August 8, 2019— Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) has announced the completion of a $7.2 million sale of a vacant office located at 8741 Alden Drive in Los Angeles. The unique 5,101-square-foot asset was positioned for a variety of uses including medical, office, retail, and restaurant.
NKF’s Senior Managing Directors Steven Salas and Daniel Chiprut represented the seller, a local family office, to the buyer, an undisclosed owner user who will use the space for new medical office.
Built in 1947, 8741 Alden is a unique stand-alone bow-truss building with great curb appeal. It is positioned in the Robertson Blvd shopping corridor and adjacent to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
The property was home to Chaya Restaurant for more than 30 years. Recognized as a landmark location during the 80s, 90s and into the early 2000s, Chaya was host to the local celebrity crowd for cocktails and dinner offering French / Japanese cuisine. The Tsunoda family created this Los Angeles flagship and ultimately expanded with other concepts in Los Angeles. Since the closing of Chaya, the property struggled to find another restaurant operator to fill the space.
“We saw an opportunity to market this unique building and location to a wide range of users and ultimately sold the property to a local doctor for his medical practice,” said Salas.