Boston Area Retail Market Report for Q1 2024


Boston’s retail market stands out as a beacon of stability. Unlike the national office market slump, retail vacancies are at record lows. This strength is fueled by a combination of factors: Boston’s robust consumer base and a near-absence of new construction.

Consumer confidence is bolstered by a positive economic outlook. A potential “soft landing” scenario and steady job growth suggest continued consumer spending, which is great news for retailers. The limited availability of retail space further strengthens the market position of existing businesses.

With minimal new construction on the horizon, retailers can focus on optimizing their current locations. While mall rents faced recent headwinds due to evolving consumer preferences, the overall retail rent picture is optimistic.

As demand and supply stabilize, rents are expected to rise. This presents a golden opportunity for Boston retailers – a strong market with minimal competition for space.

Ready to capitalize on Boston’s booming retail market? ABG Commercial Realty is here to help! Our team of experts can guide you through the market and find the perfect location for your business.

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