Accordia Partners, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, is a commercial real estate investment and development company focused on complex urban public-private partnership opportunities throughout New England.
Founded in 2014, the team is led by Kirk Sykes and Richard Galvin. Kirk Sykes, of Primary Corporation, and Richard Galvin, of CV Properties, came together to form Accordia, a certified MBE real estate development company in Boston and New England. Our partners are large, institutional investors with broad-based experience in the development, redevelopment and acquisition of commercial real estate.
May 14, 2020
Accordia Partners & Toll Brothers Selected to Develop 10 Acre Mattapan Site
The state-appointed Boston State Hospital Citizens Advisory Committee has selected Accordia Partners & Toll Brothers to develop the 10-acre site in Mattapan, former home of the Boston State Hospital. The plans call for a total of 367 units, a mix of condos and apartments, spread between 7 buildings. 66 units within the development would be designated affordable.
Mar 06, 2020
Accordia Partners Files LOI for Bayside Dorchester Project
Accordia Partners has filed a Letter of Intent for the proposed development on the 20-acre development site in Dorchester, the former location of the now-demolished Bayside Expo Center. The proposal would include 5.9 million square feet in total, approximately 3.5 million square feet of development on the UMass Boston property and approximately 2.4 million square feet of development on the 2 Morrissey Boulevard property which Accordia acquired in June 2019 for $110M. The development is proposed to include 1,460,000 square feet of residential development, around 1,740 new housing units plus, 4,006,000 square feet of office, research and development, life sciences and/or academic uses. Finally, plans would include 155,00 square feet of ground-floor retail/restaurant and or cultural/civic space.
Aug 22, 2019
Permit Pulled For Test Borings at Dorchester Development Site
A permit has been pulled by Sanborn Head to drill test borings on the 13.6-acre site at 2 Morrissey Blvd. The borings will be drilled in the parking lot or landscaped areas of the Dorchester site. Accordia Partners acquired the property in June for $110M.
Jun 18, 2019
Accordia Partners Acquires Dorchester Property for $110 Million
Boston-based Accordia Partners has acquired the property at 2 Morrissey Blvd in the Dorchester section of Boston.
The property features 13.6 acres (592,908 square feet) of developable land located across from the JFK/UMass rapid station. A 357,462 square foot office building occupied by Santander Bank stands on the land.
Feb 14, 2019
Accordia Partners Win Bid to Lease UMass Boston Development Site
After an extensive 18-month process, the UMass Boston Board of Trustees has selected Accordia Partners to lead the redevelopment of the 20-acre site on Columbia Point. A 99-year ground lease deal could yield the university $235 million, funds needed to fix the original substructure on the campus. While there are no solid redevelopment plans in place Accordia's bid did include solid financial planning and $25 million in infrastructure commitments. A final lease agreement still needs to be signed but for now, the development team will move forward with community meetings and further planning.
Oct 23, 2017
$140 million permanent financing secured for Aloft and Element Hotels in Seaport District
The 330-room Aloft Hotel and 180-room Element Hotel in the Seaport District, which opened in Winter 2016 and are located across from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) in Boston’s Seaport District, have received a total of $140 million in permanent financing. The loan was secured for the borrower, a partnership of Ares Management and CV Properties LLC, by HFF through Starwood Property Trust. The hotels cost a total of $158 million to develop; HFF also arranged the hotels’ $97 million construction loan through RBS Citizens and Santander Bank N.A.
The Aloft and Element Hotels are located in the heart of Boston’s rapidly developing Seaport District, making them attractive towards business and leisure travelers, and are also home to local entertainment options such as The Social Register and W XYZ Bar. “The hotels opened for business in early 2016 and have enjoyed a strong reception due in part to the phenomenal growth of the Seaport area, the quality of the development and the strong demand generated from the BCEC,” said HFF Managing Director Anthony Cutone in a prepared statement. Each hotel features amenities including a pool, a fitness center and function/meeting space.
