Monday, November 11, 2019

Condyne sells 160 Dascomb Road in Andover, MA

160 Dascomb Road, Flex Building, Andover, MA

BOSTON, MA, Nov. 11, 2019 – JLL announced today that it has arranged a $26.25 million sale and $17.23 million financing for 160 Dascomb Road, a state-of-the-art flex building in the highly affluent community of Andover, Massachusetts.

 Lauren O’Neil Goff

JLL exclusively represented the seller, a Condyne entity, procured the buyer, an affiliate of NorthBridge Partners and facilitated the acquisition financing through Boston Private Bank.

Coleman Benedict
160 Dascomb Road is a 125,609-square-foot advanced research facility that is 100% leased to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Accu-Tech, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anixter International (NYSE: AXE) on a long-term basis. 

This offering represented an exciting opportunity to acquire a highly functional and flexible asset with durable income and strong market positioning within Boston’s world-renowned “think belt.”

160 Dascomb Road is easily accessed from Interstate 93 via Exit 42, providing a direct connection to downtown Boston and the highly skilled workforce in Southern New Hampshire. 

Matthew Sherry
More importantly, the property is just minutes from the critical intersection of Interstate 495 and Interstate 93 – providing unmatched access from all directions.

JLL’s Capital Markets team representing the seller was led by Coleman Benedict, Matthew Sherry, Kerry Hawkins, Ben Sayles and Michael Restivo. Lauren O’Neil and Jonathan Schneider exclusively represented the borrower. 

JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. 

Kerry Hawkins
 The firm's in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether investment advisory, debt placement, equity placement or a recapitalization. 

Ben Sayles
The firm has more than 3,700 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

For more news, videos and research resources on JLL, please visit the firm’s U.S. media center Web page: U.S. newsroom.

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. 

Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. 

Michael Restivo
In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 93,000 as of September 30, 2019. 

JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. 

Jonathan Schneider


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JLL Director, Public Relations
Phone: +1 617 848 1572

LeaseCrunch: The “elephant in the room” is improperly recorded ASC 840 leases at public companies

Ane Ohm

MILWAUKEE, WI.  Nov.11, 2019 – LeaseCrunch, the only lease accounting software made by former  CPA firm auditors for CPA firm auditors, says that improperly recorded ASC 840 leases by public companies is the biggest takeaway no one’s talking about from the new lease standard.

“In working with public organizations who have implemented the new lease standard, no one is talking about this one important reality,” said Ane Ohm, CEO of LeaseCrunch.

 “Many organizations did not properly record leases under ASC 840, the predecessor to the new lease standard, and this complicates their implementation for the new lease standard, which is ASC 842.”

Why care about the old standard if we’re moving to a new lease accounting standard? Two words: practical expedients.

“Practical expedients are designed to simplify the new lease standard implementation,” said Ohm. 

“The FASB offers transition relief that includes the “package of three”: you do not need to reassess existing leases for classification (operating vs. capital-soon-to-be-finance lease), completeness (assuming you’ve properly identified LeaseCrunch CEO Ane Ohmall leases under the current lease standard), and indirect costs (the definition changes from the current standard to the new standard and no one wants to go back and reconsider these costs).”

These practical expedients can save a lot of time, especially for longer-term leases where finding original information would be a challenge. However, these practical expedients must be applied to leases that have been accurately recorded under the current lease standard, ASC 840.

Where organizations went wrong with ASC 840—and why it matters now
“The new lease standard requires that operating leases be recorded on the balance sheet, which wasn’t mandated under ASC 840. At the same time, ASC 840 did require operating leases to be disclosed in footnotes, which are important and yet not on the “face” of the financial statement,” said Ohm.

Unfortunately, many organizations did not properly identify and record all of those leases under ASC 840. The result is that public companies underwent far more effort to identify and analyze leases than anyone originally anticipated.

Here are the main areas impacted by not fully implementing the previous lease standard:

  1. Lease identification
Identifying all leases has been a significant challenge, particularly for organizations with multiple locations. If the current lease standard was properly implemented, these leases would already be tracked and this wouldn’t be such a monumental effort. Identifying all leases, which can include more than contracts that are labeled as a “lease,” should be the top priority for non-public companies when preparing for their ASC 842 implementations.

  1. Embedded leases
The concept of embedded leases – a service contract that contains a leased asset – has resulted in the review of thousands of contracts to ensure proper accounting under the new lease standard. Again, if the current lease standard was properly implemented, these would already be included in disclosure numbers.

