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Boston Metro Among Top Commercial Markets in U.S.

Commercial real estate in the Boston Metro area is enjoying healthy demand in the first quarter of 2022, according to reports from the National Association of REALTORS® Research Group. On a year-over-year basis, March net absorption is showing improvement across all...

Will Global Events Affect Boston Metro Commercial Real Estate?

At the beginning of 2022, Boston Metro Commercial real estate investors had the usual concerns about finding the ideal property. Just a few months later, decisions are complicated by worries about inflation, rising interest rates and geopolitical events. Managing the...

Boston Area Counties Among Healthiest Communities

Counties in the Boston Metro rank highly when it comes to wellness and opportunity, according to a 2021 study by US News & World Report. The "Healthiest Communities" rankings measured the health and quality of life in 3,000 U.S. counties, evaluating dozens of...

Boston Metro Dining Scene’s James Beard Nominees

Fine dining in the Boston Metro is among the best in the word! Greater Boston has several semifinalists in the running for the 2022 James Beard awards, including nominees for Best Chef, Outstanding Restaurateur, and Outstanding Chef. The James Beard awards are the...

Boston Metro Multifamily Sector Roars Back to Life

The slump is over for the Boston Metro multifamily sector, as vacancy rates plummet and rents test new highs. According to the latest reports by Collier's and Boston Bisnow, the Greater Boston apartment market has a vacancy rate of just 4.5%. This is the lowest...

Flexibility is Key for Boston Metro Employers

Boston Metro employers once focused on office amenities such as outdoor recreation areas, coffee lounges and on-site cafeterias to attract and retain employees. Today, retaining workforce talent requires an individualized approach, rather than a one-size-fits-all...

Hospitality Sector Seeing Slow Recovery in Greater Boston Area

The latest Beige Book report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston paints a mixed picture of the regional economy, due to the lingering pandemic along with supply-chain issues and staffing shortages. The hospitality industry in particular is experiencing a long road...

Smaller Offices Could Become a Big Trend in the Boston Metro

While employees have gradually returned to offices in the Boston Metro, companies are still grappling with pandemic-era challenges. An emerging consensus suggests that the days of large office headquarters may be winding down. A recent article in the Commercial...

Multi-Family Properties are Red Hot in the Boston Metro

It's a seller's market for small to mid-sized multi-family properties in the Boston Metro! According to a recent analysis in Boston Biznow, investment in Boston's multi-family sector reached $422 million during the past 12 months, beaten only by Orange County,...

Does a Long Commute Discourage Boston Metro Employees?

As Boston Metro employers grapple with labor shortages and the pandemic, remote work has become something of a go-to solution to attract talent. Yet a new survey by online insurance broker Compare.com suggests that commutes are not a deal-breaker. About half of the...

Boston Named Among Best, Safest Places to Live in U.S.

Each year, U.S. News & World Report examines 150 metro areas in the United States to name the "Best Places to Live." These "best" lists are based on quality of life, cost of living, employment opportunities and the overall popularity of the area, based on inbound...

Mistakes to Avoid in your Boston Metro Commercial Real Estate Search

Finding the ideal Boston Metro location for your business takes time. With the help of experienced tenant representation, the process of finding, leasing or purchasing Boston Metro commercial real estate is more efficient and productive. It will also help you avoid...

Younger Boston Metro Employees May Prefer In-Person Work

Working from home isn't a one-size-fits-all employment solution, according to a recent Fox Business interview with Kathryn Minshew, CEO of "The Muse" career platform. We are summarizing this insightful interview in brief. In the course of gathering feedback from users...

Beige Book Reports Positive Trends for Boston Metro

Despite a lingering pandemic, the outlook for commercial real estate in the Boston Metro is largely positive for the rest of 2021, according to the 2nd Quarter Beige Book Report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Here are key highlights from the report! Labor and...

Boston Metro Among Top Locations for STEM Careers

Move over, Silicon Valley. The Boston Metro is ranked among the top three major metros in the U.S. for STEM professionals, namely those engaged in science, technology, engineering or math careers. The 2021 study by WalletHub placed Seattle, WA in the top spot, with...

Boston Metro Warehouse Rents Will Only Go Higher

E-commerce giants like Boston-based Wayfair, along with Amazon, Chewy and Walmart are competing for warehouse locations and last-mile distribution centers around the country. A recent analysis by CBRE projects that 330 million square feet of warehouse space must be...

Boston Metro Office Demand Shows Revival

Demand for Boston Metro office space is signaling the start of a commercial real estate recovery, according to an analysis by CBRE. Downtown Boston is leading the way with office space inquiries posting a record high. As of the second quarter of 2021, nearly one-third...

Boston Metro Life Sciences Sector Soars Ahead

The Boston Metro's burgeoning life sciences sector is red-hot, and related commercial real estate activity points to more growth ahead. According to reports from CBRE as published in Boston Bisnow, the life sciences sector is being fueled by capital funding that is...