Jon Chesto

Jon Chesto covers the leaders who shape Boston’s business community. He has been reporting on business and politics in New England for the past two decades. Before joining the Globe, he was managing editor at the Boston Business Journal. Prior to that role, he was the business editor at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy. His weekly Ledger column, “Mass. Market,” won several national awards with the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. A graduate of Wesleyan University and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, he has also worked as a business reporter at the Boston Herald and as a political reporter with Ottaway Newspapers.

Latest stories

Industrial market is hot in Boston, but is it hot enough to save the city’s middle class?

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

High office rents and soaring home prices get the attention, but Greater Boston’s industrial market is also on fire right now.

Chesto Means Business

Owners of hotels hit by Boston strike enjoy hefty profits

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

Maryland-based Marriott isn’t the only company raking it in from the Boston hotels. The actual owners of these Marriott-managed properties get a big piece, too.

Braintree businessmen in a tug of war over billboard rights

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

The Braintree Billboard Brawl of 2018 isn’t going to be pretty.

Procter & Gamble to put high-profile land in Fort Point on the market

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

Gillette’s parent is looking to cash in on the hot real estate market in the neighborhood around its factory.