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In New York, every affordable housing fight in recent memory has followed roughly the same script. One side wants to increase the inventory of affordable housing units across the city while the other worries that development will inevitably increase prices in the neighborhood and push existing residents out. With this as the backdrop to any...
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New York City Skyline
NIMBY or YIMBY? That was the question at a panel on affordable housing hosted by Urban Land Institute New York last week. In New York City, this question is unavoidable. Median rents here have risen 31 percent since 2010, and as much as 45 percent in particular rapidly growing neighborhoods. A report by the Furman...
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Boston Real Estate
Picture it: The last Thursday of August, one short day away from an extended holiday weekend that could be spent adventuring through Boston, lounging in the sand down the Cape, or simply relaxing in your own home after a warm, satisfying summer. But instead of preparing yourself for some well-deserved R&R, you find yourself stuffing...
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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 an exciting urban lifestyle. What makes city living so appealing to Millennials? As a Millennial, I enjoy the convenience of public transportation and value walkability....
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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 for recent graduates and young professionals who still desire the amenities of a college dormitory: fitness center, security, and dining options in the building. However,...
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Last night, my colleague Kelly Smith and I had the pleasure of attending the final round of the MIT Center for Real Estate Alumni Association’s Sixth Annual “The CASE” International Real Estate Development Competition. Participants were given less than a week to complete a comprehensive proposal to acquire and redevelop a site located in the...
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I’ve always found the news around parking in Boston somewhat entertaining – I have lived in Boston for nearly a decade and have no intention of leaving. One of the main reasons I love Boston so much is because it’s a walking city. I love walking everywhere. I live near North Station – a 15-20...
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The Boston Globe recently reported on Mayor Walsh’s “request for ideas” to enliven City Hall Plaza, the 200,000-square-foot brick field that surrounds City Hall and leaves little to be desired. As someone who walks through City Hall Plaza on my morning commute, the space currently serves as a direct (and ugly) cut-through from Cambridge Street...
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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 maintain an urban lifestyle. This does not mean that the suburban real estate market will be suffering as a result; it means that commercial real...
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Real estate is an ever-changing, competitive space that’s often dictated by the needs and wants of consumers. One of the new trends shaping the industry is the demand for the 18-hour city. The Urban Land Institute and PwC produce a yearly report titled Emerging Trends in Real Estate. Twenty years ago, this report coined two...
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