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Industry Partner Bryan Koop, Executive Vice President of Boston Region for Boston Properties speaks about the cities post recession economy

In the city’s post-recession economy, more than 2.1 million square feet of professional services firms — law firms, accounting firms, and consultancies, among them — have vacated the downtown for a Seaport District address. At the same time, some 1.8 million square feet of technology, advertising, media and information-based companies — also known as “TAMI” tenants — have flooded into downtown and the area around North Station. In total, some 93 TAMI tenants now occupy space in downtown Boston and the area around North Station, compared with 29 such tenants in the Seaport, Bryan Koop, executive vice president of the Boston region for Boston Properties, said at a recent Business Journal real estate event. “When that kind of shift takes place, it can be catastrophic,” Koop said at the event. “TAMI has absolutely saved downtown.”

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