Aberdeen is taking up two and a half floors in Mellon BankCenter that will house its 200-plus associates. Management expectsthe firm to move into the building in July.

Leasing rates for the deal were not immediately available. Grubb& Ellis' most recent report has class A office space in WestMarket submarket going for $31.33 per sf, Cushman & Wakefieldhas it at $28.56, while Studley calculates the average at $27.66per sf.

Jones Lang LaSalle represented Aberdeen in the deal, while Grubb& Ellis represented owner Newton, MA-based HRPT PropertiesTrust. HRPT's 19 properties in the Philadelphia Metro area are87.3% leased, according to a Q2 financial filing.

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