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Citizens Commercial Provides $435M Construction Loan for Boston Office, Retail Project

BOSTON — Citizens Commercial Banking has provided a $435 million construction loan for a 500,000-square-foot office and retail project in Boston’s Seaport District. The new building at 111 Harbor Way will feature two floors of retail space and 15 floors of office space that Amazon will fully occupy. Construction of the project is scheduled for completion by 2021. The borrower, a partnership between locally based investment firm WS Development and Canada’s Public Sector Pension …

JAG, LaSalle Acquire 289-Unit Apartment High-Rise in Boston for $180M

BOSTON — A joint venture between Jefferson Apartment Group (JAG) and LaSalle Investment Management has acquired CityView at Longwood, a 289-unit multifamily high-rise in Boston, for roughly $180 million. The property is located within a block of the MBTA Green Line and within a mile of the Fenway area. The new ownership plans to implement a value-add program. Planned updates to the property include a reimagined common area on the penthouse level that will feature more than 8,000 square feet …

CBRE Brokers $130M Sale of 562-Unit Apartment Community Near Worcester, Massachusetts

WESTBOROUGH, MASS. — CBRE has brokered the $130 million sale of Fountainhead Apartments, a 562-unit community in Westborough, located east of Worcester. The market-rate community is situated on 20 acres near Interstates 90, 290 and 495 and comprises three eight-story buildings. Originally built in phases between 1971 and 1973, Fountainhead offers one-, two- and three-bedroom units averaging 1,157 square feet. Amenities include a pool, fitness center, basketball court and a tennis court. …

DSF Group Acquires 1,020-Unit Apartment Community in Metro Boston

FRAMINGHAM, MASS. — An affiliate of DSF Group, an investment firm with offices in Boston and Washington, D.C., has acquired Jefferson Hills Apartments, a 1,020-unit multifamily community in the western Boston suburb of Framingham. The property is situated on 27 acres and consists of four six-story apartment buildings and a clubhouse. The unit mix comprises 180 studio units, 551 one-bedroom apartments and 289 two-bedroom residences. Unit features include stainless steel appliances, quartz …

F.W. Webb Acquires 75,000 SF Industrial Building Near Worcester

AUBURN, MASS. — The F.W. Webb Co., a wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating and cooling products, has purchased a 75,000-square-foot industrial building at 33 Sword St. in Auburn, just west of Worcester. The property, which fetched a sales price of about $4.4 million, is situated on three acres and was formerly owned by Imperial Distributors, which services non-food merchandisers that sell products in grocery stores. David Stubblebine and James Stubblebine of The Stubblebine Co., a …

Stubblebine Arranges Sale of 142,000 SF Industrial Facility in Holbrook, Massachusetts

HOLBROOK, MASS. — The Stubblebine Co., an industrial brokerage firm that is active throughout New England, has arranged the sale of a 142,000-square-foot facility in Holbrook, located south of Boston. The sales price was approximately $5 million. The multi-tenant property features 19- to 27-foot clear heights and 25 loading docks. David Stubblebine and James Stubblebine represented the buyer and seller, both of which requested anonymity, in the

Fallon Breaks Ground on 310,000 SF Office Project for MassMutual in Boston’s Seaport District

BOSTON — The Fallon Co., a locally based developer, has broken ground on a 310,000-square-foot office building for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual) in Boston’s Seaport District. The build-to-suit property will be located within the $4 billion Fan Pier mixed-use development and is expected to be complete by late 2021. Approximately 1,000 employees will work at the 17-story building, which will serve as a hub for the company’s digital and technology divisions. MassMutual …

MLL Capital Acquires Two Medical Office Buildings Totaling 112,228 SF Near Boston

WOBURN, MASS. — MLL Capital has acquired two medical office buildings totaling 112,228 square feet in Woburn, a northern suburb of Boston. The seller and sales price were not disclosed. The property was 78 percent leased at the time of sale to tenants such as Beth Israel Lahey Health, Tufts Medical Center and Woburn Pediatrics. Boston-based MLL Capital plans to make approximately $4 million in capital improvements to the buildings. The program will include the remodeling of entrances, a …

Boston Properties to Develop 417,000 SF Office Project for Google in Cambridge, Massachusetts

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — Boston Properties will develop a 417,000-square-foot, build-to-suit office building at 325 Main St. in the Kendall Square area of Cambridge for Google, which has signed a 362,000-square-foot lease. Construction of the 16-story property, which will be built at the current site of 3 Cambridge Center, will begin later this year. Completion of the building, which will also house 42,000 square feet of retail space and serve as the tech giant’s new Cambridge headquarters, is …

R.W. Holmes Arranges Sale of 63,000 SF Office Building Near Boston

NATICK, MASS. — Locally based brokerage firm R.W. Holmes Commercial Real Estate has arranged the sale of Natick Office Park, a 63,000-square-foot building located about 20 miles west of Boston. The property is situated on 2.9 acres near the West Natick commuter train station and the Massachusetts Turnpike. Garry Holmes of R.W. Holmes represented the seller, 209 W. Central Street LP, and procured the buyer, an affiliate of Legacy Real Estate Ventures LLC that purchased the asset for $6.8 …

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