Node is Greater Boston’s primary resource for commercial office, laboratory and multifamily analysis in the context of an increasingly individual auto-independent metro area, and country. Node provides building investors and landlords, employers, lawmakers, politicians and other interested parties information to help understand the nature of the transformation of organization of human activity presently underway in the United States.


Node 2019.1

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  • Greater Boston development is increasingly concentrated in dense, mixed-use clusters around rail transit.

  • Large tenants are focused near transit to attract & retain workforces with diverse commuting preferences.

  • The Seaport accounts for 60% of the region’s commercial construction farther than a 5 minute walk from rail transit.

  • Large commercial demand has been primarily rail accessible & urban since mid-decade.

  • With the current transit-oriented trend, there may be a reorganization of Boston & the American urban infrastructure

  • High platforms? Dwell times? A quick explanation of these terms is useful to re-educate the public about transit.

    and much, much more!


Node 2018.3

  • Recognition of a rapid increase in auto-alternative preferences among knowledge workers

  • A persisting desire for the evaluation of transit enhancements presented as Amazon HQ2-dependent

  • A widening occupancy advantage of commercial assets within easy walking distance to subway

  • A large number of system enhancements set to improve transit quality and capacity through 2022

  • A centering of most commercial and residential development around transit nodes

    and much, much more!


Node 2018.1

  • Rail Craze Expands

  • Historic MF Trend

  • Inherent Urban Advantage

  • GLX, NSRL, New Cars!

  • A Driver for the Downtown Xing Influx?

  • Introducing GOsaic: Greater Boston’s first fully integrated data mosaic to help understand the relationship of the region’s real estate to transportation nodes and settlement trends. GOsaic will become increasingly robust as we help decision makers understand transit orientation