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Top 10 stories of the summer

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As Labor Day approaches, and with it the unofficial end to the summer season, we thought we would look back at the top 10 stories from a memorable summer:

1. 3 reasons why Boston remains the nation’s top life sciences cluster

2. Boston’s massive Exchange South End life science and tech… Read More

Top 10 stories of the summer

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As summer winds to a close, so too does the bevy of out of office email replies and constant vacations. While many of us were off relaxing, soaking in the sun, or hitting the links over the last several months, a number of exciting things happened around Greater Boston.

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A look back at our top 10 stories of 2016

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As 2016 draws to a close, we thought it would be a great time to look back on the year that was and highlight 10 of our best stories from the past twelve months. We hope you have a happy and healthy New Year and look forward to continued success in 2017. Without further ado, here are our top 10 stories of 2016:

1. GE moves to Boston and the effects are… Read More

Top 10 reasons Boston is one of the top cities in the US and the world

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It’s not that often that a city and a region are firing on all cylinders the way we are right now in Boston and the surrounding communities. In fact, no matter where you look, the area is gaining recognition as a national and even a global leader in everything from innovation, to investment, to funding, to jobs, and much more.

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To recap just how… Read More

Transit-oriented projects help multifamily sales reach record highs

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D'Amato_Travis_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Travis D’Amato
Managing Director, Capital Markets

2015 was a record year for multifamily sales volume, both locally and nationally. Across the US, investors poured nearly $139 billion into residential product, a 31% increase from 2014. In fact, the last quarter of 2015 was the strongest ever recorded, with year-over-year transaction volumes up more than 38% to $46 billion.

In the Metro Boston area alone,… Read More

Massachusetts is America’s most innovative state

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A lot of the success we’ve seen locally, with respect to commercial real estate and beyond, has been driven largely by one overarching thing, innovation. That’s part of what led GE to relocate its headquarters here, and it’s what led Boston to climb the ranks to 2nd nationally and 5th globally in JLL’s latest Cities Momentum Index.

Now, the area can add yet another accolade to the list. Massachusetts was recently crowned… Read More

Will the Dell-EMC deal spell doom or boom for Hopkinton?

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DeSimone_Phil_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Phil DeSimone
Managing Director, MetroWest Leasing Team

By now, you are well aware of Dell’s impending acquisition of Hopkinton-based technology giant EMC. Reactions to the deal have been mixed, especially as they relate to the local impact. With respect to employee headcount, Michael Dell has alluded to the potential for some “cost synergies” in the future, and indeed there have already been staff… Read More

HourlyNerd proud to have the perfect space to call home

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Jangro_Bobby_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Bobby Jangro
Associate, Downtown Leasing Team

One of the many challenges for an emerging technology company is figuring out how to harness rapid growth. There are a lot of elements that factor into that equation, not the least of which is physical space. Many locally-born startups begin their early days in co-working communities like WeWork, incubating with an investor, or sharing space with… Read More

Boston gains ground in latest City Momentum Index

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It should come as no surprise to anyone that Boston is on fire. You don’t have to look much further than our latest Q4 statistics to see that. And now, the city has received global recognition, coming in 2nd nationally and 5th globally in JLL’s latest City Momentum Index (CMI). London, Silicon Valley, Dublin, and Bangalore join Boston in the top five.

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5 US office market trends and what they mean for 2016

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Breslau_Ben_1_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Ben Breslau
International Director, Americas Research

As you may have read in our local Q4 Office Insights report, 2015 ended on a high note for the Greater Boston region. And it was a similar story of success on the larger US scale. As our new Q4 2015 US Office Outlook reveals, here are the 5 biggest trends and their implications on the year… Read More