Bancorp has sold the iconic Corn Exchange National Bank Building and the adjacent parking lot in Old City, Philadelphia. David Dolan, Brett Segal and Michael Margolis of the NGKF Capital Markets Philadelphia office represented the seller in the transaction. Although listed separately, both properties were purchased by a software company who plans to use the building and the parking lot exclusively.
The Corn Exchange National Bank Building is a three-story, 15,000-square-foot property located at Third and Arch Streets in Old City. The property is a historic piece of Philadelphia, dating back to 1900. The building was used as a branch of Girard Bank and the Corn Exchange Bank from its opening in 1900 to 1970. Since then, it has had a variety of uses including a housing complex for Seamen’s Church Institute, an art gallery and a reception hall. Notably, the building was also used as the residence for the 15th season of MTV’s The Real World.
“The offering’s premier Old City location along the 2nd Street technology corridor was extremely desirable to both potential users and residential developers,” said Segal. “We are thrilled that the buyer, Linode, LLC, will plant its flag here and bring not only high-tech jobs to the area, but additional vibrancy and foot traffic.”
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