Davis Cos. Acquires 88 Black Falcon Ave

Banker & Tradesman | By Steve Adams
March 31, 2017

Boston-based Davis Cos. has paid $60 million to buy the ground lease for the 376,000-square-foot 88 Black Falcon Ave. at the eastern tip of South Boston’s marine industrial park.

It’s hired Boston-based architects Dyer Brown to update the office and industrial complex, part of a rapidly evolving neighborhood where ship repair yards and seafood processing plants mix with architects, life science companies and high-tech startups. 88 Black Falcon Ave. is currently 94 percent occupied by office and industrial tenants, including recent arrival Optimus Ride, an autonomous vehicle startup that occupies 19,000 square feet.

“The neighborhood is one of the most exciting redevelopment areas in the country if you look at what’s happening there and the range of companies that want to be there,” Davis Cos. CEO Jonathan Davis said.

Reebok in December leased 220,000 square feet for its new corporate headquarters in the nearby Innovation and Design Building, controlled by Atlanta developer Jamestown. And Boston-based Related Beal acquired the lease for 27 Drydock Ave., a 286,000-square-foot converted warehouse that’s 84 percent leased, for $146.5 million, also in December.

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