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Ponce City Market
Atlanta, Georgia

Originally constructed in 1926, the 2.1 million square foot former Sears, Roebuck and Co. warehouse and distribution facility in Atlanta sat largely vacant for almost two decades until Jamestown purchased the building in 2011. Following a full redevelopment by Jamestown's in-house team, Ponce City Market now combines 259 residential flats with approximately 550,000 square feet of Class A loft office space and 300,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, including an internationally-inspired Central Food Hall anchored by five James Beard award winning chefs. In 2016, Ponce City Market was the recipient of the prestigious Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Award for Excellence and in 2018 it received The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) award by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), the latest accolade to highlight the successful redevelopment of this landmark building.

The exterior of The Innovation and Design Building under a clear blue sky

The Innovation and Design Building
Boston, Massachusetts

The Innovation and Design Building (IDB) is a 1.4 million square foot mixed-use complex located in the Innovation District in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood. The historic eight-story structure was built in 1918 and originally served as a waterside storehouse for the South Boston Army Base adjacent to the South Boston Naval Annex, which was a major ship repair facility. Today, IDB’s light-filled floors are home to a diverse mix of companies and entrepreneurs, including technology start-ups, architects and engineers, skilled craftspeople, and research and development firms. IDB is home to Reebok’s North American headquarters and the Boston Design Center, New England’s premier interior design center.

People walk through the archway at Chelsea Market which is adorned with string lights for the holidays.

Chelsea Market
New York, New York

Iconic culinary destination Chelsea Market has become an internationally renowned brand and is considered one of the greatest indoor food halls in the world today. Welcoming over nine million visitors a year, Chelsea Market is approximately 1.2 million square feet and fills an entire city block in the heart of NYC’s Meatpacking District. The market’s concourse serves as home to artisanal food purveyors and internationally acclaimed restaurants alike. Synergistic partnerships with influential industry stakeholders such as the James Beard Foundation and The High Line, have further propelled the brand through compelling event and activation programming. Chelsea Market has also become a hub to technology and media companies who fill the market’s many dynamic office spaces. Jamestown sold Chelsea Market to Google in 2018.

Rooftop view of the Newbury Collection in Boston on a bright clear day.

The Newbury Collection
Boston, Massachusetts

The Newbury Collection is a premier retail, dining, residential, and office portfolio located in the heart of Boston’s historic Back Bay district. This collection of nearly thirty properties, totaling more than 219,000 square feet, combines best-in-class shopping and services, tasteful living spaces, and distinctive offices into a singular, refined urban experience. The property has a long list of high-end retailers including notable designers and global brands amid Newbury Street’s mile plus of historic buildings. Jamestown acquired the collection in 2012 and sold it at the end of 2018.

The Apple glass cube flagship store in front of the GM Building in New York City.

General Motors Building
New York, New York

The General Motors (GM) Building is one of the most recognized trophy office buildings in the world with more than 1.9 million square feet of office and retail occupying a full city block. The property was built in 1964 and is located in Midtown Manhattan’s Plaza District, on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street adjacent to New York’s Central Park. Jamestown acquired the property in 2005 and sold in 2007 after expanding the ground floor retail and extending the two-story glass cube space which was leased to Apple as their flagship Fifth Avenue Store.

Wide exterior shot of 1211 Avenue of the Americas with traffic passing through on the streets below

1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York

1211 Avenue of the Americas (also known as the News Corp. Building) is a 45-story Class A skyscraper that is part of Midtown Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center. The building was completed in 1973 and includes more than 1.8 million square feet of rentable space featuring large floor plates ranging from 40,000 to 60,000 square feet for flexible and efficient configurations. The building is the headquarters for Fox News and is home to Dow & Jones & Company, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Post. Jamestown acquired the property in 2000 and sold it in 2006.

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111 Eighth Avenue
New York, New York

111 Eighth Avenue is one of the largest properties in Manhattan with more than 2.9 million square feet of rentable space across 18 floors. The art deco style building, located across 9th Avenue from Chelsea Market in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, was completed in 1932 by the Port Authority to support the area’s shipping and rail industries. The upper floors were used for manufacturing. Jamestown acquired a 70% stake in the building in 2004 and completed extensive renovations and upgrades that made the property more desirable to office tenants. The property was sold to Google in 2010 and is home to the company’s East Coast engineering division headquarters.

Broadway Trade Center exterior in Los Angeles under a blue sky

Broadway Trade Center
Los Angeles, California

Broadway Trade Center, located at 801 S. Broadway, is the largest historic redevelopment in Downtown Los Angeles and serves as the southern anchor point for the Historic Core. The landmark Beaux-Arts building was built in 1907 as the Hamburger Department Store. The building includes nearly 1 million square feet featuring large floor plates and ceilings as high as 24 feet. Jamestown originated a first mortgage in 2016 and was repaid in 2018.

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