NGKF Capital Markets was recognized last night at the 2016 CBA Achievement Awards for its involvement in the sale of One Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which received the Investment Sale of the Year award. The NGKF Capital Markets Boston team led by U.S. Head of Capital Markets Robert Griffin, Vice Chairman Edward Maher and Executive Managing Director Matthew Pullen, in conjunction with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Executive Managing Directors Mark Winters and David Townsend, oversaw the sale of the 11-asset mixed-use campus to Alexandria Real Estate Equities on behalf of DivcoWest.
Trading for $725 million, One Kendall Square set the record for the Boston area’s largest sale of 2016 on a total transaction size and per-square-foot basis (based on existing building area). Spanning 7.88 acres, the property encompasses a dynamic mix of office and laboratory buildings complemented by abundant amenities, a cinema, a parking garage and a fully-permitted development site.
“The sale of One Kendall Square illustrated the close collaboration between our capital markets and leasing teams, which enables us to drive successful results on behalf of our clients,” said Maher. “We are honored to be recognized by the CBA for this transaction.”
At the time of the sale, One Kendall Square was 99 percent leased to a dynamic tenant roster anchored by Akamai, Abcam, Cogo Labs, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, InVivo Therapeutics and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The property is strategically situated within the white-hot East Cambridge submarket, directly adjacent to an MBTA bus stop, within convenient walking distance of the MBTA Red and Green Lines and swiftly accessible to Interstates 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) and 93.
An annual event organized by the Commercial Brokers Association, the 2016 CBA Achievement Awards ceremony was held at the InterContinental Boston on Thursday, March 16, 2017.
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