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  • Stock Market Volatility Makes Real Estate a Solid Investment

    Many investors debate between putting money into the stock market versus real estate market. Each option has its own pros and cons. However, stock market volatility makes real estate a solid investment. Here’s a closer look at the differences between the two and why real estate is more stable. Stock Market Investments There is little […]

  • Tax Reform Is Good for Real Estate Investors

    The tax reform package went through many changes before making it to the President’s desk for signing in December 2017. Now that the final details are known, investors can finally understand its impact. It turns out, tax reform is good for real estate investors for several reasons. Retention of 1031 Exchanges Earlier versions of the […]

  • Harvard to Help Expand Boston’s Real Estate Market

    Boston has experienced a recent real estate boom especially in hotbed areas such as Kendall Square. With Massachusetts Institute of Technology situated nearby, the life science and technology markets have exploded within the Cambridge market. This boom has come with a price however, as rent prices for prime space have risen sharply with the decline […]

  • Energy Efficiency Factors into Boston CRE

      A new study conducted by the University of California at Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has made a connection that may help real estate lenders issue safer loans. Trepp reports that there is a tight correlation between efficient energy use and the likelihood of loan default. The study, funded by the Department of […]

  • Flexible Space Overtakes Open-Office Plans

      In the early 2000’s, open-office plans were the new hot commodity in the world of business. These open spaces allowed for a much welcomed break from the monotony of the traditional workplace. Conversation and interaction replaced the usual silence that one would experience when working in a traditional office filled with cubicles or closed […]

  • 3-D Printing Breaks into Commercial Real Estate

      Construction of new commercial space is not only time consuming but it is also expensive. From start to finish, building a new space is a very large task to tackle. There is so much between expenses, different firms working together, as well as the actual construction where a mistake or holdup can cost a […]

  • Amazon Looks to Boston MA for Second HQ

    When Amazon openly asked for cities to submit proposals for their second headquarters less than two weeks ago, naturally there was a great deal of interest. The e-commerce powerhouse has just begun their process, stating in a tweet that “every city is on an equal playing field”, but some say Boston could be a front […]

  • Pumping New Life into Old Space

      Agents everywhere are bound to eventually face the task of turning a less than appealing office building into a place where tenants will be excited to work. The rising number of millennials entering the workforce has in turn created a rising demand for trendy, creative, yet efficient work spaces. While reinvigorating an old space […]

  • Rise of Innovation District Drives Tech Downtown

    With the Seaport “Innovation District” drawing in industry leaders like Reebok and GE, growing tech startups are beginning to fill the space left behind downtown. The modernizing economic climate in Boston has created a greater appeal for the waterfront locale. With new models for collaborative work spaces, company headquarters, and housing, the Innovation District has […]

  • No Days Off for the Commercial Real Estate Market

    August, a month known for its relaxation and tapered turnaround pace, took an unexpected turn this year. The late summer month experienced more activity in the commercial real estate market than both the winter and spring seasons. Following a slow start to 2017, the leasing, absorption, and sales volume over the first three weeks of […]