The Back Bay submarket appeals to a wide variety of firms for a number of reasons. Access to transportation, an educated work force, and a large concentration of employers in a small area all contribute to this submarket’s popularity among Boston office space users.
Another advantage to leasing office space in Back Bay is recognition and prestige. Back Bay is home to numerous Boston landmarks, including the Prudential Center, world-famous Newbury Street, the Hancock Tower, and the Boston Public Library. Back Bay is characterized by historic brownstones and is considered one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Boston.
Two important additions coming to the Back Bay will transform the city of Boston for years to come. Plans for the new Four Seasons hotel are underway and the structure will be the third tallest building in the city, making it a landmark building and a prominent feature in the Boston city skyline. In addition, a new structure at 888 Boylston Street is being referred to as the final piece of the Prudential Center. The structure will house the third ‘Eataly’ location in the United States, a mecca for Italian food and culture, as well as over 280,000 square feet of office space.
Useful Note: The streets intersecting with Boylston run alphabetically east to west, starting with Arlington, Berkeley, Clarendon, Dartmouth, Exeter, Fairfield, Gloucester, and Hereford. This makes navigating the area particularly easy.
232 Office Buildings in Back Bay
17,444,665 square feet of Office Space
37 Class A office buildings, totaling 13,600,574 SF
96 Class B office buildings, totaling 2,541,931 SF
99 Class C office buildings, totaling 1,302,160 SF