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Boston's Back Bay

The Coolest Office Buildings You Wish You Worked In

Check out the best office buildings with top notch design, amenities, and tenants in in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood.
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Prudential Center

The Prudential Center

Quick take: Located on a 23-acre site between Boylston Street and Huntington Avenue in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, adjacent to the Hynes Convention Center, major hotels, shopping and residential areas. The Prudential Center was a 2006 recipient of ULI's Global Awards for Excellence.

Square feet & occupancy: The Prudential Center is a 3.6 million square foot urban center, comprised of 3.0 million square feet of office space and nearly 550,000 square feet of retail space. Boston Properties owns the whole complex: the tower, 800 and 888 Boylston, 101 and 111 Huntington. 

Sample Tenants: Anchored by Natixis Global Asset Management, Abry Partners, Accenture, Bracebridge Capital, Martingale Asset Management, Ropes & Gray, SCS Financial and many others. 

Onsite Amenities: The Shops at Prudential Center is anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor and consists of 75 stores and restaurants. Major retailers include Ann Taylor, Barnes & Noble, The Cheesecake Factory, Club Monaco, Lacoste, Sephora and vineyard vines – and it attracts over 60,000 visitors a day. The complex provides direct access to the Massachusetts Turnpike and on-site access to the MBTA Green Line, as well as the largest parking garage in New England, with space for 3,660 cars. Cool feature: The Prudential Center’s South Garden, a 1.3 acre open-air park located in the apex of the retail arcades and office buildings, provides a relaxing urban oasis complete with water features, a built-in stage for musical performances, and ample seating areas. 

Sustainability: LEED Platinum
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Property manager: Boston Properties

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Address:
800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199
617.236.3300

200 Clarendon Boston

200 Clarendon

Quick take: More commonly known as the John Hancock Tower, 200 Clarendon is New England’s tallest building and one of Boston’s most significant landmarks. The iconic all-glass tower offers 360-degree panoramic views of the Back Bay, Charles River, Cambridge, the Public Gardens, Boston Harbor and the surrounding areas. 200 Clarendon Street is the only office building in Boston recognized by the American Institute of Architects as one of the nation's most beloved buildings.  

Square feet & occupancy: 200 Clarendon is 62-stories and approximately 1,700,000 square feet. 

Sample Tenants: Jacobs Engineering, Locust Walk, Diametric Capital, Latham & Watkins, Novo Ventures, Kirkland & Ellis, and more.

Onsite Amenities: Blue Glass Café & Catering Service featuring seasonal outdoor seating, Private underground parking garage, Parking at 100 Clarendon Street Garage, Martin’s News Shop, FedEx, UPS and USPS drop boxes, Bank of America ATM, 24-hour security assistance, and access to Tillinger's Concierge which provides exclusive service and benefits to the tenants of 200 Clarendon: Shoe shine and dry cleaning services, Discount tickets to sporting events, concerts, theatre and area attractions, Dinner reservations and travel booking, Preferred rates from local hotels, Personal shopping, dog walking, flower delivery and more. 

Sustainability: N/A 
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Landlord: Boston Properties

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Address:
200 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116
617-236-3678
pmulvihill@bostonproperties.com

Copley Place Boston

Copley Place

Quick take: Copley Place is located in Boston’s vibrant Back Bay neighborhood. The biggest draw is its location in one of Boston's best malls. 

Square feet & occupancy: 845,000 RSF of Office Space on 7 floors

Sample Tenants: State Street Corp., Boston Medical Center Health Net, Wills, Wayfair, 

Onsite Amenities: In addition to being a full mall with retail stores, coffee shops, restaurants, and a food court, Copley Place has 2 hotels offering 1,900 rooms,15th Floor Equivalent Views of Boston, On-site Parking Garages, Superior Access and Public Transportation, On-Site Management Team, 24-hour Security. 

Sustainability: N/A
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Management & Broker: Simon Property Group

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Address:
100 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
mparr@simon.com
(317) 371-6152

75 Arlington Street/10 St. James Avenue Boston

75 Arlington Street/10 St. James Avenue

Quick take: 75 Arlington Street/10 St. James Avenue is among the Back Bay’s finest mixed-use assets. The buildings retain the charm with dramatic columns and rich historical detail while renovations have equipped it with modern infrastructure and mechanical systems. Linking the old and the new is a dramatic glass-enclosed galleria which runs a fully city block from St James Avenue to Stuart Street.

Square feet & occupancy: The 75 Arlington Street building, with 256,247 square feet in 10 stories, was built in 1913 and substantially renovated in 2013. The 10 St James building, with 565,793 square feet, was built in 2000 – a modern, 20 story glass and masonry tower.

Sample Tenants: PRA Health Sciences, Holland & Knight, Boston Foundation, Baupost Group, and more. 

Onsite Amenities: Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse and galleria eatery, modern furniture proprietors, Montage and Il Decor, rug dealer, Landry &Arcari, state-of-the-art fitness club, Orangetheory, sundry shop, Martins News and ATM services.

Sustainability: LEED Silver
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Management & Broker: NGKF

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Address:
75 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116
617.451.9436

Five Hundred Boylston Boston

Five Hundred Boylston

Quick take: Five Hundred Boylston, located in the Back Bay area of Boston, is a 25-story office and retail development. 

Square feet & occupancy: 706,862 square feet spanning 25 floors. The complex includes 641,503 square feet of office space, 65,359 square feet of exclusive retail space, and a 1,000-car parking facility shared with Two Twenty Two Berkeley.

Sample Tenants: Turbonomics, CBIZ & MHM, Cooley LLP, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom LLP,  and more

Onsite Amenities: Tico, Panera Bread, Marshalls, Juice Press, Soul Cycle

Sustainability: Ranked number one overall in North America for sustainability (office and retail) by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark.
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Owner: JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Oxford Properties Group

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Address:
500 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
857-305-8723
AMiddleton@oxfordproperties.com