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GI Partners Acquires 479,000 SF Life Sciences Property in Boston’s Seaport District

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451 D Street recently underwent two phases of lab conversion that total over half of the building’s rentable area.

BOSTON — GI Partners has acquired 451 D Street, a state-of-the-art life sciences, data center and creative office building in Boston’s Seaport District. The price was not disclosed, but the seller, Related Fund Management, bought the asset for $276 million in 2018, according to reports by the Boston Business Journal.

The nine-story, 479,000-square-foot building recently underwent two phases of lab conversion that total over half of the building’s rentable area. The property offers 536 parking spaces; a conference center; amenity center with a lounge, kitchen and games; an onsite cafe; bicycle storage; and a 3,000-square-foot fitness center. 

Current tenants include AT&T, J.P.Morgan, Silicon Therapeutics, Elektrofi, BT, Inozyme Pharma, Cellink, Stevanato Group Pharmaceutical Systems, Joyn Bio, Sensei Biotherapeutics, DermBoint and Dewpoint Therapeutics. 

Related will maintain a minority interest in the property and Related Beal will continue to serve as property manager. Eastdil Secured represented the seller in the transaction and placed debt financing for the new ownership group.

“The Seaport has become a bona fide life sciences innovation hub and 451 D exemplifies our focus on serving the needs of small and medium-sized lab tenants through Class A reusable buildouts,” says John Sheputis, managing director at GI Partners and head of acquisitions for GI Partners Real Estate.

Founded in 2001, GI Partners is a private investment firm with $35 billion in assets under management. The company invests on behalf of institutional investors around the world through its private equity, real estate and data infrastructure strategies.

Katie Sloan 

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