The Downtown Boston Office market continued its stretch of significant growth in the first quarter. Demand came from local tenants, which continued to expand organically, as well as out-of-market companies that want to call Boston home. The market started 2018 on fire, posting 765,000 sq. ft. of positive absorption after ending 2017 with more than 1.2 million sq. ft. of growth. While this is an extremely impressive start to the year, it doesn’t fully capture the market’s activity, as more than 1 million sq. ft. has recently been committed by several large users looking to make major commitments in the city.