Colliers International Bostons Week In Review


Real Estate Articles of Note
September 16 – September 22, 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.


New York firm buys parking garage near Faneuil Hall for $170M
Boston Business Journal — September 22, 2017
Dock Square Parking Associates has sold its eponymous 698-space parking garage to a New York real estate firm for $170 million.


Luxury menswear brand Peter Millar headed to Boston’s Seaport
Boston Business Journal — September 21, 2017
The Seaport location will be the first Massachusetts store for the North Carolina-based brand.


First look: Abbey Group plans $1B tech, life science campus at Boston Flower Exchange site
Boston Business Journal — September 21, 2017
Here's a first look at The Abbey Group's plans for Exchange South End, a 1.6 million-square-foot life science and technology office campus that could cost upward of $1 billion to fully develop.


Take a tour of Natixis’ new, super-green Back Bay headquarters
Boston Business Journal — September 21, 2017
The investment firm is a major tenant at 888 Boylston, which opened last year.


South Shore 2030: Choosing Our Future
South Shore Chamber of Commerce — September 21, 2017
The South Shore 2030 plan is a comprehensive strategy to promote economic growth, job creation and stronger communities. It represents a multi-year blueprint for better diversifying the regional economy and raising the quality of life for all residents of the South Shore. The strategy leveraged comprehensive research to identify and advance a handful of key initiatives to enable the South Shore to compete more effectively for the most sought-after jobs and talent in today’s economy. Even as its economy is elevated, the region’s diversity of towns will continue to be a major strength and drawing card for existing and future residents and businesses.


CIM Group buys another Boston parking garage with development potential
Boston Business Journal — September 19, 2017
Two firms last year jointly proposed building an eight-story, 230,000-square-foot office atop the parking garage at 321 Harrison Ave., a proposal that was approved by the former Boston Redevelopment Authority but was never built.


MIT’s new investing Engine raises $200 million
The Boston Globe — September 19, 2017
When the founders of Analytical Space first visited venture capitalists in an attempt to raise money for their project aimed at improving satellite communication, they ran into a common obstacle for startups taking on complicated technological issues.


Four Mass. communities ranked among the top places to live in US
The Boston Globe - Print Edition — September 19, 2017
Which other New England towns made the list?


Roche Bros. is going to open in a Waltham apartment building
The Boston Globe - Print Edition — September 18, 2017
Wellesley chain is planning a scaled-down version of its regular supermarkets.


Honeywell to move global retail HQ from Rhode Island to Massachusetts
Boston Business Journal — September 18, 2017
The international conglomerate is seeking a tax break from the state for relocating its main office from Rhode Island to Westwood, Mass.


What Boston's development agency approved, September 2017
Boston Business Journal — September 15, 2017
The Boston Planning and Development Agency approved six development projects and a notice of project change at its September board meeting.




Colliers In The News


Healy and Shakespeare of Colliers leases 30,000 s/f to G-Tek Labs
New England Real Estate Journal — September 15, 2017
...South Boston, MA According to Colliers International , assistant vice presidents Ryan Healy and Mike Shakespeare have leased 30,000 s/f to a new ...


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