Top 3 Amenity Spaces in Boston CRE Properties

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Employers are increasingly turning to amenities to attract employees back to the office. From swanky rooftop terraces and barista cafes to nap pods and meditation rooms, these perks are designed to make the office a more appealing and enjoyable place to be. And it seems to be working. Data from a JLL study found that 73% of employees who have access to amenities want to return to the office at least some of the time.

So what properties have the citys top amenity spaces? This is what we think:

 

53 State Street

The amenity space at 53 State Street offers a mix of outdoor spaces, fitness facilities, business facilities, and convenient services, aiming to cater to various needs and enhance the tenant experience. Key highlights include:

  • 12th Floor Roof Deck: This expansive outdoor space features stunning views of the Boston Harbor, Charles River, and the city skyline. It’s equipped with comfortable seating, an outdoor fireplace for cool evenings, and a bar to enjoy refreshments.
  • Glass Atrium: The ground floor boasts a light-filled atrium with greenery and seating, providing a peaceful workspace or relaxation area.
  • Outdoor Arcade: Tenants enjoy fresh air and casual socializing on the outdoor arcade along Congress Street, equipped with benches and greenery.
  • Tenant Lounge: The comfortable tenant lounge, featuring TVs, games, and comfortable seating offers employees a space to take a break and unwind in.
  • Conference Center: This versatile space is ideal for meetings, presentations, and events.
    Secured Bike Storage: Convenient and secure storage for cyclists commuting to work.
  • Parking & EV Charging: Parking is available in the building, and electric vehicle charging stations are also provided.

 

225 Franklin Street – The Foundation

Oxford Properties transformed the unused basement space at 225 Franklin Street into a sanctuary for building tenants. Now called The Foundation, this amenities floor is a prime example of how an operator can repurpose unused space within a property to meet tenant needs. The space features:

  • Event Space: Available for tenants to host informal gatherings, formal meetings and company events, this space features both formal and informal seating options.
  • Kitchen & Bar: A large catering service area is available for tenant use in addition to access to an elevated coffee bar.
  • Locker Rooms: Spa locker rooms and two professional golf simulators are an added perk for employees to enjoy.
  • Bike Storage: This area allows flexibility for commuters who are in need of an onsite storage solution for bicycles.

 

100 High Street

100 Highs expansive amenity center offers tenants a premium space that seamlessly flows into a +2,000 square foot open-air roof deck, providing a delightful spot for relaxation and enjoyment. Some of the major features include:

  • Event Space: This space includes a 100-person training center that can be partitioned to accommodate smaller groups.
  • Lounge Area: Dedicated space home to modern furniture collaborative workspaces.
  • Full-Service Kitchen: Tenants have access to a state-of-the-art kitchen and servery which includes a complimentary self-service coffee bar.
  • Roof Deck: 2,000+ square foot roof deck which includes a beautiful pergola overlooking the city of Boston.

 

Think you have a top space? Make sure to nominate your property, office, or amenity space by December 31 to be included in the first publication of Best Spaces to Work in Boston.

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