What Widett Might Have Been

The real estate investor that controls Boston’s Widett Circle once envisioned a 24 million-square-foot development spanning approximately 100 acres off Interstate 93, including a new Boston City Hall and 30-acre central park.

Access Road Is Key Sticking Point for Exchange South End

Members of an advisory group pressed The Abbey Group on the timing of road work required for its 1.6-million-square-foot Exchange South End life science development, including a connection to Frontage Road designed to minimize congestion on Albany Street.

Three Seek to Buy Downtown Crossing Garage

Three companies have submitted offers to buy a 1,029-space parking garage at Boston’s Downtown Crossing in response to the city’s plan to reinvest proceeds from the sale in affordable and public housing.

10 CRE Stories to Watch in 2019

As projects in Somerville, East Boston, Allston-Brighton and South End move forward, developers of large vacant commercial properties in Newton and Woburn are laying out plans for mixed-use projects totaling over 3 million square feet.

JLL to Market Big South End Development

JLL Boston will recruit tenants for Boston-based developer Abbey Group, which is expected to break ground next year on a 1.6-million-square-foot office and lab complex on Albany Street in South End.

Bringing A Sense Of Home To Luxury Buildings

There’s no denying that Boston’s real estate industry is booming. Roughly 14 million square feet of new space is being developed around the city, in addition to another 40 million square feet of permitted projects that have not yet broken ground. About 80 percent of the new development square footage consists of rental apartments and condominiums.