  1. Lease terms
The current lease standard provides that a lease term should be “reasonably assured,” the definition of which is quite similar to “reasonably certain” under the new lease standard. This means that organizations should already be disclosing payments on renewal terms and/or stopping payments related to termination clauses for which there are solid economic incentives to exercise.

“With the delay in non-public company compliance, private companies and other organizations can learn from public company mistakes and should allow themselves enough time to conduct lease identification, research, and analysis in order to implement ASC 840 correctly,” said Ohm.

About LeaseCrunch

Named by Accounting Today as one of the top new products of 2019, LeaseCrunch provides cloud-based lease accounting software for CPA firms, designed to help organizations implement the new lease accounting standards, ASC 842 and IFRS 16. 

Designed by CPAs, former Big 4 public accounting auditors, software development veterans and a former member of the FASB staff, the application offers an easy-to-use customer interface that delivers “audit in a box” lease accounting services, reducing the time it takes clients to prepare for an audit. 

LeaseCrunch allows companies to identify policy elections for the leasing standard through templates for both US GAAP and IFRS. 

 For more information, please go to:

John Vita
John Steven Vita Communications

First Downtown Chicago Location of Egg Harbor Café Now Open in Luxury Rental Tower Optima Signature

Tara Hovey
CHICAGO, IL — Optima Signature, a 57-story, 490-unit luxury apartment tower just east of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, announced the grand opening of its retail tenant Egg Harbor Café, a restaurant specializing in breakfast, brunch and lunch with 20 locations in Illinois, Wisconsin and Georgia.

 The Streeterville location is the first downtown Chicago location for the popular restaurant named as one of the nation’s top breakfast concepts.

David Hovey Sr.
 Developed by Glencoe, Ill.-based Optima, Inc., a full-service real estate firm with projects in Illinois and Arizona, Optima Signature is located at 220 E. Illinois St. and features 490 apartments and 60,000 square feet of retail and professional space.

 Egg Harbor Café’s 4,905 square foot location fronts the building’s plaza on upper Illinois Street just steps from Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River. It officially opened Oct. 31, and its operating hours are 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. seven days per week.

Aimee Farrell

“We’re so pleased to welcome Egg Harbor Café to the growing list of businesses that call Optima Signature home,” said Tara Hovey, president and COO of Optima, Inc.

 “Our goal at Optima Signature has always been to curate a mix of retailers and businesses that not only serve our residents, but also complement the entire Streeterville neighborhood,” she added.

Mike Farrell
Showing high demand for its retail space, Optima Signature has just one 490-square-foot-retail space remaining.

Other retailers include: GoodVets Streeterville, a full-service veterinarian redefining pet care with a 2,000-square-foot facility; Guidepost Montessori at Magnificent Mile, a California-based school with an 11,500-square-foot space; RUNAWAY fitness, a 4,099-square-foot run conditioning fitness studio; and a 1,530-square-foot Bedazzled Nails & Spa.

The plaza-side location of Egg Harbor Café means patrons will have a clear view of the David Hovey Sr.-designed bright yellow 15-foot Kiwi sculpture composed of ½-inch thick steel plates.

“We look forward to serving the great city of Chicago. Set alongside a beautiful open plaza with sweeping views of iconic Chicago landmarks, our first city location will be a refreshing oasis, welcoming Streeterville residents and local office workers as well as visitors to the area,” said Egg Harbor owners Aimee and Mike Farrell.

“Just one block off Michigan Avenue yet tucked away, we hope to provide a fast paced, and friendly environment where our guests can feel like they are at a home away from home,” added Egg Harbor regional manager Lisa Hallen.

Egg Harbor Cafe, 220 East Illinois Street, Chicago, IL
Optima Signature also offers commercial space in the way of fully furnished office suites and an additional 13,000 square feet of professional office space.

Designed by award-winning architect David Hovey Sr., FAIA, and completed in 2017, Optima Signature is a LEED certified luxury rental development featuring 1.5 acres of amenity space.

Egg Harbor Cafe Founders--the Wright and Farrell Families

Optima Signature’s amenities include: a resort-style outdoor heated swimming pool; cabanas and bars; saunas, steam rooms and WELLBEATS™ virtual workout studio; resident lounge with coffee bar; basketball, squash and bocce ball courts; golf simulator and putting green; and outdoor terrace with lounge furnishings, fire pits and spas.


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Kim Manning,, (312) 267-4527