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July 2014
On last week’s NAIOP Walking Tour, I had the opportunity to see, up close, many of the recent and upcoming changes to Boston’s downtown area. Development is booming across the city but as I work downtown, it was exciting to see what’s in store. Four new residential buildings (One Greenway, The Kensington, The Radian and...
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Each and every day, newspapers report on important infrastructure development in cities and towns across the country. Headlines may read “[Insert your favorite development company] lands multimillion dollar deal with [insert your favorite city].” The article will probably feature exorbitant cost figures and foreign industry acronyms, stock prices and fancy renderings. And this is all...
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[Photo: Two of the soldiers, killed: Gilad Yacoby, second from the right, and Oz Mendelovitch, third from the left, were trained by the women kneeling (Yarden Fried, third from the left)] I just got a sobering and heart wrenching email from my sister-in-law’s sister in Israel.  It just drives home the bind that Israel is constantly...
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SM& client, Paradigm Properties and one of their buildings, 101 Tremont, were featured on Building Engines’ blog for a “fantastic marketing program”. SM& was approached with the unique task to create a campaign in the commercial real estate space solely via digital communications. Through our understanding of Paradigm’s needs, we helped create a redesigned, responsive...
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Will we ever really know how many people gained insurance because of the Affordable Care Act? A NEJM study published this week reveals that 10.3 million Americans are newly insured because of the Affordable Care Act. The report made a splash across in the news. (See Politico, Modern Healthcare, Boston Business Journal to get an...
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In today’s world, everyone is using social media to communicate. With each passing day, people and organizations are thinking of new ways to take advantage of these communication tools, especially when information needs to be shared quickly. This is where the police departments come in. Crimes that used to require long hours to investigate are...
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Long before you pick a great logo and color scheme for your new project, you have to come up with the name. Whether you're naming a new real estate development, restaurant or event, the name is one of the most critical components of your venture. It makes a first impression and sets the tone for...
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Despite the rain, SM& client National Development hosted the groundbreaking for Sepia, the condos at the Ink Block development, in the South End. Along with National Development’s managing partner Ted Tye, Mayor Marty Walsh, State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, and City Councilor Bill Linehan addressed the attendees and shared their excitement over the transforming neighborhood, and...
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Healthcare Facilities Management recently asked our client, Skanska USA, to contribute an article about prefabrication and modularization, two innovative construction techniques that are becoming increasingly popular methods for healthcare construction projects. The methods bring many benefits to a construction project, including increased quality, safety and environmental sustainability. Both methods are also optimal for creating the...
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The 2014 World Cup has come to a close after a month of heartbreak and joy for the competing countries—not to mention the brands that invested time and money in developing a digital strategy around the competition. Germany is the champion on the field—did anyone emerge victorious online? Let’s review: The Good: Snapchat “Rio Live”...
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