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Inside B&T

Climate Ripens For Spec Development

Greater Boston developers are moving forward on major office projects with a more speculative...

A Call For Housing From Boston’s New Mayor

No need to slog through Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s ghost-written autobiography, now piling...

A Flip Waiver Nears Its End

Can you still do a short-term house flip using federally insured, low-down payment mortgage...

Operating Trade Centers From Boston To Algiers

John P. Drew has two jobs that keep him immersed in the Boston and Washington, D.C. commercial...

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CRE's Reinvention: From `Lone Ranger' To Data-Driven

You might not make an immediate mental connection between hunter-gatherer societies and the ascent of shared office space, but those were the sort of comparisons being tossed around District Hall in Boston’s Seaport District as tech leaders gathered Thursday.

Weighted Assets

Would you want a "do over?"

Do you have any regrets? Anything you’d like to “do over?” Well, who doesn’t? We’re all only human. When I think about the past 10 or so years of my life – roughly 30 percent of my life up to this point – there are maybe a few things I would do differently, given the option, but I’m not sure that college is one of them...

Housing Scene

Robosigning Woes Alive and Well In the Bay State?

A new case from the Appeals Court suggests some old ghosts have not yet been exorcised....


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Bay State Home Sales Fall In August

Sales of Massachusetts single-family homes fell 6.6 percent in August, marking the sixth time sales have decreased year-over-year in 2014, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.

$30M Boutique Hotel Near North Station Gets Go-Ahead

The Boston Redevelopment Authority has approved a 90-room boutique hotel at 104 Canal St. in Boston.

Condos Will Replace Parking Lot On Greenway

City officials have approved a $45 million condo project that will be built on a parking lot overlooking the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Community Good Works

East Cambridge Savings Bank, North Brookfield Savings Bank, SpencerBANK and more are featured in our weekly roundup of banks, brokerages and other organizations giving back to their communities.

Pages From Banker & Tradesman Uncovered In Old State House Time Capsule

Pages from Banker & Tradesman were among the items discovered in the Old State House time capsule from 1901, the Bostonian Society revealed yesterday.

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Bay State Home Sales Fall In August

Tune in as Tim Warren, CEO of The Warren Group, discusses the August real estate activity in the Bay State.

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Homes Sweet Homes?
What do you think about Marty Walsh’s housing plan, which calls for 53K new housing units by 2030?

  • He won’t reach his goal, but I’m glad he’s thinking about middle-class housing.
  • It’s an ambitious, but necessary goal, and Mayor Walsh is just the guy to pull it off.
  • I think the city should be focusing on other issues than housing.

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