Skanska USA Completes First Multi-Family Development in Boston

Press release 4/5/2016 11:19 AM EST

Skanska USA and Twining Properties announced today that Watermark Seaport is now fully completed and has already welcomed its first residents.


Seaport Watermark

“Watermark Seaport and its surrounding neighborhood is coming alive with many new residents, and we have seen strong interest in the building from people who want a modern, urban lifestyle,” said Charley Leatherbee, executive vice president of Skanska USA Commercial Development in Boston. “We’ve created a unique residential experience at Watermark Seaport through meticulous design, carefully curated artwork and a best-in-class amenities package.”

At the intersection of Seaport Boulevard and Boston Wharf Road, the 346-unit Watermark Seaport building marries the Fort Point and the Seaport District neighborhoods. The building includes a combination of studio, one, two and three-bedroom residences, spread throughout a 17-story luxury tower and a 6-story loft building, targeting LEED® Gold. The tower’s 281 residences boast contemporary details, while the loft’s 65 units take inspiration from the Fort Point’s brick-and-beam style of architecture through exposed metal ceilings and stained concrete floors. Each Watermark Seaport apartment is environmentally friendly with oversized windows, ENERGY STAR® appliances and Nest™ thermostats.

Watermark Seaport’s 15,000 square feet of exceptional amenities include:

  • 24-hour concierge
  • 18th floor Sky Deck with outstanding views of the Financial District and Boston Harbor
  • Second-floor terrace with an outdoor fire pit and grilling areas which connects the tower and loft 
  • State-of-the-art fitness center 
  • Wellness studio for yoga, boxing and group fitness with Fitness on Demand™ and outdoor access with harbor views 
  • Underground parking garage with electric car charging stations
  • Residents lounge with billiards room, open workspaces and coffee bar 
  • Outdoor courtyard with direct access to Q Park, perfect for dog walking and recreational activity
  • Private dining and event space 
  • Innovation lab with smart technology, Wi-Fi and balcony
  • Interactive building directory by Lobby Butterfly | ButterflyMX™ system 
  • Dog washing spa
  • Indoor bike storage 
  • On-site Hubway bicycle sharing station sponsored by Skanska

The building is located adjacent to Seaport Square’s Q-Park, across the street from District Hall and Seaport Square Green, as well as the future One Seaport Square, which will feature 250,000 square feet of retail amenities. The MBTA’s Silver Line is adjacent to the building, while South Station is within a short walking distance. CVS and Shake Shack anticipate opening on the ground floor later this year.

Currently, studio rents begin around $2,300; 1-bedroom rents start at $2,800; 2-bedroom rents begin at $3,700 and 3-bedroom rents start at $4,200. The leasing office is located in the building at 85 Seaport Boulevard. For more information about leasing an apartment at Watermark Seaport, please visit www.watermarkseaport.com or call 617-654-2990.

Watermark Seaport is one of three of Skanska’s developments on Seaport Boulevard. Other projects include 101 Seaport and 121 Seaport, two neighboring office towers with ground-floor retail, both targeting LEED® Platinum. When completed, Skanska’s developments along Seaport Boulevard will make up Boston’s most sustainable block. Skanska is also developing 1350 Boylston, a 17-story, 183,000-square-foot residential tower at 1350 Boylston Street in The Fenway.

Skanska USA Commercial Development invests in and develops customer-focused, highly sustainable office and multi-family properties in Boston, Houston, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Since 2009, Skanska has invested approximately $1.5 billion in nearly a dozen projects in its select markets. Skanska self-finances the majority of its projects and serves as the construction manager. The group has developed projects for clients such as Brooks Sports, PwC and Tommy Bahama. Each Skanska USA Commercial Development project aims to achieve a minimum LEED® Gold certification.