The conversion from Boston’s defunct Lafayette Place Mall into a first-class mixed-use office and retail building was successfully achieved in 1998 by Sol Barket and his former partners at Centrum. The new LaFayette Corporate Center is a state-of-the-art 600,000 square foot office and retail building perfectly located between Boston’s Financial District, Back Bay area and the Theater District. The property is adjacent to Macy’s department store, The Swiss Hotel, the acclaimed Ritz Carlton Hotel and is situated above a 1,056 car parking garage that is owned by the City of Boston. Sol Barket headed up leasing approximately 560,000 square feet of the office space to two major financial institutions. On the ground floor, about 40,000 square feet of space has been leased to a variety of specialty retail and restaurant tenants. The street level retail space offers direct exposure to bustling Washington Street, one of the busiest pedestrian throughways in New England.