TEWKSBURY, MA-As reported here last week, Berkeley Investments Inc. has acquired a 750,000-sf campus here and renamed it 495 Network Center. In a follow-up interview, Jim McCaffrey, SVP for Meredith & Grew/Oncor International, which has been retained as leasing agent, says that the emphasis will be on new tech for the former Wang facility.

“For sure, you’re seeing a shift from traditional manufacturing to more high-tech manufacturing,” he tells GlobeSt.com. “This facility used to house assembly for huge mainframe computers. Now it’s likely to house next-generation optical networking.” He makes it clear that the marketing effort is not geared solely to the tech sector, but “It’s expected that this is where the next wave will be from.”

In terms of Berkeley’s plans, McCaffrey notes that this isn’t the only iron in the investment group’s fire, but he’s mum on details. “They’re one of the more active groups out there,” he says of his client, “and they’re looking at a whole bunch of stuff.” Yes, it’s focused largely on high-tech and engineering space.

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