Globe Analyzes Rents at Huge New Forest Hills Development

Lawrence Harmon of the Globe dived deep into why a 2-bedroom at The Commons at Forest Hills Station is expected to rent for $2,650 — and how rents as low as $1,500 could be encouraged elsewhere.

Any developer who hopes to build apartments priced for middle income families in Boston needs a keen eye for real estate, sharp negotiating skills, political savvy, perfect market conditions, and loads of luck. Everything must fall into place perfectly. That’s the lesson gleaned from The Commons at Forest Hills Station – a 283-unit apartment complex now under construction in Jamaica Plain.

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