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Energy and environmental standards for Massachusetts cannabis businesses now in effect - by Adam Braillard

All applications for licenses to operate Massachusetts adult-use marijuana establishments and medical marijuana treatment centers (establishments) must comply with the Cannabis Control Commission’s (the commission) energy efficiency, environmental, and reporting standards set

Goldberg of Spire Investments acquires three properties for $4.73 million - located in Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island

Beverly, MA On the heels of the sale of the retail complex known as Applebrook Plaza in Leominster, Mass., Jay Goldberg of Spire Investments completed the purchases of three properties in Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island, totaling $4.73 million.  The most recent of Spire Investments’ latest string of purchases

Snell of The Stevens Group represents Azzur Cleanrooms on Demand in 50,000 s/f lease - Malatesta of Newmark Knight Frank reps. the landlord

Burlington, MA Azzur Cleanrooms on Demand (COD), an Azzur Group company, leased a 50,000 s/f single story free-standing office/flex building located at 60 Blanchard Rd. The property is located across from Lahey Clinic with direct frontage and visibility on Rte. 128/95. Purchased in 2019 by the Nordblom Company, the building will undergo interior renovation, and exterior upgrades.

The emerging landscape of supply chain real estate - by Zain Jaffer

Material shortages, loss of labor, restrictions on global travel and bottlenecked production–it seems like a fatal equation. Far from thwarted by the COVID-19 recession, supply chain disruptions throughout the pandemic have strengthened the industrial and logistics sector. The supply chain process in full is undergoing mass re-consideration,

Renovo Financial opens new office in Boston - Shaughnessy joins as senior vice president for Mass.

Boston, MA Renovo Financial, a leading real estate specialty finance company focused on lending to residential rehabbers, builders, and developers, has expanded to Massachusetts and is opening an office in the city. To spearhead the market, Paul Shaughnessy has joined the firm as senior vice president. Shaughnessy joins Renovo Financial with a multi-faceted background

Cummings promotes Crowley, Linscott, Lyons, and Padilla

Woburn, MA Cummings Properties has completed the promotions of four seasoned colleagues in its construction division. Scott Crowley, Dan Linscott, Alian Lyons, and Luis Padilla recently advanced their positions at the commercial real estate firm.   Former Woburn grounds team leader Crowley has advanced to associate manager of the firm’s 2.3 million s/f portfolio in Beverly.

LAN-TEL completes security project for Western Front recreational retail cannabis dispensary facility at 121 Western Ave.

Chelsea, MA LAN-TEL Communications, Inc., based in Norwood, Mass., has completed security system installations at the Western Front, LLC recreational retail cannabis dispensary facility located at 121 Western Ave. The project entailed planning and installation of the security system

Vermont passes legislation to regulate cannabis for adults

Burlington, VT The Vermont legislature recently sent a bill to the desk of governor Phil Scott that would regulate cannabis for adults and allow for legal commercial cultivation, processing, testing, and sales. The governor allowed the bill to become law without his signature, as well as signing separate legislation to ease the expungement process for cannabis convictions.

The High End named first MBE and WMBE cannabis company

Holyoke, MA  Massachusetts cannabis just got more diverse. The High End is proud to be the Commonwealth’s first-ever Certified MBE and WMBE cannabis company after successfully petitioning the Cannabis Control Commission to create pathways for equitable industry access for women and people of color. The mission-driven company will continue this vital advocacy work as it establishes itself in the Northeast.

Acella’s cannabis construction team completes Emerald Grove dispensary

Eastham, MA Acella Construction Corp., a leader in construction management throughout greater Boston, has completed construction of Emerald Grove medical dispensary at 3 Main St.  Emerald Grove Medical Dispensary has received permits from the town to operate the combined retail and medical marijuana outlet.