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Mount Vernon and National Development receive approval for WBZ station

Allston, MA The Mount Vernon Company and National Development obtained BPDA Board approval for its planned replacement of the WBZ-TV studio which was originally built in 1948. The new 62,000 s/f building will be located adjacent to

Stoll and Aron of Metrowest broker $2.6m sale of Marian High School

Framingham, MA According to Metrowest Commercial Real Estate, Cheryl Tully Stoll and Marlene Aron have brokered the sale of former Marian High School located at 273 Union Ave. and 5 Thurber St. for $2.6 million. Owned by the Archdiocese of Boston

Kelleher and Pentore of Horvath & Tremblay broker $15 million sale of The Residences at Trowbridge - a 28-unit apartment building

Cambridge, MA Dennis Kelleher and John Pentore of Horvath & Tremblay have completed the sale of The Residences at Trowbridge, a 28-unit apartment building. The duo exclusively represented the seller and procured the buyer to complete the transaction at a sale price of $15 million

The MBREA mourns passing of Richard Dennis, Sr.

Boston, MA The Mass. Board of Real Estate Appraisers (MBREA) is mourning the passing of Richard Dennis, Sr. Dennis was 95 years old. Dennis joined the MBREA in 1976 and served as a trustee and as president in 1982. He was a mentor to many appraisers, training

CBRE sells Mill Falls Apartments for $13.8 million on behalf of the seller, Methuen Mills LP, an affiliate of Silver Street Development Corp.

Methuen, MA CBRE has arranged for the sale of Mill Falls Apartments for $13.8 million.  CBRE Capital Markets’ multihousing experts Simon Butler, Biria St. John and John McLaughlin exclusively represented the seller

Girvin of Chandler Company LLC handles $1.7 million sale of a 2,329 s/f retail condominium in Boston

Boston, MA Kenneth Girvin of Chandler Company LLC has brokered the sale of 401 Harrison Ave. (aka 40 Fay St., H-112), for $1.7 million. The buyer was 40 Fay Owner LLC and the seller was Mundy’s Asia Galleries LLC. Sam Hawkey of Tactical Realty Group represented the buyer. 

How to differentiate your company with marketing - by Chuck Sink

Plenty of companies try to compete using the same keywords to describe their products and services. They might try to differentiate by claiming the best customer service in the industry but so does everyone else. You’ve heard it, “Our service makes the difference

The short-term hospitality outlook is extremely challenging - by David Roedel

Honestly, what an amazing year for hospitality! For the first time occupancy fell so fast operators could solely focus on customer service. When occupancy drops over 50% and RevPAR more than 75%, that if it were not for the six-foot social distancing, we could carry every guest through the front door? 

Atlantic Commercial Real Estate, LLC leases 1,200 s/f of office space

Norwood, MA Atlantic Commercial Real Estate, LLC leased 1,200 s/f of office space in 175 Walpole St., to Century 21 Northeast. This transaction concludes the lease-up of this multi-use property. Atlantic Commercial represented the landlord in the transaction.

Why don’t I qualify for an offer in compromise? - by Michael Duffy

When a new client with back taxes reaches out to me, inevitably the first question out of their mouth is whether the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is willing to compromise on the amount owed. In what almost certainly sounds like a lawyer’s answer, my response is always, “It depends.”