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Rosenthal and Koh join HqO as executives

Boston, MA HqO, a tenant experience (TeX) platform for commercial real estate, has hired two new executives: Mark Rosenthal as VP of marketing, sales & success, and Daniel Koh as partner. Both executives bring a unique skill-set with roots in technology, real estate, sales, government, and business operations, as well as a deep understanding of the functions and strategies that will scale the company and its TeX offering.

Lila Delman Real Estate completes $1.1 m sale of 345 Thames St., #306 N - a Stone Harbour condo.

Bristol, RI Lila Delman Real Estate completed the sale of 345 Thames St., #306 N, a Stone Harbour condominium, for $1.1 million. This transaction marks the highest condo sale in the town in 2018, according to data maintained by the Rhode Island Statewide MLS.

Pierce of Marcus & Millichap completes $710,000 building sale

Worcester, MA Marcus & Millichap has completed the sale of 148-152 Millbury St., a 9-unit mixed-use apartment property, according to Tim Thompson, regional manager of the firm’s Boston office. The asset sold for $710,000, 98% of the asking price, at an 8% capitalization rate.

What do you mean “the contract is binding?” - by Nisha Koshy

With very few exceptions, any agreement for the purchase or sale of real estate in Massachusetts must be in writing to be enforceable. For decades, real estate agents, developers, sellers and buyers have used preprinted forms titled “offer to purchase” to set forth the essential but initial terms of the deal.

Cumberland Crossing by Oceanview begins construction of 50 two-bedroom cottages in Cumberland, ME

Cumberland, ME Cumberland Crossing by Oceanview is officially under construction after a groundbreaking ceremony attended by developers, town officials and project stakeholders. The retirement community is a sister location to OceanView at Falmouth and is based on that successful model

CBRE’s Butler and St. John handle $42.4 million sale of Cabot Crossing

Lowell, MA CBRE/New England has completed the sale of Cabot Crossing, a 252-unit, 100% market-rate apartment community. According to public record the property sold for $42.4 million. CBRE/NE’s multi-housing experts Simon Butler and Biria St. John exclusively represented the seller

Linear Retail Properties acquires 19-21 School St. for $5 million - Edward, Golden and Gifford of Perry Brokerage rep. seller, Envision Bank

Boston, MA Linear Retail Properties, LLC has acquired 19-21 School St., a three-story, 8,131 s/f building in the Downtown Crossing neighborhood of the city. The property is located near the intersection of School St. and Washington St. on the Freedom Trail

Fish-Will of Peabody Properties honored by RHA with President’s Award

Braintree, MA Karen Fish-Will, principal and CEO of full-service real estate and property management firm Peabody Properties, has been honor...

Opportunity zones: Development bonanza or not so much - by Jonathan Avery

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 includes provisions which have the potential to encourage a new round of stimulus to investment in commercial real estate located in rural areas and distressed urban areas. In particular are the provisions which provide tax incentives for reinvestment of capital gains, tax deferred

United Multi Family brokers $3.725 million 30-unit apartment building sale - sold by RBT Avon Realty and CMC Avon Realty Trust

Avon, MA United Multi Family (UMF)has brokered the sale of a 30 unit apartment building at 29 Leos Ln., for $3.725 million ($124,167 per unit). Rich Cawley and Kurt Cawley of UMF brokered the sale.