Colliers Boston sells 42-room lodging house to local owner


Boston– Colliers International’s Multi-Family Advisory Group recently announced the sale of the newly renovated 29-35 Temple Place in Boston’s highly amenitized, transit-friendly, and vibrant Downtown Crossing neighborhood.

Following a $12 million acquisition in 2016, the seller, a joint venture between Torrington Properties and Mount Vernon Company, has since leased ground floor retail space to Democracy Brewing, a restaurant, brewery, and taproom that has greatly energized both the street and lower levels of the building.

Additionally, Torrington has performed extensive capital renovations to floors 2 through 6, which contain a residential use of 42 short-term housing units. Bearing a highly sought-after Lodging License, 29-35 Temple Place is a hidden gem in the short-term housing arena, as Boston has recently rolled out tighter restrictions on short-term rental operations.

Boston-based investor, Premier Capital Partners, LLC, purchased the asset for $19.675 million. This purchase comes on the heels of another recent acquisition facilitated by Colliers in August 2018, in which Premier Capital Partners purchased a 58-unit Lodging License portfolio in the Bay Village neighborhood.

“As short-term rental guidelines have become more well understood, investors have recognized the inherent value of a Lodging License designation,” noted Senior Vice President Christopher Sower. “Operators who can take advantage of such licenses are true collaborators in the residential/hospitality industry, and the Colliers Multi-Family Advisory Group is excited to be at the forefront of such an interesting industry niche.”

In addition to Sower, the Colliers Multi-Family Advisory Group includes Vice President Bruce Lusa, Assistant Vice President Jonathan Bryant, Associate John Flaherty, and Senior Client Services Specialist Maggie Collins. Additionally, on behalf of the buyer, Colliers International Capital Markets Associate Patrick Boyle secured acquisition financing from Hingham Savings Bank.