The diversity of the development teams vying for a piece of state-owned land in downtown Boston is something to be celebrated. But it also gives lie to the old saw that it’s “too hard to find” diverse firms to partner with.
It is Greater Boston’s frontier of urban planning: How do you adapt dated, low-rise shops and office buildings for a brave, new, post-COVID world while creating a greener future with more housing?
The Biden Administration has proposed spending a stunning $213 billion to tackle our nation’s growing affordable housing crisis. But in the end, all that extra cash sloshing around will fuel bidding wars for an artificially limited number of urban sites.
A recent column about would-be homebuyers giving up because they keep losing bidding wars brought a flurry of responses: Readers want to know how they can become winners in this arena.
Federal banking regulators are taking a closer look at artificial intelligence, largely driven by the financial industry’s expanding use of AI. The question is whether they will be able to successfully adapt to address AI’s potential shortcomings.
To solve Boston’s affordable housing crunch, landlords and our representatives like MassLandlords need a seat at the table. Like the local restaurants, we deserve to have input to address the post-pandemic recovery and lingering housing crisis.
There are so many lab developments going on, Boston’s very urban fabric is changing.
If President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion American Jobs Plan passes Congress this year the next major infrastructure projects may be possible, but only if Massachusetts leaders act with urgency.
It’s a brief pause on a trajectory of diminishing political pull that is only headed down unless we can rein in the high cost and high hassle of living in Greater Boston
Boston needs a development process that makes the most of our remarkable assets. First, we need to shake up the BPDA. Second, we need to speed up the development process. Third, we need to make Boston’s zoning more predictable.
Alexandria Real Estate Equities’ stated plans for a “megacampus” in East Watertown should be a wake-up call to Gov. Charlie Baker and state legislative leaders. The MBTA needs a more robust planning staff and a more agile attitude among senior leaders to keep up with changes in the state economy.
“There is a tidal wave of distressed homeowners who will need help in the coming months,” said Dave Uejio, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Do you think we’ve downsized the office too much?
As Boston recovers from the pandemic, we must approach growth and development in a way that is forward-thinking, sustainable and above all, inclusive. We have an opportunity to make housing more affordable while getting creative about placemaking to bring vibrancy back to our neighborhoods as the pandemic lifts.
Between new store and restaurant openings, the debut of the Blvd. & Bond residences and the groundbreaking for 100 Forge, the new life sciences tower, each passing week will bring new developments to the property.
Like nearly all industries, the retail industry has weathered an unprecedented storm over the last year. While COVID brought about challenges beyond anticipation, it also accelerated trends that have quietly challenged industry norms for the past decade.
A discussion of retail trends in Greater Boston in 2020, the beginning of 2021 and the rest of the year.
Imprecise language in retail leases can lead to litigation over what happens at the property after the term expires, as happened in these three cases.
Two weeks ago five of the nation’s largest banks did an about-face, asking shareholders to vote against proposals calling for third-party racial equity audits. But here’s the truth: What you don’t measure, you can’t manage.
Pop-ups and temporary leases in general are more popular than ever in a post-COVID environment. They are not new but are now more relevant and attractive for all.