Vanderbilt Office Properties Purchases The Offices At Boca Center, Awards Listing Assignment To CBRE
Updated April 28, 2022
CBRE announced that John Criddle and Joe Freitas have been awarded the exclusive listing assignment for The Offices at Boca Center, a three-building office complex totaling 368,046 square feet in Boca Raton, by Vanderbilt Office Properties and Macquarie Capital Principal Finance, who recently purchased the property.
The Offices at Boca Center is a collection of three Class A office buildings totaling 368,046 square feet and an approximately 5.9-acre office development site that make up the office component of the Boca Center mixed-use project. Christian Lee, Amy Julian and Andrew Chilgren with CBRE Capital Markets represented the seller in the office portion of the transaction.
The Shops at Boca Center, which was included in the purchase, is a 117,106-square-foot retail center featuring Total Wine, as well as upscale retail and daily needs service uses in addition to highly successful dining destinations. CBRE’s National Retail Partners in Florida, led by Executive Vice Presidents Dennis Carson and Casey Rosen, represented the seller in the retail portion of the transaction.
CBRE is marketing office spaces ranging from 2,500 square feet to 29,200 square feet for lease, including newly built Class A spec suites being delivered Q4 2022.
New ownership plans to spend north of $10 million in capital improvements to the property throughout 2022, including renovations to the lobby areas, corridors, and restrooms of Tower I, II and III. Additionally, they will be enhancing tenant amenities with a conference center, lounge, and state-of-the-art gym.
The Offices at Boca Center is home to diverse tenants from the banking/finance, real estate, and law industries, including Ameriprise Financial, Berkadia, Deloitte, EY, First Republic Bank, Sun Capital Partners Inc., and Waste Management.
The property is part of the greater Boca Center mixed-use project, which includes a 256-room Marriott hotel and 117,106-square-feet of upscale retail at The Shops at Boca Center with 13 open or soon-to-be open restaurants, including Tap 42, Rocco’s Tacos, Copperfish Kitchen, Narbona and Sixty Vines.
“Unrivaled access, amenities and walkability are top reasons why tenants choose Boca Center. The property is located at the epicenter of Boca Raton’s highest concentration of dining and retail amenities with over 50 restaurants, 100 retailers, and 762 hotel rooms within a one-mile radius,” said CBRE First Vice President Joe Freitas.
Centrally located between the Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale International Airports, the property has excellent access to the Boca Raton Executive Airport, nearby hospital systems, Lynn University, and Florida Atlantic University via Interstate 95, the Florida Turnpike, and Glades Road. It is also located one half-mile away from The Town Center at Boca Raton, one of the nation’s highest volume, luxury-oriented, fortress super regional malls.
“In recent years, Palm Beach County has been the primary benefactor of tenant relocations in South Florida because of the top tier executive communities and favorable demographics. Vanderbilt Office Properties will be able to capitalize on the market’s exceptional momentum as leasing activity in Boca Raton continues to increase while the supply of quality office space continues to shrink,” added CBRE Executive Vice President John Criddle.
According to CBRE Research, Palm Beach County recorded more than 120,000 square feet of positive absorption in the first quarter of 2022. Total vacancy in the county dropped to 14.6 percent this quarter in line with pre-COVID (Q1 2020) levels.
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