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Energy Efficiency Factors into Boston CRE

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 […]

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Amazon Look to Boston MA for HQ2 Location

Amazon Looks to Boston MA for Second HQ

When Amazon openly asked for cities to submit proposals for their second headquarters less than two weeks ago, naturally there was a great deal of interest. The e-commerce powerhouse has just begun their process, stating in a tweet that “every city is on an equal playing field”, but some say Boston could be a front […]

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Rise of Innovation District Drives Tech to Downtown Boston

Rise of Innovation District Drives Tech Downtown

With the Seaport “Innovation District” drawing in industry leaders like Reebok and GE, growing tech startups are beginning to fill the space left behind downtown. The modernizing economic climate in Boston has created a greater appeal for the waterfront locale. With new models for collaborative work spaces, company headquarters, and housing, the Innovation District has […]

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Doing Business in Boston's Next Transitional Neighborhoods

Risks & Benefits of Doing Business in Boston’s Next Transitional Neighborhoods

As Boston undergoes a long-term growth strategy to develop and enhance specific neighborhood areas through community planning and land use, the commercial market demand for these areas will increase.   The presence of major corporate residents has a cascading effect for corporate leasing opportunities with companies looking to expand their operational presence to attract top talent.  Small […]

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Federal Bank survey shows Tighten Bank Loan Standards Insurance lending High in Commercial Real Estate

Fed says Banks tightened loans in Q2 while Insurance Companies pursues more CRE lending

While the broad standards for business loans have remained unchanged, loan officers at U.S. banks reported tightening lending standards on commercial real estate loans and a weaker demand for both types.   According to a quarterly survey conducted by the Federal Reserve, banks reported stricter standards for construction and land development loans as well as loans […]

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