Oct 16, 2017
16 development teams respond to UMass Boston RFI for Columbia Point waterfront site
Seeking to transform the 20-acre former Bayside Expo Center site, located on the Columbia Point waterfront in Dorchester, into a “modern-day Harvard Square” through a public-private partnership, UMass Boston has received 16 responses to its’ Request For Information (RFI) from prospective developers. The RFI’s response deadline was October 6th, 2017.Notable RFI respondents include a partnership of Corcoran Jennison and the Boston Teacher's Union; Corcoran Jennison owns both a five-story office building and DoubleTree hotel located adjacent to the Bayside Expo Center site, and the Boston Teacher's Union's headquarters are located on an adjacent 2.7-acre plot. Other notable respondents include Beacon Capital Partners, who recently acquired a nearby 13.6-acre parcel at 2 Morrissey Boulevard on which stands a 357,462-square-foot office building occupied by Santander Bank, and Capstone Development Partners, who responded in partnership with stalwart Fenway developer Samuels & Associates and is currently working with UMass Boston to build its’ first ever on-campus dormitory. Additional respondents include Accordia Partners, American Campus Communities, Bracken Development, a partnership of Hunt Development Group, LLC and Drew Company Inc., The HYM Investment Group, Lendlease, Lincoln Property Company, Lupoli Companies, a partnership of Rhino Capital and Ad Meliora, Skanska, University Student Living and Waterstone Properties Group. Respondents’ individual concepts for the 20-acre site have not yet been revealed.“The number of developers who chose to participate in the RFI for the Bayside property affirms that there is strong interest from the real estate community in the site,” said UMass President Marty Meehan in a prepared statement. “That is good news, because as fiduciaries the university and UMBA have a responsibility to maximize the revenue potential of any development for the purpose of addressing significant capital needs on the UMass Boston campus.” With the RFI process complete, a Request for Proposals (RFP) will now be issued for the 20-acre site.
Aug 13, 2017
UMass Boston seeks development partner for 20-acre Dorchester waterfront site, envisions modern-day Harvard Square
UMass Boston is seeking a development partner to construct a modern day Harvard Square on the 20-acre former Bayside Expo Center site in Dorchester, situated on Columbia Point overlooking Boston Harbor. The university has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to gather information from prospective developers; all responses are due by October 6th, 2017. Development plans are to include academic, research, retail, residential, dining, entertainment and cultural uses, and be complementary to and integrated with the existing UMass Boston campus. Public waterfront access must be maximized, and new buildings must feature state-of-the-art energy efficiency and be LEED certified.
The Bayside Expo Center site is located steps from the MBTA Red Line and minutes to Interstate 93, a short transit ride or drive to Downtown Boston. A number of large developable plots of land surrounding from the site were recently acquired by developers. Nordblom Company is anticipated to close this Fall on the acquisition of the 16.5-acre former Boston Globe Headquarters parcel. Beacon Capital Partners acquired 13.6 acres at 2 Morrissey Boulevard for nearly $73 million in March 2017. Center Court Properties and POB Capital acquired 2.25 acres at 75 Morrissey Boulevard for $14.5 million in June 2017.
Mar 26, 2017
Beacon Capital Partners acquires 13.6-acre Dorchester property for nearly $73 million
Beacon Capital Partners, developer of notable Boston properties including the 37-story One Beacon and former owner of the 790-foot-tall 200 Clarendon Street, has acquired 2 Morrissey Boulevard, a 13.6-acre property in Dorchester, for nearly $73 million. The exact sale price is $72,726,089.21; 2 Morrissey Boulevard's seller is Archon Corporation of Las Vegas, who acquired the property for $77,214,356 in August 2000.
Jan 27, 2016
The Element Hotel opened for business on January 14th! The aLoft will follow shortly, opening on February 4th. We stopped by the completed buildings, both of which have distinctive finishes that bring a creative presence to developing D Street, located at the heart of Boston's innovative Seaport District, and invite passersby to stop and take a look. Ground-floor retail spaces at the aLoft and Element Hotels are now leasing, a great opportunity for retailers to become a part of one of Boston's hottest real estate markets. View our new photographs of the completed aLoft and Element Hotels, posted above.
Oct 01, 2015
We recently stopped by the aLoft and Element hotels under construction in Boston's Seaport District. The buildings appear to be nearing completion. Check out our construction site photography and learn more about the hotels here on BLDUP.com.
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