Colliers International Bostons Week In Review


Real Estate Articles of Note
August 26 – August 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.


GE’s Boston headquarters may soon feel a pinch
The Boston Globe — August 31, 2017

General Electric’s Boston headquarters will not emerge unscathed from new chief executive John Flannery’s efforts to slice expenses from the giant industrial conglomerate’s budget. GE is making plans to significantly reduce corporate costs, the Reuters news agency reported Thursday, and has already frozen hiring for certain technology positions. Flannery has told top executives to prepare for cuts at headquarters and other parts of the company that do not produce revenue or profits, according to the report, which cited an anonymous source familiar with the internal discussions.


Facebook, planning major Cambridge expansion, aims to hire 500
Boston Business Journal — August 30, 2017

In July, the Business Journal was first to report that Facebook was quietly on the search for up to 120,000 square feet of space in Boston or Cambridge. The social networking giant on Wednesday confirmed it has found an office.


In Person: Joel Marcus still bullish for Great Boston
Boston Business Journal — August 30, 2017

Marcus called up the Business Journal to say he thinks Greater Boston, and Cambridge in particular, is the No. 1 life sciences commercial market in the U.S.


Landmark Center expansion will focus on offices, not housing now
The Boston Globe - Print Edition — August 30, 2017

The new Landmark Center plans would add 506,000 square feet of offices and lab space to the structure, instead of the 600 residential units that Samuels and partner J.P. Morgan Asset Management had originally planned.


Reebok helps brighten up new South Boston park beneath I-93
Boston Business Journal — August 29, 2017

Underground at Ink Block was developed as part of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Infra-Space program, which aims to activate underutilized infrastructure spaces throughout the commonwealth


Flagship cancer drug startup Torque Therapeutics nabs $21M, new Kendall Square digs
Boston Business Journal — August 29, 2017

Torque Therapeutics is developing treatments that weaponize the body’s immune system to attack tumors, an increasingly popular field known as immunotherapy.


Cash-strapped biotech Enumeral kicked out of Cambridge HQ as it winds down
Boston Business Journal — August 29, 2017

The company had sought to develop cancer treatments, but it never launched a clinical trial. Now it's in the process of disposing its assets.


Former Brighton office building redeveloped into new housing
Boston Herald — August 28, 2017

Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin J. Walsh praised the redevelopment of a Brighton office building as an example of how Boston needs to address housing demand.The six-story Nova Residences on Commonwealth Avenue has 80 one- and two-bedroom units, including 10 affordable units, in an eight-story building that once housed Baker’s gubernatorial campaign headquarters. Rents range from $1,850 to $3,250.


Hot Property: August 28, 2017
Banker & Tradesman — August 27, 2017

G-Tek Labs has leased 30,000 square feet at 28 Damrell St. in South Boston for a new innovation workspace. Backed by Taiwan-based Gigatek Inc., G-Tek Labs will host development and manufacturing of electronic devices.


WeWork again expanding in Boston — and there's room for more growth
Boston Business Journal — August 25, 2017


In the past year, WeWork has more than doubled its local footprint — and its regional manager sees room for more growth.




Colliers In The News


Another Hospital Site In Play For Redevelopment - Banker & Tradesman
Banker & Tradesman — August 29, 2017

... and vacate the 59-bed acute long-term care Kindred Hospital this fall and has hired Colliers International Boston to market the site. Curahealth, an affiliate of private equity firm Nautic Partners, acquired ...


Colliers Brings 2.12-Acre Brighton Redevelopment Opportunity to Market
Citybizlist : Boston : Commercial Real Estate — August 29, 2017

...Colliers International's Investment Sales team announced today that it has brought to market 1515 Commonwealth Avenue ...


Hot Property: August 28, 2017
Banker & Tradesman — August 25, 2017

... Cushman & Wakefield represented the landlord, Damrell Properties LLC, in the transaction. Colliers International Assistant Vice Presidents Ryan Healy and Mike Shakespeare represented G-Tek Labs.. .They ...


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