This Week’s Paper

Credit Unions Offer Flexibility To Gateway City Buyers

In Massachusetts’ Gateway Cities, where borrowers’ loan applications may have more blemishes than those seen in the affluent suburbs, credit unions are often in a better position than larger lenders to help those would-be homeowners realize their goals....

The 496,000-square-foot Apex Center of New England is expected to become a regional draw for families and corporate retreats.

Marlborough Development Heavy On The Thrills

Don’t call the Apex Center of New England a shopping center, despite its resemblance to the predominant retail development style of recent decades....
Law and Marijuana

Budding Industry Faces Local Objections

Pot smokers and budding weed entrepreneurs are clearly still high as a kite over their big victory last November when voters passed a statewide referendum legalizing marijuana....
Arsenal Yards

Amid Retail Storm, New Formats Emerge

Prospects for developing brick and mortar retail are dicey as national chains shrink store footprints and shutter anchor stores amid Amazon’s ascendance....

Reinventing Retail In The Age Of Amazon

In a fast-changing retail landscape, shopping centers’ challenge is to remain frequent destinations. Particularly in the suburbs, that often involves a “de-malling” strategy – tearing down interior space and replacing it with stores with direct entrances. ...

Rents Begin To Move Again In Boston CBD

Despite strong market fundamentals in 2016, the central business district recorded four consecutive quarters of relatively flat rent growth. But in Q1 of 2017, historically the coldest and quietest quarter for Boston, the market sprouted back to life....

More Than Just Bricks And Mortar

Despite the recent rash of announced store closings, bricks and mortar retail is not going away. Consider these statistics: 85 percent of shoppers state that touching a product in a store is an important part of the decision to buy, and 71 percent of online sales involve the physical store at some p...

Hot Property

The property offers direct frontage on Route 1, easy access both north and south and a wealth of area amenities including nearby Patriot Place. These first-class, all-block construction buildings provide a variety of space options that range from 5,000 square feet up to 100,000 square feet. The buil...

The Importance Of Recordkeeping

Many commercial leases provide for automatic extension of the term unless one party notifies the other in writing within a certain timeframe that it desires not to extend the lease term – but what constitutes “a certain timeframe” can be a matter of debate....

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