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Hotels Near Medical Centers: Comfortable, Convenient & a Respite During Trying Times

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Real estate indicators from HFF Director Alan Suzuki in HFF’s Boston office. Let’s face it: No one likes to go to the hospital, and, for the rarest and most serious medical conditions, it is becoming commonplace for families to travel great lengths for the best medical care. Unlike a lot of hotel guests, they are not traveling for vacation; they are traveling because they need the specialized help that only the best hospitals can provide. In times like these, the last thought crossing a person’s mind is where they... [Read More]

Boston’s Golden Age? The Best Is Yet To Come

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Real Estate Indicators from HFF Director Ben Sayles and Real Estate Analyst Tucker Burleigh of HFF's Boston office. Downtown Boston is one of the hottest commercial real estate markets in the country. Ten years ago, you’d leave your office around 6:00 p.m. and see tumbleweeds rolling by. Today, the city is buzzing with an influx of new residents, an in-migration of tenants and an amenity base that gets stronger every day. So, what’s the secret sauce behind this boom and what does the future hold? 100 Years of Infrastructure Downtown is the heart and soul of Boston and the hub of its transportation network. The MBTA is the oldest subway system in the country and it is not an exaggeration to say that modern Boston was formed around it. Today, every single subway line runs through Downtown, each with multiple... [Read More]

Fully-Leased Retail Power Center for Sale

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Update: This property is no longer on the market since it sold. Click here for more information on the sale brokered by HFF. Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF), on behalf of the owner, is marketing for sale Holyoke Crossing, an attractive, 140,000-square-foot, fully-leased power center in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The retail center for sale is ideally positioned adjacent to the intersection of Interstate 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) and Interstate 91 as well as at the entrance of the 1.6 million-square-foot Holyoke Mall, one of the largest malls in New England. Holyoke Crossing... [Read More]

How HVCRE Will Impact Commercial Real Estate Construction Lending

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Real estate indicators from HFF Director Jennifer Keller and Senior Real Estate Analyst Martha Nay in HFF's Boston office. Any borrower seeking a construction loan in the last 12 months has likely encountered a five-letter abbreviation that has the potential to present new and considerable challenges on the path to the closing table: HVCRE. HVCRE (Highly Volatile Commercial Real Estate) is a classification that today’s construction loan borrower must be aware of, as its impact could be very costly. Before we can understand the impact to... [Read More]

WiredScore: What you Need to Know and Why

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Real Estate Indicators from HFF Director Ben Sayles of HFF's Boston office. “We’re measuring how connected our city’s buildings are and sharing that information, so that entrepreneurs are empowered to make the best decisions about where to open a business” -Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City Connectivity is not everything; it's the only thing. Whether you’re on-the-go, at home or sitting in your office, employees want to be available 24/7. As connectivity becomes increasingly more critical to productivity in... [Read More]

Jumpstart Your CRE Career with an Internship

Monday, August 22, 2016

By HFF Summer Intern Luke Wilder “And he thinks he’s going to get it for a four cap! I mean c’mon this isn’t 2011.” Everyone in the room smiled or chuckled, laughing at a joke that went so far over my head that I would have broken my neck trying to see it go by. That was me sitting in on my first meeting on my first day as a new analyst intern in HFF’s Boston office. Meanwhile, I was still trying to get a grasp on what a “four cap” is and why I could never tie a tie the right length on my first try. I laughed along with everyone else, just .25 seconds later and with no real comprehension of why I was laughing other than to play it cool. As what is probably the... [Read More]

Why is Chinese Capital Flowing into the United States?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Real Estate Indicators from HFF Director Ben Sayles and Robert Butler of HFF's Boston office. Each generation will reap what the former generation has sown. – Chinese proverb Foreign investment in United States real estate is a trend that dates as far back as 1792, when a syndication of Dutch bankers purchased 3.25 million acres in western New York under the name of the Holland Land Company. Throughout modern history, different groups have been particularly active, be it the Japanese in... [Read More]

Crowdfunding: Breaking Down the Barriers in CRE Investment

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Real Estate Indicators from HFF Director Ben Sayles and Gary Porter of HFF's Boston office. “Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away.Purchased with common sense, paid for in full and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt From the first settlement in Jamestown, Virginia, to the Land Rush of 1899, real estate ownership has figured prominently in United States history. Investment in residential real estate has very few barriers to... [Read More]

Adaptive Reuse: Loved by Renters and Investors Alike

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Real Estate Indicators from HFF Director Mark Campbell and Real Estate Analyst Xave Jacoby of HFF's Boston office. Q: What do a Boston candy bar factory, shoe factory and cold storage warehouse have in common? A: They all have found new life as thriving apartment communitieswith loft style units, modern finishes and unmatched amenities. Home to famous manufacturers such as Ford Motor Company, Boott Cotton Mills, Assabet Mills, American Woolen Company and New England Confectionery Company, to name a few, the Greater Boston area... [Read More]

Making the Case for Creative Space

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Real Estate Indicators from HFF Director Ben Sayles of HFF's Boston office. “The whole idea here is that, by having an open floor plan where people work close to each other,it facilitates people sharing and communicating about what they're doing, which enables better collaboration, which we think is key to building the best services for our community.” – Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO... [Read More]

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