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New York, Chicago, Boston Top Last Decade’s Office Sales

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The Big Apple, the Windy City and Beantown are reigning champs in office transactions over the last 10 years. 

Ten Manhattan office deals accounted for nearly $19B combined since 2010, according to a CommercialCafé report. Google’s $2.4B 2018 Chelsea Market deal topped the list, which also included HNA Group’s $2.2B acquisition of 245 Park Ave. in 2017 and Brookfield Properties’ $1.4B 666 Fifth Ave. buy in 2018. 

Seven of the 10 most-expensive transactions outside New York were in Chicago and Boston. Blackstone Group’s $1.3B Willis Tower acquisition in 2015 tops the list, followed by Boston Properties’ $930M purchase of Boston's 200 Clarendon St. in 2010. 

Other high-dollar Boston office deals included Beacon Capital Partners’ $845M deal for 53 State St. in 2018 and Rockpoint Group’s $806M deal last year for 100 Summer St.