Marcus & Millichap Arranges Sale to Two Worcester Properties

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WORCESTER, MA– Marcus & Millichap announced the sale of 128 Chandler Street and 344 Franklin Street, both located in Worcester, MA.  Together, the assets sold for $3,136,000.

Harrison Klein, associate in Marcus & Millichap’s Boston office, had the exclusive listing to market 128 Chandler Street on behalf of the seller, a private investor.  The buyer, a developer, was also procured by Klein.

According to the buyer the site will be converted into market rate apartments.  128 Chandler Street is a 31,128-square foot, four story, office property.  This property was a former manufacturing building that has sat empty for over twenty years.  The buyer plans to utilize historic tax credits as part of the redevelopment.

Klein and Matthew Pierce, associates in Marcus & Millichap’s Boston office, also had the exclusive listing to market 344 Franklin Street in Worcester, MA.  The 300,000 square foot property was sixty percent occupied at the time of sale.  Following a highly competitive marketing process, which generated offers from investors as far away as Texas, the property was purchased by an existing tenant, pursuant to a right of first refusal.

Klein stated, “This was an exciting assignment.  It is rare that an asset of this scale, that is highly visible from an interstate and close to 185,000 people, comes to market.  We decided to enlist the help of Ten-X, the largest online auction platform for commercial real estate.  The auction was extremely successful.”

The property was sold by a New York based private investor and purchased by a limited liability company specializing in refurbishing laboratory equipment.