San Francisco’s One Montgomery Tower Sells for $82M

CBRE arranged the sale of the historic office building in the city's North Financial District. The firm also secured $76.6 million in acquisition financing.
One Montgomery. Image courtesy of CBRE

A joint venture of REDCO Development and AEW Capital Management has acquired One Montgomery, a historic 676,192-square-foot high-rise in San Francisco, for $82 million. According to Yardi Matrix, the previous owner was PGIM Real Estate.

CBRE arranged the sale on behalf of the seller. The brokerage firm also secured $76.6 million in acquisition financing. The five-year, non-recourse floating rate loan bears full-term, interest-only payments at a competitive spread priced over 30-day LIBOR. In addition to financing the acquisition, the mortgage will also serve as funding for future capital expenditures and re-leasing costs.

Strategic location

Located at 1 Montgomery St., the building is in the North Financial District of downtown San Francisco and enables access to public transportation, such as the BART and MUNI stations. Additionally, the adjacent Union Square is close to numerous tourist and shopping destinations as well as hotels and luxury retailers.

Built in 1980, the 38-story Class A tower features 29 feet clearance heights on the ground floor, commercial space and a rooftop garden, and it has been fully occupied by Wells Fargo since 1984. One Montgomery was renovated in 2018 and offers the opportunity for future expansion with a 250-foot height limit and a high-density zoning designation.

CBRE Executive Vice Presidents Mike Taquino and Kyle Kovac, Vice Chairman Russell Ingrum, Senior Associate Giancarlo Sangiacomo and Vice President Mandy Lee represented the seller. CBRE’s Senior Vice President Mike Walker, Executive Vice President Brad Zampa and Vice President Megan Woodring arranged the acquisition financing on behalf of the new owner. Recently, CBRE also brokered the $81 million sale of a Minneapolis office tower