Spotlights

Cost of construction materials and how it’s impacting development - by Nate Nickerson

Just over three months ago, on May 7th, 2021, the price of lumber hit an all time high. I remember talking with developers and asking how they were going to navigate the seemingly never ending price increases. On May 7th, the price of lumber

Southern New Hampshire industrial market at a market top - Not so fast - by Michael Harrington

Since 2017 I’ve been writing in the New England Real Estate Journal about the Southern New Hampshire industrial market intending to provide the reader with not just statistics and facts but also incorporating my insights

Five facts about construction in the fight for last-mile delivery service - by Parker Snyder

As e-commerce continues to grow at a staggering rate, the demand for logistics real estate has followed suit. Retailers are seeking opportunities to add regional and last-mile distribution facilities

WestMass planning 2022 start for $29.9m housing project at Ludlow Mills

Ludlow, MA According to Westmass Area Development Corp. (Westmass) and WinnDevelopment with state financing now in place, construction is expected to begin in early 2022 on a $29.9 million project to transform the landmark Mill 8

COVID-19 effect has been an interesting rollercoaster and ever-changing turn of events - by Dan Rosow

We were initially concerned about 25 years of work going down the toilet like a flush. We had three deals under contract to purchase when the first shut down, due to COVID-19, caused the first major drop in the stock market. When the market

Restaurants welcome your patronage! Support your local business owner - by Dennis Serpone

It’s not an illusion, the sun seems to be appearing more frequently after a summer of rainy days…record heat one day, rain the next. Don’t tell the governor but I went to a family get together last weekend on the Cape…no one wearing

Middlesex 3 brings together regional leaders to advocate and to improve business development

The Middlesex 3 region is comprised of 10 communities along the Rte. 3 corridor. It begins 15 miles northwest of downtown Boston and includes the communities of Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Lexington, Lowell, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, and Westford.

Middlesex 3 Coalition: Lisa Marrone, Director of Business Development, Town of Chelmsford

What do you like the most about doing business in the M3 region? The vast amount of resources that are readily available for technical assistance, resources, programming and networking can support all size businesses in every industry.

Middlesex 3 Coalition: Sandhya Iyer, Economic Development Director, Town of Lexington

What is the most exciting job/project/goal for your company/city or town in 2021? Lexington has increased the height of commercial development on Hartwell Ave. to a 115 ft. high-rise building with a vision of a future increase in the density and establishment of a life sciences district.

Middlesex 3 Coalition: John Curran, Town Manager, Town of Billerica

What is the most exciting job/project/goal for your company/city or town in 2021? Billerica has made major investments in its physical infrastructure, improving its schools, roads, sewer systems, and public buildings, most notably the completion of a state of the art $176 million high school complex