As an investment opportunity, 800 Scudders Mill Road checked just about every box. A state-of-the-art, trophy office complex that was only three years old. A prime location just outside Princeton. And, perhaps most important of all, a net lease with a blue-chip, global pharmaceutical giant, Novo Nordisk Inc., with a longstanding presence in the market.
Far Eastern investors have accounted for most of the high-profile deals over the last year or so, but it was a Middle Eastern platform, KFH Capital Investment Co., that made the biggest splash in the fourth quarter of 2016.
A New York-based commercial mortgage lender was the main source of financing for a Kuwait-based firm’s recent $165 million acquisition of the Newark office tower that is home to Panasonic Corp. of North America.