Colliers International Bostons Week In Review


Real Estate Articles of Note
September 30 – October 6, 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.


Free beer isn’t enough anymore
The Boston Globe — October 06, 2017
In the battle of the benefits, tactics are shifting. With an unemployment rate of just 3.4 percent in Boston, companies are vying to stand out to prospective hires, and hold on to the people they’ve already got. But the candy buffets, beer taps, and work-from-home policies that helped...


Berkshire Bank reveals Boston HQ location, names new execs
Boston Business Journal — October 05, 2017
The bank had announced earlier this year that it planned to move its home base from Pittsfield to Boston.


Prime opportunity: What Boston and Massachusetts could deliver to Amazon
Boston Business Journal — October 05, 2017
It's an economic development juggernaut the size and likes of which the modern business world has never seen, and the Boston area is a top contender — considered by many to be among the top three North American cities — to land the $5 billion grand prize.


Shire officially inks sublease for former Ariad site in Cambridge
Boston Business Journal — October 05, 2017
The agreement is part of the rare disease drugmaker's plan to expand its presence in Kendall Square.


Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS
Bloomberg — October 05, 2017 Inc. is experimenting with a new delivery service intended to make more products available for free two-day delivery and relieve overcrowding in its warehouses, according to two people familiar with the plan, which will push the online retailer deeper into functions handled...


Proteostasis Therapeutics, Roche Diagnostics headed to Boston Landing
Boston Business Journal — October 04, 2017
Boston Landing, a 15-acre mixed-use campus that’s home to to the New Balance Athletics global headquarters and practice facilities for the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics, has secured leases from two life science tenants.


Boston Globe’s former Dorchester home could turn into tech space, brewery
Boston Business Journal — October 03, 2017
The early concept plans confirm an August cover story from Boston Business Journal, which reported that Nordblom intended to reposition the Globe’s mammoth former headquarters.


Homeowners could help ease city’s rental crunch
The Boston Globe — October 02, 2017
One way to offset some of the side effects of Boston’s building boom — like tenant displacement and a proliferation of illegal apartments — may lie within its existing housing stock, officials say. Two new city programs are aimed at encouraging homeowners to create apartments in their own homes...


EF Education First expands its Cambridge campus again
The Boston Globe — October 01, 2017
EF Education First is bringing the big top to Cambridge as it breaks ground for its latest campus expansion — a new 12-story building — on Monday.


Seaport ferry, funded by business, would be open to public
Boston Business Journal — September 29, 2017
Fidelity Investments, The Fallon Co. and WS Development are among the firms paying for an RFP from ferry operators for a project to run a water ferry service between North Station and the Seaport District. The ferry was initially considered for certain businesses but would now be open to all.




Colliers In The News


Just Released: Market Viewpoint Q3 2017
Colliers International Boston — October, 2017


The Bloomberg Baystate Business Hour
Bloomberg — October 05, 2017
Skip to 5:44 to hear Colliers International Boston Director of Research Aaron Jodka.


80-Unit Luxury New Construction Property for Sale
Citybizlist : Boston : Commercial Real Estate — October 01, 2017
...Colliers International Boston selling Trac 75 in Allston’s Boston Landing neighborhood.


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