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Marcus Partners signs Ginkgo Bioworks to 228,000 s/f lease

South Boston, MA According to Marcus Partners, Ginkgo Bioworks, the organism company, will occupy 100% of the firm’s new life science campus at Parcels O and P in the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park (RLFMP) in the South Boston Waterfront neighborhood.

Horvath & Tremblay brokers $10.3 million sale to Arrowpoint Proporties

Groveland, MA Spencer Norton, Dennis Kelleher and John Pentore of Horvath & Tremblay have arranged the sale of a thirteen building, 60-unit multifamily complex to David Lamattina and Jay Goldberg of Arrowpoint Properties.

Cummings Properties leases 24,000 s/f to Absorption Systems

Woburn, MA Absorption Systems, a Pharmaron Company, has expanded its Massachusetts operation with a 24,000 s/f lease at 12 Cabot Rd. After outgrowing its previous local facility in Medford, Absorption Systems is gradually transitioning its workforce

JLL Capital Markets closes sale and arranges financing for 60 Winter St. - 47,915 s/f building

Malden, MA JLL Capital Markets has closed the sale of and arranged acquisition financing for a fully leased, 47,915 s/f, single-tenant light industrial distribution and manufacturing facility at 60 Winter St.

Downes Construction hosts Book Drive benefiting Hartford’s Park Street Library @ the Lyric and Frog Hollow Community

Hartford, CT Downes Construction Company hosts book drive to support Frog Hollow Community. In honor of the new library’s completion, Downes hosted a Book Drive, collecting books in both Spanish and English for children of all ages in the Frog Hollow community.

CT sales tax rules put construction firms at risk - by Slattery and Claffey

Building and construction contractors have a multitude of complex issues to deal with when it comes to sales and use taxes in Connecticut. The Department of Revenue Services went so far as to issue a 104-page manual to help the industry deal with the many complexities.

Berger and Quinlan of SVN | Parsons Commercial Group | Boston broker $10.35 million sale of 60,000 s/f industrial building

Andover, MA SVN | Parsons Commercial Group | Boston has completed the sale of a 60,000 s/f industrial building on 4.71 acres at 7 Connector Rd. for $10.35 million. Senior advisor, Alex Berger, and assistant managing director of brokerage, Matt Quinlan, both of SVN | Parsons

Should you rebrand your company? - by Chuck Sink

Every business evolves. Your company probably provides more and different things now than it did at startup. You probably do things a lot better than before. This evolution will continue if you are to succeed in a competitive world.

Houde joins Berman Group as managing director

Boston, MA The Berman Group, a full-service corporate communications firm delivering business-to-business public relations, marketing and events services, has hired Karyn Houde as managing director. With a background spanning 15 years in the commercial real estate sector

Bank of Canton promotes Lake and Lindberg

Canton, MA Bank of Canton completed the promotions of two members of its executive team. Christopher Lake has assumed the role of senior vice president/chief financial officer, replacing John Sweeney who retired in September