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Proposal for Adaptable Public Spaces

May 26, 2015 In Real Estate Comments Off on Proposal for Adaptable Public Spaces

Public spaces provide a sense of community and bring character to a neighborhood. For example, the empty lots on Harrison Ave in the South End of Boston provide space for

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How to Save the Suburbs

April 24, 2015 In SM& Team Comments Off on How to Save the Suburbs

Americans are no longer flocking to the suburbs. Previous generations aimed for the suburban dream of a cookie-cutter four bedroom home and a minivan. The Millennial generation wants to keep

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Proposal for a Millennial Village

April 14, 2015 In Real Estate Comments Off on Proposal for a Millennial Village

A booming real estate trend, especially in Boston, is mixed-use developments. These developments often include residential, retail, and office space. These spaces seem like a great “next step” living arrangement

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Why an MBTA Overhaul is Key to Economic Growth

March 2, 2015 In Real Estate Comments Off on Why an MBTA Overhaul is Key to Economic Growth

Anyone in Boston will tell you how upset they are with the MBTA’s quality and service this winter. Commuters have been forced to squeeze into the T like sardines in

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Millennial Urbanization

February 25, 2015 In Real Estate Comments Off on Millennial Urbanization

For the first time in about one hundred years, the rate of urban population growth has outpaced the suburbs. Jobs in the city entice recent graduates to settle there and

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The New Frontier: Investing in Solar

February 12, 2015 In Real Estate Comments Off on The New Frontier: Investing in Solar

                The rooftops of large industrial buildings are often overlooked and underutilized. Commercial real estate owners can take advantage of this profitable space by

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Word-of-Mouth Communication via Social Media

January 22, 2015 In SM& Team Comments Off on Word-of-Mouth Communication via Social Media

One of the most influential forms of communication is word-of-mouth: The act of consumers providing information or advice to other consumers. Opinion leaders are the trendsetters. They are the initial

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