Colliers International Boston's Week In Review

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Real Estate Articles of Note
December 21 – December 28, 2018

The following represents articles of interest to the Boston real estate community that appeared in various publications during the week. Certain news links may require site registration or subscription to access the complete article.

 

 

 

From pop-up to permanent: A strategy to save local retail
The Boston Globe — December 28, 2018
Here’s the safest bet you could make about 2019: We’re likely to see more brick-and-mortar retailers go belly-up, and a growing number of empty storefronts on our main streets, not to mention malls.

 

A groundbreaking year for Massachusetts groundbreakings
Boston Business Journal — December 27, 2018
The Boston Planning and Development Agency approved nearly $7 billion in new development IN 2018, spanning 12.1 million square feet — up 1.8 million square feet from 2017.

 

Tech companies dominate the Boston-area office lease market
Boston Business Journal — December 27, 2018
In January 2018, a Boston Properties executive said that demand from growing technology tenants in the city was "as strong as we’ve ever seen it."

 

Housing at a shopping mall? It's becoming more common in Mass.
The Boston Globe — December 27, 2018
With estimates that one in four malls could close by 2022, older properties are following the mixed-use playbook to stave off obsolescence.

 

The most popular real estate stories of 2018
Boston Business Journal — December 27, 2018
Here's a rundown of the Boston Business Journal's top 15 most-read real estate stories of 2018.

 

Seaport Office Property Acquired by Brookfield After Bidding War
Banker & Tradesman — December 26, 2018
Brookfield Asset Management is the winner of a bidding war for a 152,102-square-foot office building in Boston’s Fort Point.

 

Five real-estate developments we’re watching in 2019
Boston Business Journal — December 26, 2018
From Procter & Gamble shaving off pieces of Gillette’s 40-acre South Boston campus to whether new GE CEO Larry Culp will move forward with a new headquarters building, here are five developments Business Journal Real Estate Editor Catherine Carlock will be watching in 2019.

 

Year in review: The biggest Boston business headlines of 2018
Boston Business Journal — December 26, 2018
The biggest stories that affected the Boston-area business community in the past year: Companies we gained, business leaders we lost and the deals that got the most attention.

 

Ink Block developer close to deal for MidTown Hotel
The Boston Globe — December 22, 2018
One of Boston’s biggest developers is close to a deal to acquire the site of the MidTown Hotel.

 

 

COLLIERS IN THE NEWS

 

2018 Q4 Industrial Viewpoint Report Colliers Boston
colliers.com — December 27, 2018
We are proud to announce our 2018 Q4 Industrial Viewpoint Report

 

Hobbs Brook Management Signs Three Leases
Banker & Tradesman — December 26, 2018
... by 3,227 square feet. Wyman Street Advisors’ Bob Borgman represented ownership, while Colliers International’s Adam Schneier represented AMS.. .And Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care expanded by 2,281 ...

 

Worcester office vacancy rate up 13%
Worcester Business Journal — December 26, 2018
... to 11.4 percent from 10.1 percent, according to the Boston offices of real estate firm Colliers International.. .The quarter-to-quarter change corresponded with a 37,000 square-foot negative absorption ...

 

Phelan and Burke of Colliers International arrange $16 million financing for Briarwood Meadows
nerej.com — December 21, 2018
... Phelan and Burke of Colliers International arrange $16 million financing for Briarwood Meadows......

 

 

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