Newmark Announces 8000 Sq. Ft of Office Leases in Philly

Over 8,000 Square Feet of Office Leases Signed in Philadelphia’s One South Broad Street

Building can accommodate life sciences conversion of remaining 108,000 square feet

Philadelphia, PA (June 8, 2021) — Newmark Real Estate (Newmark) announces 8,394 square feet of new office leases signed at One South Broad Street, centrally located adjacent to City Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The leases were signed to law firms Williams Cedar (3,895 square feet) and Brown & Associates (2,475 square feet) and AWS, salesforce and data Integration consulting firm rockITdata (2,024 square feet). Newmark Managing Director Matt Guerrieri and Executive Managing Director Craig Scheuerle represented the landlord, AION Partners, in the leasing.

“As trial lawyers, we could not have found a better location in Philadelphia. Our new space is bright, efficient and convenient to our staff. It is just the kind of comfortable, collegiality-promoting workplace we were seeking,” said Gerald Williams, Founding Partner at Williams Cedar.

“We are thrilled to be in our new headquarters space at One South Broad Street,” said Marlie Andersch, CEO of rockITdata. “The workspace will provide our company the base for the exponential growth we expect over the next several years.”

One South Broad Street highlights the ability to convert nearly a quarter of the building (108,418 contiguous square feet), to life sciences space. The customizable space features lab-ready infrastructure; large, efficient and flexible floor plates; significant structural live load floor capability; 16’ to 20’ clear heights accommodating small and large molecule research; existing vertical shaft capacity to accommodate lab supply and exhaust needs and more.

“One South Broad Street is ready to accommodate the R&D laboratory market,” said Guerrieri. “The speed to market of this centrally located potential conversion makes it attractive to life sciences tenants who are seeking a space solution more readily available than new construction.”

About AION Partners

AION Partners is a vertically integrated owner and operator of multifamily and office real estate located throughout the Northeast. Founded in 2001, AION has acquired over 50 multifamily assets, comprised of nearly 19,000 units. AION’s primary focus is to deliver superior, risk-adjusted returns to its partners. We do so by surveying the macro-level real estate market, identifying undervalued and undercapitalized sectors with strong growth dynamics, and aggressively pursuing market-specific acquisitions. AION Partners along with their property management division, AION Management, creates value while maximizing yield and efficiently executing their business plans by utilizing active management techniques and favorable access to the capital markets. To learn more, visit https://www.aionpartners.com/.

About Newmark

Newmark Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NMRK), together with its subsidiaries (“Newmark”), is a world leader in commercial real estate services, with a comprehensive suite of investor/owner and occupier services and products. Our integrated platform seamlessly powers every phase of owning or occupying a property. Our services are tailored to every type of client, from owners to occupiers, investors to founders, growing startups to leading companies. Harnessing the power of data, technology, and industry expertise, we bring ingenuity to every exchange, and imagination to every space. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently owned offices, our 18,800 professionals operate from approximately 500 offices around the world, delivering a global perspective and a nimble approach. In 2020, Newmark generated revenues in excess of $1.9 billion. To learn more, visit nmrk.com or follow @newmark.

 

Discussion of Forward-Looking Statements about Newmark

Statements in this document regarding Newmark that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” that involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. These include statements about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business, results, financial position, liquidity and outlook, which may constitute forward-looking statements and are subject to the risk that the actual impact may differ, possibly materially, from what is currently expected. Except as required by law, Newmark undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see Newmark’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors and Special Note on Forward-Looking Information set forth in these filings and any updates to such risk factors and Special Note on Forward-Looking Information contained in subsequent reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q or Form 8-K.

 

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Tactix Wins 2020 Best Real Estate Deal of the Year

Congratulations to the Tactix Team, Glenn Blumenfeld, Doug Simon, Kartik Patel and Michael Rabinowitz for winning Best Real Estate Deals of 2020 in the Office Lease category.

Blank Rome, one of Philadelphia’s largest law firms, signed a new 16-year lease for its headquarters on space in the Center City building where it currently resides, One Logan Square.

Unusual and unprecedented, at least in the Philadelphia market, the amount of space the law firm will take hasn’t been determined, though it will be between 100,000 and 160,000 square feet. Blank Rome currently occupies 196,000 square feet at One Logan, which is owned by Brandywine Realty Trust.

Most leases are typically negotiated to include options to expand a tenant’s space over time, but not this one. The new lease provides Blank Rome with several contraction rights in the future so it can right size its space as its practice changes over time.

A long-term commitment by the firm also justifies the significant expense needed to renovate its space into a more contemporary design that also addressed current and future work styles. Recognizing that significant capital was required, Blank Rome was also adamant that it be more cost-effective in the way it consumed space so getting a great deal and right-sizing its space were mandates for any new agreement.

“Halfway through the deal, the pandemic threw us all a curveball,” according to the deal’s nomination. “All of a sudden the world changed and Blank Rome was no longer certain how it wanted to redesign its space or even how much space it wanted to occupy. The question was, could we structure a deal that created the long-term certainty that Blank Rome wanted while also giving it extraordinary flexibility and time to adapt to the new, post-Covid world?”

