February 2020

Marcus Partners Improves and Sells 300 Mass Ave in Boston

BOSTON, February 11, 2020 – Marcus Partners has sold 300 Massachusetts Avenue (“Horticultural Hall”), an architecturally distinctive 45,000 SF mixed-use property located at the intersection of Huntington Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue in Boston’s Back Bay to Northeastern University. Before selling the property, Marcus Partners completed an extensive capital program that fully restored and modernized the historic building including a striking renovation of the lobby and significant upgrades to the interiors and mechanical systems.

“This property, known as Horticultural Hall, is both historically and architecturally significant for the City of Boston,” said Peter Cameron, a Principal with Marcus Partners.  “We were lucky to have the opportunity to purchase this facility from the Christian Science Church and we’re happy they trusted us with the property that sits directly on the newly renovated Christian Science Plaza.  It was a thrill to help restore and bring new life to the property. Finally, we are pleased that Northeastern is the new owner as they are a first-class institution across the board who will undoubtedly be great stewards of this gem for years to come.  This is a real win for all parties.”

Marcus Partners purchased the property in 2017. 300 Massachusetts Avenue is 100% leased to four tenants, with Boston Magazine occupying approximately 40% of the building. This transaction is representative of Marcus’ strategy to identify unique, underutilized properties and work with the community and all stakeholders to enhance both their value and appeal.

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