The former Hotel Vendome (now condos) at 160 Comm Ave Boston was an ultra-luxury property involved in one of Boston’s most tragic fires, which caused the death of 9 firefighters 50 years ago in 1972.  A section collapsed along Dartmouth St after the fire was put out and then later rebuilt with a modernist style structure.  A memorial statue is located on the Commonwealth Ave mall.

Interesting stats from the PAST 14 days: (sublease & direct – in all cases temp space excluded) from Mass Ave to the Seaport, South End to North Station.

  • Consistently, 44 spaces hit the market as available in the subject area equating to ~225,000 SF, mostly due to 43,440 SF @ 101 Arch; 24,557 SF @ 60 State and then a slew of small suites – mostly in the Financial District;
  • Only 39 spaces came off the market equating to ~196,000 SF, mostly due to 21,799 SF @ 101 Huntington; and many small (+1000 – 5000 SF) spaces in the Back Bay and North Station/North End;
  • As predictedTotal Availability (direct & sublease) crested 18%, currently at ~18.3 MM SF, harkening back to the ’08-’09 financial crisis.