Clarion Partners Acquires Two-Building Office/Life Science Complex in Cambridge for $311.2M

by Amy Works

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — Clarion Partners, on behalf of a commingled fund managed by the firm, has acquired a two-building office and life science complex, located at 245 First St. in Cambridge, for $311.2 million. Situated in the East Cambridge/Kendall Square submarket, the complex comprises a six-story, 134,175-square-foot life science facility and a nine-story, 170,714-square-foot office tower constructed above a parking garage. The two buildings are connected by a four-story glass atrium and on-site amenities include a common lobby with seating, an on-site café, structured parking, bike storage, lockers and a shower room. At the time of sale, the property was 96 percent leased to a variety of tenants focused on biotechnology and medical research. The name of the seller was not released.

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