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The Parthenon Group Leases 46,000 SF of Office Space at Rowes Wharf Boston

Jones Lang LaSalle Facilitates Transaction at Boston’s Premiere Waterfront Office Location Owned by Equity Office Properties

BOSTON, Feb. 21, 2012 — The Parthenon Group, a global strategic advisory firm headquartered in Boston, has signed a 46,000 square foot lease at 50 Rowes Wharf. The firm will occupy the first class office space on floors five and six in the city’s elite waterfront landmark owned by Equity Office Properties, one of the largest commercial property owners in New England.  As Boston’s premiere waterfront gem, Rowes Wharf, offers 345,000 square feet of first class office space with panoramic views of Boston Harbor.

Jones Lang LaSalle Managing Directors Bill Barrack and Ben Heller represented the tenant.

“Rowes Wharf reflects our corporate culture and quality image,” said The Parthenon Group’s Chairman and Managing Partner Bill Achtmeyer. “Jones Lang LaSalle was armed with superior market information and analysis enabling us to make the right decision for our future.”

The Parthenon Group is moving from its current 200 State Street location where it has been since 1994. Their occupancy at Rowes Wharf is scheduled to begin in early 2013.

Defined by interior elegance and exterior grandeur, Rowes Wharf is one of Boston’s iconic properties with 345,000 square feet of first class office space, 230-room four-star hotel, 100 luxury condominiums, and world class marine facilities overlooking both Boston Harbor and the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Known for its unique archways, copper dome observatory, and classic brick and granite façade, the five-acre site also features extensive open space and an attractive brick and granite plaza. Inside it is adorned by marble walls and floors, and upscale finishes. 

“We are thrilled that The Parthenon Group has chosen Rowes Wharf to house their business for years to come,” said Andrew Maher, Managing Director of Leasing at Equity Office.  The Parthenon Group will be joining some of the most powerful companies in the city such as:  GMO, Goulston & Storrs, JP Morgan, Tudor Investments and Rubin & Rudman LLP who call Rowes Wharf their home.

“After carefully examining the factors that were important to Parthenon, Rowes Wharf met all of their objectives,” said BenHeller, Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle. “The property has an upscale image, the solid ownership of Equity Office Properties, every amenity for their clients and employees, efficient and high functioning offices, unique outdoor space, and the best views of the harbor and skyline.” 

About The Parthenon Group  
The Parthenon Group is a leading advisory firm focused on strategy consulting with offices in Boston, London, Mumbai, and San Francisco. Since its inception in 1991, the firm has embraced a unique approach to strategic advisory services built on long-term client relationships, a willingness to share risk, an entrepreneurial spirit, and customized insights. This unique approach has established the firm as the strategic advisor of choice for CEOs and business leaders of Global 1000 companies, high-potential growth companies, private equity firms, educational institutions, and healthcare organizations.

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About Equity Office
Equity Office owns and operates a national portfolio of premier office buildings in major metropolitan markets across the country.  The company is owned by an affiliate of The Blackstone Group, a preeminent global private equity firm.  Equity Office was acquired in 2007, bringing Equity Office's portfolio together with other Blackstone office asset holdings, primarily from its acquisitions of CarrAmerica Properties and Trizec Properties.  Integrating these predominantly Class A properties under one name - Equity Office - provides Blackstone with an unparalleled real estate platform for future office investments.  Our goal is to leverage our national platform to facilitate the seamless acquisition and transition of properties into and out of the portfolio, in support of Blackstone's real estate investments philosophy.  We actively manage our assets to ensure not only the best possible customer experience, but also gainful returns for Blackstone's investors.  Equity Office is headquartered in Chicago, IL, and has approximately 750 employees.
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2011 global revenue of $3.6 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 200 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 2.1 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with $47.7 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website,