2019: A Year in Review

It’s hard to believe that 2019 and the decade just came to an end. As I reflect on my personal and business accomplishments and look ahead to my 2020 goals, I started thinking about the Boston market and our city’s major moments this year.

One Dalton Opening

The One Dalton Residences at the Four Seasons elevated the Boston skyline and luxury condo market. The city’s 3rd tallest building, with its striking architecture, modern interiors and world class amenities, opened its doors May 28. This held significance for me specifically as my clients had the first closing inside the ultra-luxury building.

Bulfinch Crossing Residential Tower Tops Off

The entire Bulfinch Crossing complex is going to completely transform downtown with the tallest office building since 1984 and allow daylight to shine for the first time in nearly 50 years on this particular block of Congress Street. The residential tower, which officially topped off in late August, is due to include 368 apartments and 55 ultra-luxury condos. It’s also supposed to include a bevy of amenities, including a fitness center with a pool, rooftop lounges and gardens, and concierge services. Pre-sales and leasing are scheduled to start in early 2020.

7INK by Ollie

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The rise of AirBnB and the co-working business models have paved the way for co-living. 7INK by Ollie will be Boston’s first major co-living development, emphasizing communal living. The building will provide a full range of services, unique community engagements and extraordinary shared amenity spaces. It will be interesting to see if this trend has any longevity and what it will mean for the future of real estate.

Trader Joe’s Opens in the Seaport

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On October 25, Trader Joe’s opened its doors, claiming the title of “First Grocery Store” in the Seaport. Though not exactly tied to the real estate market, this was a major milestone for the Seaport in its evolution towards real neighborhood status.

With projects in the works for South Station, The Quinn in the South End, and plans for the Northern Ave. Bridge, the outlook for 2020 is very exciting! I look forward to seeing what this year brings.

If you’re contemplating a real estate move in 2020, let’s talk!