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BOSTON-The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind is leasing 23,594-sf at 48 Boylston St. Michael Joyce and Thomas Ashe of Richards Barry Joyce & Partners represented the property owner, the Boston Young Men’s Christian Union, and the tenant, in the transaction, which involves a five-year lease. Lease rates for this deal were not available, but the average asking rent for similar space in the city is about $25 per sf, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s most recent statistics.

“The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind had three primary concerns in finding a new headquarters, location, ease of accessibility and cost, all of which were met with the building at 48 Boylston St.,” notes Joyce, a partner at Richards Barry Joyce & Partners.

The state agency, which services legally blind individuals, is relocating from Kingston Street. The deal represents nearly the entire building.

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