NKF Capital Markets Arranges Approximately $200MM Loan from Blackstone for the Acquisition of Brocade’s Campus in San Jose

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: This property sold for $225.5 million, and the buyer was Menlo Park-based Lane Partners. The seller of the property, which includes three buildings, a parking garage and an option for a fourth building, was Brocade Communications.)

NKF Capital Markets has arranged approximately $200 million in financing for the acquisition of HQ@first, a state-of-the art, three-building creative office tower property that totals 603,666 square feet and is located at 110, 120, and 130 Holger Way in San Jose.

NKF Capital Markets Vice Chairman Ramsey Daya and Managing Director Chris Moritz of the debt and structured finance team in the San Francisco office executed the financing on behalf of the buyer, Lane Partners and its capital partner. The loan was placed with Blackstone Mortgage Trust.

Built in 2010 the Class A property is situated on just under 10 acres at the intersection of Highway 237 and North First Street in the heart of Silicon Valley. The LEED Gold certified project features a campus environment with landscaped paths, natural light, views of the bay and hills, outdoor BBQ and patio areas, basketball court, top-of-the-line fitness center and locker rooms, a game room, an expansive executive business center and a 300-plus seat cafeteria.

“Given the strength of the sponsorship and quality of the asset, the debt markets showed a strong interest in this opportunity. Blackstone demonstrated an exceptional amount of commitment to the deal and our NKF Capital Markets team is pleased to have successfully closed on this transaction with them on behalf of Lane Partners and Lane’s capital partner,” said Ramsey Daya. “HQ@first is truly a trophy asset that is San Jose’s most walkable and amenitized campus. We see this project gaining even more momentum and value over the coming years as the Silicon Valley market continues its upward growth.”

HQ@first is adjacent to multiple VTA Light Rail stations that connect to Caltrain, AMTRAK, ACE Train, and eventually BART and offers abundant parking. The property offers immediate access to a restaurant, retail and hotel amenity base with the @first retail center across the street. @first tenants include Chipotle, Chick-Fil-A, Five Guys, Panera, Coffee Bean, CVS, Target, Chase, Courtyard by Marriott and Hyatt House.

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