SOMERVILLE, MA-Guaranty Bank sold 200 Innerbelt Rd., a four-story 192,000-sf building, for $8.3 million. Boston-based Herb Chambers Cos. purchased the property, which is situated on an eight-acre parcel. The Financial Services Group of Robert E. Griffin Jr., Richard F. Herlihy, Christopher T. Griffin and Jeffrey H. Gates as well as Arthur M. Agnew exclusively represented the seller and procured the Herb Chamber Cos.

TrizecHahn Corp. purchased the development rights to the site for $24 million in 2000 before the telecommunications industry went under. The property was permitted for two 192,000-sf buildings, but TriezcHahn only managed to build one at a cost of $16 million. Agnew tells that Chambers might pursue development of the other site and is considering all options.

Herlihy tells that Chambers plans on using some of the existing building, which is currently vacant, for its offices and leasing the remaining space to outside tenants. The company is currently headquartered on 116 Commonwealth Ave. in Boston and Herlihy notes that the company owns that building as well. “They are in the process of determining how much space they will be occupying [in the new building.]”

The building is situated between Route 93 and Route 28, less than two miles northwest of the city. The newly constructed building has four-stories and is located near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, as well as the technology and life sciences center at nearby Kendall Square.

Herlihy points out that the property’s flexible design–it features substantial floor load capacity and class-leading clear heights–provides the building with the ability to lend itself to a variety of uses other than just office. “We saw a lot of activity from all segments of the buyer spectrum.”

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