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Updates in the world of Commercial Real Estate

Getting Around Gets Easier

Big Dig mandates are bringing transit to the inner-ring suburbs. Public transit in the Boston area owes a giant debt to the Big Dig, the multibillion-dollar project that essentially buried the Central Artery expressway and in the process created a new roadway network. It’s the new highways, tunnels, and a high-style bridge that catch the […]

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UMass-Lowell acquires defunct hospital property

Associated Press LOWELL — The University of Massachusetts-Lowell has announced it has bought the former St. Joseph’s Hospital complex for $6.3 million, with plans to invest tens of millions more in renovations. Chancellor Marty Meehan tells The Sun that the purchase will link the university’s North, South, and East campuses and help revitalize the Acre […]

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…OneBeacon looks for tenants to fill roughly half of its Canton complex.

CANTON — When OneBeacon Insurance Group acquired the former EquiServe headquarters campus in 2005, OneBeacon executives had always envisioned the Canton building as a multi-tenant campus. Finally, the insurance company is ready to share. OneBeacon hosted its first open house for commercial real estate brokers Wednesday as it looks to find tenants to fill as […]

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A community, not just a store

THE REPLACEMENT of Hi-Lo Foods with a new Whole Foods Market will be an epochal event, not just for the changing neighborhood of Jamaica Plain but also for the Latino community that Hi-Lo has served for 47 years. The current store is hardly the most modern of supermarkets, but what it lacks in sophistication it’s […]

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