BOSTON-The John Hancock Tower is snagging a 208,000-square-footlease from Bain Capital which will move onto seven contiguousfloors of Boston's iconic office tower. The city's tallest buildingwill add Bain for 15 years and will offer the company an option toexpand to 270,000 square feet prior to move-in.

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The owners Normandy Real Estate Partners and Five Mile CapitalPartners executed the lease to relocate into the alpha-structure ofBoston's skyline. This lease will bring the Hancock Tower to 95%occupancy when Bain moves into its space in the fall of 2011.

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The class A trophy tower is at 200 Clarendon St. topping out at62 stories comprised of 1.8 million square feet. Cushman &Wakefield's Gil Dailey, Dave Martel and Rob Griffin repped thetenant and Bill Anderson of C&W represented the landlord in thetransaction. Normandy would not reveal lease rates in thetransaction and C&W did not return GlobeSt.com inquiries bydeadline. However, average asking lease rates for class A space inthe Back Bay district is $48.52 per square foot.

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