Colliers International Boston's Week In Review


Real Estate Articles of Note
February 13 – March 1, 2019

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.



PUMA Breaks Ground at Assembly Row
Banker & Tradesman — February 28, 2019
Construction of PUMA North America’s new North American headquarters is under way in Somerville.


Everywhere Wants To Be Kendall Square 2.0, But Bayside Expo May Have What It Takes
Bisnow - Boston — February 28, 2019
The Bayside Expo site will likely join a long list of neighborhoods wanting to be the next Kendall Square, but real estate experts think it stands out.


The Wing Boston out with first renderings of future Back Bay space
Curbed Boston — February 28, 2019
Women-focused association taking two floors on Boylston Street


Boston's Changing Financial Vibe Plays Out in a Franklin Street Tower
CoStar — February 27, 2019
Artificial Intelligence Firm Signs Lease in Area Seen as a Bargain Compared to Seaport, East Cambridge


117K SF Lease Fills Up 50 Post Office Square
Banker & Tradesman — February 26, 2019
Following its recent acquisition of a Waltham data company, New York-based Medidata Inc. has leased 117,000 square feet at 50 Post Office Square in Boston.


LakePharma launches gene therapy facility at Gateway Park
Worcester Business Journal — February 26, 2019
California biologics company LakePharma has launched a viral vector facility in its Gateway Park operations on Worcester Polytechnic Institute's campus.


Staples Is Ending Its Coworking Partnership To Launch A Brand Of Its Own
Bisnow - Boston — February 26, 2019
Workbar and Staples are ending a Greater Boston coworking partnership that first started in 2016.


In $21B deal, GE to sell life sciences business to Culp’s old firm
Boston Business Journal — February 25, 2019
General Electric Co. is selling a portion of its life sciences unit to Danaher Corp., the conglomerate formerly led by current GE CEO Larry Culp, for $21.4 billion, the company said Monday.


Wayfair chooses location for Pittsfield call center
Boston Business Journal — February 22, 2019
The 40,000-square-foot call center for the e-commerce furniture retailer will open this fall.





Colliers Markets Newbury College Site For ‘Ultra-High-End’ Housing
Banker & Tradesman — February 26, 2019
Colliers International Boston will market the 7.8-acre Newbury College campus, which comprises office and academic buildings, dorms and student activity spaces totaling 142,000 square feet.


Brookline to weigh pros and cons for Newbury College bid
Wicked Local — February 25, 2019
With the Newbury College campus officially on the market, Brookline has many pros and cons to consider as it decides whether to make an offer on the property, according to Select Board Chairman Neil Wishinsky.


Newbury College, closing this spring, puts its campus up for sale
The Boston Globe — February 22, 2019
The property includes 142,000 square feet of buildings spread over seven parcels on Fisher Avenue and Holland and Hyslop roads. |



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