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A New High Water Mark in Fort Point?

A New High Water Mark in Fort Point?

A boutique luxury condominium building recently completed in Boston’s Fort Point, is raising the bar for condo prices in a neighborhood better known for its lively restaurant scene and tech company expansions.

LEED, But For Broadband

LEED, But For Broadband

LEED certification put energy efficiency on the radar of office tenants making lease decisions, and WELL building standards are starting to measure how workspaces can affect the health and fitness of employees.

Serving The ‘Pet Parent’ Population In Multifamily Properties

Serving The ‘Pet Parent’ Population In Multifamily Properties

There’s been a sea change in how multifamily landlords view tenants with pets over the past decade. Large apartment complexes in Greater Boston that accept pets used to be the exception. Now developers are trying to top each other with pet-friendly amenities, from pet-washing stations to dog daycare centers. The trend has presented an opportunity...
A Skinny Hotel Plan Surfaces

A Skinny Hotel Plan Surfaces

If a seven-space parking lot on the fringes of the North End doesn’t sound like a hotel development site, then you haven’t been paying close attention to Boston’s seemingly inexhaustible

There’s More To Our Energy Future Than Meets The Eye, Or the Lungs

There’s More To Our Energy Future Than Meets The Eye, Or the Lungs

It’s good to live in Massachusetts. If you like good food, good music, good sports, we’ve usually got you covered. If you’re into breathing, we’ve definitely got you covered. In general, historically it has been good to live in Massachusetts if you care about the environment, and about innovations in clean energy. I always...
Calling All Millennials: ULI Studies Next Gen Housing Needs

Calling All Millennials: ULI Studies Next Gen Housing Needs

The Boston chapter of the Urban Land Institute wants to know what the future of housing looks like to the generation that’s going to live in it. ULI Boston/New England’s Young Leaders Group has teamed up with the MassINC Polling Group to find out just what’s on the minds of Millennials as it relates...
Boston’s Latest Battle In The Transportation Revolution

Boston’s Latest Battle In The Transportation Revolution

This is part two of a three-part series; click here for part three. Click here for part one. The legitimate justification for the level playing field is for the sake of rider safety – undeniably the most important element of any transportation service. This is the source of the most staunch anti-rideshare arguments: Who on...
Boston’s Latest Battle In The Transportation Revolution

Boston’s Latest Battle In The Transportation Revolution

As I hurried up the east end of the Common along Park Street toward the Statehouse last Tuesday morning, I saw coming over the stairs leading up to Beacon Street a line of blue shirts, upon which I could read, in thin white lettering, “Uber.” “Soldiers,” I thought, “in the transportation revolution.” The blue...