There’s undeniably a ton of activity happening in the Seaport right now, but one could argue that Downtown Crossing is actually where most of the action in Boston is occurring. “I would say it’s probably the most dynamic market in the city right now,” said JLL SVP Bryan Sparkes. “We’ve seen a lot of new tenants come in here. We’ve also seen retail and residential, so it’s really become the live-work-play epicenter of the city.”
Watch JLL’s Bryan Sparkes and others discuss the transformation of Downtown Crossing.
Downtown crossing, once known as the home of Filene’s, is in the midst of a transformation. You don’t have to look much further than some of the below projects to see the impact of what’s taking place:
- Office: Recent renovations at Lafayette City Center have attracted high-profile tenants including Carbonite and Sonos
- Retail: New additions in 2015 included a much needed Roche Bros. supermarket and the country’s first PRIMARK store
- Residential: The 685-foot Millennium Tower is set to become the tallest residential building in Downtown, and has already brought in an estimated $900 million in pre-construction contracts
And that’s just the start of it. According to Bryan, “It’s not necessarily what is here today, it’s what can be.”