BOSTON—Two contiguous properties in the Boston community of Somerville, MA, including a 1.2-acre development site and the leasehold interest in a 252-space parking garage in a Qualified Opportunity Zone, have changed hands. JLL Capital Markets arranges the $48-million sale and the $24-million acquisition financing.

JLL marketed the property on behalf of several private sellers for the land and a private owner on the leasehold interest. Both assets were purchased by Normandy Opportunity Zone Fund LP, a fund advised by Columbia Real Estate Management, a subsidiary of Columbia Property Trust. Additionally, JLL worked on behalf of the new owner to arrange floating-rate acquisition financing with Bank of New England.

The 1.2-acre site, known as Boynton Gateway, comprises blocks at 64 and 68 Webster Ave.; 495, 497, 513 and 517 Columbia St.; and 6 Beach Ave. The five-story parking garage is at 481 Columbia. The transit-oriented location is steps from the future Union Square MBTA Green Line station and is at the entrance to the Boynton Yards mixed-use development.

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