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51 Melcher Street Update 09/01/21

Fort Point Office Sold for $74.6 Million

Newmark represented Zurich Alternative Asset Management in the $74.6 million sale of 51 Melcher Street, a creative office asset located in the Seaport District of Boston, Massachusetts. Newmark Co-Head of U.S. Capital Markets Robert Griffin, Vice Chairman Edward Maher, Executive Managing Director Matthew Pullen and Managing Director Samantha Hallowell of the firm’s Boston Capital Markets Group handled the sale. The buyer, GI Partners, acquired the property for GI Real Estate Essential Tech + Science Fund.

Comprising 102,727 square feet, 51 Melcher Street is presently 21% leased to apparel retailer Life is Good with more than 80,000 square feet of space available for redevelopment or lease-up. New ownership is actively pursuing a life science conversion strategy for the asset.

“51 Melcher Street offers an attractive combination of in-place cash flow and tangible upside potential,” said Maher. “The property is well-positioned to benefit from its status as one of the most attractive creative office assets in one of Boston’s most active submarkets for life science demand.”

51 Melcher Street benefits from exceptional public transit accessibility, situated steps away from South Station via the Summer Street bridge, and convenient walkability to amenities throughout both the Seaport District and Downtown Boston.

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