Opinion

Help for Gateway Cities’ Retail Environments

Help for Gateway Cities’ Retail Environments

By Joe Kriesberg and Ben Forman | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Jan 26, 2020 | Reprints | Unlock Link

In Gateway Cities, retail vacancy presents a major challenge. Older buildings lack modern infrastructure and rarely conform to current codes. Convincing building owners to make costly upgrades is difficult. Fortunately, Massachusetts has little-known tools that are just right for this job.

Will Real Estate Industry Suffer Setback on Beacon Hill?

Jan 19, 2020 | Reprints

Some form of immediate aid to struggling renters, perhaps in the form of an emergency assistance fund, is both politically and morally necessary to help those the housing crisis hits hardest even as all sides work to crack open suburban towns that aren’t pulling their weight.

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