Quincy, MA – January 30, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — As exclusive advisor to Hancock Adams Associates, Cushman & Wakefield’s Equity Debt and Structured Finance group has arranged a $55.8 million equity investment for the development of Merchants Row, the first component of the over 3.5 million square foot New Quincy Center re-development, located in Quincy, Massachusetts. LaSalle Investment Management is joining Street-Works Development LLC and The Beal Companies, LLC, the co-master developers of New Quincy Center, in providing the equity for Merchants Row.
Scheduled for completion in mid-2014, Merchants Row is the first major block of mixed-use development and pedestrian-friendly public space being constructed within the new Quincy Center master development plan. Merchants Row consists of 306 loft units in two buildings along with more than 35,000 square feet of street retail and 24,000 square feet of office in the historic Granite Trust building. The construction of Merchants Row will take place in conjunction with the execution of the new Adams Green public space, which will encompass the resting place of the American Presidents John Adams, John Quincy Adams and their wives, and will link Merchants Row to the MBTA Red Line station in downtown Quincy.
Richard Swartz, Executive Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield Equity, Debt and Structured Finance said, “LaSalle recognized the significant value that the Beal/Street-Works team created through their entitlement work as well as the site’s transit oriented nature.”
“New Quincy Center is without a doubt one of the premier urban mixed-use projects in the US and the Beal/Street-Works team has worked hard to ensure that Merchants Row fully embodies that design philosophy, bringing together office, retail and residential.” said Jay Wagner, Senior Director of Cushman & Wakefield Equity, Debt and Structured Finance.
The Cushman & Wakefield Equity, Debt and Structured Finance team included Richard Swartz, Jay Wagner and Sridhar Vankayala.
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