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  • Growing Demand for Shared Office Space in Boston

      The concept of office space leasing has changed dramatically over the last 10 years with the introduction of shared office space. In and around major cities such as Boston, this trend is growing rapidly with both small and medium sized companies. Why is this option so appealing? Here’s a look at the reasons behind […]

  • Commercial Real Estate Office Design Trends

    Office design trends directly impact office leasing and sales. It influences the types of businesses that you may attract, lease rates, and more. For this reason, it’s important for landlords to stay up to date on the latest commercial real estate office design trends. Here are some key trends to consider. Open Spaces Modern office […]

  • Demand for Commercial New Construction Projects in Boston

    It’s no secret that Boston is in a real estate boom. Real estate activity along with increased business activity has led to higher demand for commercial new construction projects. Here’s a quick look at factors that contribute to new construction initiatives and how builders are altering their approach and practices to adjust to changing times. […]

  • Boston Office Space Vacancy Rates and Market Trends

    The Boston commercial real estate market is one of the strongest in the nation. Here’s a quick look at the statistics and how Boston compares to other major cities across the country. Boston Market Area Vacancy Rate The Boston office space vacancy rate has remained fairly steady from quarter to quarter. It shifted just 0.1% […]

  • 4 Factors that Impact Pricing for Office Leases

    There are various approaches to pricing commercial real estate leases, the most effective of which include several key elements that are sometimes overlooked. This is particularly true when it comes to office spaces. Are you incorporating these factors that impact pricing for office space leases into your pricing structure? Location The old saying that real […]

  • Using CRE Technology to Attract Tenants

    As commercial real estate (CRE) technology becomes more affordable, how can landlords use it to attract tenants, facilitate tenant relationships, reduce operating expenses, and improve bottom lines? There are many options currently available on the market. Here are some that directly benefit both tenants and landlords. Digital Payments Some people don’t even have checkbooks anymore, […]

  • CRE Technology Tools for Landlords

    Technology is changing the landscape of many industries, including commercial real estate. CRE owners can leverage technology to make smarter investment decisions, create better designs, improve operational efficiency, and increase profits. Here’s a look at a few CRE technology tools for landlords. Investment Analysis New software applications allow investors to assess opportunities more methodically. They […]

  • 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 […]