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Fall Preview: What to Watch in Greater Boston Real Estate

Originally Posted on by Tom Acitelli

‘Tis the onset of autumn, a time when the yellows and whites of summer yield to browns and oranges, when the weather turns nippy, and the Patriots’ drug dealers work overtime (what, you think it’s one bad apple?). It should also be an eventful season for the region’s real estate, from tower groundbreakings to big votes to grand openings. Shall we?

Millennium Tower

The mother of all recent Boston towers will have its official groundbreaking on Sept. 17, with the 56‐ story commercial and residential spire filling a gaping physical as well as psychological hole. As developer Millennium Partners put it in its groundbreaking invite, “Please be there as we build a new history for Downtown Crossing.” Indeed.

Millennium Place

Speaking of Millennium! One of the most buzzed‐about new condo buildings in ages will open this fall. Sales have been especially brisk, with Millennium Placeselling as many condos by itself in the spring as entire neighborhoods. The building also represents a continued residential shift for downtown Boston,as more buyers pony up for exclusive luxury. The Combat Zone? What was that?