Posts Tagged: Office

Centre Square Owners Ask for Second Extension on Loan

Joint Venture in Philadelphia

The owners of one of Philadelphia’s most recognizable office complexes are looking for a second extension on a loan that has already been refinanced.  A joint venture between New York’s Nightingale Properties and investment firm Wafra Capital Partners, which owns Centre Square at 1500 Market St., has asked to extend the maturity of a $368… Read more »

Chubb Closes in on Deal for New 475,000 SF Center City Office Building

Chubb Ltd. Offices for Philadelphia

Chubb Ltd., the giant insurance company, is nearing a deal to move forward with a proposed 475,000-square-foot building at 2000 Arch St. that would eventually serve as its new Philadelphia offices, according to several sources familiar with the plan. The company had been evaluating over the last four years or so whether to have a… Read more »

Rite Aid Downsizes Headquarters in Relocation to Philadelphia

Rite Aid

Pharmacy chain Rite Aid has moved to accommodate a more remote workforce, downsizing and relocating its headquarters to Philadelphia and selling its former one in central Pennsylvania. The retailer this week unveiled its new base on the second floor of 1200 Intrepid Ave. in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard district. It’s a 23,000-square-foot space that Rite Aid in a… Read more »

Most Philly workers are still remote as city works toward pandemic recovery

Center City Return to Work

More than two years into the pandemic, thousands of employees continue to work remotely in the suburbs rather than commute into the city, according to a new report by Pew Charitable Trusts. The permanent trend toward remote work is contributing to Philadelphia’s tepid economic rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic and a decline in the total… Read more »

After seven years, South Philadelphia’s Bok building is 98% leased


Seven years ago this July, Scout Ltd. closed on buying the 8-story, 338,000-square-foot Edward W. Bok Vocational School at 1901 S. 9th St. in South Philadelphia.  The hulking building was vacant at the time and Lindsey Scannapieco, Scout’s managing partner, had ambitions to convert the former school, which she described in a recent interview as a “giant castle,”… Read more »

Philadelphia Inquirer Inks Long-Term Lease for New Headquarters

The Philadelphia Inquirer has signed a long-term lease at 100 Independence Mall West for its new headquarters, which is set to accommodate increased hybrid and remote work. The 193-year-old newspaper is set to occupy 36,744 square feet on the sixth floor of 100 Independence Mall West, a 419,175-square-foot office building owned by Keystone Development + Investment that… Read more »

WCRE Completes/-3,468 SF Office Space in Philadelphia

Center City Return to Work

WCRE is proud to have exclusively represented Sadek & Cooper, in the leasing of 3,468 square feet of office space located at Two Penn Center, 1500 JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, PA from Crown Two Penn Center Associates, LLP an entity controlled by ASI Management. Sadek & Cooper is a multi-disciplinary law firm specializing in both Family Law and Bankruptcy. Sadek & Cooper offers an array… Read more »

Rubenstein Partners makes headway on $50M Chesterbrook repositioning

Three years after buying Chesterbrook corporate park and its 1.1 million square feet of office space, Rubenstein Partners is making progress on a $50 million repositioning of the suburban campus.  The Philadelphia real estate firm spent $10 million converting a vacant, 41,331-square-foot office building at 851 Duportail Road to house a fitness center, conference space,… Read more »