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Square Mile Provides $433.8M Construction Loan for Cambridge Crossing Life Sciences Project

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — Square Mile Capital Management LLC has provided a $433.8 million construction loan for the next phase of Cambridge Crossing, a mixed-use development in the Boston area. The loan will fund construction of a nine-story, 479,000-square-foot life sciences and tech building with ground-floor retail space and below-grade parking. The borrower was DivcoWest, a developer with five offices around the country. Cambridge Crossing will ultimately feature 2.1 million square feet of life …

Crosspoint Associates Buys 81,702 SF Amherst Shopping Center in Central Massachusetts

AMHERST, MASS. — Metro Boston-based investment firm Crosspoint Associates Inc. has purchased Amherst Shopping Center, an 81,702-square-foot retail asset in the central Massachusetts city of Amherst. Built in 1997 and anchored by Big Y Supermarket and CVS, the property was 97 percent leased at the time of sale. Additional tenants include Dunkin’, Goodwill and Supercuts. Nat Heald and Chris Angelone of JLL represented the undisclosed seller in the transaction. The price was not

JLL Arranges $870M Construction Loan for South Station Redevelopment Project in Boston

BOSTON — JLL has arranged an $870 million construction loan for the first phase of the redevelopment of Boston’s South Station transit hub. Upon completion, the project will ultimately comprise 1.9 million square feet of commercial and residential space. The initial phase will feature a 1.2 million-square-foot, 51-story mixed-use tower rising above the historic transit station, which was built in 1898. Scheduled for completion in 2024, the tower will house approximately 660,000 square …

Greystar to Develop 126-Unit Apartment Building in Boston’s Back Bay

BOSTON — Charleston, S.C.-based Greystar has acquired land at 212 Stuart St. in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood for the development of a 19-story, 126-unit apartment building that will also feature ground-floor retail space. The property will offer one- and two-bedroom units as well as three-bedroom penthouses ranging in size from 500 to 2,100 square feet. Amenities will include a fitness center, lounge, library and bike storage space. Greystar plans to break ground this month and to …

Citizens Bank Provides $53M Construction Loan for Boston Multifamily Project

BOSTON — Citizens Commercial Banking has provided a $53 million construction loan for 7INK, a 180-unit multifamily project in Boston. The property will be located within Ink Block, a mixed-use development at the former site of The Boston Herald in the city’s South End neighborhood. Floor plans will include fully furnished studios, one-bedroom residences and shared suites. The borrower was Massachusetts-based National

Selling Affordability is Crucial in Metro Boston

With a pressing demand for new housing in the Boston area and communities struggling to provide affordable options to mitigate the effect of rising prices, the barriers to providing new affordable multifamily properties remain significant. Here in the Boston region, the scale of the problem is immense. Boston’s Metropolitan Area Planning Council recently declared a need for 185,000 new units of housing over next 10 or so years in the 15 cities and towns that comprise the inner core of the …

NKF Arranges $128M Sale of 535-545 Boylston Street Office Building in Boston

BOSTON — Newmark Knight Frank has arranged the $128 million sale of 535-545 Boylston Street, a 184,643-square-foot office building located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. At the time of sale, the building was 98 percent leased to 38 tenants. The property offers access to Copley Square and the Raffles Hotel & Residences project that is currently in development. Edward Maher, Matthew Pullen, James Tribble and Samantha Hallowell represented the seller, Manulife Investment Management. …

Avison Young Brokers $7M Sale of Two Retail Properties in Metro Boston

NEEDHAM AND NEWTON, MASS. — Avison Young Commercial Real Estate has brokered the $7 million sale of two retail properties in Needham and Newton, two western suburbs of Boston. The property in Needham, a 15,609-square-foot retail center located at 238 Highland Ave., is leased to Needham Montessori School, Mandarin Cuisine Restaurant and Needham Nail & Spa. The property in Newton, a 3,588-square-foot building located at 106 Needham St., is leased to fitness equipment distributor Gym Source. …

CBRE Arranges $64M Refinancing of Multifamily Property in Worcester, Massachusetts

WORCESTER, MASS. — CBRE has arranged a $63 million loan for the refinancing of 145 Front at City Square, a 365-unit multifamily property in Worcester, located approximately 50 miles west of Boston. MUFG Union Bank provided the floating-rate loan, which will stabilize the original construction loan for the project. The property offers studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans as well as 10,000 square feet of amenity space and 10,405 square feet of street-level retail space. Michael Sherman and …

Burgess Properties Brokers $11.8M Sale of Three Office Buildings in Malden, Massachusetts

MALDEN, MASS. — Burgess Properties Inc. has brokered the $11.8 million sale of three office buildings totaling 34,696 square feet in Malden, a northern suburb of Boston. Located at 15-23 Pleasant St., 11 Dartmouth St. and 17 Dartmouth St., the buildings are situated in close proximity to each other as well as to the Malden Orange Line T and Commuter Rail Stop transit lines. Steve Nohrden of Burgess Properties represented the seller, North River Malden II, in the transaction. Nohrden also …

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