According to our research office rents will continue to grow through 2017 within the greater Boston market. On top of that, construction costs continue to climb while tenant improvement dollar’s decline and rent abatement all but disappears.
From Banker & Tradesman:
Rents in Class A downtown office towers jumped 7.4 percent in 2015, with a nearly 4 percent jump in the last three months of the year, according to Lisa Strope, New England research director for JLL.
Leasing activity downtown leaped 18 percent during the fourth quarter.
The average rent for top-shelf office space in Boston ended 2015 at just under $61 a square foot, up from $52 at the end of 2013.
“Suddenly downtown is looking good to a lot of people,” Strope said.