Nordblom Company has been a cornerstone of the Greater Boston real estate community since its inception in 1924. The firm's pioneering spirit and entrepreneurial drive has positioned it at the top of an industry marked by constant change.
Jan 07, 2020
There's No Missing The Beat In Dorchester
Construction continues on the revamp of the former Boston Globe Headquarters in Dorchester. The exterior facade is taking shape and some massive signage signals availability within the 695,000 square foot office/lab space. The Beat will also include a 10,000 square foot fitness center along with a 100-seat restaurant and outdoor beer garden. Although the property offers easy access to the Red Line there will also be parking for 868 cars and over 200 bicycles on-site. Construction is expected to wrap up sometime this spring.
Jan 05, 2020
Core Rising at 321 Harrison Ave. In The South End
The concrete core is rising and steel framing is also underway for the 8-story addition being added to the existing parking garage at 321 Harrison Ave. in the South End. The new building will feature 232,500 square feet of Class A office space. The existing lobby that connects the garage with neighboring 1000 Washington St. will also be reconfigured and renovated to serve both buildings.
Nov 15, 2019
Tower Crane in Place for 321 Harrison Ave. Addition and Renovations
A tower crane is now in place at 321 Harrison Avenue for the addition and renovations to the Class A office project. An 8-story office building is being built on top of the existing 3-story parking garage. The existing lobby that connects 1000 Washington Street and the garage will be reconfigured to create a shared lobby for the two buildings.
Nov 12, 2019
Window and Facade Install Underway for The Beat
Windows are going in, and new sections of the brick facade are taking shape at The Beat in Dorchester. The redevelopment of the former Boston Globe headquarters will feature 695,000-square-feet of creative office, lab, and retail space. Amenities on-site will include a fitness center, roof deck, mini-basketball court, and a golf simulator. The project will also include a 100-seat restaurant and craft microbrewery.
As part of the renovation, Eversource is working with the development team at Nordblom to support the installation of energy-efficient infrastructure. High-efficiency rooftop air conditioning units will be used to condition and ventilate the building, and an LED lighting scheme will provide superior lighting quality while consuming minimal energy. The Beat will also include one of Eversource’s largest EV projects, featuring more than 40 spaces equipped with ports for charging electric vehicles. Construction is expected to wrap up this coming spring.
Aug 27, 2019
After Extensive Demo, The Beat Beginning to Show Signs of It's New Look
As construction continues on the revamp of The Beat, leasing efforts are also ramping up with new signage on the project (as we are sure anyone driving on 93S has noticed). Hints of the finished product are also beginning to show with some windows in and new steelwork in place over what will be the main entrance to the nearly 700,000 square foot project. Tenants and the public will be welcomed to the building via the new multi-story atrium which will create a central gathering area and feature a food hall and collaborative meeting spaces. The atrium will also allow natural light to circulate throughout the building.
Aug 14, 2019
Plumbing Permit Issued for 321 Harrison
A plumbing permit has been issued for the new office tower under construction at 321 Harrison Ave. in the South End. The eight-story, 232,500 square foot addition is being added on top of the existing 300 car garage currently on the site. The existing lobby that connects 1000 Washington Street next door to the garage is also being reconfigured to accommodate the elevator core for the new building, thus connecting both buildings and serving as a shared lobby.
Aug 05, 2019
Certificate of Occupancy Issued for 735 Truman Parkway
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for the 46 apartments at 735 Truman Parkway in Hyde Park. The former nursing home now offers luxury one and two-bedroom apartments with common amenities including an outdoor lounge, fitness center, and roof deck.
Jul 26, 2019
Finishing Almost Complete for 735 Truman Parkway: Expected Opening in August
Final interior finishing is wrapping up for the conversion of the vacant nursing home into 46 luxury rental units at 735 Truman Parkway in Hyde Park. Units are now leasing for move-in August or September. Units are priced at $1950 for studios, 1 beds starting at $2185, and 2 beds from $2600. Amenities include a courtyard, rooftop deck, outdoor grill with intimate seating area, fitness center with yoga area, conference room, and the modern lounge.
Jul 03, 2019
321 Harrison Refinanced for $164.66 Million
The property at 321 Harrison Street in Boston has been refinanced via Goldman Sachs Bank for $164.66 million.
The eight-story, 232,500 square foot office building is under construction on top of the existing three-story, 300 car garage at 321 Harrison Avenue.
The resulting 11-story building will be approximately 150 feet tall and will feature a new glass curtainwall facade. The Roman numerals III II I (3 2 1) will be incorporated into the curtainwall facing the Massachusetts Turnpike, a nod to the building's address. The existing garage will be retained. Approximately 2,500 square feet of retail or gallery space will be added to the existing garage's street level.
Jun 21, 2019
Construction Continues on The Beat in Dorchester
Construction continues on Nordblom's transformation of BEAT in Dorchester, set to include 360,000 square feet of office space and 300,000 square feet of flex/light industrial space. The project will also include a 10,000-square-foot fitness center and a 100-seat restaurant and a micro craft brewery with a food component, including an outdoor beer garden. A new multi-use path will also be created around the site, restoring the adjacent Patten’s Cove public park and integrating the site into the surrounding Dorchester community.
Apr 03, 2019
Work Ongoing in Garage for Addition at 321 Harrison Avenue
Construction is ongoing on the lower levels of the garage at 1000 Washington Street to allow for the addition of an 8 story office tower on top of the garage. The new tower will include around 216,000 square feet of office space in this busy South End location. The project also calls for a new lobby to connect 1000 Washington with 321 Harrison Avenue.
Mar 29, 2019
The BEAT Secures $252.74 Million in Financing
The BEAT in Dorchester has secured $252,747,880 in financing via Oaktree Capital.
The project calls for the repositioning of the 16.6-acre former Boston Globe headquarters at 135 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. The existing three-story office and an industrial building will be retained and retrofitted into a 695,000-square-foot modern hub for creative office, laboratory and retail uses dubbed The BEAT. The project would create spaces to stimulate growth in fields such as robotics, life sciences, and high-tech manufacturing.
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