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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 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • Boston Industrial Market Continues to Show Improvement

    ABG Commercial Advisors Q4 Boston Industrial Market Report By the end of 2013, Boston’s Industrial market continued the improvement it showed at the beginning of the year. The market ended the fourth quarter 2013 with an overall vacancy rate of 8.9%, down from the 10% rate from the end of the first quarter. In fact, […]


  • Q1 Retail Trends: Retail Sector showing Slowest Recovery

    Reis Reports Q1 2013 Retail Trends written by Kevin Friedman. Here are some significant and noteworthy trends from the Retail sector of commercial real estate in the first quarter of 2013, as explained by Dr. Victor Calanog, VP of Economics and Research at ReisReports.  The retail sector, which only began to visibly display signs of healing in 2012, […]


  • Q1 Industrial Trends show Vacancy Rates remain in Decline

    Reis Reports Q1 2013 Industrial Trends written by Kevin Friedman. Here are some significant and noteworthy trends from the Industrial sector of commercial real estate in the first quarter of 2013, as explained by Dr. Victor Calanog, VP of Economics and Research at ReisReports. * Industrial property vacancy rates remained in decline in the first quarter of 2013, […]


  • Q1 Office Trends Project Slow Recovery

    Q1 2013 Office Trends from Reis Reports Here are some significant and noteworthy trends from the Office sector of commercial real estate in the first quarter of 2013, as explained by Dr. Victor Calanog, VP of Economics and Research at ReisReports: The office vacancy rate declined 0.1% to 17% at the end of the quarter, […]


  • Office vacancy rates decrease, construction increases

    Quarter 4 figures are out and Boston’s office market ended the quarter with a vacancy rate of 9.9%. The vacancy rate decreased from 10.2% during quarter three, indicating a higher demand for office space in the Boston area.  In the first quarter of 2012, vacancy rates stood at 10.8% and have continued to decline steadily since. In […]


  • Rental rates up in Boston

    Rental rates are up 6.4% year-over-year in 2012, reports Trulia. The median monthly rent for Boston is now a steep $2,400. Most brokers expect an increase in demand during the early months of the calendar year due to lease expirations from the previous year. However, there is some relief for individuals looking to lease a […]


  • Vancancy Rates in Cambridge/Boston Improving

    Vancancy Rates in Cambridge/Boston Improving

    Since the second quarter of 2011, Vacancy rates in Cambridge have been improving. Cambridge’s vacancy rate peaked that quarter at 10.3% and has been steadily declining since. The figures are in for the second quarter of 2012 and vacancy rates have dropped to 9.4% with a total of 10,137,858 square feet vacant in the Cambridge […]