Recent Awards and Recognition

 

JM Zell receiving the Sidney Harman Award for Philanthropy in the arts

JM Zell receiving the Sidney Harman Award for Philanthropy in the arts

Sidney Harman Award for Philanthropy in the Arts

“Imagine: Shakespeare” was the theme of the Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala Nov. 1, 2015. Chairman of the Shakespeare Theatre Company's board of trustees Mike Klein presented the Sidney Harman for Philanthropy in the Arts Award to JM Zell Partners, Ltd. for its continuing support of STC’s programs. Actress Helen Mirren came specifically to honor Julie Taymor, who received the William Shakespeare Award for Classic Theatre from Michael Kahn, artistic director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company.


50 Binney Street, Cambridge, MA

50 Binney Street, Cambridge, MA

2015 Office Deal of the Year Cambridge, MA

Sanofi Genzyme (NYSE: SNY) signed a build-to-suit lease with Alexandria Real Estate Equities (NYSE: ARE) for a 263,000-square-foot new headquarters at 50 Binney St. in Kendall Square. JM Zell represented Sanofi/Genyme.


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CoStar Power Broker Award, DC 

Every year, CoStar’s research team verifies and records the commercial real estate sales and lease transactions that closed during the previous year.  From that information, CoStar presents the CoStar Power Broker Awards to a select number of brokerage firms and individual brokers that closed the highest overall transaction volumes in commercial property sales and leases in each market.


The Washington Post - Tenant Representation

Washington Business Journal - Best Real Estate Deals of 2014 (winner)

Then, in April 2012, The Washington Post began looking for alternatives to its longtime headquarters at 1150 15th St. NW nearby with the help of brokerage JM Zell Partners Ltd. The search accelerated after Jeff Bezos bought the newspaper and leased back space at its longtime headquarters from Graham Holdings Co., formally The Washington Post Co., through fall 2016 including two six-month extension options. Given the time it would take to build a new building, the Post and Zell had to work fast if they were going to keep new developments among their options...continue reading on Washington Business Journal

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1155 Franklin square - new washington post hq

1155 Franklin square - new washington post hq


Freedom square building - reston town center

Freedom square building - reston town center

Leidos at  Freedom Square - Tenant Representation

Washington Business Journal - Best Real Estate Deals of 2013 (runner-up)

SAIC was seeking new space for its Leidos government services business and, with the help of JM Zell, set its sights on Freedom Square. It needed no less than 180,000 square feet with Metro access. The problem: It needed to move in by the first quarter of 2014 at the latest, and there wasn’t enough space to accommodate it at Freedom Square. JM Zell struck a deal for Leidos to sublease 72,000 square feet from NII Holdings Inc. that, along with the space L-3 shed and additional space Boston was able to free up, fit Leidos’ space needs...continue reading on Washington Business Journal


The Washington Post Building - Sale

Washington Business Journal - Best Real Estate Deals of 2013 (winner)

Few other commercial real estate deals in recent history had as prominent a cast of characters or as many moving parts or unexpected plot twists as Carr Properties’ acquisition of 1150 15th St. NW from Graham Holdings Co.

That chain of events kicked in April 2012, when the former Washington Post Co. retained JM Zell ... continue reading on Washington Business Journal

1150 15th Street - former wpc headquarters

1150 15th Street - former wpc headquarters


the boro metro entrance

the boro metro entrance

SAIC/Leidos Campus - Sale

Washington Business Journal - Best Real Estate Deals of 2013 (winner)

More than a simple land deal, the sale of SAIC’s Tysons Corner corporate campus represented the confluence of a publicly held company’s split into two firms, the evolution of Tysons Corner into one of the most concentrated centers in the region for new and planned development, and the highly anticipated arrival of the Silver Line...continue reading on Washington Business Journal


Crystal House - Land Sale

Washington Business Journal - Best Real Estate Deals of 2013 (runner-up)

This deal for the land under Crystal House was long in the making. Archstone, which owned the two-building apartment complex on the site but leased the land, had been negotiating to buy the land for more than a decade. The deal came to fruition in March 2013: Alder Branch agreed to sell the 18 acres in Crystal City for $66.5 million, one of the largest land sales in the D.C. area. Soon after, Archstone sold the land and 1,172 apartments to Mack Cali and UBS for $263.5 million.

Crystal house apartment complex

Crystal house apartment complex


655 K Street NW - AAMC

655 K Street NW - AAMC

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Washington Business Journal - Best Real Estate Deals of 2011 (winner)

The Association of American Medical Colleges, working with D.C. broker JM Zell Partners, negotiated to acquire 13 lots from four separate owners in a series of complex negotiations over its future home in the District’s Mount Vernon Triangle...continue reading on Washington Business Journal


Shakespeare Theatre Company & The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC)

Washington Business Journal - Best Real Estate Deals 2007 (winner)

Sidney Harman Hall, the $150 million performance space and office building owned by the Shakespeare Theatre Company and International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers.

610 F STREET ENTRANCE - SHAKESPEARE THEATRE

610 F STREET ENTRANCE - SHAKESPEARE THEATRE