If a high school headmaster can be chosen to lead a prominent community bank, Massachusetts companies have few excuses for not having a better record on workplace diversity.
Addressing climate change through mitigation and adaptation will require massive amounts of funding and collaboration between federal, state, local, private and philanthropic entities.
There are new rules in the senior staff meeting when UniBank’s new leader arrives.
The recent opening of the Treadmark development represents a major milestone in the continued transformation of Boston’s Ashmont/Peabody Square, an effort that has been in the works since the late 1990s.
Instead of locals, outsiders like billionaire hedge fund king John Henry and Las Vegas icon Wynn Resorts were the ones who won out in knock-down fights for two of the most transformative deals in the history of Greater Boston, and we’re better off for it.
Congratulations to Beverly Fulkerson of Osgood, Indiana, who was the winner of a Montana mountain retreat in this year’s HGTV Dream Home Giveaway. Here’s hoping she gets to keep the place.
While we have made some progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, more must be done across sectors to adapt and to prepare for the impacts of climate change. Fortunately, our most powerful elected officials are already rising to the occasion.
A new poll shows state leaders need to offer a vision of a future transit system around which they can rally the public as they try to sell increases on taxes and fees for public transit.
Industrial development is ramping up to the highest levels seen in the current real estate cycle, driven by a group of large speculative projects designed to satisfy shifting shopping patterns and the Massachusetts building industry’s demand for storage space.
A carefully engineered plan has allowed 368 rental apartments and 55 for-sale condominiums to rise skyward on a tiny footprint – all while keeping the garage which shares its building site operating.
Last week, Google announced to some acclaim it would spend $1 billion to build 15,000 market-rate and 5,000 affordable homes in the housing-starved San Francisco Bay area. Before any like-minded Massachusetts actors get a similar idea, we suggest a better use of that money would be helping efforts to modernize our mass transit and suburban zoning laws.
Rather than walling off the site in the face of climate change risks, waterfront developers should consider how the neighborhood and residents alike can interact with the waterfront, and how the site fits in with the broader neighborhood.
When I worked in Southern California, it was common for luxury agents and their clients to use the services of a feng shui expert to assist in staging a listing or to help them locate the best property to purchase.
A new pilot program is designed to allow OCC-regulated entities a voluntary opportunity to engage in developing innovative products or services where there is significant regulatory uncertainty.
All those in favor of better alcohol laws, say “cheers!”
A new mortgage product is about to hit the market that could make it easier for owners to repair or rebuild homes that have been damaged or destroyed in floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and other natural disasters.
Even though capital markets remain liquid, there continues to be significant interest in multi-housing across the entire United States. And more capital is moving towards the Greater Boston market since the multifamily fundamentals are outpacing other primary markets in the U.S.
A failed wet sprinkler system in a South Boston luxury apartment building spawned a case showing courts are unlikely to entertain buyers’ suits against sellers for defects discovered after closing.
With restaurants a key component of many mixed-use projects today, Massachusetts’ outdated liquor license system creates many challenges for developers. A new “umbrella” license bill hopes to fix that.
In most real estate transactions, the focus is on the purchaser and whether he or she can afford to buy the property. But there is another, equally important question: Can the seller afford to sell?