Monday, June 3, 2019


Boston Landing  |  Tour Sponsor: NB Development
Fee: $30.00
Located in Boston’s Allston Brighton neighborhood, Boston Landing is the City’s newest dynamic district. Boston Landing’s motto “Life Works Here” promotes an integrated life/work/play/gather area and has become the City’s new health and wellness district. Full build-out of the approximately 15 acres of land along the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston’s Brighton neighborhood is anticipated to be completed in the early 2020s. The project includes up to 2.5 million square feet of office, lab, retail, residential and sports uses, anchored by the New Balance World Headquarters, Boston Bruins Practice Facility, and the Boston Celtics practice Facility. The Site will feature over 800,000 square feet of lab, research and office space, curated retail, a 295 residential building, a 175 room hotel, track and field complex and open green space. Boston Landing features a new commuter rail stop developed and financed by NB Development under a public-private partnership agreement with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and MassDOT. The Site is situated on the Massachusetts Turnpike and provides extensive pedestrian and bicycle accommodations.

Key Takeaways: Come hear how NB Development is transforming this former Brownfields industrial site that once served as the region’s largest stockyard into the City’s new health and wellness district. The project has landed a string of life sciences and technology companies such as Bose with the creation of the Boston Landing Commuter Rail Station built from the public-private partnership.



Seaport District  |  Tour Sponsor: The Davis Companies
Fee: $30.00
generateImage.jpg The Seaport: Boston’s Newest Neighborhood on the Sea Then, Now and in the Future

At the turn of the 21st century, Boston’s Seaport District included approximately one million square feet of brick and beam buildings containing businesses of all types—as well as 50 acres of parking lots. Today, the Seaport is home to Boston’s newest bustling neighborhood, with approximately six million square feet of office space, 3,000 apartments, more than 50 new restaurants and shops, open space and public amenities. And this is only the beginning. The Seaport is a microcosm of the diversity of Boston’s economy, where tech employees rub elbows with scientists and professional service providers, exemplified by the array of progressive office spaces in the district. Join local experts on a tour of the Seaport, including a visit to innovative spaces and an overview by the key principals from WS Development, a firm responsible for more than 23 acres and 7.6 million square feet of mixed-use development.


Kendall Square  |  Tour Sponsor: Alexandria Real Estate
Fee: $30.00

Kendall Square in Cambridge, known as “The Most Innovative Square Mile on the Planet”, is considered by many to be the leading innovation cluster in the world.   This compact and dynamic district houses over 20 million square feet of offices and labs which for several years have had a vacancy rate in the low single-digits.    

What makes Kendall Square unique is the enormous concentration of incubators and co-working environments, venture capital firms, non-profit research organizations, and companies ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to leading multinationals like Biogen, Novartis, Pfizer, Akamai, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, etc., all within short walking distance to MIT, one of the world’s premier research universities, and just minutes from Boston’s extraordinary hospitals and academic institutions. 

The CoreNet Global ERS Kendall Square tour will help you discover this unique innovation ecosystem.

Our tour will start with a visit of Microsoft New England Research & Design center (NERD) at One Memorial Drive.

This newly re-imagined space has radically transformed the idea of the creative engineering workplace.  Formerly existing as entirely private offices for distraction sensitive software engineers, the NERD Center today is a unique hybrid of team based workspace, easily accessible individual quiet areas, and a variety of connected social destinations that bring a new richness to the office environment. 

Dena Quinn, Microsoft Senior Real Estate Portfolio Manager, and Victor Vizgaitis, Sasaki Principal and architect for this project, will feature a presentation at The Garage within Microsoft premises.

Our tour will continue with a walk to the Alexandria Center at One Kendall Square, an 800,000 square foot mixed-use urban campus with state-of-the-art labs and offices in a renovated 100+ year-old factory, followed by a visit to 399 Binney Street, a brand new life science building on the campus. Tom Andrews, Executive Vice President of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, the district’s largest commercial landlord, will present the Kendall Square real estate story, followed by a walk-through of lab and office interior spaces.