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Cushman & Wakefield Brokers Sale of Modernized R&D Facility in Silicon Valley for $41.1 Million

May 26, 2020

NYC’s Empire Square Group Acquires Fully Leased 102,668-SF Building in Silicon Valley’s Famed Golden Triangle

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) announced the firm represented both parties in the sale of a fully leased 102,668-square-foot R&D facility in Milpitas (Silicon Valley), California. Empire Square Group, a private real estate investment firm based in New York City, acquired the modernized partial two-story property from a joint venture between certain affiliates of Westport Capital Partners LLC and Cannae Partners for $41.1 million. Cushman & Wakefield’s Northern California Capital Markets group comprising Eric Fox, Steve Hermann, Adam Lasoff, Seth Siegel, and Ryan Venezia brokered the transaction.

“This was a very rare investment opportunity in Silicon Valley. The asset was 100% leased for a 15+ year lease term to a stable, credit tenant that is scheduled to provide strong cash flow for a considerable amount of time going forward,” said Eric Fox, Executive Managing Director. “The tenant plans to utilize the facility as its Silicon Valley headquarters. The facility is mission critical to its operation, and the tenant will be investing significant capital to create a state-of-the-art R&D facility. With the seller’s own improvement contribution made prior to sale, there has been substantial capital investment made into the property by ownership.”

Located at 1565 Barber Lane and situated on 5.53 acres, the facility is in a desirable location in Oak Creek Business Park in the northeast corner of Silicon Valley’s famed Golden Triangle, one of the valley’s most sought-after trade areas and home to some of the world’s most recognized companies. The location provides advantageous access to business centers and residential communities throughout Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, as well as outstanding proximity to highways and main thoroughfares and excellent transit access via the VTA light rail along nearby Tasman and the new Milpitas BART station.

The facility was originally developed in 1980 but underwent significant improvements in 1996, 2009 and again in 2019.

About Westport Capital Partners LLC

Westport Capital Partners LLC is a real estate investment firm focusing on adding value to real estate and “hands-on” solutions to complex situations. Westport provides domestic and international real estate related investment opportunities to institutional and private clients. Through its various funds, the firm invests in a wide variety of distressed, opportunistic and value add real estate assets. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, California and Stamford, Connecticut. For more information regarding Westport Capital Partners LLC, please visit www.westportcp.com.

About Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with approximately 53,000 employees in 400 offices and 60 countries. In 2019, the firm had revenue of $8.8 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, valuation and other services. To learn more, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.

Joshua Deale
Cushman & Wakefield
Communications Manager
Mobile: +1 408 806 4005
joshua.deale@cushwake.com

Source: Cushman & Wakefield

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