TH Real Estate sells stake in 501 Boylston St. for $290.9m to Norges

September 14, 2018 - Front Section

Boston, MA TH Real Estate, an affiliate of Nuveen (the investment management arm of TIAA), has sold a 49.9% ownership interest in a mixed-use office and retail property located at 501 Boylston St. to Norges Bank Real Estate Management, which manages the unlisted real estate assets of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global.

Total consideration includes a payment of $290.9 million for its ownership interest and the payment of an ongoing asset management fee to TH Real Estate, which will perform the asset management of the property. TH Real Estate will retain the remaining 50.1% interest in the property.

“We are continuously re-balancing our portfolios and considering current market conditions,” said Sam Flood, regional head, New England and Midwest investments for TH Real Estate. “501 Boylston was acquired more than a decade ago and, after significant improvements to the property, the building is well positioned in the Back Bay market.”

Located in the Back Bay neighborhood, the property comprises 610,000 s/f of office and retail space and offers tenants large, efficient floor plates of 60,000 s/f. The Back Bay section of the city features  access to shopping, dining and lodging amenities, historical landmarks and open space parks, and transportation options.

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