Parkway Properties’ $55M acquisition

Aims to spend millions more on closing, improvements

Parkway Properties Inc. on Friday announced that its Office Fund LP paid $55 million for the class A Gateway Center building in Orlando, Fla. The property comprises 228,000 square feet of office space on 10 floors that is situated atop a six-story parking facility. Constructed in 1989, the property was 79 percent leased at the time of sale to 17 tenants. The Fund expects to spend an additional $2.8 million on closing costs, building improvements, leasing costs and tenant improvements during the first two years of ownership. The Fund is a $500 million discretionary fund formed in July 2005 for the purpose of acquiring high-quality, multi-tenant office properties in markets such as Houston, Phoenix, Atlanta, Chicago, Charlotte, Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville and Memphis. *** What's your opinion? Send your Letter to the Editor to ...