News and Information

Our News and Information section delivers relevant news about Metzler, our people and our work.

  • November 07, 2017

    The Registry: Laird Norton Properties Buys Bear Creek Corporate Center in Redmond for $38.5MM

    The seller of the commercial property was Metzler Real Estate


  • November 12, 2016

    Seattle Times: Foreign investors pouring billions into Seattle commercial real estate

    The pace of foreign purchases of major King County buildings has tripled


  • August 10, 2016

    NREI Online: Are Foreign Investors Moving to the Sidelines?

    Interview with Zeb Bradford, Chief Investment Officer


  • July 11, 2016

    Daily Journal of Commerce: Amazon Phase VIII sells for $247M

    A Korean investment manager called Mirae Asset Global Investments said it has acquired Amazon Phase VIII for $246.8 million from Vulcan Real Estate.


  • April 12, 2016 Skanska USA Confirms Sale of 101 Seaport Blvd. to German Firm

    Boston - Oh, Yes, they did. After steadfastly denying its Seaport District office tower was on the block at all last autumn and this past month denying story that a German investment fund had 101 Seaport under agreement for a potentially record price per sf, Skanska USA confirmed this mornig it has traded the gleaming 17-story building to Union Investmnet after a campaign orchestrated by the Robert E. Griffin Jr. team at Newmark, the final result of $452 million equating to $1,027 per sf, a few dollars north of the previous high-water rate of 222 Berkley St. and 500 Boylston St. that fetched $1,024 per sf for that $1.2 billion exchange that came in 2015.


  • April 01, 2016

    The Business Journal: German firm closes on $150M acquisition of Converse

    Union Investment Real Estate of Hamburg, Germany has announced that it is acquiring the recently built Converse headquarters on Boston's Lovejoy Wharf for $150 million, a deal the Business Journal first reported on in December.


  • January 13, 2016 111 S. Wacker gets LEED Platinum

    Union Investment GmbH has transformed the operations and maintenance procedures to achieve LEED Platinum certification

  • December 18, 2015

    Puget Sound Business Journal: 2 Amazon buildings sold for $299M

    Union Investment Real Estate, Germany's largest open-ended real estate fund manager, announced it paid $299 million for the sixth phase of's headquarters. MORE

  • July 09, 2015

    The Dallas Morning News: Tollway office tower sells for $71.25 million

    Metzler Real Estate said Thursday that it sold the 13-story, 306,244-square-foot Galleria North Tower II to an international institutional investor.


  • April 01, 2015

    Realty News Report: German Investor Finalizes its Purchase of 1000 Main Tower in Houston for $440M

    Union was advised by Metzler Real Estate


  • March 26, 2015

    DJC: Metzler promotes Franceschina and Paddock

    Metzler Real Estate promoted Steven A. Franceschina to chief operating officer and Matthew Paddock to Senior Managing Director.


  • March 23, 2015

    NAIOP Magazine: The Urban/Suburban Office Cap Rate Spread

    An Article by Brian Moosburner, CFA, investment officer, Metzler Real Estate


  • October 31, 2014

    Atlanta Business Chronicle: One Buckhead Plaza Sale reflects soaring rents, values for Buckhead towers

  • February 04, 2014

    Delaware Business Daily: Bellevue Park Corporate Center sold for $61.5 million

    Metzler Real Estate sold the 305,000 square-foot Bellevue Park Corporate Center to The Buccini/Pollin Group for $61.5 million.


  • January 01, 2014

    Seattle Business Magazine: Metzler Real Estate's value system

    It's parent company is 340 years old, so it understands the importance of a long-term relationship.


  • December 18, 2013

    PSBJ: High price paid for warehouses in Seattle's Sodo area

    A limited liability company affiliated with Jones Lang LaSalle Income Property Trust Inc. of Chicago paid Metzler North America of Seattle $38.7 million for the property


  • August 22, 2013

    The Oregonian: The 20 on Hawthorne apartments sold for $15 million

    Portland developer Gerding Edlen and Seattle-based Metzler Real Estate built the 51-unit apartment building


  • August 01, 2013

    PR NewsWire: Johnson Controls and Ygrene Energy Fund sign nation's largest energy upgrade project with Metzler Real Estate

  • July 31, 2013

    Energy Manager Today: Sacramento Office Park Retrofits with PACE Financing, Reduces Energy 27%

    [...] The complex is owned by Seattle-based real estate investment firm Metzler Real Estate.


  • July 30, 2013

    Sacramento Business Journal: Johnson Controls getting energy upgrades for office complex

    A four-building office complex in South Natomas will get the nation's largest PACE energy upgrade.[...] The office complex called Metro Center Corporate Park [...] is owned by Seattle-based Metzler Real Estate.


  • July 08, 2013 Metzler Likes the Texas Story

    AUSTIN-EXCLUSIVE-Metzler Real Estate president and CEO Don Wise discusses why Texas investments make sense for the Seattle-based company's clients.


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  • June 13, 2013 Investors Seek New Ways to Place Capital

    Until recently, a disproportionate amount of investment activity was targeted toward top-tier assets in four or five principal markets, says Don Wise, CEO of Metzler Real Estate.


  • May 14, 2013

    Bloomberg: San Francisco Leasing Slows Amid Office Boom: Real Estate

    Leasing by San Francisco-area technology firms is slowing just as developers are poised to add 6.5 million square feet of office space to the city and Silicon Valley, the most construction in a dozen years. [...] "Companies decided to lock up space before rents climbed further, so they accelerated their normal leasing," said Donald Wise, chief executive officer of Metzler Realty Advisors Inc., a Seattle-based investor whose $445 million purchase of an office tower in San Francisco's South of Market district was the city's priciest deal per square foot in 2012.


