Spotlights

What are your predictions for commercial real estate in 2019? - by Janet Morra

MPA’s clients are increasingly viewing the workplace as an important physical asset for attracting and retaining top talent, and we expect that trend to continue in 2019. Younger employees are looking for flexible, dynamic workplaces, not the old office models of the past. There is a clear business imperative for creating a work environment that inspires, motivates, and connects employees,

What are your predictions for commercial real estate in 2019? - by David Ellis

We see several trends for 2019. Even with a rising interest environment, there is strong demand and pricing of core industrial and flex properties inside 495. We believe there will be significant trading of these assets in 2019 as more owners look to lock in appreciation and buyers look to lock in rates before anticipated increases.

What was your greatest professional accomplishment in 2018? - by Dennis Serpone

We’ve merged with the New England Restaurant Group to form the largest hospitality brokerage and consultancy in the country approaching a half billion in sales and fees.

What are your predictions for commercial real estate in 2019? - by Greg Lewis

The life science industry will take advantage of the bountiful opportunities suburban cities and towns offer at a faster rate. Although Cambridge will always be the epicenter of the life science industry in Massachusetts, the low vacancy rate coupled with the increasing rents will continue to make the suburbs attractive to many small to mid-size companies

What are your predictions for commercial real estate in 2019? - by Edward Zuker

Boston will continue to be strengthened by the education and hospital communities who have inspired the development of high tech, biotech, and entrepreneurship. The proactive government, lead by governor Baker and mayor Walsh, provides the construction of commercial buildings to serve the economic growth and housing for the new residents to keep the greater

What are your predictions for commercial real estate in 2019? - by Carol Todreas

Despite the questionable economy and the multitude of retail closures, Boston’s retail real estate in upscale tourist and demographic locations will remain unscathed unless landlords drastically raise rents. Developers will continue building retail space for national chains; new local retailers will be challenged to find space. Pop-ups will still fill empty spaces while landlords struggle to change old

What are your predictions for commercial real estate in 2019? - by Keith Corneau

I think from a “new” construction standpoint, things will continue to progress thru 2019.

What are your predictions for commercial real estate in 2019? - by Frank Ricciardi

With the current booming economic conditions, I believe 2019 will be another successful growth year.  ???????However, we will be planning for the inevitable slow down of the economy that may occur in the upcoming years.

What are your predictions for commercial real estate in 2019? - by mayor Dean Mazzarella

I expect that we will see more boutique type shops and  more specialty shops coming to the city.   I think there will be a transformation from standard retail to more adventure and experience-related retail.  People are now looking for unique gifts and different things to do.

What was your greatest professional accomplishment in 2018? - by Joseph Penney

Working on a variety of complicated projects with great clients and staff and helping to grow our business in our Massachusetts office.