Biomanufacturing Boom Is Good News for Mass. Workers

There’s no hope of bringing the auto industry back to Somerville’s Assembly Square, while the textile industry bailed for sunnier climes nearly a century ago. But Massachusetts may yet see a manufacturing renaissance from a possible tenfold increase in biomanufacturing real estate.

Industrial Demand Sets off Frenzied Site Searches

Demand is simply outstripping supply for all types of industrial space, including old-fashioned light-manufacturing space, and there’s no end in sight despite recent facility conversions and new construction of millions of square feet of supply.

Newmarket Creates Thorny Questions

Boston officials have embarked on an effort to rezone the Newmarket industrial district amid a boom in demand for distribution and biomanufacturing space. But they face a difficult balancing act as they do so.

Boston’s Last Industrial Remnant Emerges

In 21st century Boston, real estate values defy gravity and displacement pressures spread throughout the city – even in gritty Newmarket as long-time industrial tenants wonder whether rent hikes will force them to leave if life science uses start making inroads.

Momentum Grows for Office Park Redevelopments

Throughout eastern Massachusetts, once-shunned suburban office campuses are in demand for acquisitions amid developers’ newfound zeal both for office-to-lab conversions and sites with ample acreage to build biomanufacturing plants.