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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...

PPP Most-Asked Question by Boston Metro Small Businesses

To answer the question we hear virtually on a daily basis relative to PPP monies for small businesses, it is our understanding that businesses must have used, or will use, the full amount of the initial PPP1 loan for authorized purposes on or before the expected...

Boston Metro CEOs Forecast the Future of Work-From-Home

An interesting article in the Boston Globe shared work-from-home forecasts from ten corporate executives from varied industries. The opinions shared offered insight regarding how work-from-home could shape the norms of employment in the Boston Metro. Here are the main...

Boston Metro Multi-Family Slump Won’t Last Forever

Apartment rents in the Boston Metro saw a rare decline in 2020, with a report by Boston Magazine citing a 17% drop in monthly rents. While this is certainly a concern for property owners, the long-term outlook for Boston’s multi-family sector remains positive. In the...

Pros and Cons of Work-from-Home by Angela Nuss

Our very own Angela Nuss, Director of Special Projects, has an article in the New England Real Estate Journal, published in the December 2020 Spotlights section. Angela shares her thoughts on working from home, as well as her opinion on the outlook for Boston Metro...

PPP Loan Facts for Boston Metro Small Businesses

If your business has fewer than 300 employees, and it has experienced a revenue drop due to the pandemic, you may be eligible for a second PPP loan, even if you already obtained a PPP loan earlier in 2020.

The Future of Office Work in the Boston Metro

The majority of surveyed office workers desire a hybrid of remote work and in-person office attendance. Effective collaboration, clearer direction from management and better oversight of projects were among the reasons presented.

Will Boston Metro Commercial Real Estate Demand Improve in 2021?

Boston Metro commercial real estate experienced dynamically different market conditions during 2020. While the pandemic helped increased demand for lab space and warehouse space, it had significant, adverse impacts on retail, hospitality and office sectors. Now that vaccine distribution is in the early stages, there is some question about how soon these troubled sectors will see relief.

New Development Planned for Boston’s Fenway Park Area

Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox, will eventually be surrounded by a mix of new residential and commercial development, according to a report in Boston Bisnow. Fenway Sports Group intends to develop 5 acres of property in several locations near the iconic...

Small Businesses in the Boston Metro Need Your Support!

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, but it has been especially hard on small businesses in the Boston Metro and everywhere around the country. Without the support of local customers, a good percentage of independent retailers, restaurants and service...

Boston Metro Office Sector Becomes a Tenant’s Market

As work-from-home arrangements continue, the Boston Metro office sector is feeling the impact. The latest Beige Book report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston estimates that only 20% of New England office workers have returned to employer sites. This is far below...