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Meriwether Sells Capitol City Business Center

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Seattle, December 19, 2011 – Meriwether Partners announced the $33 million sale of the Capitol City Business Center in Salem, Oregon to an institutional investor.

Capitol City Business Center is a 233,000 square foot, single-story office building. Meriwether acquired the asset with an institutional partner in 2005 for $11.55 million. Except for a short-term lease-back of 130,000 square feet, the building was vacant. Following a significant common area improvement project, the building was re-leased to mainly government tenants. Occupancy at the time of sale was 85%.

“The sale of the Capitol City Business Center represents a significant achievement,” said Robert Briscoe, principal at Meriwether Partners. “We managed to redevelop, reposition, and re-lease the asset in a very difficult economic environment and ultimately exit at a price that provided meaningful profits to our investment partners.”