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Rafi Properties pursues $3.3B Somerville ‘tough tech’ mega-campus

By Greg Ryan The real estate firm behind Somerville’s Somernova business campus is proposing to replace the low-slung structures now on the site with a $3.3 billion redevelopment featuring five significantly taller buildings aimed at “tough tech” tenants. Right now, the 7.5-acre Somernova campus — located off Somerville Avenue, a half-mile west of Union Square — […]

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Heitman Pays Equity Residential $168M for Alewife Apartments

By Joe Clements CAMBRIDGE—In a mega-$168 million trade that caps off a banner beginning for CBRE/NE’s market-leading multifamily sales team, Heitman Real Estate Capital has changed places with fellow Chicago-based investor Equity Residential as landlord to the Cambridge Park Apartments in this city’s rapidly emerging Alewife district. The 311-unit, first-class asset at 30 CambridgePark Dr. […]

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Massachusetts’ biopharma industry keeps growing. Two headwinds could slow it.

By Rowan Walrath Massachusetts’ life sciences industry grew by more than 7,000 jobs last year, outpacing competitor states even as the so-called “Covid boom” began to wane. That’s according to the latest “Industry Snapshot” report put out by the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, the trade group better known as MassBio, which examines trends in workforce, real estate, […]

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