Nauset Construction Breaks Ground on 50-Unit Multifamily Project in Boston

BOSTON — Nauset Construction has broken ground on 1180 Boylston Street, a 50-unit multifamily project located at the site of a former gas station in the Brookline area of Boston. Designed by CBT Architects and developed by Chestnut Hill Investments LLC, the six-story building will also house 6,500 square feet of retail space. The property will feature a unit mix of 15 one-bedrooms, 33 two-bedrooms and two three-bedrooms. All units in the building are age-restricted; one resident in each unit …

REI to Open Small-Format Store at Cambridge Crossing in Massachusetts

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — Outdoor apparel and equipment retailer REI will open an 8,000-square-foot store at Cambridge Crossing, a 43-acre mixed-use development located at the junction of Boston, Cambridge and Somerville. The opening of the store, which is scheduled for this fall, represents the launch of the retailer’s new small-format prototype and will be located within a newly constructed office and retail building. DivcoWest is the master developer of Cambridge

CBRE Brokers Sale of 209,643 SF Industrial Facility in Norton, Massachusetts

NORTON, MASS. — CBRE has brokered the sale of a 209,643-square-foot industrial facility in Norton, located near the Massachusetts-Rhode Island border. Built in 1986, the property was fully leased to U.S. Cabinet Depot at the time of sale. Building features include a clear height of 28 feet, 20 docks and an ESFR sprinkler system. Scott Dragos, Chris Skeffington, Doug Jacoby, Roy Sandeman, Tim Mulhall, Tony Hayes and Daniel Hines of CBRE represented the seller, Paradigm Capital Advisors, in the …

KeyBank Closes $25M Agency Acquisition Loan for Apartment Complex in Lawrence, Massachusetts

LAWRENCE, MASS. — KeyBank Real Estate Capital has closed a $25 million Freddie Mac acquisition loan for Saunders Crossing, a 222-unit apartment community in Lawrence, located north of Boston near the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border. The eight-acre, garden-style property was built in phases between 1972 and 2005 and offers studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Amenities include a pool and a business center. Dirk Falardeau and Matt Purtell of KeyBank originated the 10-year, interest-only …

Cushman & Wakefield Brokers Sale of 135-Bed Skilled Nursing Facility on Cape Cod

HARWICH, MASS. — Cushman & Wakefield has brokered the sale of Wingate at Harwich, a 135-bed skilled nursing facility located in the Cape Cod city of Harwich. Richard Swartz, Jay Wagner, Dan Baker and Jack Griffin of Cushman & Wakefield represented the seller, an undisclosed institutional investor that is exiting the skilled nursing space, in the transaction. The buyer, a regional operator, plans to upgrade the

Boston Properties Acquires Two Life Sciences Buildings in Metro Boston for $100M

WALTHAM, MASS. — Boston Properties Inc. (NYSE: BXP) has acquired two life sciences buildings totaling 153,000 square feet in the western Boston suburb of Waltham for $100 million in cash. The seller was an affiliate of Los Angeles-based investment firm Montana Avenue Capital Partners LLC.The buildings, located at 153 and 211 Second Ave., were fully leased to an undisclosed pharmaceutical company at the time of sale. The assets are located adjacent to Boston Properties’ …

Carpenter & Co. Completes 61-Story Hotel, Residential Tower in Boston

BOSTON — Locally based developer Carpenter & Co. has completed the Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences One Dalton Street, a 61-story tower located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Designed by Pei Cobb Freed and Cambridge Seven Associates, the building consists of 160 for-sale private residences that are situated atop 215 hotel rooms. Residential units include one-bedroom homes and duplex penthouses. Residents and guests have access to shared amenities such as a lounge, an …

Ritz-Carlton Reopens 193-Room Hotel in Boston

BOSTON — The Ritz-Carlton has reopened its 193-room hotel at 10 Avery St. in downtown Boston following Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s decision to lift COVID-19 restrictions in advance of Memorial Day. The reopening of the hotel includes the return of Artisan Bistro for breakfast and dinner service, as well as the hotel’s nine meeting rooms, including the 3,500-square-foot ballroom that overlooks the Boston Common. The hotel, which has been closed since March 20202, has added multiple …

Newmark Negotiates Sale of 285,437 SF Industrial Property in Auburn, Massachusetts

AUBURN, MASS. — Newmark has negotiated the sale of a 285,437-square-foot industrial property at 26 Southbridge St. in Auburn, located south of Worcester. The property was fully leased to locally based soft drink distributor Polar Beverages at the time of sale. Robert Griffin, Edward Maher, Tony Coskren, Matthew Pullen, Samantha Hallowell and Brian Pinch of Newmark represented the undisclosed seller in the transaction. The team also procured the buyer, Westbrook Partners. The sales price was …

NEPCG Brokers $12.7M Sale of Pine Ridge Estates Apartments in Greenfield, Massachusetts

GREENFIELD, MASS. — Northeast Private Client Group (NEPCG) has brokered the $12.7 million sale of Pine Ridge Estates, a 108-unit multifamily community in Greenfield, located in the northwestern part of the state. Built on 4.5 acres in 1972, the property features one- and two-bedroom units, as well as a fitness center and onsite laundry facilities. Brad Carlson, Taylor Perun and Drew Kirkland of NEPCG represented the seller and procured the buyer in the transaction. The asset traded at a cap …

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