Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) is pleased to announce that the team comprised of Matt Malatesta, Mark Roth, Brendan Daly and Blake McLaughlin, along with Jumbo Capital Management and Angelo Gordon, have completed five lease transactions totaling over 60,000 square feet at 7/57 Wells Avenue and 75/85/95 Wells Avenue (Wells Park) in Newton, Massachusetts. The team completed all of the transactions in the past six months, since Jumbo/Angelo Gordon acquired the assets. In addition to leasing 16 percent of the campus, 35,000 square feet of additional commitments at Wells Park are being negotiated.
Located in the vibrant N2 Innovation District, Wells Park was purchased and rebranded by Jumbo Capital and Angelo Gordon in March of this year. As part of the investment, extensive renovations that include both interior and exterior improvements to the park have been completed by ownership. Phase 1 includes all new activated lobbies, hardscape and softscape upgrades, along with new outdoor amenities including bocce courts and seating on the main lawn. The final project will create a connected, amenity rich campus that will appeal to businesses focused on recruiting and retention of top talent. Additional improvements will include upgrades to the café, fitness center and an 80-person shared conference facility.
“Wells Park has been an exciting project of ours and we are very proud of all the work that has been accomplished since purchasing the building earlier this year,” said Jordan Berns of Jumbo Capital. “With Phase 1 of renovations completed and the new highway access ramp underway, the Park is easily becoming the best option in the area.”
The recent deals include four new tenants to the park; Ansaldo STS, a global engineering leader in the passenger rail industry; BRIDGE Energy Group, a leading consulting and systems integration solutions company focused on improving utility operational performance; Burns & McDonnell, a global full-service engineering, architecture, constructional & environmental firm; Archstone Law Group P.C, advisors to large and small businesses, start-ups, non-profit organizations & executives.
“We are thrilled to be adding four more innovative companies to the Wells Park portfolio of tenants,” said Malatesta. “The campus offers companies the opportunity to occupy newly upgraded, creative office space within the highly sought after N2 corridor. These recent lease signings further prove that Wells Park is a great solution for companies looking for high-quality office space offering modern amenities and flexible terms, all in a sought-after location.”
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