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Joseph N. DiStefano writes business stories for the Inquirer, including the PhillyDeals column on Sundays, Mondays and often on other days too, as well as the blog at www.philly.com/phillydeals.
There aren't a lot of big employers looking for a new headquarters in Philadelphia. That has made Pierre Brondeau, chief executive of FMC Corp., extra popular among governors, mayors, landlords, and their agents.
PhillyDeals: Brandywine Realty Trust, the dominant landlord in Philadelphia's slow-moving office sector, says it has agreed to pay $69 million and take on $238 million in debt to acquire the 75 percent of One and Two Commerce Square that it doesn't already own from Parkway Properties Inc.