Spotlights

Demand is there, activity has not decreased, but lack of inventory is still a major concern

After coming off an excellent, and in some ways, record-setting year in 2014, 2015 will have a lot to live up to, but we will have to work h...

N.Y. State law Section 421-a, which slashes property taxes for new construction, needs changes

New York City is the indisputable hub of American capitalism, its streets home to the worlds of finance, advertising, fashion, publishing, a...

With continued growth and stability, investor and developer confidence is gaining strength

Vermont's overall economic position continues to strengthen with the commercial real estate market responding in kind. While suburban office...

Do quick sales qualify for tax deferral? The key is what was the intent when the property was purchased

If a real estate investor bought a property for $475,000 and sold it a month later for $700,000, they would most likely tell you that it was...

Leveraging real estate offers value in booming commercial real estate market

New England's commercial real estate market in is enjoying a great 2015 so far. Property values are at extremely high levels, and the growth...

Will there be enough apartment demand for all of the ultra-luxury product under construction?

Nearly all of the new apartment product coming on line in Boston- and there is a lot- is ultra-luxury. Over the past two years, from 2013 th...

Planning has taken on a new importance, people are willing to pay for a different lifestyle

We have made it to Memorial Day, something we all thought would never come last February. The weather is warm, trees and flowers are in bloo...

David v. Goliath, the case of the "historic and elegant (condominium) property"

According to the Appeals Court of Massachusetts in the recent case of Wodinsky v. Kettenbach (86 Mass. App. Ct. 825 (2015)), 303 Commonwealt...

Going digital: How commercial auctioneering firms adapt in the 21st Century

In our line of work, litigation and bureaucratic red tape have become much larger obstacles than threats of theft or damage. Property owners...

Why use a commercial mortgage broker? To help maximize your loan dollars

With the range of lending sources available today to the real estate developer and owner, the question is always asked, why use the services...