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BOSTON, March 14, 2013 — Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) announces the long-term lease of 27,500 square feet of first class office space to Nuance Communications, Inc. at 675 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, MA. Nuance will occupy two full floors in the 14-story first class office building owned by Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation.
Intercontinental was represented by Jones Lang LaSalle Executive Vice Presidents John Osten and Peter Bekarian, and Vice President Daniel Kollar. Nuance was represented by Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Senior Managing Director Ryan Weber.
Nuance Vice President, Global Real Estate & Facilities Ed Zielinski said: “We are delighted with the location and amenities at 675 Mass. Ave., and will be making world class improvements to the facility. This prime Central Square location between Harvard and Kendall Square offers proximity to top technical talent coming out of the university community.
Occupancy is scheduled for the fall 2013 following interior construction. Nuance is moving from its current Cambridge location at 17 Dunster Street. The company’s worldwide headquarters is located in Burlington, MA.
“We are excited to be adding a company with a top notch reputation like Nuance to the building,” said Scott Kelly, regional director, asset management for Intercontinental, “and think that they will be a great addition to the building as well as the Central Square area.”
675 Massachusetts Avenue is a 127,615-square-foot first class office building that adjoins 130 Bishop Allen Drive to form 200,000-square-foot Central Plaza. It features a modern design, high end finishes, walkway, and panoramic views of the Charles River, Harvard University, MIT and the Boston skyline. A significant capital improvements program including lobby renovations is now underway. Other tenants in 675 Mass. Ave. include Harmonix Music Systems, ETEX and Workbar.
According to Jones Lang LaSalle’s Osten: “We are delighted to accommodate Nuance’s rapid expansion. They chose Cambridge’s Central Square to attract top talent, and be in the midst of the many Central Square amenities as well as public transportation. They will benefit from the building’s recent restacking program to join an impressive mix of life sciences and technology tenants.” About Nuance Communications, Inc. Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com.
About Jones Lang LaSalleJones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.0 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit www.jll.com.
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