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MassEcon ReadyMass 100

Last week MassEcon released their 10th edition of the ReadyMass 100.  Four new properties have made the cut this go-round including three industrial locations and one office property.  The ReadyMass 100 initiative aims to inform growing companies both in and out of state that Massachusetts has ample supply of properties (land, office/lab, and industrial/flex warehouse space) ready to go.  A team of real estate experts and the MassEcon team work to vet the properties based on a number of different criteria including, building condition, access to highways, and appropriate zoning codes.


The ReadyMass 100 has already resulted in over 50 success stories, representing about 7 million square feet.  The most recent being Boeing’s lease at 314 Main Street in Cambridge


The full list can be viewed here:


Some highlights include…


Alewife Research Center

The Alewife Research Center offers 223,000 square-feet of cutting-edge lab space aimed at life science firms who are looking to attract top talent.  With easy access to the MBTA and many local bike trails the building is also set to offer a fitness center, employee lounge, and dramatic 2 story lobby.

Union Point

Union Point, the redevelopment of the South Weymouth Naval Air station, offers a variety of commercial options just 12 miles from Boston.  The mixed-use development is set to feature 4,000 homes including the recently opened Mastlight along with retail options, 1,000 acres of open space, and direct access to the South Weymouth Commuter Rail. The site is set to offer over 10 million square feet of commercial space and offers fast-track permitting options.

ISQ Seaport

Innovation Square will feature 375,000 square feet of research, development and manufacturing facilities.  Situated within the busy Seaport District the location is close to transit, restaurants and has easy access to major highways.  Tenant amenities will include a collaboration center, fitness center, and green space, along with bike storage. The first phase of the project, to be anchored by Mass Innovation Labs, is set to open in the first quarter of 2019.

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