Why are tech tenants looking at the Financial District? Value, access and availability. Currently the Financial District is the only submarket that has it all. Rents within the Class B segment can still be achieved in the mid to upper $30’s PSF while comparable spaces in Back Bay would trade in the mid to upper $40’s PSF.
A Banker & Tradesman article explains the attraction of the Financial District, quoting Ben Heller, a managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle:
“Tenants increasingly view the Innovation District, Fort Point Channel and Financial District interchangeably when scouting office locations…the infill of residential and destination retail is really making an impact on office space there.”
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