LAWRENCE, Mass. — Associated Brokerage Group announced the sale of 170 Common Street in Lawrence, a 29,000 square-foot, three-floor office building, for $1.425 million.
ABG Commercial real estate advisors Francisco Baez and Danny Cruz partnered to represent both the seller, 170 Common Street LLC, and procure the buyer in the transaction.
170 Common Street, which previously sold in 2015 for $940,000, is centrally located in downtown Lawrence, a couple doors down from Lawrence City Hall, bordering Campagnone Common and a few blocks away from Lawrence General Hospital — the city’s largest employer. At time of sale, the building was 80 percent occupied by 12 Tenants — its largest space leased by Cafe Azteca — and was located in the Downtown and North Canal District Opportunity Zone.
The Opportunity Zone Program is a federally-funded program created through the U.S. Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, which provides incentives, including favorable tax treatment, for investors. The U.S. Department of Treasury designated the Downtown and North Canal District one of four opportunity zones in the city.
ABG Commercial, with its headquarters in Cambridge and branches also in Haverhill and Quincy, was happy to have Baez and Cruz broker the sale, demonstrating that although there may be lingering effects of COVID-19 on the economy in certain industries, there is still a need, desire and interest in acquiring office real estate. Baez and Cruz primarily focus their attention on real estate sales and leasing transactions in the Greater Boston area, centering on commercial property and multi-families in neighborhoods north of the city.