Brandywine Realty Trust Announces Disposition Totaling $56.5 Million and One Commerce Square Refinancing

Dec 30, 2015, 08:56 ET from Brandywine Realty Trust

RADNOR, Pa., Dec. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN), announced the sale of six office properties located in Mount Laurel, New Jersey and the refinancing One Commerce Square in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a first mortgage maturing in April, 2023.

As previously announced, we have completed the sale of six suburban office buildings located in Mount Laurel, New Jersey totaling 560,100 square feet. The sales price is $56.5 million.

We have completed the refinancing of One Commerce Square with a $130 million first mortgage maturing in April, 2023.  The mortgage has a fixed interest rate of 3.64%.  The previous mortgage totaled $121.2 million at closing and was scheduled to mature in January 2016 and had a fixed interest rate of 5.67%.

We received $65.8 million of net proceeds and expect to use the net proceeds to fund current development commitments, reduce debt and general corporate purposes.

About Brandywine Realty Trust

Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) is one of the largest, publicly traded, full-service, integrated real estate companies in the United States with a core focus in the Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Austin markets.  Organized as a real estate investment trust (REIT), we own, develop, lease and manage an urban, town center and transit-oriented portfolio comprising 239 properties and 30.7 million square feet as of September 30, 2015.  Our purpose is to shape, connect and inspire the world around us through our expertise, the relationships we foster, the communities in which we live and work, and the history we build together.  Our deep commitment to our communities was recognized by NAIOP naming Brandywine the 2014 Developer of the Year – the highest honor in the commercial real estate industry.  For more information, please visit

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