1538-1544 Polk St


1538 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

  • Located in the Lower Nob Hill/Polk Gulch Neighborhoods. Highly Trafficked Commercial Corridor
  • 43 Units in Total - 40 Hotel Units and 3 Retail Units. Hotel Units Master Leased to “Shirley Hotels”, 9 of Which are Licensed Tourist Units
  • Significant (324%) Potential Upside

Property Description

1538-1544 Polk Street is a mixed-use (hotel + retail) property in the Nob Hill/Polk Gulch neighborhood of San Francisco.


The three-story property features three (3) retail units on the ground floor and a 40-unit SRO/hotel above that is master leased to an operator, Shirley Hotels''. Of the 40 rooms, 21 are SRO units, 7 are SRO with partial baths, 9 are tourist/transient and 3 are for manager use. The SRO units without bathrooms share 3 common area bathrooms. Two of three retail units are occupied by a tuxedo retailer and a foot massage service. The 40-room hotel is currently month-month. A savvy investor may renegotiate the lease or operate the hotel to significantly increase cash flow.


The property is in a central location of the Polk Street commercial corridor in Nob Hill. The street is famous for its historic architecture, Michelin-rated cuisine, and abundant retail amenities. It is an exceptional location for this type of property due to its walkability and easy access to public transit.


The investment appeal of this property is its location in San Francisco's most desirable neighborhood and its significant upside potential(324%).

Key Property Information

Listing Status
$ 5,950,000
No. of Units
Year Built
Building Size
14,160 SF
Lot Size
4,720.00 sq ft
Opportunity Zone
Price Per Unit
$ 138,372

Financial Details

Income/Expense Info
Pro Forma
Gross Income
$ 557,136
Effective Gross Income
$ 551,427.62
Operating Expenses
$ 254,008.51
Net Operating Income
$ 297,419.12
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