Our Most Popular CRE Stories of 2019

Today caps off another momentous year in Massachusetts’ commercial real estate landscape, with massive new projects rising across downtown and in once-unremarkable neighborhoods. Here are our five most popular commercial real estate stories from 2019.

The Year in Commercial Real Estate

From a booming life science industry spreading further out from East Cambridge to new multifamily housing models and an e-commerce-fueled explosion in interest in distribution facilities, here’s what drove demand in 2019.

Somerville’s Secret is Out

You can get a tattoo, a vaping rig, a comic book action figure and a $3 slice of pizza all in a short stroll through Somerville’s Davis Square, a neighborhood that’s balanced gentrification with a defiant indie sensibility. Now big institutional real estate investors are discovering the square, eyeing opportunities to build dorm-style housing and shake up stagnant retail tenant rosters.

Hot Property: Elm St.

A 100 percent leased retail and office building in the heart of Somerville’s Davis Square has been sold for $39 million to Asana Partners of Charlotte, North Carolina.