L3 Capital, LaSalle Acquire 77,000 SF Commercial Building in Boston’s Downtown Crossing

BOSTON — L3 Capital and LaSalle Investment Management have purchased a commercial building located at 399 Washington St. in Boston’s Downtown Crossing for an undisclosed price. The buyers will renovate and rebrand the more than 77,000-square-foot building as DTX 399. The building offers six levels of retail and creative office space. The owners have retained Colliers International to market the property for lease. The name of the seller was not released.

June 23, 2017

Roseview-PMRG Fund I Sells 135,615 SF Office Building in Cambridge, Massachusetts

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — Roseview-PMRG Fund I, a discretionary fund managed by Boston-based Roseview Investment Advisors and Houston-based PMRG, has completed the disposition of 100 CambridgePark Drive, an office building located in Cambridge. An undisclosed buyer in conjunction with operating partner Longfellow Real Estate Partners acquired the 135,615-square-foot property for an undisclosed price. At the time of sale, the property was 96 percent occupied. The fund originally acquired the asset..

June 23, 2017

Skanska USA to Build $113M Recreation Center at Boston College

BOSTON — Boston College has awarded Skanska USA a $113 million contract to provide construction services for a 244,000-square-foot recreation center at the university. Designed by Cannon Design, the four-story facility will feature a fitness center, jogging track, natatorium with lap and instructional pools, four wood-floor basketball courts, three tennis courts, two multi-activity courts and multi-purpose rooms for spin, yoga and fitness classes. Slated for completion in summer 2019, the..

June 19, 2017

Monticello Provides $69.3M Acquisition Loan for 616-Bed Skilled Nursing Portfolio in Massachusetts

NEW YORK CITY — New York-based Monticello Asset Management, through one of its investment vehicles, has provided $69.3 million in acquisition financing for a four-property skilled nursing portfolio in Massachusetts. The borrower was 50 Christy Place LLC. The specific facilities acquired were not disclosed. The portfolio totals 616 beds, including 100 for assisted living, with an average year built is 1994. The properties have an average total land area of 3.8 acres and an average size of..

June 16, 2017

Cottonwood Management Breaks Ground on $900M Mixed-Use Development in Boston’s Seaport District

BOSTON — Cottonwood Management, a private real estate management and development firm based in Los Angeles, has started construction of Echelon Seaport, a three-tower, $900 million mixed-use development in Boston’s Seaport district. Set to open in phases between 2019 and 2020, the project will feature 733 condominiums and apartments and 125,000 square feet of retail space. The 3.5-acre development is situated at Seaport Boulevard and B Street and directly across from HarborWalk and..

June 15, 2017

KeyBank Funds $44M in Financing for 231-Unit Multifamily Complex in Massachusetts

REVERE, MASS. — KeyBank Real Estate Capital has provided a $44 million Freddie Mac, fixed-rate mortgage loan for Rumney Flats, an apartment complex in Revere. Built in 2016, the 231-unit property was 97 percent occupied at the time of financing. Dirk Falardeau of KeyBank arranged the financing with a 10.5-year term, including a five-year interest-only period, and a 30-year amortization schedule. The undisclosed borrower used proceeds of the loan to refinance existing debt.

June 14, 2017

City Approves Next Step for $1B Union Square Redevelopment Near Boston

SOMERVILLE, MASS. — The Somerville Board of Aldermen approved rezoning to allow the city to move forward on a proposed $1 billion, 2.3 million-square-foot Union Square redevelopment project. Somervile is situated just northeast of Boston, adjacent to Cambridge. The new mixed-use project would include 1.3 million square feet of new office and civic spaces, along with 2.5 acres of public and open spaces. City officials expect the project will create more than 5,000 new permanent jobs. The..

June 14, 2017

CBRE/NE Facilitates $17.2M Sale of Restaurant Site for Mixed-Use Development

SAUGUS, MASS. — CBRE/New England has arranged the sale of the Hilltop Steak House site on Route 1 in Saugus. High Country Investors sold the property to AvalonBay Communities for $17.2 million. The buyer plans to develop the site into a 280-unit luxury rental apartment community with 25,000 square feet of retail space. Community amenities of the mixed-use property will include a landscaped courtyard, pool, fireplaces, grills, a dog park and a clubhouse with a fitness facility. Simon Butler,..

June 13, 2017

NAI Hunneman Arranges $11.6M Acquisition of Two Retail Buildings in Needham, Massachusetts

NEEDHAM, MASS. — NAI Hunneman has brokered the acquisition of two retail properties, located at 1257 and 1299 Highland Ave. in Needham. South Street 4414 Holdings LLC purchased the properties from DWM Interests and LGM Interests for $11.6 million. Situated on 1.4 acres, the buildings total 21,252 square feet and share a parking lot. David Ross of NAI Hunneman represented the buyer, while Craig Barker of Boston Real Estate Advisors represented the seller in the deal.

June 13, 2017

New England Development is Repositioning Galleria Shopping Center in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — New England Development is repositioning the Galleria shopping center in East Cambridge as CambridgeSide through a $30 million renovation and rebranding project, which is slated for completion in October. Situated on the original site of New England’s Lechmere department store, the shopping center will be the centerpiece of a 1.2 million-square-foot urban mixed-use development. Tenants at the rebranded retail property will include J.Crew, Club Monaco, A|X Armani..

June 8, 2017