At a time when hundreds of thousands of new homes, condos and apartments are needed to across the Boston area, our best hopes of building our way out of the housing crisis are dying a death of a thousand cuts.
The state needs better transit. Better transit needs more money. What happens when you tell this to certain Bay State political leaders?
If the areas immediately surrounding Eastern Massachusetts’ commuter rail and subway stations were densified only slightly, we could solve the state’s housing crisis nearly twice over.
A consensus is emerging: More revenue is needed to improve our infrastructure, but also should be designed to influence behavior with an overarching goal of getting cars off the road and increasing the use of public transit.
Boston is ranked No. 2 for investor demand by the Urban Land Institute and PwC, and the industrial sector is drawing increasing interest, as limited supply has rents soaring to record levels.
Today, proponents of accessory units believe they will help ease housing shortages by expanding the options for people of all ages. Now, many communities throughout the country have been relaxing their restrictions against ADUs, or outright encouraging them.
It’s not clear that Boston’s leadership has yet to take into account how much of our city is at stake if we do not make bold changes in housing policy, now.
One of the costliest strategies during a negotiation is what is known as the “nibble.” Everyone knows that “nibbling” on a regular basis can result in a significant weight gain. Many buyers and sellers engage in the “nibble” as a negotiation strategy that can be extremely costly to the other party’s bottom line.
Stranded in your house by a flood? Please fill these forms out in triplicate and have a check ready before stepping on board the boat.
Homeowners, now and in the future, are paying more federal income tax in order to help corporations pay less federal income tax, to the tune of $620 billion.
Massachusetts received a double batch of good news this week in the struggle against its transportation problems. But residents shouldn’t let that lull them into complacency.
As a behavioral economist who studies the psychology of decision-making, I believe there’s a better way for policymakers to achieve the same goal of getting people to avoid building in disaster-prone areas without forcing people from their homes.
At the Graphic Charlestown, Berkley Investments brought together two buildings – one a new modular structure, the other an adaptive re-use of a former industrial property – in one well-received multifamily development.
While residents want to call Lawrence home, the city has very little developable land, making adaptive reuse projects incorporating the city’s many former mills even more critical.
Domestic violence is such a huge problem, no one in a position to make a difference can sit on the sidelines. Financial institutions are well positioned to help survivors and are to be commended for their efforts to do so.
Behavioral health programs enjoyed a victory in a case before the Supreme Judicial Court that ruled a McLean Hospital program was protected under the Dover Amendment.
While developers of new office towers are betting on no recession, or a very shallow one, apartment and condo builders are clearly looking at the future a bit more warily. Both sides can’t be right here.
Trulia also discovered that if a house was haunted, buyers would rather it be possessed by a vengeful ghost than a demon. And, apparently, they’d be willing to live with the antics of the poltergeist: Less than half would be willing to pay for an exorcism.
As development momentum in Boston builds, how can designers and developers balance the city’s historic integrity with the demands and expectations of future residents?
If you want to know which assets to reposition, look carefully at the expectations Generation Z, a.k.a. the post-Millennials, bring to their work environments. It’s these expectations that will drive tenant demands 10 years from now.