Borelli Investment Company Begins Presales At Club Auto Sport in North San Jose
Innovative Concept Offers Commercial Condominiums with Concierge Services and an Exclusive Club for Car Enthusiasts
Some people who possess a true passion for auto racing or a love of vintage automobiles become serious car collectors. In the past, these growing collections have in turn created growing problems for their owners. Where does one store all these cars? Stashing autos at friends’ homes or in parking garages typically proves to be an impractical and expensive proposition.
Now, there is Club Auto Sport—Silicon Valley’s first purpose-built commercial condominium facility designed for racing and car enthusiasts—with a full line of timesaving concierge services and an exclusive club for owners.
The two-building, 120,000 square foot complex at 521 Charcot Avenue in North San Jose—which is being developed by a partnership led by avid car collectors and vintage racecar owners John Davis, Ralph Borelli and long-time local racecar driver, IRL and CART team owner, John Della Penna— will be undergoing $15 million in renovations. When completed, it will feature a clean high-tech design, 10,000 square foot state-of- the-art showroom and lounge area for watching televised motor sports events, a large conference room with audio and video conferencing, banquet and hospitality facilities, sophisticated electronic security with CCTV inside and out, and automated roll-up truck doors hidden from the street.
The Place for Auto Enthusiasts
Club Auto Sport promises to be a gathering place for fans of racing’s top Formula One, IRL, Champ Car, NASCAR, and other events—as well as dedicated car collectors. Condo owners will be able to store and care for their cars in the purpose-built units, getting together in the showroom or lounge to view some of the club members’ most notable cars on display or to cheer on their favorite drivers and race teams.
One of the biggest benefits of Club Auto Sport is the wide variety of services available to save time. Need to have one of your cars detailed, taken in for service, or filled up before you come to pick it up? Want your RV cleaned out, the tanks serviced, the refrigerator turned on, and the fuel and oil checked so it’s ready to go? Our “arrive-anddrive” services are for you. Plus, owners can have their cars delivered to their homes whenever they wish. All they have to do is call the Club Auto Sport concierge to arrange it.
Club Auto Sport’s banquet and hospitality facilities will be some of the best in the area, making the club ideal for charitable, political, corporate, or social gatherings of all kinds. Ample onsite parking will accommodate up to 100 cars outside the security gates for visitors. The complex’s central location in the Golden Triangle makes it easily accessible for owners and invited guests via I-880 or Hwy 101 or 237, or even flying in to Mineta San Jose International Airport—five minutes away.
“Club members will be able to participate in organized automobile and racing-related activities,” noted John Davis, founder of Air Systems, Inc. and president of Davis Motorsports. “These could include instructional track driving days, touring events, celebrity guest appearances, dinners, or high-profile charity events.”
Benefits of Condominium Ownership
Buyers at the Club Auto Sport condominium complex can purchase as much or as little space as needed, with units from 800 to 10,000 square feet. The smallest units will accommodate up to 4 cars, and more if stacking systems are used. All units have full-height demising walls, with built-in ventilation systems. The complex meets the strictest building codes, including the latest fire protection systems. Owner amenities can include private bathrooms (in addition to the building’s common restrooms with showers), kitchens, offices, and more. Utilities are Borelli Investment Company Begins Presales At Club Auto Sport in North San Jose Innovative Concept Offers Commercial Condominiums with Concierge Services and an Exclusive Club for Car Enthusiasts A members-only club for your car. And you. separately metered, and individually climatecontrolled condos are available. Borelli Investment Company, the developer of the project, is also offering turnkey units with standard or customized interiors.
Because owners are purchasing space—not leasing it—they receive a number of benefits: • Quick, but secure 24×7 access to vehicles • Control over occupancy costs • Ability to customize the space in any way desired, subject to Club Auto Sport bylaws • Potential long-term appreciation
“Plus, if the space is being purchased as part of a business, owners enjoy significant tax write-offs,” Borelli commented. “These benefits include cost segregation, the $112,000 Section 179 tax incentive, interest deductions, and other write-offs.”
Construction won’t start until early fall, with the first units available in late spring of 2008. However, presales are already underway, with Phase I approximately 30 percent sold out.
Club Auto Sport is truly a new concept in commercial condominiums, with Borelli Investment Company, a trendsetter in business condominiums, guiding the development.
“People who are passionate about auto racing and car collecting have had few options in the past,” remarked John Della Penna, of Della Penna Motor Sports. “Club Auto Sport is a unique place for cars—and their owners.”
For more information about Club Auto Sport, contact Ralph Borelli at (408) 453-4700, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.