Columbia Property Trust Sells Suburban Denver Campus for $122 Million

Fully Leased Three-Building Office Complex Houses World Headquarters of CH2M

Columbia Property Trust (NYSE:CXP) has completed the sale of a suburban office complex located outside Denver, fully leased as the world headquarters of construction firm CH2M, to Angelo, Gordon & Co., a New York-based alternative investment firm, for $122 million in gross proceeds. (Photo: Business Wire)

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ATLANTA & DENVER--()--Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CXP) today announced that it has completed the sale of a suburban office complex located outside Denver to Angelo, Gordon & Co., a New York-based alternative investment firm, for $122 million in gross proceeds. Columbia will use proceeds from the sale to repay borrowings on its unsecured credit facility.

The 370,485-square-foot campus located on South Jamaica Street in Englewood, Colorado, is fully leased to global engineering and construction firm CH2M. The firm signed a renewal in late 2015 at the campus, extending their lease through September 2032. Columbia acquired the property in 2007 at the completion of its construction as a build-to-suit for CH2M’s world headquarters.

“The pricing and timeframe achieved for this sale demonstrate the substantial value created by completing the long-term renewal with CH2M last year," said Nelson Mills, president and CEO of Columbia Property Trust. "This sale brings us to a total of $357 million of completed dispositions this year, as we continue to focus on our core, CBD markets."

The sale of the CH2M campus is another step in Columbia’s previously announced plan to dispose of roughly $700 million to $1 billion of non-core assets in 2016. Since 2011, Columbia has sold over 50 non-core buildings and reinvested over $2 billion in assets in core CBD markets, including San Francisco, New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C.

Columbia owns a fourth building adjacent to CH2M’s campus, which is being marketed for sale.

About Columbia Property Trust

Columbia Property Trust (NYSE: CXP) owns and operates Class-A office buildings in competitive, primarily CBD locations, and over half our investments are in high-barrier-to-entry, primary markets. Our $5 billion portfolio includes 25 office properties containing 12.3 million square feet and one hotel, concentrated in San Francisco, New York, and Washington, D.C. For more information about Columbia, which carries an investment-grade rating from both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s, please visit columbia.reit.

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Contacts

Columbia Property Trust, Inc.
Media Contact:
Bud Perrone, 212-843-8068
bperrone@rubenstein.com
or
Investor Relations:
Matt Stover, 404-465-2227
IR@columbia.reit

Release Summary

Columbia Property Trust has sold an office complex outside Denver, fully leased to construction firm CH2M, to Angelo, Gordon & Co. for $122 million in gross proceeds.

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Contacts

Columbia Property Trust, Inc.
Media Contact:
Bud Perrone, 212-843-8068
bperrone@rubenstein.com
or
Investor Relations:
Matt Stover, 404-465-2227
IR@columbia.reit