American did not return phone calls to discuss the matter; infact, company officials want to keep the $24-million deal so secretthat they instructed Equity and the brokers, Trammell Crow, not toidentify them as the buyer. Nonetheless, sources say ATC is the newowner, and has hired Nordblom Management Co. of Burlington to runthe property at 690 Canton St.

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Equity gained control of the building as part of its acquisitionof Beacon Properties Corp. in December 1997. Beacon paid $11.4million for Westwood Business Centre in 1994. Brokers on the salewere Trammell Crow principals Robert E. Griffin Jr., Marci B.Griffith and Edward C. Maher Jr.

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