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Real Estate Articles of Note
July 21 – July 27, 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.


Retail getting a foothold in Seaport — July 27, 2018
How far away is the Seaport from becoming a retail destination?


MIT-born Living Proof expanding HQ to Boston's Seaport, may double headcount
Boston Business Journal — July 26, 2018
Jon Shore, Living Proof’s chief financial officer, said in an interview that the company was bursting at the seams of its Cambridge space, a 20,000-square-foot office and lab located at 301 Binney St. in Kendall Square.


Please don’t let Eastie become South Boston, residents say.
The Boston Globe - Print Edition — July 26, 2018
Community leaders have called for a temporary halt to the development that has taken over East Boston, until some sort of community master plan can be put in place.


Bike-sharing startup Spin may be ditching a deal with local cities to go with scooters
Boston Business Journal — July 26, 2018
Spin, one of two companies chosen earlier this spring to roll out dockless bike-sharing programs in 15 cities in Greater Boston, now appears to be backing out of that deal because it wants to focus on the even hotter market for shared electric scooters.


Massachusetts’s median single-family price highest since at least 2004: Report
Boston Curbed — July 26, 2018
The median sales price for a single-family home in Massachusetts was $430,000 in June, a 6.8 percent increase from the same month in 2017 and the highest since the Massachusetts Association of Realtors began tracking the figure in 2004.


Uber and Lyft not helping Boston’s traffic congestion, new report suggests
Boston Curbed — July 25, 2018
Far from complementing mass transit or reducing the number of car rides, ride-hails add to vehicle count on city streets


The 100 Best Buildings in Boston
Boston Magazine — July 25, 2018
Behold the city’s architectural treasures—according to us.


ezCater acquires Paris competitor, could hire 250 this year
Boston Business Journal — July 24, 2018
Boston-based ezCater Inc. has acquired a small Paris-based competitor called GoCater, kickstarting ezCater's quest to expand its corporate-catering platform overseas.


Necco shuts down abruptly, is sold — July 24, 2018
Round Hill Investments LLC, which bought the company for $17.3 million at emergency auction in May, confirmed the closure in a statement late Tuesday.


Moe’s Southwest Grill targets Boston and Massachusetts for expansion
Boston Business Journal — July 24, 2018
Moe’s Southwest Grill is targeting Massachusetts as its latest expansion opportunity, but it comes at a time when Bostonians have more and more options for a rice-bowl style meal.


Downtown Boston Gets a Massive Food Hall Next Spring
Boston Eater — July 24, 2018
Downtown Boston will get nearly two dozen new dining options next year in one fell swoop, thanks to a new food hall, High Street Place. Connecting the buildings at 160 Federal St. and 100 High St., the food hall will span more than 18,000 square feet, with room for more than 20 food stalls. Construction has begun, and several vendors have already signed on. High Street Place could open in spring 2019

Colliers In The News


Colliers International | 2018 Q2 Industrial Viewpoint Report Boston Colliers — July 26, 2018
The Boston industrial market posted negative absorption this quarter for the first time since the second quarter of 2014, after Necco’s home in Revere and American Superconductor’s Devens facility came to market.



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