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Government Properties Income Trust to Acquire First Potomac Realty Trust for $1.4B

Government Properties Income Trust to Acquire First Potomac Realty Trust for $1.4B

BETHESDA, MD. — Government Properties Income Trust (NASDAQ: GOV) has agreed to purchase all of the outstanding shares of First Potomac Realty Trust (NYSE: FPO) in a deal that is valued at $1.4 billion. The all-cash transaction, which includes the assumption of debt, is expected to close before the end of 2017. First Potomac shareholders will receive $11.15 in cash per share, or about $683 million in aggregate, at the close of the transaction. This represents a premium of about 9.3 percent to First Potomac’s 30-trading day volume weighted average price, based on a period ending April 24, 2017. The remaining transaction value includes the expected repayment of about $418 million of FPO debt and an assumption of about $232 million..

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TIER REIT Acquires Office Tower in Metro Dallas for $123.3M, Exits Louisville Market with $71.5M Portfolio Sale

TIER REIT Acquires Office Tower in Metro Dallas for $123.3M, Exits Louisville Market with $71.5M Portfolio Sale

PLANO, TEXAS — TIER REIT Inc. (NYSE: TIER) has acquired 5851 Legacy Circle, a 12-story office tower in the Legacy Town Center area of Plano, for $123.3 million. The sale includes the assumption of a $66 million mortgage loan. The seller was not disclosed. The property, also known as Tower One, is master leased to Encana Corp., which has subleased 88 percent of the property to tenants such as LegacyTexas Bank, U.S. Renal Care and Aimbridge Hospitality. The Class A, 319,000-square-foot property was built in 2012. Tower One is contiguous to two other land parcels totaling four acres that TIER bought in 2015. The company is building office towers on each of those properties, which will add an additional 570,000 square feet. TIER will..

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Rethinking Physical Workspace Helps Improve the ‘Human Experience’ for Employees, Says JLL

Rethinking Physical Workspace Helps Improve the ‘Human Experience’ for Employees, Says JLL

CHICAGO — In its most recent study on the workplace, JLL has found that helping people feel good on the job is more than a 'box-ticking” exercise in trying to achieve work-life balance. A place of work is far more than a property. It is a living environment that helps individuals and businesses craft and experience a better fusion of life and work. One of the key findings from the report, entitled “Workplace Powered by Human Experience,” is that workplaces must provide a broader range of innovative spaces to meet employee expectations and attract and retain talent. The design and configuration of workplaces will evolve to put human experience at the heart of modern workspaces, and understanding the ecosystem in which employees..

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Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Sells Parking Garage at Boston Hotel for $95M

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Sells Parking Garage at Boston Hotel for $95M

BOSTON — Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB), a hospitality REIT, has sold an 826-space parking garage at Revere Hotel Boston Common, located at 200 Stuart St. in downtown Boston, for $95 million. The buyer was not disclosed. The sale, which closed on June 23, also includes 10,500 square feet of vacant space on the ground floor. Pebblebrook will utilize the proceeds from the sale for general business purposes, such as paying off outstanding debt or repurchasing some of its shares of common stock. The company expects the acquisition to generate approximately $11.7 million in additional net income across the second, third and fourth quarters, and to reduce funds from operations (FFO) by $1.3 million during that period. Since..

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