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Center City Office Building Back Up for Sale

801 Market St. in Center City Philadelphia back up for sale

A historic building on Market Street in Center City is up for sale. Again.  The property for sale at 801 Market St. includes 11 stories of office space, or 703,466 square feet. The portion of the building for sale consists of floors three to 13. The building was built in 1931, renovated in 2002 and… Read more »

Center City West is No Longer Considered a ‘Wasteland’

Center City Philly No Longer Wasteland

As Parkway Corp. CEO Rob Zuritsky stood along John F. Kennedy Boulevard between 21st and 22nd streets surveying the neighborhood, he pointed to a number of development sites that are changing the face of the western edge of Center City. Nearby, construction equipment was scattered on once empty lots, where soon looming structures will rise.  Like the… Read more »

Brandywine Realty Trust capitalizing on tenants’ flight to quality

Brandywine Realty Trust capitalizing on tenants' flight to quality

Despite challenges in the office market, Brandywine Realty Trust CEO Jerry Sweeney believes his company is well positioned moving forward because of the high quality of its buildings and shifting portfolio. In-person tours of Brandywine (NYSE: BDN) properties were up 40% in the first quarter compared with the same timeframe in 2022 and up 27%… Read more »

Morgan Stanley Extends Office Lease in Downtown Philly

Morgan Stanley's Philadelphia Office Extends Lease

Global financial services firm Morgan Stanley renewed the lease for its office space in downtown Philadelphia’s One Liberty Place. The lease covers Morgan Stanley’s 31,000-square-foot space on the 42nd floor at 1650 Market St., a 61-story office tower owned by Chicago-based Metropolis Investment Holdings Inc. *Article courtesy of Costar For more information about Philadelphia office space… Read more »

Philly Office Market Sees a Slowdown

Philadelphia Office Market Sees Slowdown in Leasing Recovery

After a period of noteworthy leasing recovery since mid-2021, the Philadelphia office market has hit another setback. Business decisions, and subsequently leasing momentum, have given way to inflationary measures and economic uncertainty in recent months. The past two quarters have recorded the lowest leasing levels since the height of the pandemic. After recovering to 80% of pre-pandemic… Read more »

Bank Collapse Triggers Office Downgrades

Alarms Ringing for Office Market, Bank Collapse Triggers Office Downgrade, Bank of America Bullish on Multifamily

Alarms Ringing for Office Market: When the loan on Philadelphia’s largest stand-alone office building at 1500 Market St. moved to special servicing in August, it didn’t register much alarm at the time, according to a new report by Morningstar Credit Information & Analytics. After all, the property’s performance metrics were significantly below underwritten expectations for a loan securitized… Read more »

Penn State Puts Two Philly Navy Yard Buildings For Sale

Philly Navy Yard Buildings For Sale

Penn State University has listed two Philadelphia Navy Yard buildings totaling 65,057 square feet for sale as the school relocates remaining offices at the locations elsewhere. The buildings had been used for academic programming, research, startup incubator space and events. Those uses have already moved out while some administrative offices remain but will also eventually… Read more »

College of Physicians Acquires Historic Chestnut Street Property

College of Physicians acquires historic Chestnut Street property for $9.3M as it works to expand campus

A historic Center City institution has acquired two neighboring buildings in an effort to expand its educational programs and community services.  The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, located at 19 S. 22nd St., purchased the nearby property at 2129 Chestnut St. for $9.275 million from Corporate Facilities Inc., a workspace designer and furniture manufacturer based… Read more »

Alterra Property Group Market Street Deal Falls Through

Alterra Property Group Deal Falls Through

Alterra Property Group’s deal to buy the office building at 1701 Market St. from LXP Industrial Trust, with plans to convert it into apartments, has fallen through. Philadelphia-based Alterra went under contract on the Center City property in the fall, Alterra Managing Partner Leo Addimando said. The company terminated the contract three weeks ago, said Addimando, citing… Read more »

Completion Approaches in Center City Market Street

Office Philly YIMBY Completion

Philadelphia YIMBY’s recent site visit has observed that construction work is nearing completion at the 295-foot-tall, 19-story office development at 2222 Market Street in Center City West. Designed by Gensler and developed by the Parkway Corporation (alternately Parkway Commercial Properties), with IMC Construction as the contractor, the development will feature 329,100 square feet of tenant floor area, with 324,826 square feet of Class A office… Read more »