Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) announced today the successful completion of the $26 million sale of 6 Technology Drive in Andover, Massachusetts on behalf of Novaya Real Estate Ventures and Wheelock Street Capital. Vice Chairman Edward Maher, Executive Managing Directors Matthew Pullen and James Tribble and Director Samantha Hallowell of NKF’s Boston Capital Markets team - which is led by Co-Head of U.S. Capital Markets Robert Griffin - oversaw the transaction of the flex/manufacturing building in conjunction with NKF Executive Managing Director Torin Taylor.
Totaling 128,400 square feet, 6 Technology Drive is fully leased to Dräger Medical Systems, a division of leading global medical and safety technology company Dräger, as its North American headquarters and one of its seven global development sites.
“6 Technology Drive has served as a mission-critical facility for Dräger Medical Systems for nearly 15 years,” said Pullen. “The tenant is currently undertaking a full modernization of the property including office, common area, amenity, exterior/entryway and base building upgrades.”
6 Technology Drive benefits from strategic positioning directly off Interstate 93, moments from Interstate 495 and five miles from the New Hampshire border in Boston’s northern suburbs. The property is located within Andover Tech Center, a three-building business complex, and surrounded by a wealth of leading technology, life science and medical device manufacturing firms.
About Novaya Real Estate Ventures
Novaya Real Estate Ventures (www.novayaventures.com) was founded in 2011 by Jim Alden, Peter Carbone, Jeff Theobald and Scott Tully. To date, Novaya has transacted on over 9 million square feet of industrial, flex, office, residential and urban retail product with gross asset value in excess of $1 billion in partnership with several of the premier institutional and family office investors worldwide.
About Wheelock Street Capital
Wheelock Street Capital (www.wheelockst.com) was formed in 2008 by Rick Kleeman and Jonathan Paul, two veteran real estate private equity investors, each with 30 years of broad real estate transaction experience across all major asset classes. Wheelock has raised over $3 billion in capital commitments from well-known institutional investors and focuses on real estate investment opportunities throughout the United States, in both public and private markets. The firm may invest directly or with high-quality joint venture partners through a variety of capital structures and transaction types, including acquisitions, restructurings and recapitalizations. Wheelock’s investment team benefits from extensive experience from top-tier institutional investment firms and highly regarded real estate operating companies and has produced a 10-year track record of demonstrated and consistent outperformance over industry benchmarks.
About Newmark Knight Frank
Newmark Knight Frank (“NKF”), operated by Newmark Group, Inc. (“Newmark Group”) (NASDAQ: NMRK), is one of the world’s leading and most trusted commercial real estate advisory firms, offering a complete suite of services and products for both owners and occupiers. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NKF’s 18,000 professionals operate from approximately 480 offices on six continents. NKF’s investor/owner services and products include investment sales, agency leasing, property management, valuation and advisory, diligence, underwriting, government-sponsored enterprise lending, loan servicing, debt and structured finance and loan sales. Occupier services and products include tenant representation, real estate management technology systems, workplace and occupancy strategy, global corporate services consulting, project management, lease administration and facilities management. For further information, visit www.ngkf.com.
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