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  • 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

    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 […]


  • 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’s Commerce Springs Back Into Action

    Anyone living in Boston or in the surrounding areas know to start wearing rain boots, as our snow is finally melting sporadically in 40 degree temperatures. This past February has beat records as the snowiest four weeks Boston has ever had. Our last record from 2005 was toppled by more than 15 inches, placing us […]


  • Creative Office Space Spreads Innovation Throughout

    We spend one third of our entire life sleeping, so it’s worthwhile of paying big money for a really nice bed. It is the same when it comes to office space. We work approximately 8 hours, a.k.a. one third of a day.  If staying and working (or not working) at the office feels like the […]


  • Shrink Your Taxes By Trading Your Properties Instead Of Selling

    Oops, here comes a rainy day and you need cash? You find a better location for your business or you are doing very well and need a bigger space for your growing business? Well, whatever reason people might have to sell their properties, there is one thing that everyone would be concerned about—how much tax […]


  • Stable CRE Cap Rates Attract Chinese Real Estate Buyers

    The sales volume during the 4th quarter of 2013 rose 8% year-over-year with a 1% sales price growth.  The cap rates averaged 8.7 percent in the 4thquarter, a 50 basis point decline from the third quarter, based on survey data from the National Association of REALTORS. Many of the survey respondents hold a positive attitude […]


  • What are customers expecting from the coffee house

    1. A coffee house that matches with consumers’ lifestyles. If your sweet spot is located in an area crowded with colleges and offices, make a little effort to make the place comfortable for working and socializing. If your sweet spot is located in an area with significant high foot and car traffic, give some thought […]