Northwestern Mutual Life and McCarthy Cook JV Spends $179.7MM for Castro Station in Mountain View

August 17, 2018

(EDITOR’S NOTE: According to public documents cited in a San Jose Mercury News report, the sale closed at $179.7 million, or $1,565 per square foot. TH Real Estate had acquired the property in November of 2015 for $148.5 million, or $1,293 per square foot.)

San Francisco, CA (August 17, 2018) — NKF Capital Markets has announced the sale of Castro Station, a three-building Class A office campus totaling 114,809 square feet in downtown Mountain View, CA.

NKF Capital Markets Vice Chairman Steven Golubchik, Executive Managing Director Edmund Najera, Senior Managing Director Tyler Meyerdirk and Senior Analyst Darren Hollak represented the seller, TH Real Estate, in the transaction to the buyer, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance and McCarthy Cook.

Castro Station is prominently located with frontage on West Evelyn Avenue, adjacent to Caltrain and within walking distance to the abundance of Castro Street amenities. Built in phases between 2000 and 2014, the three buildings; 100, 150 and 200 West Evelyn Avenue are situated on approximately 4 acres of land. It is 94 percent leased to seven tenants – anchored by Dropbox which recently occupied the entire 200 West Evelyn building after a state-of-the-art creative office build-out.

“Castro Station is a generational Mountain View asset, providing scale and direct access to both Caltrain and a diverse amenity base. Castro will continue to be the top performing Mountain View asset as tenants’ demand for Caltrain proximity continues to increase,” said Golubchik.

The well-located office campus features ample parking with a three-story below-grade parking garage with 244 stalls and 102 surface-level stalls.

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