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Abbey Group Lands New Tech Tenant For Lafayette City Center

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Abbey Group Lands New Tech Tenant For Lafayette City Center
Lafayette City Center

The Abbey Group has signed cloud infrastructure and business mobility company VMware as a tenant at Lafayette City Center in Downtown Crossing. The tech company will occupy nearly 38K SF of office space, Abbey announced Monday.

“This transaction further solidifies LCC’s reputation as a major attraction for innovative world-class tech tenants in a growing district that is hot and high energy,” JLL Managing Director Tom O’Regan said in a statement. JLL serves as the leasing and marketing agent for LCC. 

Originally a shopping center in the 1980s, the Lafayette Center never became a retail hub because of its location in a then-undesirable part of downtown. Having never achieved higher than a 60% occupancy rate, the mall closed in 1989 and sat empty for years. The Abbey Group redeveloped the 615K SF building in 2014 into its current mixed-use iteration. Other tenants in the building include Sonos and Carbonite. 

VMware is expected to move into its space in September.