Newmark has successfully arranged the sale of Tower Point in the white-hot Upper Seaport District of Boston, Massachusetts to an institutional separate account managed by Northwood Investors and German investment company Universal-Investment. Newmark’s Boston Capital Markets team led by U.S. Head of Capital Markets Robert Griffin, Vice Chairman Edward Maher, Executive Managing Director Matthew Pullen and Director James Tribble, in conjunction with Newmark Senior Managing Director Timothy Bianchi, oversaw the transaction of the premier brick-and beam office asset on behalf of Rockpoint Group. Newmark’s Boston-based debt team oversaw financing for the transaction. Additionally, Newmark has been retained for exclusive leasing and management of the property.
Benefitting from a multi-million dollar rehabilitation encompassing base building improvements and virtually all-new tenant fit-outs completed in the past 10 years, Tower Point has successfully transformed from a historic manufacturing building into a first-class office asset. The 157,067-square-foot property is presently 100 percent leased to a diverse, “cool core” tenant roster.
“Tower Point boasts two major benefits - first, it offers rare brick-and-beam space that directly appeals to ‘next-generation’ technology and creative tenants,” said Pullen. “Second, it enjoys exceptional adjacency to an unmatched concentration of human capital, ideally located between GE’s new global headquarters overlooking Fort Point Channel and State Street’s recently-completed build-to-suit complex at Channel Center.”
Situated just across the Summer Street bridge from South Station, Tower Point is within an easy 10-minute walk of Boston’s primary transportation hub. Shuttle service between the property, South Station and North Station - another major transit hub - is also provided as a building amenity. By virtue of its positioning within the booming Seaport District, Tower Point is further surrounded by some of Boston’s hottest dining, nightlife, entertainment and recreation destinations.
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