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Repositioned for Success: 805 Middlesex Turnpike, Billerica, MA

This building was recently purchased by Brandon Kelly of the RJ Kelly Company in Burlington. At the open house their broker agent Cushman and Wakefield of Massachusetts explained the building improvements completed over the past year – to include new … Continue reading

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NAIOP Mid-Year Meeting Summary

MEMORANDUM To: Lee Partners Contacts From: Bruce Lee Subject: NAIOP Presentation – Suburban Boston Office Market – Boston Hyatt Hotel Date: April 29, 2015 Key Take-Away Points: 1.1 Million sq ft. of net absorption in 2014; 400K sq ft. in … Continue reading

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NAIOP Mid-Year Round-Up: Full Review

NAIOP – Mid-Year Market Round Up June 2015 By Bruce Lee The 2015 NAIOP Mid-year summary meeting was very well attended – over 400 in the audience including myself and Grey Lee representing Lee Partners. The esteemed panel of real estate professionals … Continue reading

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Disintermediation in a Mediated Industry: Commercial Real Estate Brokerage

I’ve been exploring the changing nature of office space and commercial real estate for over a decade. You are well aware of the changing nature of demand for office space –clients needing more flexibility in lease lengths, space use, and … Continue reading

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Future is the Flex Swarm

I recently tweeted about Facebook’s super-cool office space in Menlo Park, California. They have made an effort for their space to encourage creativity, collaboration, and hard work by their engineers. I know many organizations are looking at Facebook and other … Continue reading

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Climate, Buildings and Behavior

I will be attending a Symposium on Climate, Buildings and Behavior at the Garrison Institute in New York, near Bear Mountain. My colleague at WinnDevelopment, Darien Crimmin, attended last year and highly recommended the program to me. I’m looking forward … Continue reading

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CoreNet Global: Benefits of Sustainability

Jones Lang Lasalle’s Dan Probst spoke briefly the other day at CoreNet Global’s conference in San Diego today. The summit’s theme was “Re-Imagine, Re-Orient, Re-Ignite, Re-Invent! His take: commercial real estate managers have been focused on saving energy, and are … Continue reading

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MIT CRE Global Forum

This past Friday I attended the MIT Center for Real Estate Global Forum for 2012, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The full-day event was dense with information and broad in perspectives. I caught up with an old friend … Continue reading

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Tech RE Summit

Bisnow put on a gathering for commercial real estate construction and development to explore the implications of emerging technology on the industry. Peter Campot of Suffolk Construction described how behind the times construction is, and as manufacturing and BIM come … Continue reading

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Demographic Shift: Gen Y to Cities

PlaceMakers blog – a collection of urban planning types – put out an article by Nathan Norris “Why Generation Y is Causing the Great Migration of the 21st Century” Norris quotes Robert Schiller: “Just last week, Robert Shiller of the Standard … Continue reading

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