One of the biggest prizes in Boston-area real estate went Tuesday to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, when US officials tapped the university to redevelop the Volpe Transportation Center in Kendall Square.

MIT beat out a half-dozen major real estate firms for the 14-acre site, which is one of the last remaining big properties that can be redeveloped in one of the hottest real estate markets in the country.

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