Spotlights

Qualifying vacation property as investment - by Lynne Bagby

Finally, the weather is beginning to break here in New England! Everyone appears to be thinking about their summer plans and spending time at a beach on Cape Cod, Newport, Old Orchard or on Lake Winnipesaukee.  Investors

What happens to your company’s flood insurance if the flood zone changes? - by Frank Licata

Coverage can be here today and gone tomorrow! Sea levels are rising; rainfall is increasing; and flood zones are changing. Do you know what affect the latter has on your company’s flood insurance?

Highest and best use analysis by experienced appraisers a must in a hot market - by Maria Hopkins

As developable land becomes more and more scarce, especially in the Eastern area of the state, those wanting new construction have often had to buy an existing house and gut renovate or demolish and rebuild.  Now that there

It is still a great time to be involved in the Boston construction industry - by David O'Sullivan

The state of the design and construction industry in Boston continues to be strong. As we have entered the spring market there seems to be continued demand for housing with an abundance of buyers and renters. There are some

The land crunch - housing affordability in Boston: Opportunities are there for those well prepared - by Brett Pelletier

Reports throughout the U.S. indicate macroeconomic trends are positive with the multifamily cycles within major metropolitan markets in the expansion and maturation stages. Nothing to worry too much about at a high level.

Tighe & Bond climbs 19 spots in national ENR Top 500 design firms

Westfield, MA Tighe & Bond, one of the leading full-service engineering and environmental consulting firms in the northeastern United States, climbed 19 spots this year to No. 222 on Engineering News

Are strong fundamentals enough to spur speculative industrial development in southern N.H.? - by Mike Harrington

The Southern New Hampshire industrial markets continue to experience strong fundamentals, with overall vacancy rates hovering around 5.6% and lease rates ranging from $6 to $7.80 per s/f, NNN with year over year projected

Development Associates celebrates ribbon cutting for completion of phase 3 at Atwood Professional Campus

Northampton, MA A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the site of phase 3 of the Atwood Professional Campus located at 15 Atwood Dr.  This 66,000 s/f, class A, 3-story professional office building

How do you see the real estate market now and in the near future? Rhode Island is riding the wave of success - by Tom Sweeney

Sometimes in our lives the personal side and the business sides intersect in ways that we never would have dreamed of. When I am out in a business setting recently there are two questions that people who know me ask.

Ending a real estate partnership: 1031 exchanges can play a role - by Michael Barone

As the old song goes, “breaking up is hard to do.”  And it certainly isn’t any easier when the person you’re breaking up with is your long-time real estate partner.