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Real Estate: Still the Best Long-Term Investment

OwnAmerica recently conducted another survey, this one regarding what the public insists is the true best long-term investment strategy. If one had to invest their capital, what direction would they choose in todays economic climate; would it be to invest in bonds or savings accounts, stocks or mutual funds, or perhaps real estate? It comes [...]

Boston's Wharf District: Can It Happen as a Neighborhood?

What is the Wharf District of Boston? Is it its own neighborhood, one that will remain as an after thought to Downtown and the Financial District, or something else? Here are some results from a public online poll:

  • 12.8% insist that the Wharf District is already a neighborhood
  • 59% feel the Financial District and Downtown is what the Wharf District is apart
  • [...]

Boston Real Estate: Boston Among Top Cities for Attracting Commercial Investment

Half of all of the commercial real estate investment worldwide occurs in just 30 cities? A presentation at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland from a study enacted by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) is where these results came from. At this annual event, JLL proved how of these top 30 cities, 9 came from Asia Pacific, 9 came from Europe [...]

Boston Real Estate: Office Construction Making a Comeback

Office construction is alive and well in and around Boston, caused in part by large investments made by biotechnology firms expanding into the Boston area. The last quarter of 2011 saw dramatic increases in comparison to the first three quarters of the [...]

Predictions for the 2012: Boston Commercial Real Estate Market

Boston is yet again being recognized for a stable and promising real estate market. This time, as we look to 2012, there is nothing but a favorable opinion among experts that our commercial real estate market will outperform the United States market as a whole. Looking at the whole country, there is an expected 15%-20% increase in total [...]

Back Bay Real Estate: New Copley Tower To Offer Affordable Housing

Boston's Back Bay

The future Copley Tower (which we discussed in a previous blog post) developed by The Simon Property Group, was originally hoping to get this project underway in the Spring of 2012 but it now looks like next Fall is more likely to be the anticipated starting date. The central reason for this setback is because there is a huge uproar in the [...]

Bloomberg Businessweek Reports: Boston Area Real Estate Doing Great

Bloomberg Business Week: Boston Real Estate

It's a great time for Boston area real estate. We have seen great strides made by many Massachusetts neighborhoods in comparison to those nationwide. Bloomberg Businessweek recently posted a list of the top 25 housing markets in the country and an additional bottom 25 real estate markets during the time period from February of 2009 until [...]

Boston Ranks Third Highest in International Real Estate Community

In todays ever increasingly technological world, ways in which we do business are constantly evolving. In the real estate markets here in Boston and internationally, no longer are we faced with a round trip plane ticket just to see real estate we may never end up having an interest in. Now we are able to search websites and databases from [...]

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: "If I were starting [Facebook] now, I would have stayed in Boston."

Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg

Todays world is ever-changing. In business, real estate, and life in general, the greatest risk is not taking any risks at all. Agree or disagree, this was the stance of Facebooks founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. An interview at Y Combinators Startup School revealed a great deal about Zuckerbergs overall vision as it relates to [...]

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