Assets In Depth

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226 Causeway Street

Boston, Massachusetts

Historic 193,000 sq. ft. asset located in Boston’s North Station area; bought after a maturity default on the property’s debt, during our ownership the property was redeveloped to appeal to tech and creative tenants including TripAdvisor, Stantec Engineering and the Boston Celtics, surrounding area improved with development of the Converse headquarters and creation of a waterfront promenade; the building was sold to a German pension fund.

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Stadium TechCenter

Santa Clara, California

Four building campus totaling 535,000 sq. ft. in Santa Clara, California; one of the buildings was built speculatively and completed in 2016; during our ownership of existing buildings we upgraded the common areas and project amenities and completed a parking structure; surrounding area improved with completion of Levi’s Stadium and start of nearby residential and retail projects; the three original buildings were fully leased to Dell and Hortonworks and sold to a domestic core fund; the sale of the development project was completed in 2018 to the same buyer.

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70 & 90 Hudson Street

Jersey City, New Jersey

Two adjacent office buildings totaling 860,000 sq. ft. located on the Hudson River waterfront in Jersey City; at acquisition one building was entirely leased while the other was vacant following the expiration of a full building lease with Lehman Bros.; vacant building has been leased to major financial and technology firms; lobbies and common areas have been upgraded in both buildings and retail amenities have been added; a majority interest in both buildings was sold to an institutional foreign buyer.

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The Block

Canton, Massachusetts

A 475,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art office complex located fifteen miles south of Boston and originally the headquarters for Reebok; purchased when newly vacated and in need of extensive work to attract new occupancy; the main campus consists of four interconnected buildings as well as two parking garages, an indoor basketball court, fitness area, day care center and outdoor dining and function areas; we sold a minority interest to a foreign buyer in 2019; project was sold in its entirety to a healthcare provider for its new headquarters in 2020.

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7700 Parmer

Austin, Texas

Four building 902,000 sq. ft. office campus built as the home of Freescale Semiconductor; campus was built to a standard well beyond typical suburban properties, successful negotiations with Freescale provided control of property operations and allowed for the company’s staged departure from the campus; our completion of campus wide improvements made the property suitable for multi-tenanting and led to long-term leases with credit firms including Google, Oracle, Electronic Arts and PayPal; sold to a U.S.-based investment manager.

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451 Phillip Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Previously the main BlackBerry manufacturing plant; upon BlackBerry’s departure we closed the factory, removed the equipment and repurposed the 215,000 sq. ft. building for high end creative office use, which was new to Waterloo; we created a large landscaped courtyard in the center of the structure; the high ceilings and open plan layout allowed us to accommodate a variety of users at record rents for greater Waterloo; the asset was sold prior to completion with several major leases pending that would bring occupancy above 90%.

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315 Park Avenue South

New York, New York

Prominent Midtown South property encompassing 325,000 sq. ft. bought through foreclosure process; the strategy for the asset centered on a complete reworking of the existing Credit Suisse lease covering most of the building; lease revisions provided operational and leasing control of the property while Credit Suisse paid rent; lobby, common areas and the building exterior were renovated; major tenants at the property upon sale included Credit Suisse, Oracle, Relativity Media and Staples; building was sold to a large domestic REIT.