Hot Property: 100 Chestnut

The first new life sciences building in Somerville’s Brickbottom neighborhood is poised to get underway after receiving received $192.5 million in financing.

Cambridge Retains Lab Market Lead

Life science landlords continue to enjoy the upper hand in Greater Boston as the vacancy rate for the nearly 35 million-square-foot lab market remains below 3 percent, according to Colliers International research.

Brookline Seeks a Piece of Life Science Growth

Brookline officials want to position the town’s commercial districts for life science development by removing long standing barriers to lab space. But with square footage under construction starting to outpace requirements, the move could be coming too late.

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.

Boston Office Market Turned Corner in Q3

The Boston office marked cleared a “psychological hurdle” by recording 307,000 square feet of positive absorption in the third quarter after retreating for six straight quarters, according to a new research report.