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  • 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 […]


  • Boston Chinatown shrinking or expanding?

    Cranes are busily rolling up and down at 120 Kingston Street and construction workers are working hard on 1 Greenway. A couple blocks away at downtown crossing, the Millenniums Tower is rising. That is the scene you will see when walking through Boston Chinatown, the third biggest one in the United States. From the day […]


  • Mind Map of A Restaurateur

    Already finished the research about consumers and competitors in a specific area you want to jump in? Good! Then, it’s time to pick up a space to start your restaurant. The direct asking rent per square feet for a retail space normally is lower than a restaurant space. Renting a retail space seems a good […]


  • Green Line Extension, Bitter or Sweet?

    President Obama released the budget of $100 million in federal fiscal year 2015 supporting the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) Green Line Extension project (GLX) which benefits the economy and environment of Somerville and Medford communities in the upcoming several years. “The Green Line Extension offers Somerville and the region both economic justice and environmental […]


  • Cambridge Attracting More History Fans and Commercial Investors

    Waiting for the new episode of the True Detective or Once Upon a Time? Consider yourself a mystery, history or architecture fan? Stretch your legs and get ready to explore the fascinating historical Cambridge Common Historic District on a sunny morning. The Cambridge Common Historic District is a historic district located in one of the […]


  • Cambridge Does Not Want to be Associated With the Word Suburb

    According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary the word suburb has three different meanings that are all related. The first definition is an “outlying part of a city or town”, the second is “a smaller community adjacent to or within commuting distance of a city”, and the third is “the residential area on the outskirts of a […]


  • Boston Retail Market Shows Little Change

    ABG Commercial Advisors Q4 Boston Retail Report The Boston retail market did not experience much change in market conditions throughout the previous year. The market ended the fourth quarter 2013 with an overall vacancy of rate of 4.3%, showing no change from the previous quarter. Vacancy rates stayed the same from the previous quarter at […]



  • ABG Commercial Helps Bring Fuji to Assembly Row

    Fuji is coming to Somerville as part of the ongoing development of Assembly Row. Julian Lewis of ABG Realty was the sole broker in the transaction of 4,361 square feet of restaurant space between the JP Fuji Group and Federal Realty Investment Trust, the group behind the Row’s construction. This massive urban mixed-use development hopes […]


  • Local Restaurants Taking a Green Initiative

    The Nature Conservancy recently decided to honor local restaurants that are “going green” through serving locally sourced meals and maintaining energy-efficient facilities. Last month the TNC named five eateries around the Boston area as finalists for its prestigious Nature’s Plate Award. Here are a few notable restaurants that made the final list: Area Four – Located […]


  • Mass. Retail Scene Following Trend of Smaller Spaces

    In our previous post, we mentioned that companies such as Neiman Marcus are placing a greater emphasis on smaller spaces. This trend is not limited to high-end retailers. In Massachusetts, small to mid-size vendors are reaping the benefits of the ongoing state and nationwide housing recovery. With the recession in its rearview mirror, the Massachusetts […]


  • Is Retail Shifting to Smaller Spaces?

    The sale of luxury goods has always been a vital component of the retail market. In order to appeal to the world’s wealthiest customers, some retailers have begun to make slight changes in their operating strategy. Neiman Marcus Inc. is one such example. The global retailer specializing in high-end fashion items, filed its initial public […]