A solution was created, giving Blank Rome up to three years from lease signing to evaluate and determine how much space it needed. Blank Rome will curtail its footprint by over 10% in order to generate immediate savings, according to the nomination. The arrangement also provides the firm the ability to reduce its footprint by an additional 40% at any point within the first two years.

To read more about this deal click below for the full article.
Best Real Estate Deals of 2020: Office lease winner

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Newmark Announces Leasing of Iconic 1500 Market Street

Availabilities represent largest high-rise block of office space currently available for lease in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA (Apr. 27, 2021) — Newmark Real Estate (“Newmark”) announced that it has been awarded the leasing assignment for 1500 Market Street–1.87 million-square-foot office complex in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The property’s two office towers, the East and West, are 36- and 42-stories, respectively. 1500 Market Street space availabilities represent the largest high-rise block of office space currently available for lease in Philadelphia. Newmark Senior Managing Director Jack Soloff and Executive Managing Director Craig Scheuerle are representing the leasing for landlord, Nightingale Properties and Wafra Capital Partners Inc.

The office asset is highly accessible by either car or public transportation, featuring a 450-space private, covered parking garage and direct concourse access to SEPTA regional rail lines and PATCO high speed line.

“1500 Market Street’s central and easily accessible location, proximity to public transportation and access to abundant dedicated parking make it an incredibly competitive property,” said Jack Soloff. “The contiguous block of available space on the upper floors, the largest available in Philadelphia, will provide potential tenants with tremendous views of Philadelphia–City Hall, Dilworth Park and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.”

The property recently underwent full renovations, including updates to building lobbies, courtyard and elevators. Additionally, 1500 Market Street features staffed FedEx/UPS transaction counters; on-site daycare, on-site banking services and options for on-site coffee.

“We look forward to working alongside Nightingale Properties and Wafra Capital Partners Inc. to make tenants aware of the beautiful renovations at 1500 Market Street and that we are open for business,” concluded Craig Scheuerle­­­.

About Newmark

Newmark Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NMRK), together with its subsidiaries (“Newmark”), is a world leader in commercial real estate services, with a comprehensive suite of investor/owner and occupier services and products. Our integrated platform seamlessly powers every phase of owning or occupying a property. Our services are tailored to every type of client, from owners to occupiers, investors to founders, growing startups to leading companies. Harnessing the power of data, technology, and industry expertise, we bring ingenuity to every exchange, and imagination to every space. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently owned offices, our 18,800 professionals operate from approximately 500 offices around the world, delivering a global perspective and a nimble approach. In 2020, Newmark generated revenues in excess of $1.9 billion. To learn more, visit nmrk.com or follow @newmark.

Discussion of Forward-Looking Statements about Newmark

Statements in this document regarding Newmark that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” that involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. These include statements about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business, results, financial position, liquidity and outlook, which may constitute forward-looking statements and are subject to the risk that the actual impact may differ, possibly materially, from what is currently expected. Except as required by law, Newmark undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see Newmark’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors and Special Note on Forward-Looking Information set forth in these filings and any updates to such risk factors and Special Note on Forward-Looking Information contained in subsequent reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q or Form 8-K.

 

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Newmark Represents 200k Square Feet of Leases and Sales in Lansdale, PA

PHILADELPHIA, PANewmark announces over 200,000 square feet of transactions totaling $12.86 million closed in Lansdale, Pennsylvania in the last five weeks. The transactions include two leases at the Pennbrook Business Center–a new, 128,000-square-foot industrial lease at 1180 Church Road and a 40,450-square-foot office lease renewal at 1400 Pennbrook Parkway–and the sale of the 32,500-square-foot flex building at 205 Church Road.

Newmark Managing Director Justin Bell represented the tenant, Hughes Relocation Services, Inc., in the lease at 1180 Church Road, by landlord Velocity Venture Partners; the landlord, Patriarch Management LP, in the lease to tenant, Johnson Controls, Inc., at 1400 Pennbrook Parkway; and the seller, Triumph Controls, LLC in the transaction of 205 Church Road to buyer, Alpha Strata, LLC.

According to Newmark Research, the Montgomery County submarket has been a significant beneficiary of accelerating industrial activity across Southeastern Pennsylvania. Tenant demand from a diverse group of industrial occupiers has trimmed vacancy in Montgomery County’s inventory by 60 basis points over the past year, to 6.7% in the first quarter of 2021. In turn, tightening market conditions drove rent growth of 31.0% over the same period, and new development has broken ground to meet occupier needs for space.

 

About Newmark

Newmark Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NMRK), together with its subsidiaries (“Newmark”), is a world leader in commercial real estate services, with a comprehensive suite of investor/owner and occupier services and products. Our integrated platform seamlessly powers every phase of owning or occupying a property. Our services are tailored to every type of client, from owners to occupiers, investors to founders, growing startups to leading companies. Harnessing the power of data, technology, and industry expertise, we bring ingenuity to every exchange, and imagination to every space. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, our 18,800 professionals operate from approximately 500 offices around the world, delivering a global perspective and a nimble approach. In 2020, Newmark generated revenues in excess of $1.9 billion. To learn more, visit nmrk.com or follow @newmark.

 

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