Property Details

Year Built: 1963
Units: 13 apartments + 1 Commercial
Price / Unit: $192,308
Price / SqFt: $289
CAP: 3.72%
GRM: 14.24

Executive Summary


The Neema Group of Marcus & Millichap is pleased to present 1639 S Hobart Blvd in the Harvard Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. Totaling 8,640 SF, the subject property includes 13 apartment units and one commercial space located on the southwest corner of Venice Blvd & Hobart Blvd just east of Western Ave. This is a true value-add opportunity with significant rental upside of
over 59%.

Built in 1963, 1639 S Hobart Blvd features a unit mix of 12 one-bedroom units, one three-bedroom unit and one commercial unit currently occupied by an office tenant. Current rents are below market and present an investor the opportunity to capture pro forma rents over time through interior renovations and upgraded exterior facade. At the asking price, the subject property is being offered at a low price per unit of $192,308 and pro forma CAP rate of 7.47%. The property has 13 gated parking spaces and there is no soft story retrofit required. 1639 S Hobart Blvd has a secure, gated entry and common area courtyard. The property has limited landlord responsibilities as gas and electricity is separately metered and trash removal is handled by the city of Los Angeles.

Harvard Heights is a densely populated neighborhood with historical and architectural significance. The demand for apartment units increases year-over-year exemplified with surrounding new residential and office developments as well as major employers established in the submarket. The subject property has a walk score of 90 with easy access to public transportation, nightlife, dining, education and the Santa Monica Freeway.

Area Overview

Strategically located near Los Angeles’ freeways Harvard Heights, is a densely populated neighborhood with historical significance. It sits west of Downtown Los Angeles and near the West Adams neighborhood. The neighborhood is largely protected within a Los Angeles Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, for its architecturally significant real estate. Harvard Heights is about one mile from West Adams, which has seen recent development activity from developers such as CIM Group and Carmel Partners.

Harvard Heights sits above the Santa Monica Freeway, which provides easy access to surrounding neighborhoods like West Adams and job centers in Downtown Los Angeles and Culver City. Koreatown, just north of Harvard Heights, is exploding with mixed-use developments from esteemed developers like Jamison Services, Inc. For example, a mixed-use project underway at the intersection of Olympic and Vermont, less than two miles from the subject proper-ty, will include a seven-story structure featuring 228 condominiums, approximately 53,000 square feet of retail space and a subterranean parking garage for 563 vehicles. The subject property is also less than two miles from the Wilshire/Western Metro Station and are within three miles of the under-construction Crenshaw/LAX Line.

Close to Schools, Retail, Entertainment Hubs Harvard Heights is strategically located near many of Los Angeles’ premier educational opportunities, entertainment centers and retail. The subject properties sit just west of Downtown Los Angeles, with easy freeway access to the city’s numerous entertainment centers. Staples Center, home to the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers as well as the NHL’s Kings, is within five miles of the subject property. Other notable entertainment centers within five miles of the collection include LA Live!,the Los Angeles Convention Center, the Grammy Museum, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and Grand Central Market. Harvard Heights is within one mile of Loyola High School, established in 1865 and the oldest educational institution in Los Angeles. The University of Southern California is within three miles of the property and is rapidly expanding outwards.


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