Seaport is on fire

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From Bob Kelly
Superintendent
Jones Lang LaSalle

The Seaport is Boston’s hottest market. It is a certifiable Wow!

This long neglected stretch of Boston waterfront has been steadily developed with the completion of the Boston Harbor clean up. It promises to be a focus of planning and development for years to come.

Companies are relocating here in droves. Commercial office space, biotech, related R&D, and high end residential projects are all underway. This creates opportunities for the construction industry in existing buildings with spaces being renovated for new clients, and in new buildings with build to suits.

We’ve all read about the conflicting interests between the private parties that own the large parcels of land, and state and local entities that want to shape the district in their image. At the end of the day, a shared vision will emerge and the work of executing these grand designs will fall to the construction professionals.

The question now becomes how do we take advantage of the opportunities.  The thoughtful and diligent construction company is attuned to market indicators.  They rely on reputation and expertise. Through networking and perseverance everyone hopes to get their piece of the pie.

After some lean years, it’s nice to finally see the city alive with activity and construction on the rise.

-Bob

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