse brokers Adria Giacomelli and Jon Woodcox.

“We are thrilled to have successfully helped navigate our clients through the sale during these unprecedented times,” Giacomelli said.

The seller was Branagh Development, a Lafayette-based builder of custom homes, according to documents filed on Jan. 26 with the Alameda County Recorder’s Office.

“With a COVID-19 pandemic shutting down the majority of tenants for the past several months, this truly was a new experience for all parties involved in the transaction,” Giacomelli said.

The buyer was Santa Clara-based KDCI Development, which is an affiliate controlled by South Bay developer Ali Kabali, the county documents show.