Colliers International Boston's Week In Review


Real Estate Articles of Note
September 14 – September 21, 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.


Towns could unite to provide better public transit
Boston Globe — September 16, 2018
It would be hard to find someone in Eastern Massachusetts who hasn’t gotten stuck in traffic on Route 128. That’s part of the reason three towns that ring the highway — Bedford, Burlington, and Lexington — are teaming to consider the potential benefits of coordinating local transportation services.


Housing complex proposed near Readville MBTA station
Boston Business Journal — September 16, 2018
Boston-based real estate investment firm Ad Meliora LLC has disclosed plans to develop a 305-unit housing complex in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood.


Suffolk Downs developer awaits Amazon's next move in HQ2 horserace
Boston Business Journal — September 17, 2018
The HYM Investment Group has approvals in hand to begin work on the first phase of redevelopment at Suffolk Downs, the site that’s been spotlighted as a potential home for Inc.’s second headquarters.


Indigo Ag crops up as possible tenant in proposed Hood Park tower
Boston Business Journal — September 17, 2018
Nearly 18 years after receiving approval to transform a large-scale office park at the former H.P. Hood Dairy headquarters in Charlestown, the park’s developers are bringing a new proposal forward that would boost its total development density by around 500,000 square feet — including a 232-foot, 12-story office tower that could be anchored by agriculture tech startup Indigo Ag Inc.


Former Harrison Albany Block project breaks ground in Boston
Boston Business Journal — September 18, 2018
Construction has started on The Smith, the newly renamed Harrison Albany Block project in Boston’s South End, a 650-unit housing complex that’s among the largest residential projects to break ground in the city’s history.


New developer signs on to Andrew Square housing project
Boston Globe — September 19, 2018
A plan for a large housing development near Andrew Square could get new life now that one of the city’s most prominent builders has signed onto the stalled project. Samuels & Associates will join as a partner in Washington Village, a planned 656-unit housing development between Dorchester and Old Colony avenues in South Boston.


New developer signs on to Andrew Square housing project
The Boston Globe - Print Edition — September 19, 2018
Samuels & Associates’ participation could help move forward stalled plans to build 656 apartments and condos.


Smartsheet triples office space in Boston, plans to hire 300
Boston Business Journal — September 19, 2018
Smartsheet Inc., a work management software provider based in Bellevue, Washington, announced on Wednesday it is adding capacity for another 300 employees in its Boston office, which opened in early 2017.



Colliers In The News


Lobbies And Food Halls And Re-Skins, Oh My
Colliers In Focus — September 14, 2018
Take a walk around the Financial District and you’ll see a lot of fencing blocking off buildings. Why? Landlords are investing in their properties.



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