The Back Bay office and retail markets continue to push valuations to pre-recession pricing, while maintaining the lowest vacancy rate in both segments. Pricing for Class A upper floor tower space is up to $80 a square foot.
A New York Times editorial on the boom of back bay commercial real estate notes that “last fall, Jamestown Properties paid $226 million for a 130,000-square-foot portfolio spread over 28 buildings, mostly on Newbury Street…Jamestown bought in Boston’s Back Bay because the district had long been a sound property market, said Michael Phillips, chief operating officer at Jamestown. The current boom “is an added benefit,” he said.
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