0 Boston Seaport Ferry Trial Set to Begin

Boston financial district office space

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Are you looking for an easier way to Boston’s Seaport? The ferry is coming! OK, it’s a trial, but at least it’s a start.

According to Banker and Tradesman, “the trial service – with ferries making the trip to Fan Pier in approximately 13 minutes – was originally projected to launch in fall 2017. Related Beal committed to pay $794,000 and a $500,000 grant from Massachusetts Department of Transportation will cover the rest of the dock project, [Rich McGuinness, deputy director for waterfront planning at the Boston Planning and Development Agency] said. The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority will oversee the trial service operation, which will be partially funded by corporate subsidies.”

Additional information is available on the BBJ.

0 Jason Weissman Offers 2016 Economic Outlook

Jason Weissman BRA

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Jason Weissman, founder of Boston Realty Advisors, gives the Biznow audience his economic outlook for 2016:

Last year, four out of five deals were by companies in industries that previously were only minor players downtown: life science, pharma and healthcare. Millennials accounted for about 75% of Boston’s population growth, Jason says. Look for office vacancy rates in Boston and Cambridge to drop by 200 bsp and rents to rise. Since 2010 in the popular East Cambridge and Seaport office markets, asking rates have jumped nearly 65%, he tells us. In the severely supply constrained luxury condo sector, the only major projects are Millennium Tower, One Dalton, 50 Liberty and Pier 4 (for which BRA’s Advisors Living is the marketing consultant).

You can read the full article on Bisnow.

0 PwC Migrates to Seaport High-Rise Office Space

rendering of new Seaport office space for PwC

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PwC is the newest tenant to migrate from the Financial District to the Seaport.  Having their home on High Street of 376,650 square feet to settle into 333,500 might seem like a downsize, but in fact, they are simply more efficient.  The use of hot, swappable workstations will be one of the key drivers to the firm requiring a smaller footprint.

According to the Boston Business Journal, “the company moved into the space Tuesday from its former Boston headquarters at 125 High St. It occupies all but four floors of the building, located at the intersection of Seaport Boulevard and Boston Wharf Road. One floor houses a 4,000-square-foot gym that’s free for all employees, while the street level will eventually feature retailers. The glass exterior of the building, on which the firm has a 15-year lease, features a PwC logo. The lobby at PwC’s new location on Seaport Boulevard in Boston takes advantage of natural light.”

You can read the full article on the BBJ’s website.