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  • 2013 Q2 Apartment Trends show Improvement

    Q2 2013 Apartment Trends from Reis Reports by Kevin Friedman The apartment sector has seen very strong vacancy decreases (down 0.2% to 4.3% from the end of 2012).  Rents increases have also been solid, rising by 0.5% this quarter. These numbers may not last too far into the future, partly due to the increase in […]


  • New Energy Retrofits for Multifamily Homes

    In what is excellent news for the Bay State from both an economic and environmental standpoint, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center recently made an offer of $1 million to support energy-efficient retrofits for affordable multifamily housing developments. The MassCEC was created in 2008 for this exact purpose. They aim to accelerate the Commonwealth’s clean energy […]


  • China Ramps up Investment into US Real Estate

    With things looking shaky on the home front, Chinese investors have decided to try their hand in American real estate. Wealthy Chinese are pouring money into commercial and residential properties across the United States, from high-rise condominiums in San Francisco to office towers in Manhattan. Ms. Zhang Xin, the CEO of China’s largest commercial real […]


  • Record 1st Quarter for Condo Market

    If you’re looking to purchase a luxury condominium in the heart of Boston, chances are you’re not alone. The median price of a downtown condominium in Boston has reached an all-time high for the first quarter, rising to $537,000 for one unit, up 7% from last year’s first quarter when the median price was $500,000. […]


  • Update: Kendall Square development

    The redevelopment of Kendall Square has received zoning approval from the city of East Cambridge. The 26 acres owned by MIT have been rezoned and construction will likely transform the area into a center for innovation. The approval Monday allows the construction of two 300-foot-high buildings—provided that any space above 250 feet is residential. On […]


  • The Kendall Square Initiative

    On February 5, 2013 the East Cambridge Business Association released updated plans to revitalize Kendall Square as a world-renowned center of innovation. The goal of redevelopment is to create a vibrant, mixed-use district that will compliment innovations underway on MIT’s campus. ABG Commercial is excited about the development of the PUD-5 district. As the housing […]


  • East Cambridge Revitalized: The Old Sullivan Courthouse

    East Cambridge Revitalized: The Old Sullivan Courthouse

    This week, proposed plans for the redevelopment of the Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse in East Cambridge progressed, with three of an original six companies moving forward into a second round of bidding. The East Cambridge Planning Team, a state agency responsible for redevelopment of the Sullivan Courthouse, identified a proposal submitted by HYM Investment Group […]