An office complex formerly leased by ConAgra Foods — this one on a northwest Omaha campus near 72nd Street and Interstate 680 — has been sold and is on its way to a different chapter.
The three-story facility at 7350 World Communications Drive stretches nearly 92,000 square feet, and also has a 450-space covered parking garage.
Built specially for ConAgra 15 years ago, the structure had been used for customer services, including bill processing, said company spokeswoman Terah Fox. It was vacated after ConAgra moved its corporate headquarters to Chicago; some jobs there were eliminated or transferred to the company’s downsized Omaha riverfront campus.
With an empty office building to fill, the out-of-state owner put the 7350 complex on the market and just sold it for a “discounted” $6.13 million to a North Dakota-based investment group, said Ember Grummons of Investors Realty, who represented the buyer, 4 Suns-680, LLC.
J.P. Raynor, also of Investors Realty, now is marketing the facility and has had several showings. He’s optimistic it soon will fill.
“Big blocks of space are hard to come by in today’s market,” Raynor said.
Various options exist, he said, including selling to an owner-occupant or dividing it for lease to multiple tenants.
Now known as Conagra Brands, the company still owns one building and leases space in another at the World Communications Park campus, Fox said. She said the structure that is owned by Conagra — a 40,000-square-foot building at 7200 World Communications Drive — currently is for sale or lease.
Fox said Conagra will retain a presence at the campus in the building in which it leases space, 7300 World Communications Drive.