Follows recent agreement to sell Infomart Dallas for $800M to Equinix ASBReal Estate Investments sells three remaining data centers to IPI Partners

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W $800 million agreement to sell Infomart D a l l a s t o Equinix, ASB Real Estate Investments ( ASB ) an - n o un c e d a s e p a r a t e

mid-year 2018. Robert Bellinger , ASB Real Estate Investments’ presi- dent and CEO, said: “Our data center investments proved extremely timely and profit- able for our fund clients. As the market for data centers has expanded and investor demand has increased, we strategically decided to capture a singular disposition opportunity to lock- in gains and have been able to negotiate two significant transactions contemporane- ously. Going forward, we will retain a stake in the data center sector for the next three years through the Equinix debt securities and will have the opportunity to rebalance and further strengthen our diversi- fied real estate portfolio.” ASBwas advised by DHCap- ital , as its financial advisor, and DLA Piper LLP, as legal advisor on the transaction. n largest retail development in downtown Philadelphia, encompassing 840,000 s/f of shopping, food and entertain- ment destinations including an eight-screen AMC The- atre, Century 21, and the largest H&M in Philadelphia. The property also provides direct access to SEPTA’s Jef- ferson Station, and is within walking distance to Reading Terminal Market and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Confirmed East Market retail tenants include an Iron Hill Brewery & Restau- rant, City Fitness, Columbia Sportswear, T.J. Maxx/Home Goods, and Federal Donuts. The mixed-use project will also include 175,000 s/f of of- fice space, and 322 residential units. Thor Equities owns proper- ties in major cities through- out the United States includ- ing New York, Washington, D.C., Miami, Chicago, Hous- ton, San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well as in Europe, Canada and Latin America. n

a s h i n g t o n , DC — Following on its announced


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Robert Bellinger

transaction, the completed all- cash sale of its three remaining data centers and their opera- tions to an affiliate of IPI Data Center Partners Management, LLC (IPI Partners). The three assets total 665,000 s/f of space and are located in San Jose, CA; Hillsboro, OR; and Ashburn, VA. ASB agreed to the sale on behalf of its Allegiance Fund , a $7.4 billion core real estate investment vehicle. An early institutional investor

Infomart Dallas

in data center properties, ASB purchased Infomart Dallas in 2005, expanding its capacity to 110 carriers with major tenants. The company added to its data center portfolio in three separate acquisitions: Infomart Silicon Valley in 2008; Infomart Port- land, located in Hillsboro, OR, in 2011; and Infomart Ashburn, located in Ashburn, VA, in 2014. Last month ASB announced

a definitive agreement to sell Infomart Dallas, the 1.6 mil- lion s/f data center and office complex, to Equinix, the global interconnection and data cen- ter company, for $800 million. The transaction consideration will consist of cash and debt securities, which will be paid out to the Allegiance Fund over a 36-month period following closing, which is expected by

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Thor Equities acquires first property in Philadelphia totaling 214,000 s/f for $41.8M

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velopment, leasing and m a n a g e - men t , ha s closed on the acquisition of a three- story office c o nd omi n - ium at 907

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907 Market St.

Market St. in Philadelphia for $41.8 million. The 214,000 s/f property is fully leased to Health Part- ners Plans, a not-for-profit health maintenance orga- nization serving more than 280,000 members in South- eastern Pennsylvania. “907 Market St. is a high quality asset located in the heart of Market East, the fastest growing neighborhood in Philadelphia’s burgeoning

City Center district,” said Joseph Sitt , CEO of Thor Equities. Retail, residential and of- fice development projects in Market East include Fashion District Philadelphia located directly below the property, as well as East Market and the Lits Brothers Building. Scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2018, Fash- ion District Philadelphia (for- merly The Gallery) will be the


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