Spotlights

What happened to real estate auctions during the COVID-19 pandemic? - by Justin Manning

When people think about real estate auctions, they very often first think about the distress and stigma attached to foreclosures. However, auctions of real estate do occur for many other non-distress reasons as well. We handle auctions to help settle estates

What a great time to buy a restaurant... if you have a well-seasoned team - by Dennis Serpone

We’ve seen the number of restaurant transactions is up by more than 50% going into the 2nd half of 2021 over the same comparable time in 2020.The confluence of economic and market conditions spell ‘opportunity’ for the seasoned buyer

Southern Maine’s commercial real estate market - A look back and now - by Matt Cardente

In early February of 2020, I wrote an article stating that “While several sectors may see a slight uptick in vacancy rates, the leasing market should remain competitive… through year end 2020.” Several months later, the world

Real estate issues for franchises - by Eric Sigman

The key to success of many franchise systems lies in establishing and maintaining great locations. In addition to the franchise agreement, the commercial lease is a fundamental document in any brick and mortar franchise. Given the competing interests

Buckle your seat belt - by Spencer Macalaster

As we finish the second quarter of 2021, we look forward to some stabilization in the insurance market, however that might be some time off. Through 2018 the insurance marketplace saw significant inflows of capital, manageable loss experience and ample

Industrial market continues to attract investors - office sector sees more first class space hit market - by Kristie Russell

Last year at this time, we were writing about the uncertain direction of the office market due to many companies moving to a work-from-home platform and how the industrial market was thriving. A year later, the industrial market is still strong

This is the year to sell because numerous buyers have cash “burning a hole in their pockets” - by David Skinner

We are on our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and business is rolling. Buyers are still looking to buy and industrial real estate is, as my colleague David Stubblebine is wont to say, “white, white hot, hot as a pistol.” Multifamily

It would be great to have a crystal ball - Earle Wason

In process of writing this article I spent some time reading the articles I have written for the New England Real Estate Journal over the past three years. What a “Roller Coaster Ride”. In my last year’s article for” Mid-Year Review

Welcome to the summer of readjustment! Where will people live? - by David O'Sullivan

We are at past the midyear point of 2021 and all have expectations and concerns as the world continues to grapple with this pandemic. Here in Boston we are fortunate that many are vaccinated and we can do many of the things

The dynamics of the Boston market pave the way for a 2021-2022 recovery with a redefinition of the term supply and demand - by Webster Collins

The overall economy for the United States and its near 7% GDP growth present signal flags for positive forward  movement in key sections within the Boston market. It was not until the United States market opened on May 29, 2021 that we