Boston Office Location Trends for 2020

See Boston's top ten most desirable neighborhoods for office space.

Boston City Skyline - Office Space Trends 2020

Boston is a large metro office market with many submarkets. It is a historic city with many universities and a large inventory of office buildings, both downtown and in the surrounding communities. Due to the low unemployment and businesses expanding their headcounts, there is a great demand for both traditional and coworking office space.

The downtown areas are always popular, but there are other areas that have become popular. It can be attributed to an increase of businesses seeking live-work-play scenarios, but also due to the transportation improvements (MBTA): the Green Line extension, the proposed Red-Blue Line Connector, and ongoing Red Line improvements are opening up new locations opportunities for businesses.

Top 10 Most Popular Neighborhoods for Office Space in Boston

Here are the CBD and suburban areas that are our clients’ favorites as of December 2019:

1. Financial District

2. Back Bay

3. Downtown Crossing

4. Kendall Square

5. Harvard Square

6. Newton

7. Sullivan Square | East Somerville

8. Dorchester

9. Seaport District

10. North End

Some areas draw more interest than others: there could be a number of variables that make them more appealing such as proximity to transportation, quality of the building and space inventory, local amenities such as restaurants and shopping, and general neighborhood aesthetics. Proximity to clients, rental rates, space availability and coworking availability are other possible reasons why they may be popular.

About Truss 

Truss helps companies find, tour and lease office and coworking space. Our platform enables business owners like you to find the right space confidently by comparing spaces in our marketplace. We also have dedicated brokers who act as your point person throughout the process.

We are the only platform to offer price transparency for business owners, which means we’re the only site to compare pricing on traditional office space and coworking space. 

The result? You have the best information and a straightforward way to efficiently lease space you can call home.

How Truss Works 

Start your search on Truss by answering a few questions. Our tech platform selects and ranks the coworking and office spaces that closely match your needs. One of our tenant rep brokers will contact you and help you with the process including recommending spaces that you should also consider. Truss tenant rep brokers work for you at no charge: they are compensated by the property owner once you lease a space.

After taking virtual tours and reviewing the pricing, you select your favorites – the spaces that you want to physically tour, and our broker schedules them with the property owners.

Ready to find that perfect office space? Start your search today at