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  • 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 […]

  • 3D Technology in the Construction Industry  

      As a standard in the construction industry, 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, refers to the processes used to create a three-dimensional object in which layers of material are formed under computer control to create an object.  Objects can be of almost any shape or geometry and are produced using digital model data […]

  • Smart Windows

    Looking for a new way to save money and be more environmentally friendly? Smart windows have technology that can alter the tint of the window based on the weather. Currently in more than 1,300 buildings, these smart windows can either have active glass that lightens and tints in response to electricity or passive glass that […]

  • Boston Growing Taller

      As Boston’s popularity and population grows the city has been looking for ways to deal with its shortage of available space. The city has historically been resistant to tall towers; however, it seems to be one of the few options to increase space. Building up current buildings will help the shortage and traffic. According […]

  • CRE Going Green

        Commercial real estate has been slow moving towards going green. As the economic and financial benefits have become clearer, real estate developers are figuring out ways to build greener and convert their current buildings to be environmentally friendly. Clients and tenants are now seeking more eco-friendly buildings and requesting upgrades to buildings they […]

  • Foreign Interest in Boston’s Commercial Real Estate

    New direct flights to and from Boston Logan International Airport have caused foreign investors to take a closer look into what Boston has to offer. These direct flights make it easier and more convenient for investors to come to Boston to evaluate investments and monitor performance.  With increasing access to the city, Boston is now […]

  • Is the Retail Sector Really Struggling?

    Is the Retail Sector Really Struggling?

      It may appear at first glance that the retail industry is experiencing growing pains during this seismic shift in favor of e-commerce, but, not all retail real estate is struggling. A respected International Real Estate Company reports that nationwide retail rents grew to rates not experienced since 2008 in the first quarter, marking the […]