Calare Properties Finalizes Sale of 94,000 SF Warehouse Distribution Facility in Watertown


Watertown, MA– Calare Properties, a private Massachusetts-based real estate investment firm and operator, announced that it has sold 20 Seyon Street in Watertown, Mass. for $15,000,000, with 100 percent of the 94,268 SF property leased through January 2024.

Calare purchased the warehouse distribution facility, located on 5-acres of land, in 2015 with a strategic plan to increase asset value through capital improvements and lease extensions.  The property is located in immediate proximity to Interstates 90 and 95 within a thriving mixed-use corridor home to national retailers and several Class A apartment and condominium communities.

“20 Seyon Street’s position in a high-demand warehouse and flex market, coupled with the attractive features of the site, established this property as a prime investment for Calare’s industrial focused investment strategy in the market,” said Todd Barclay VP of Acquisitions. “With this sale, we are thrilled to have successfully enhanced value in this property for the benefit of our investors.”

In addition to improvements made by Calare, the well-maintained property had also previously received significant capital investments including a new roof, HVAC units and security/alarm systems. Long-term tenants have also both invested substantial capital within their spaces.

“Industrial real estate continues to see significant value increases as a growing buyer pool drives up exit pricing,” said Bill Manley, CEO and CIO of Calare.  “Our team has been actively selling assets to harvest oversized returns while, at the same time, leveraging our knowledge and reputation as an industrial specialist to acquire and develop creative new investment opportunities for our investors.”

Greater Boston’s industrial market continues to post notable gains. According to recent market analysis, asking rents in this market continue to climb in response to vacancies remaining below 7 percent. Industry reports have found that lease rates have increased by 6.3 percent year-over-year to $6.61 per square foot during 2Q 2017.