Charlesgate Realty Group has been exclusively retained to market 178 North Street in Boston’s historic North End neighborhood. The nine unit property has been family owned and occupied for multiple generations and is now available for sale for the first time since the 1940’s.
The property consists of eight residential units and one restaurant/retail unit. The property has been very well maintained over the years including recent brick facade repointing and fire escape improvements, yet provides significant value add opportunity to upgrade unit interiors and/or reconfigure floor plans to substantially increase rents or sell as part of a condo conversion. All of the residential units are currently below market rents and are tenant-at-will. With 1500 +/- square foot floor plates, there is excellent flexibility to reconfigure layouts to maximize space. Additionally, an existing air/light shaft allows the possibility of an elevator with direct access to units.
178 North is located on a 1745 square foot corner lot at the intersection of North Street and Richmond Street, just south of North Square one block from Hanover Street. The location has incredible access to many of Boston’s cultural amenities including The Rose Kennedy Greenway, the brand new Boston Public Market, and The New England Aquarium which is only a 10 minute walk away. Boston’s North End is experiencing extremely strong growth in demand for apartments for rent and condos for sale, driving rents and sale prices higher.
“This property offers a unique opportunity for an investor to acquire a property that has not been on the market since the 1940’s,” says Michael DiMella, Managing Partner at Charlesgate Realty. “The current owners have occupied and maintained it flawlessly over the years and there is tremendous value-add potential that could make it a core piece of a buyer’s portfolio. Plus, the North End market is seeing tremendous growth and development, pushing rent and sale prices higher than we have seen before.”
178 North Street provides a rare opportunity to own a core North End asset. It is being offered on an unpriced basis with tours of the property available over the next few weeks to be followed by a call for offers from interested parties.