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  • How Structural Design Effects Productivity

      Decades of research as well as post occupancy evaluations have supported the notion that workplace design impacts employee productivity, satisfaction, recruitment, and retention.  These finding have inspired innovations in the workplace design, including more day lighting, shared and collaborative spaces to smart work areas. The workspace design continues to evolve to meet the needs […]

  • ABG Expresses Our Condolences on the Passing of John R. Burns

      ABG Realty would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of John R. Burns (1935-2015) of Arlington, MA. Affectionately known as “Jack” by many friends and colleagues, ABG Realty had the honor in 2011 of announcing Jack’s membership to our commercial brokerage team. Jack was responsible for multiple commendable real […]

  • Repurposing Industrial Property Roofs with Solar Panels

    Photo by: The Boston Globe With vacancy rates as high as 8.0% for industrial properties in the Boston commercial real estate market, many have been searching for a way to keep their businesses out of the red. One of the new innovations as of late is the re-purposing of industrial building’s roofs for solar panel […]

  • Boston Industrial Market Q1 2015

    In the first quarter of 2015, the Boston industrial market showed minimal change from Q4 of 2014. The vacancy rate stayed the same in both quarters, at 8.0%; however, that number was down from Q3 of 2014, where the vacancy rate was at 8.3%. The overall vacancy rate for flex and warehouse projects went down, […]

  • Boston Office Market Q1 2015

    The Boston office market finished the first quarter of 2015 in an overall positive standing. It concluded the quarter with vacancy rates averaging at 9.1%, not a significant change from the previous quarter of 9.2%, however, vacancy rates have been consistently decreasing among all types of office spaces, i.e. Class A, Class b, and Class […]

  • Boston Retail Market in Q1 2015

    The commercial real estate retail market has experienced minimal change in the first quarter of 2015. The retail market saw the vacancy rate held at 3.9%; vacancy rates are determined by a “percentage of the total amount of physically vacant space divided by the total amount of existing inventory.” The Boston retail market includes the […]

  • Solar Energy & What It Can Mean For Your Property

    Solar Energy & What It Can Mean For Your Property

    photo by:http://blog.ucsusa.org/solar-power-blooms-across-the-country-121 As the world is pushing for more ecologically-friendly energy sources, the people of Boston are responding by increasing clean, renewable, and sustainable energy sources, such as solar energy panels. Solar energy panels work because of the photo-voltaic process, which is a chemical phenomenon that occurs when an electrical charge, or voltage, is generated […]

  • Recognizing Antonia Shelzi

    Recognizing Antonia Shelzi

    Thank you very much to The Somerville News Weekly for the recognition! The Somerville News Weekly Special Person of The Week Antonia Shelzi May 25, 2015 by thesomervillenewsweekly Antonia Shelzi the principal and manager of Associated Brokerage Group, founded her first office in 1988. With degree’s in Economics and Management Finance she has started and […]

  • Farm-to-Table Restaurants Becoming the New Neighborhood Eatery

    Farm-to-Table Restaurants Becoming the New Neighborhood Eatery

    photo by: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/a-farm-to-table-restaurant-with-organic-appeal.html Farm-to-table is the new trend, and Boston’s restaurant scene has really picked up on it. From sourcing ingredients from local food vendors and becoming a true part of the neighborhood, farm-to-table restaurants are receiving tremendous success right now. Most of these farm-to-table restaurants have an atmosphere different from any other type of […]

  • Boston Marathon, Keeping The Pace

    Boston Marathon, Keeping The Pace

    This year is Boston’s 119th hosting of the Boston Marathon. On April 20th at 8:50 in the morning, the first wave of runners will be released. The trek is run by more than 35,000 athletes, 98 percent of which finish. Groups of male runners, female runners, and handicapped racers all compete for the best times. […]