Spotlights

The city of Providence had decent office leasing activity over the past year - by Peter Hayes

The city of Providence had decent office leasing activity over the past year. The vacancy rate, as reported in our Cushman & Wakefield | Hayes & Sherry Market Beat report for Q4 2017, was 12% down from 12.7% a year earlier.

The New England hotel market continues to be vibrant - by Earle Wason

When asked if I would provide a Spring Preview article for 2018 it felt as if I had just completed the article I contributed for the 2018 Forecast, time seems to be moving at such a rapid rate. Then in reviewing my notes I

The good, the bad and the ugly! 2018 should be a record year for the stock market and NERB - by Dennis Serpone

Most people don’t realize that 75% of all small business is food and liquor related and like politics, trends in the hospitality industry are felt locally. We elect officials locally for national positions.

The property management industry is better, and stronger than it has been in years - by Chris Mellen

As we enter the 9th year of the up cycle we continue to enjoy a real estate market unlike any we’ve experienced before. From the property management perspective, I can report that the industry is better, and stronger than

Southern Maine’s commercial real estate market remains strong and steady - by Matt Cardente

Last year marked yet another solid year for southern Maine’s commercial real estate market with early signs suggesting that the office, industrial, and retail sectors will remain healthy through the 4th Quarter of 2018.

We see another strong year for commercial real estate in New Hampshire - by Bill Norton

I recently returned from Florida - Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, Plantation Bay, and Ormond Beach (upper east coast). I was glad to get away from the cold and back to back Nor’easter’s.

Situated on the shores of Lake Champlain, downtown Burlington is poised for growth - by Jeff and Ryan Nick

Anchored by the Church St. Marketplace (www.churchstmarketplace.com) downtown Burlington, Vermont, continues to thrive in today’s changing retail environment. Since its conception in 1981, the 252,000 s/f pedestrian mall in the

Minimize taxes when selling appreciated R.E. - by Ron 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 from the Affordable

Our current tax code may not be the worst way to raise government revenue - by Paul Dion

We Americans have fought with our internal revenue code since 1913. But slicing and dicing income, deductions, and a dizzying array of business and personal credits is hardly the only way that Uncle Sam could raise the money he needs to pay for guns and butter.

Who benefits from extending real estate appraisal license requirements under Senate Bill 2246? - by Roger Durkin

Bud Clarke wrote an opposition to my article, “Appraisers as Intellectual Idiots.” At the very least I captured someone’s attention. Susan Mitchell, president of MBREA, praised mandatory licensing in her recent article.