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These Five Cities Around Boston Are Getting Big, Fast

March 2019

WATERTOWN: Here, it’s all about getting Cambridge’s amenities and diversity at a lower price. Expect more interest as a result of the burgeoning Arsenal Yards complex, home to incoming biotech giant SQZ as well as restaurants and shopping.

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Developers are scrambling for the next Kendall Square. Where will it be?

February 2019

Developers all over Greater Boston are trying to build “the next Kendall Square.” Mark Winters, executive managing director at the real estate firm Newmark Knight Frank, who specializes in life-science deals said, among his clients the Seaport, Fenway, and the Eastern End of Watertown along Arsenal Street are emerging as the most popular destinations, after Kendall Square and Alewife.

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Why Watertown is Seeing a Development Boom

February 2019

Among the number of projects underway in Watertown is the highly anticipated $400 million redevelopment of the old Arsenal Mall into what has been dubbed Arsenal Yards. It will feature 300 apartments, as well as new office and ground retail space, including eateries, a supermarket, a movie theater, and a hotel.  One of the project’s developers, Boston-based Boylston Properties, also was behind a new Residence Inn by Marriott that opened in 2016 across from the Arsenal Yards site. It was Watertown’s first new hotel in more than 50 years.  Boylston also developed LINX, a fully leased 185,000-square-foot lab space that sold last year for close to $158 million to New York-based Clarion Partners. The sale of LINX at more than $850 per square foot, as well as its roster of life science tenants, “cemented’’ Watertown as a player in an industry that’s been focused on Boston and Cambridge, said Aaron Jodka, director of research for the real estate firm Colliers International Group in Boston.

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New Life Sciences Building Planned for Arsenal Yards

February 2019

A new building in Arsenal Yards could add to Watertown’s growing presence in the life sciences industry. The proposal calls for a mostly glass building on the southeastern section of the property facing the Charles River. It would have either eight or nine stories, stand 130 feet high and have approximately 155,000 square feet. Each floor would have between 16,000 and 20,000 square feet, likely supporting one or two tenants on each floor. The building would also include a garage.

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