Spotlights

Bill Cummings, one of the most prolific philanthropists in Mass. history to receive NEREJ's Lifetime Achievement Award

Woburn, MA Born during America’s Great Depression, Bill Cummings grew up poor. But with hard work, an entrepreneurial mindset, and an eye for opportunities, he led a series of highly successful business

The 2020 Winter New England Commercial Real Estate Semi-Annual Guide

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Activity in housing production is slowly spreading beyond the city of Boston - by David O'Sullivan

We are well into the time of short daylight and everyone is back at school and vacation season is over. Somehow this summer flew by, but I think we feel that way most years. It has been a tumultuous summer with talk of recession,

What is “constructive receipt of money or property” in a 1031 exchange? - by Kassie Pantelakis

In order to qualify for tax deferral under IRC § 1031, the taxpayer must meet certain requirements. One of these requirements is that the taxpayer cannot have actual or constructive receipt of the proceeds from the relinquished

Appraisers in a box – again: Current trends appear to be constricting ability to provide services - by Bill Pastuszek

I reread an article I wrote three years ago entitled “Appraisers in a Box.” The article discussed that “[r]eal estate professionals are finding it increasingly difficult to carry out professional

New England Real Estate Journal
2019 Fall Preview Spotlight

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Considerations of construction in existing healthcare facilities - by Woody Kemp

Working in existing occupied spaces presents additional challenges to construction. Constantly changing regulations mixed with upgrades to existing spaces also adds challenges on top of the specialized constraints of healthcare

2019 fall outlook: Finding a chair before the music stops - by Michael Chase

2019 has been an active year so far for U.S. commercial and multifamily real estate. There appears to be a consensus among fellow practitioners that this summer lacked the typical seasonal slowdown, particularly here in Boston

Minimize taxes when selling appreciated real estate - by Ronald Birnbaum

In my 25 years as a financial advisor I have been asked by many clients how to sell investment real estate without paying a high tax bill. Today’s top tax capital gains bracket is 23.8%, including the 3.8% tax

Property valuation modeling for real estate portfolios - Spencer Macalaster

Many real estate property owners often think they should insure the building for what they paid for it.  This however, does not take into consideration what would happen in the event of an insured property loss