  • April 19, 2013

    Daily Journal of Commerce: Metzler sells tech building in Austin

    Metzler Real Estate said, it sold TechRidge Five, a 226,076-square-foot light industrial property at 905 W. Howard Lane in the industrial district of Austin, Texas, to an investment group called GH TechRidge Five for $24 million.


  • March 26, 2013

    Bloomberg: Houston Makes Top 5 as Boom Lures Foreigners: Real Estate

    "Houston has risen to the top of the pile as investors look for good current returns with reasonable appreciations," said Donald Wise, CEO of Seattle-based Metzler


  • March 21, 2013 Foreign Capital Finds a Home in the US

    CANNES France - Don Wise, president and CEO of Metzler Realty Advisors, [...] talks about the firm's strategy and how that is likely to expand


  • March 19, 2013

    PERE: Germany's Union backs Metzler with $350m core mandate

    The giant German asset manager is adding to its backing of Seattle-based Metzler Real Estate with a mandate to acquire core real estate in a range of US markets.


  • March 07, 2013

    Wall Street Journal: China Group in Talks to buy GM Building

    "They are still trying to figure out the new regulations," said Donald Wise, chief executive of Metzler Real Estate, a property investor and adviser based in Seattle.


  • December 10, 2012

    Real Estate Finance & Investment: Metzler Hunts Core Assets

    Metzler Real Estate, the investment management arm of Bankhaus Metzler, is piling into the chase for core, current return assets in the U.S. The Seattle-based investor is hunting well-leased properties in prime markets...


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  • October 10, 2012

    Highland Park Patch: Landmark Theatres Renews Renaissance Place Lease

    "We are delighted to continue our relationship with Landmark Theaters [...]", said Metzler Real Estate CEO Don Wise.


  • October 04, 2012

    Immobilien Zeitung: Ist die Expo Real international?

    By: Monika Leykam

    Don Wise, President und CEO von Metzler North America, ist seit fünf Jahren Stammgast in München.


  • September 30, 2012

    Places & Spaces: Knowing where jobs will be created

    Interview with Steven Franceschina, Chief Portfolio Officer at Metzler North America.

    MORE on Page 9

  • June 21, 2012

    Daily Journal of Commerce: Metzler sells Maui parcel for $ 5.45M

    MAUI, Hawaii - Metzler Real Estate, a Seattle-based real estate investment firm, said it has sold a 1.55-acre ocean-front parcel in the Makena area of Maui, Hawaii, to a private investor for $5.45 million.


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  • June 14, 2012

    Daily Journal of Commerce: Real Estate Buzz - Demo complete; new tower planned

    By: Mark Stiles

    Metzler North America made a tidy profit in selling the two-building, fully leased Fremont Lake Union Center for $107 million to Kilroy Realty.


  • May 15, 2012

    San Francisco Business Times: Tishman to sell 555 Mission for $445M

    By: J.K. Dineen

    Union Investment, a German investment fund is being advised by Metzler North America of Seattle


  • April 18, 2012

    Real Estate Alert: Metzler Real Estate sells Apple property in California

    By: Allison Waldmann

    Fund operator Metzler Real Estate solda 52,000-square-foot office building in the Silicon Valey city of Cupertino, Calif., for $20.4 million to an unidentified individual via CBRE.


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  • April 18, 2012

    CoStar: Metzler Real Estate Sells Flex, Office Portfolio for $20.4M

    By: Dana Gorghis

    Metzler North America, a real estate firm based out of Seattle, WA, sold a two-building office and flex portfolio totaling 52,438 square feet to a private investor for $20.4 million, or about $389 per square foot.


  • April 16, 2012

    GlobeSt: Private Investor Snags 52,438-SF Office Property for $20M

    By: Nicole Dolce

    SILICON VALLEY, CA - Metzler Real Estate, a Seattle-based real estate investment firm, has old a 52,438-square-foot property located at 10381-10443 Bandley Dr. in Cupertino, CA to a private investor for $20.4 million.


  • April 12, 2012

    San Francisco Business Times: Apple-occupied Cupertino offices sell for $20.4M

    An anonymous private investor bought a fully-leased Cupertino office complex for $20.4 million, or $389 per square foot, the Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal reports. Metzler Real Estate sold the 52,438-square-foot property...


  • April 11, 2012

    Silicon Valley Business Journal: Apple-occupied Cupertino offices sell for $20.4M, $389/square foot

    By: Mary Ann Azevedo

    A local undisclosed private investor has purchased a fully-leased Cupertino office complex for $20.4 million, or $389 per square foot. Metzler Real Estate sold the 52,438 square-foot property...


  • April 11, 2012

    Daily Journal of Commerce: Metzler sells Apple property in California

    By: Marc Stiles

    CUPERTINO, Calif. - Seattle-based Metzler Real Estate sold a nearly 52,450-square-foot office property in the Silicon Valley to a private investor for $20.4 million.


    This article is free to subscribers of the Daily Journal of Commerce.

  • April 10, 2012

    Seattle PI: Metzler Real Estate Sells Silicon Valley Property for $20.4 Million

    Metzler Real Estate, a Seattle-based real estate investment firm, has sold a 52,438-square-foot property located at 10381-10443 Bandley Drive in Cupertino, California to a private investor for $20.4 million.