January 24, 2020 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has arranged an $870 million construction loan for the first phase of the South Station redevelopment, which comprises a 1.2 million-square-foot, 51-story mixed-use tower that will be built at Boston’s South Station transportation hub. The South Station redevelopment is a world-class, 1.9 million-square-foot mixed-use project that will transform Boston’s transportation hub and skyline.
Anticipated for delivery in 2024, the first phase of the project will offer approximately 660,000 rentable square feet of Class AA office and retail space as well as approximately 166 residential condominium units and more than 500 parking spaces. The faceted oval glass tower was designed by Pelli Clark Pelli Architects and will be constructed to align with the historic South Station façade and meet LEED® Gold standards.
The office component will feature 26,000-square-foot, primarily column-free floor plates with 13’ floor-to-ceiling heights and unobstructed views of downtown Boston and Boston Harbor. The residential component of the tower will offer studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units along with penthouse duplex units. The residences will feature the finest finishes and will be accessed through a private lobby with doorman/door staff. Tenants and residents will be provided with market-leading amenities such as an urban sky park with outdoor space; an office sky lobby and residential sky lobby; conference center; fitness center; landscaped terrace with outdoor pool and cooking and entertaining space for resident use and an on-site restaurant.
Strategically located at the nexus between Boston’s Central Business District and the rapidly growing Seaport District, the property has convenient access to Logan International Airport as well as the area’s primary highways, including Interstate 93 and the Massachusetts Turnpike. The tower is positioned directly above South Station, Boston’s transportation hub, which serves more than 130,000 commuters daily and offers direct access to multiple modes of transportation like trains, buses and the subway.
The JLL Capital Markets team representing the borrower was led by Senior Managing Director Riaz Cassum and Senior Director Jennifer Keller.
“Developments of this quality and magnitude arise infrequently in a mature market such as Boston,” Cassum said. “The tower at South Station has an irreplaceable, transit-oriented location above one of our city’s busiest transportation hubs and will offer best-in-class office and residential space for discerning tenants and residents.”