This is the backyard of one of three buildings, formerly a nunnery, at 1835 W. Anklam Road, which will become a halfway house that will help former county jail inmates transition while seeking work.

A former nunnery on the city’s west side has been bought by a private company that transitions recently released jail inmates.

25Jac Properties LP purchased the 13,032-square-foot residential facility at 1835 W. Anklam Road from Long Far Investments LLC for $650,000.

Formerly home to the nuns that worked at St. Mary’s Hospital, the home is gated and can house up to 100 people, said Allan Mendelsberg, a broker with Picor who represented the buyer. Picor’s Paul Hooker represented the seller.

The company will work with inmates from the Pima County jail, he said.

“This group helps people getting out of jail find employment,” Mendelsberg said. “It’s a perfect fit for this group.”

Inside one of the three buildings on the property at 1835 W. Anklam on Nov. 12, 2018, in Tucson, AZ. The property, bought by a private company, will serve as a halfway house that helps former inmates find work. The property was formerly used by nuns.

Other recent commercial transactions include:

  • Global Instant Air Inc. bought a 5,000-square-foot industrial building at 4521 E. Rex St. from TKW Properties LLC for $339,750. Paul Hooker, with Picor, represented the seller.
  • Grand Canyon Panel Co. LLC leased 5,250 square feet at 637 S. Vine Ave. from Chargers 1 LLC. Brandon Rodgers, with Picor, represented the landlord, and Pat Welchert, with Alpha Commercial, represented the tenant.
  • Borderlands Trading Co. leased 4,996 square feet at La Toscana Shopping Center, 7090 N. Oracle Road, from La ToscanaVillage LLC. Pete Villaescusa and Jesse Peron, with CBRE, represented the landlord, and Grimm Commercial represented the tenant.
  • Starbucks Corp. leased two spaces: 3,798 square feet at Interstate 19 and Nogales Highway and 2,300 square feet on the northeast corner of Grant and Tanque Verde roads. Greg Furrier, with Picor, represented the tenant in both leases, and Brenna Lacey, with Volk Co., represented the Sahuarita shopping center landlord.
  • ResCare Arizona Inc. leased 2,659 square feet at 4600 S. Park Ave. from Ohio Street Building No. 2 LLLP. Ryan McGregor and Rob Glaser, with Picor, represented the landlord. Alex Hardie, with Buzz Isaacson Realty, and Keelan Twitty, with CBRE, represented the tenant.

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