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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...

Tips for Subleasing your Boston Metro Commercial Space

If you find yourself with unused commercial real estate space in the Boston Metro, it may be possible to find a subtenant to help you cover your lease expense. This can be an ideal solution when your current location and lease arrangements otherwise suit your needs....

Renegotiating a Boston Metro Lease

For Boston Metro businesses currently grappling with increased costs and/or a reduction of capital, recovering from the pandemic's effects is a work in progress. Renegotiating your lease isn't a silver bullet for all financial shortfalls and shouldn't be done lightly....

Boston Business Schools in Top 5 Nationwide

Each year, US News and World Report evaluates the MBA programs of academic institutions throughout the country. Rankings are assigned based on acceptance rates, undergraduate GPA's, graduation rates, employment status, average starting salary, class diversity and...

Boston Metro Industrial Space in High Demand

Competition for modern warehousing and manufacturing facilities is heating up in the Boston Metro, driving up lease costs. According to an analysis by CBRE, as reported in Boston Bisnow, asking rents for industrial properties increased over 6% on a year-over-year...

Boston Metro Commercial Real Estate Could See Rebound Soon

An industry analysis by Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of REALTORS®, and Calvin Schnure, senior VP of research and economic analysis of the The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, projects a rebound for Boston Metro...

2021 PPP and Assistance Highlights for Boston Metro Small Businesses

Boston Metro entertainment venues, restaurants and other small businesses affected by the pandemic may find help in the latest Federal stimulus package, known as the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. With the signing of H.R. 1319, billions of dollars of economic aid...

Boston Metro Offices May Downsize, But Will Remain Essential

As CEO's consider the future of work in the Boston Metro and around the country, one concern is clear: deciding which positions can effectively remain remote, and which tasks are best left to the office. Many executives are turning to employee surveys for insights....

Amazon Expands Boston Metro Presence with Seaport Leases

Amazon's latest commercial real estate headline in the Boston Metro is its lease of 630,000 square feet of office space in Boston's Seaport district. The new lease at One Boston Wharf Road is Amazon's second commitment to the Seaport, following its planned occupancy...

Boston Metro Office Market Sees Rough Start to 2021

Boston Metro office occupancy reached significant lows during the fourth quarter of 2020, according to a recent article in Boston Bisnow. Rent prices posted a rare decline as vacancy levels increased and sublease activity spiked. As of December 2020, downtown offices...