Appraisal & Consulting

Viability of Conceptual Plan - by Marsha Campaniello

As appraisers, we are often asked to complete an appraisal based on a conceptual plan of the subject property. The client may be requesting this appraisal for a multitude of reasons such as for bank financing; for feasibility of the plan in the current market; or to help determine the highest

Inflation worries? … or “not to worry?” - by Daniel Calano

We have all worried about the recent inflationary situation impacting real estate, where commodities like wood and steel have become extremely expensive, to say the least. Some commodities have increased in price by several hundred percent.

For rent: The ecosystem - by David Kirk

Daily rates available. Do not try to run the show. We are always in rehearsal! The built environment is a derivative of the economy and the ecosystem. Subject to factors of supply and demand for the built inventory, operators manage, developers build and adapt

Construction costs spike, but hope is on the way - by Daniel Calano

Have you been reading up on the cost of construction materials through the roof? How could you miss it! For example, two by fours, the bedrock of house construction, has gone from around $3 per 8’ board

The buffet, bathrooms and benches post-COVID-19 - by David Kirk

The buffet has reopened, and we have customers and clients prepared to make choices and check lists. The CBRE investor survey data for multifamily shows robust rebounding appeal and expectations. Because the variety of risks and rewards are plentiful,

We must be gracious to each other, now more than ever - by Sean Sargeant

The system is stressed. The entire system; from listing to closing; is operating above its design capacity and has been for the last 12 months. Driven by residential mortgage interest rates that start in the low 2’s and buyers seeking a flight to safety,

Appraisal Institute provides year-round programming - by John Drew

Some organizations may take the summer off, but the MA-RI-ME Chapter of the Appraisal Institute continues to provide the year-round programming, and the behind the scenes planning that our members expect.

CRE market after pandemic - by Tom Whiting

Now that the pandemic seems like it is winding down, what will be its long-term effects on commercial real estate? How will they affect values? Are they likely to affect all commercial sectors the same?

MBREA’s government affairs committee returns to Beacon Hill - by Allan Cohen

Getting a bill passed by the Massachusetts legislature and having it signed by the governor takes Herculean effort. Support at several levels is required starting at grassroots and ending with the governor. The process

Residential market influences – many contributing elements - by Marc Nadeau

Today’s Market: Today, there is a multitude of factors that seem to be influencing the residential market. Low interest rates, migrati...