Colliers International Bostons Week In Review


Real Estate Articles of Note
March 27 – March 31, 2017

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.


Just released! Colliers International Boston is pleased to announce the First Quarter Market Viewpoint
Colliers International | Boston — March 31, 2017

The Boston office market continues to evolve. The Cambridge office and lab market is softening. Reebok’s impending move to the city, and a large Bose sublease shook suburban market fundamentals at the start of the year.


NBCUniversal seeks to build $125M regional HQ in Needham Crossing
Boston Business Journal — March 30, 2017

NBCUniversal, which is a subsidiary of telecommunications conglomerate Comcast Corp., outlined its potential plans as part of a proposal seeking a 10-year tax-increment financing plan from the town of Needham.


Gaming commission approves sale of Suffolk Downs
Boston Business Journal — March 30, 2017

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission gave its approval Thursday to the sale of the Suffolk Downs horse track in Revere and East Boston, the state’s only thoroughbred race track, though the current owner has pledged to continue racing at least through next year.


Real estate leaders need to ‘get real’ about Charles River pollution, Conservation Law Foundation says
Boston Business Journal — March 30, 2017

The Conservation Law Foundation is pressing on in its campaign to require property owners along the Charles River to obtain permits from the Environmental Protection Agency.


Looking for a job in Maine? Try a call center.
Boston Global — March 29, 2017

Maine continues to be an attractive place for companies to build their call centers.


Asics seeks to expand Boston presence with product creation lab
Boston Business Journal — March 29, 2017

Many of the jobs that will be housed in Asics’ product creation lab would usually have been housed in Japan or California, but Asics “felt that positioning these teams in Boston would help us better compete in the global marketplace,” Asics America CEO Gene McCarthy told the Business Journal.


Disruptor Beam, maker of 'Game of Thrones,' 'Star Trek,' 'The Walking Dead' video games, doubles size of Framingham HQ
Boston Business Journal — March 27, 2017

The headquarter expansion comes on the heels of an $8.5 million funding round.


Wentworth Institute of Technology to build first new facility in decades
Boston Business Journal — March 27, 2017

Boston-based Wentworth Institute of Technology will build the facility at 555 Parker St., which is located off Huntington Avenue near Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.


Changes could be coming to Boston’s marine industrial park
The Boston Globe - Print Edition — March 26, 2017

The park is about to become a little less marine industrial.


Move to the suburbs, leave your car behind
Boston Global — March 25, 2017

This 99-unit apartment building in Chicago doesn’t have a single parking space for residents. The building is across from a rail stop and a dedicated bike lane.


Planning Board deals sharp rebuke to MIT over cantilevered ‘SoMA’ building proposal
Cambridge Day — March 13, 2017

Review could throw wrench into accelerated Main Street schedule




Colliers In The News


Hamilton Thorne signs long-term lease at Beverly's Cummings Center
Beverly Citizen — March 28, 2017

...Cummings Properties key account manager Marc Knittle worked with Tim Brodigan of Colliers International on the new lease, which provides for timely renovations to Hamilton Thorne’s ...


Kristin Blount: CRE Tenants More Skittish in the Coming Months
Commercial Property Executive — March 27, 2017

...(Kristin Blount, Colliers International) Kristin Blount, Colliers International. .Boston —The shift of interest towards a city’s core, the high cost of construction and the ...


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