Boston’s Five Most Expensive Apartment Buildings

David Bates / June 26, 2017-10:39 am

Some Hub rents are high. Some are sky high. But which Hub buildings have the highest rent? (more…)... Continue Reading

The Problem With Boston’s Condominium Production Goal

David Bates / June 22, 2017-10:14 am

Not long ago, the mayor said Boston needed 53,000 new housing units by 2030. I recently posted about how the number might be too low. But does anyone recall how many condos His Honor said the Hub needed? (more…)... Continue Reading

Are These Architects Shaping Boston or Is Boston Shaping Them?

David Bates / June 19, 2017-10:12 am

“I never did a project in Boston. Not one,” recalls Eric Robinson, 46, about the 10 years he worked at a Harvard Square architectural firm. (more…)... Continue Reading
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Seven Important Boston Development Trends Happening Right Now

David Bates / June 15, 2017-9:47 am

Sue Hawkes, Managing Director of the Collaborative Companies, has helped market many of the Hub’s best-known developments, including Ink Block, Slip65, Telford180 and Pierce Boston. Hawkes recently spoke at an event organized by NAIOP... Continue Reading

Amazing eReport Provides 5-Year Breakdowns for 14 Boston Condo Markets

David Bates / June 8, 2017-8:45 am

One Hub market was selling condos so fast that a commonly used real estate statistic revealed it could sell every “For Sale” condo in just one month. Perhaps, the market should have been arrested for speeding. The lightning sales pace... Continue Reading

Boston May Need Much More Housing Than Reported. What it Means

David Bates / May 31, 2017-10:27 am

In October 2014, Mayor Walsh’s administration issued a report which advocated the production of 53,000 housing units in Boston by the year 2030. According to the 132-page report, Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030, the new housing was... Continue Reading

MassChallenge Tries to Solve its Housing Challenge

David Bates / May 24, 2017-11:40 am

Since 2010, entrepreneurs have been coming to MassChallenge, the hugely successful Boston-based startup accelerator, to gain access to things they can't get anywhere else in the world: venture capital, talent, and customers. One thing an increasing... Continue Reading

16 New Boston Condominium Developments

David Bates / May 22, 2017-12:13 pm

  Simply put, the city doesn’t have enough new, shiny, pristine condominium developments. (more…)... Continue Reading

Are Malden, Medford and Melrose Hotter than Cambridge?

David Bates / May 15, 2017-11:53 am

The local housing market was tough enough when several years ago area buyers started exercising the nuclear option on offers for the city’s best situated properties. But now shock and awe offers are landing with (more…)... Continue Reading

The Incredible Floor Plan and Extraordinary Cost of Boston’s Biggest Luxury Condo

David Bates / May 8, 2017-11:24 am

  “This is just one unit?” asked my architect friend, somewhat awestruck as he scanned the incredible floor plan of the Millennium Tower Boston Grand Penthouse, a document I had secured by searching The Suffolk County Registry of... Continue Reading
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