NAIOP Massachusetts Update
The NAIOP 15th Anniversary Bus Tour took off from Post Office Square earlier this month on a whirlwind excursion to view and tour some of Boston’s most exciting development projects. The “Then. Now. Next” tour began at One Post Office Square where the crowd of Boston’s commercial real estate leaders were treated to a presentation detailing the upcoming full-scale renovation of the building. This renovation will not only change the face of the structure but will add office square footage, a full floor amenity center, and fully automated parking garage.
Once the buses were boarded the group made their way through the Seaport, the hotbed of development in Boston, to view the numerous commercial and residential projects ongoing there. It was then onto South Boston and Dorchester for a stop at The Beat. The Beat, former Boston Globe headquarters, will be transformed into a 695,000-square-foot modern hub for creative office, laboratory and retail use.
After a windshield tour of the South End, Back Bay, and Fenway the final stop of the day was Boston Landing. Totaling more than 1 million square feet, this mixed-use development will feature office, lab, and athletic space including the Warrior Ice Arena, which many of the contingents were lucky enough to tour. Other groups viewed the luxury residences of Lantera, office and lab space at 80 Guest Street or the new commuter rail station which ties this development to downtown Boston.
The team of top leasing and investment sales professionals NAIOP recruited to serve as guides throughout the day provided the valuable insight that has made this event a must-attend for the past 15 years.