NOBULL Leases 96,000 SF in Old Boston Globe Space


BOSTON – JLL announced that it represented NOBULL in securing a long-term headquarters lease of 96,000 square feet at 135 Morrissey Boulevard, the former Boston Globe’s headquarters in Dorchester.

Now known as the BEAT (The Boston Exchange for Accelerated Technologies), the innovative new space will support NOBULL’s expanded operations and co-locate them among the life science, medical, and high-tech companies expected to occupy the building.

“NOBULL was looking for a space to lead with innovation and support collaboration, team building, and breakthroughs in user experience. The BEAT offers just that,” said JLL Managing Director Tom Kent. “The history, proximity, parking and transit availability, and open space layout of this space right outside of the downtown area gives it the innovative grit NOBULL represents.”

NOBULL’s lease marks the first signed tenant to occupy space at the revamped 16-acre campus and one of the largest signed in Boston since the onset of the pandemic. From large floor layouts with innovative amenities that foster collaboration to easy connections to multimodal transportation, the space highlights the demand for both human connectivity and effective infrastructure links between commercial centers and residential hubs. The BEAT is currently the only urban campus located directly on the Red Line and also on I-93.

“NOBULL is more than just a brand but a community of hard-working people from nearly every field and athletes of all skill levels from all over the globe,” said NOBULL CEO Marcus Wilson. “Our partners at JLL understood our DNA delivering a new space at the BEAT that will allow us to grow our company, our product line, and our teams in more collaborative ways that put our people and their needs first.  In this space, we are confident we have identified a corporate home for our founding culture, with endless opportunities to evolve.”

The JLL team representing NOBULL was comprised of Managing Directors Tom Kent and Ryan Enright, while the landlord, Beacon Capital Partners, was represented by CBRE Senior Vice Presidents Tim Lahey and Jeff Landers.