S. Korean Investment Firm Buys NASA HQ in DC

Two Independence Square, the largest asset in Piedmont Office Realty’s portfolio, sold for $360 million, or $593 per square foot.

Hana Asset Management Co. Ltd., a South Korean investment firm, has acquired Two Independence Square—NASA headquarters and Piedmont Office Realty Trust’s largest Washington, D.C., asset—for approximately $360 million, or $593 per square foot.

The 606,000-square-foot, nine-story office building is located at 300 E St., S.W., and has been fully leased to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration since it was constructed in 1991. Atlanta-based Piedmont acquired the property in November 2002 from Boston Properties in a $345 million portfolio transaction that included One Independence Square, according to Yardi Matrix data. Yardi Matrix stated the price Piedmont paid for Two Independence Square in 2002 was $216.2 million, or $386 per foot…

S. Korean Investment Firm Buys NASA HQ in DC

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