• Albania Albania
  • Argentina Argentina
  • Australia Australia
  • Austria Austria
  • Belarus Belarus
  • Belgium Belgium
  • Brazil Brazil
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria
  • Canada Canada
  • Chile Chile
  • China China
  • Colombia Colombia
  • Costa Rica Costa Rica
  • Croatia Croatia
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
  • Denmark Denmark
  • Egypt Egypt
  • Estonia Estonia
  • Finland Finland
  • France France
  • Georgia Georgia
  • Germany Germany
  • Greece Greece
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
  • Hungary Hungary
  • India India
  • Indonesia Indonesia
  • Ireland Ireland
  • Israel Israel
  • Italy Italy
  • Japan Japan
  • Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
  • Korea Korea
  • Latvia Latvia
  • Lithuania Lithuania
  • Luxembourg Luxembourg
  • Mexico Mexico
  • Montenegro Montenegro
  • Morocco Morocco
  • Myanmar Myanmar
  • Netherlands Netherlands
  • New Zealand New Zealand
  • Norway Norway
  • Pakistan Pakistan
  • Panama Panama
  • Peru Peru
  • Philippines Philippines
  • Poland Poland
  • Portugal Portugal
  • Qatar Qatar
  • Romania Romania
  • Russia Russia
  • Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia Serbia
  • Singapore Singapore
  • Slovakia Slovakia
  • South Africa South Africa
  • Spain Spain
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Taiwan Taiwan
  • Thailand Thailand
  • Turkey Turkey
  • Ukraine Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • United States United States
  • Vietnam Vietnam

Disruption 2020 - The Continuing Story of Amazon

Author: Dion Sorrentino

By Dion Sorrentino | September 2020

Amazon continues to dominate the industrial scene in Greater Boston. The company has leased space at a rate never seen in the market. Both locally and nationally, Amazon has seen tremendous growth as it ramps up its logistics operations centers in an attempt to match demand from the accelerated adaptation of online shopping as the oft-preferred retail experience. Amazon is in a unique position in that they are leasing space not to grow the business, but rather to keep up with the demand of their customers. The e-commerce giant has a constant demand for distribution space in key areas of the market and are locating logistics hubs across Greater Boston. 

  • Amazon has grown to occupy no less than nine million square feet of logistics and robotics space in the Greater Boston Market.

  • With nearly five million square feet of new construction and renovation projects underway, Amazon accounts for over 70% of the industrial construction pipeline.

  • In July, the company announced a target of growing their national distribution footprint by 50% by the end of the year, more growth than the last three years combined.

  • With the possibility of a deal with Simon Property Group to lease mall space once occupied by JC Penney and Sears, Amazon is on track to pass ten million square feet of space in the market under agreement by year-end.

  • Amazon has numerous LOIs in place across the market in addition to their development plans and looks to be the largest player in the Boston industrial market for quarters to come.


Subscribe to Colliers In Focus Blog Posts