Colliers International Boston's Week In Review


Real Estate Articles of Note
September 29 – October 5, 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.


Kendall Square tower would replace M.I.T. Coop with possible Google offices
Curbed Boston — October 04, 2018
Developer Boston Properties has proposed replacing the four-story building at 325 Main Street in Cambridge’s busy, busy Kendall Square with an 18-story, 387,187-square-foot glassy tower that might possibly house offices for Google.


Check out Simpson Gumpertz & Heger’s planned Waltham HQ
Boston Business Journal — October 04, 2018
National engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Heger is splitting its headquarters among a 110,000-square-foot office at 20 CityPoint in Waltham and a 14,000-square-foot space in Boston’s Prudential tower.


Longwood Gas Station Giving Way to Hilton Garden Inn
Bisnow - Boston — October 04, 2018
A new hotel is coming to the Fenway/Longwood area.


Future of massive Weymouth development is unclear after summer of setbacks
The Boston Globe - Print Edition — October 03, 2018
The work instead essentially ground to a halt in recent months amid financial problems and infighting between LStar’s two equity partners. One lender successfully won an injunction, blocking major asset sales, until a $2.5 million loan is paid off.


A record-setting year for Mass. biotech IPOs: Here's who's up and who's down
Boston Business Journal — October 03, 2018
Massachusetts biotech companies started 2018 off strong, breaking the record for highest local IPO not once, but twice. But months later, the energy behind many stocks appears to be waning.


Wayfair plans pop-up shop in Natick — October 03, 2018
The online home furnishings retailer plans to open temporary stores at the Natick Mall and in New Jersey for the holiday season.


Mayors coalition seeks 185,000 new housing units by 2030
Boston Business Journal — October 02, 2018
A coalition of local mayors has set a goal of adding 185,000 new housing units in the Greater Boston area by 2030.


Millennium Partners Is Finally Moving Forward With Winthrop Square Tower
Bisnow - Boston — October 02, 2018
Millennium Partners is moving forward with its 691-foot skyscraper in Winthrop Square.


Work finally starts on $260 million Seaport condo tower
The Boston Globe - Print Edition — October 01, 2018
St. Regis Residences was subject of lawsuit over public access to waterfront.


First look at Boston University's proposed ‘stack of books’ data sciences center tower
Boston Business Journal — October 01, 2018
If approved, the 291-foot tower would be the tallest building on BU’s campus.


In adventurous building, Harvard gets a ‘front door’ open to the public
The Boston Globe - Print Edition — October 01, 2018
A renovation has transformed the university’s Holyoke Center, at the heart of Harvard Square, into the Smith Campus Center, designed to be a place where academics and citizens of all kinds will mix, meet, eat, shop, and exchange ideas.


Momenta lays off 110 workers, 50% of staff, including several C-level execs
Boston Business Journal — October 01, 2018
Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Monday said it will cut 110 positions, the majority this week, as part of a restructuring plan to reduce costs and refocus its operations on two late-stage drug candidates and away from biosimilar products.


Boston Red Sox, Live Nation propose 5,000-seat Fenway Theater
Boston Business Journal — September 29, 2018
"To have an intimate, indoor performing arts space for smaller-scale events will allow for a wider array of uses throughout the year."



Colliers In The News


Colliers International | 2018 Q3 Market Viewpoint Report Boston Colliers — October 03, 2018
Colliers Boston 2018 Q3 Market Viewpoint


Baystate Business: Recovery, Real Estate, Non-Competes (Radio)
Bloomberg — September 28, 2018
12:28 - Colliers research director Aaron Jodka talks about the latest news in the local real estate scene.



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