Urban Meritage Acquires Newbury Street Building for $26 million

BOSTON–Boston-based Urban Meritage has acquired a 7-story Newbury Street office and retail building for $26 million, bringing its portfolio of holdings in the Back Bay shopping mecca up to 15 buildings.

Coffee bar Nespresso anchors the ground-floor retail space. The building’s 11,200 square feet of office space is fully leased, said Mike Jammen, co-founder of Urban Meritage. The seller was C. Talanian Realty of Boston.

Urban Meritage previously assembled the 28-building Newbury Line portfolio, which it sold to Jamestown in 2011 for $226.5 million. The company has no plans to divest the current portfolio and intends to expand it, Jammen said.

Urban Meritage in May announced at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ ReCON 2017 that it’s rebranding the portfolio as Avantage Newbury following a study by marketing consultants CO OP of Boston and New York.

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