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Fan Pier Boston Ground Breaking Ceremonies

Joe Fallon on Fan Pier:  “If we weren’t going to get going I was gonna jump... (in the harbor).” Some of the 1,000 new construction jobs created by Boston's Fan Pier development (Curt Nickisch/WBUR) BOSTON — It was the sort of event that almost made you forget the recession ever happened. Sharply dressed bankers and developers, the mayor and governor took to a stage under a big white party tent with balloons and band lights. In front of them, a row of shovels and a neatly shaped pile of sand. When Matt Emmens, the CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals stood at the podium, he said he’s been to many groundbreakings before. “For those of you that haven’t,” Emmens said, “let me give you a clue. We like biomarkers in our business. The marker … [Read more...]

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Fan Pier News – Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Vertex Corporate Headquarters - Fan Pier Boston Massachusetts

HFF arranges $355m in financing for Fan Pier By Chris Reidy, Globe Staff HFF, a provider of commercial real estate services, said it has arranged a $355 million construction loan for the development of a new headquarters campus for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. at Boston’s Fan Pier. HFF said it worked on behalf of the Boston-based development company that is overseeing the Fan Pier project, the Fallon Company LLC, and its investors to secure the construction loan. The Fan Pier development is a 21-acre site spanning nine city blocks along the downtown Boston waterfront. The Vertex headquarters facility will feature two 16-story office towers incorporating 1.1 million square feet of office and biomedical research space and … [Read more...]

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