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The Boston Office Market is One of the Most Robust in the United States

Real estate analysts are heaping praise on the Boston office market for good reason. The local market has low vacancy rates, an influx of new tech companies and one of the most talented work forces in the country. Let's take a look at some office market statistics for the nation and compare them to figures for the Boston office market to give readers a sense of how our area is making strides during the wide scale economic bounce-back. A Look at the National Office Market Picture The nationwide office vacancy rate is currently approaching levels that have not been seen...

ReWalk Robotics Is Expanding in the Marlborough Office Market

A company that started out as a sort of combined health care startup and tech startup has now turned into a manufacturing company and has moved into a new facility to better meet this requirement. ReWalk Robotics has moved into a new facility in the Marlborough office market located on the Donald Lynch Boulevard so they can continue to work on R and D, and also keep up with manufacturing requirements. The new space is 11,000 square feet, nearly four times larger than the former space. When the company was getting started and as recently as 2013, they had only...

KS Partners Spends $29 Million for Tewksbury Office Market Location

KS Partners recently announced the addition of another premier Tewksbury office market site to its portfolio. The new office park is situated along the growing 495 northern corridor. The company paid $29 million to acquire Highwood Office Park. The beautiful Tewksbury office market location was previously owned by Equus Inc. United Bank made the site's most recent acquisition possible with the help of a $20 million loan. About KS Partners' New Tewksbury Office Market Site KS Partners will move into a gorgeous new Tewksbury office market property with considerable size. The property's official rate per square foot is a little...

Boston Consulting Group Plans a Move into a New Building in the Boston Office Market

An important member of the Boston office market has announced that it is joining GE, Fidelity Investments, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and others by moving to the Seaport in a new facility built to meet their ever changing needs. The Boston Consulting Group which serves a global customer base, currently has two Boston area offices, and will join them when they move into a new 13-story office building. The new building is located in Tishman Speyer’s Pier 4 Development and Boston Consulting Group plans to be moved in by June, 2018. The newest building in the Boston office market is 370,000 square...

Partners HealthCare Moving 4,500 Jobs to Somerville Office Market

Partners HealthCare is moving its administrative offices to Assembly Square as part of the Somerville office market. The new facility will bring 4,500 employees to the new site in an 850,000 square foot building. The development will cost approximately $1.2 billion, and the facility will also have an additional 100,000 square feet of space for retail and dining for those 4,500 employees that will be new to the Somerville office market. For the past 20 years, Partners HealthCare had employees and work centers scattered around 15 different sites in the Boston area. This made cooperating and communicating difficult for employees...

Trend Spotting: The Open Office Space Trend is Finally Ending

When it comes to startups and other so-called progressive companies, the majority have open office space layouts. It is now generally assumed that workers frown on cubicles and prefer a transparent “open" style working office space. Yet many human resources experts are beginning to question whether this trend has reached its peak. Plenty of office managers who scrapped the cubicles in favor of an open office space layout have reversed course. Others are considering switching back to those familiar cubicle walls. The unfortunate truth might be that the open office space trend has gone too far. An Office Space of...

A Look at the Specifics of GE’s new Boston Office Market Headquarters

GE Co.'s (NYSE: GE) brand new headquarters in the downtown Boston office market will stretch an astonishing 410,000 square feet. All in all, the new working space will measure just under one acre. These measurements were obtained from documentation file with the Boston Redevelopment Authority. GE's Fort Point campus in the Boston office market will feature a lovely new 12-story office with 293,000 square feet of space. A pedestrian passageway will connect the office to Necco Street. The information was detailed in a letter written by GE's Vice President of Global Operations, Ann Klee. She penned the letter to BRA...

Zagster Selects Cambridge Office Market for Headquarters Expansion

Anyone who has spent any time in the Cambridge office market will testify that it is the perfect place for a bike-sharing company like Zagster. The area is chock full of bike traffic. Take a look around the next time you venture into the Cambridge office market and you will likely notice at least a few bicyclists along the side of the road or waiting to turn at stop signs. Zagster representatives recently revealed that they plan to expand their Cambridge office market headquarters. The company's founder, Timothy Ericson, is on record as stating that the Cambridge office market has...

Industrial Building Wanted to Purchase

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_column_text]Client: Type of Building: Size:   Ceiling Height: Condition: Geographic Focus: Towns of Focus:   Transaction: Send Proposals to:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text]Household name distribution and office service company Industrial / Flex Ideally 30,000 SF Will consider 10,000 SF plus with room to build and up to 60,000 with tenant(s) occupying some space 18’ to 25’ plus; possibly lower with potential to raise roof Will consider turn-key, value-added, and partial development Close proximity to 95/93 apex and in towards Boston Burlington, Lynnfield, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, Wilmington, Winchester, Woburn Purchase Howard West 617-501-6440 HowardWest@Mansardcre.com If you are interested in obtaining...