Posts Tagged: Office

Office Building in Center City for Sale, Ideal for Redevelopment

Office Building in Center City for Sale, Ideal for Redevelopment

A two-story office building in Center City, located at 2042-2048 Arch St. in Logan Square, is now available for purchase, presenting a prime redevelopment opportunity. Positioned between two notable projects, the property spans 17,940 square feet and sits on the southeast corner of 21st and Arch streets. Adjacent to the east, Parkway Corp. is underway… Read more »

King of Prussia Offices thrive; Center City Struggles

King of Prussia Offices thrive; Center City Struggles

King of Prussia business leaders express cautious optimism as office occupancy in the growing suburban center continues to rise. According to CoStar data, occupancy in Upper Merion Township office buildings has reached 89.3%, the highest since tracking began in 2011. However, this rate excludes smaller buildings and owner-occupied spaces. CEO Eric Goldstein acknowledges the importance… Read more »

Brandywine’s Sweeney Upbeat on Office Lease Prospects

Brandywine's Sweeney Upbeat on Office Lease Prospects

Less than a year after expressing frustration over slow leasing, Brandywine Realty Trust CEO Jerry Sweeney noted a surge in activity, citing the firm’s Philadelphia portfolio now being 94% leased. Despite challenges in commercial real estate, Sweeney highlighted the strong performance of the company’s Philadelphia portfolio during Thursday’s quarterly earnings call with investors. He attributed… Read more »

Saul Ewing to Exit Centre Square Office Space

Saul Ewing to Exit Centre Square Office Space

Saul Ewing, a major tenant at the Centre Square office complex on 1500 Market St., is joining the trend of relocations. The law firm will move to 1735 Market St. to accommodate its hybrid work policy. The transition is expected in early 2026, with specifics about the new space still being finalized. Avison Young’s latest… Read more »

Philadelphia’s Suburban Office Challenges Began Before the Pandemic

Philadelphia's Suburban Office Challenges Began Before the Pandemic

Philadelphia’s office market reflects a tale of two cities, showcasing pre-existing challenges and those emerging post-pandemic. For over a decade, the Philadelphia suburbs have struggled with high office availability rates, significantly exceeding historical averages. This surplus of office space has become the norm for suburban areas. Conversely, the abundance of available office space in the… Read more »

Navy Yard’s Former GSK Office Faces Sheriff’s Sale Over $78M Foreclosure

Navy Yard's Former GSK Office Faces Sheriff's Sale Over $78M Foreclosure

The iconic office property at Philadelphia Navy Yard is slated for a sheriff’s sale in June. Originally praised for revolutionizing workspaces when constructed for GlaxoSmithKline over a decade ago, the building at 5 Crescent Drive is now entangled in foreclosure proceedings due to the owner’s outstanding $85 million mortgage debt. *Article courtesy of Philadelphia Business… Read more »

Center City Office Portfolio of 4 buildings Returned to Lender, Sale Pending

Center City Office Portfolio of 4 buildings Returned to Lender, Sale Pending

In late December, a lender assumed control of a four-building Philadelphia office portfolio, and discussions are underway for the potential sale of two of the properties. KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. (NYSE: KREF), a subsidiary of New York-based alternative investment firm KKR, disclosed in its quarterly earnings filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission… Read more »

Mayor Parker is Considering More In-Office Days for City Workers to Boost Center City’s Recovery

Mayor Parker is Considering More In-Office Days for City Workers to Boost Center City's Recovery

Philadelphia City Hall, with its iconic oversized William Penn statue, symbolizes the city. The SEPTA station beneath connects the transit network, and Dilworth Park’s family-friendly attractions are popular among tourists and locals alike. However, the offices adjacent to this beloved Second Empire structure face significant challenges. Data reveals that among the six private-sector office buildings… Read more »

Philadelphia Office Property Trades Surpass $1 Billion in 2023 Despite Market Challenges

Philadelphia Office Property Trades Surpass $1 Billion in 2023 Despite Market Challenges

Despite the tumultuous fluctuations in the Philadelphia office market last year, resourceful developers, investors, and companies demonstrated resilience by engaging in office sales activities. Prior to 2020, office buildings were dominant, consistently commanding top prices in commercial real estate. However, the enduring impact of the pandemic disrupted this trend. As the future of in-person work… Read more »