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CCF, Peak Campus Complete 555-Unit Multifamily Community in Boston’s Brighton Neighborhood

BOSTON — A partnership of Boston-based developer Cabot, Cabot & Forbes (CCF) and Georgia-based developer Peak Campus have completed The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s, a 555-unit multifamily community in the Brighton area of Boston. The luxury residential community is centered around the reimagined Church and St. Gabriel’s Monastery, which was originally built in 1909. The community consists of three residential buildings, more than 45,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity space …

Massachusetts Governor Allows Indoor Dining, Personal Service Businesses to Reopen

BOSTON — Indoor dining services at restaurants and personal service businesses, including nail salons and massage therapy parlors, have been cleared to reopen as of June 22, according to a statement from Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. Businesses in Massachusetts have gradually reopened over the last few weeks as the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed across the state. Restaurants were permitted to resume outdoor dining services on June 8, provided that tables both inside and outside were spaced …

NKF Brokers $66M Sale of Office Campus in Marlborough, Massachusetts

MARLBOROUGH, MASS. — Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) has brokered the $66 million sale of The Campus at Marlborough, a 531,916-square-foot office campus in Marlborough, about 30 miles west of Boston. Situated on 121 acres at 100 Campus Drive, the complex features four interconnected buildings, including three office buildings and one amenity building. Amenities include a full-service cafeteria, Starbucks coffee shop, fitness center, 300-person auditorium, conference facilities, outdoor seating …

Great Bridge Begins Development of 70-Unit Seniors Housing Project in Lunenburg, Massachusetts

LUNENBURG, MASS. — Great Bridge Properties, a New Hampshire-based developer, has begun development of Baker Brook Apartments, a 70-unit seniors housing property in Lunenburg, approximately 25 miles north of Worcester. Located on nearly four acres, the community will feature 62 one-bedroom and eight two-bedroom units. The property will serve seniors ages 55 and older earning 80 percent or less of the Area Median Income (AMI) and 48 units will be reserved for seniors earning 60 percent or less …

WinnCompanies to Develop $38.3M Multifamily Project in Lowell, Massachusetts

LOWELL, MASS. — WinnCompanies will develop a 125-unit multifamily project in Lowell, a city 30 miles northwest of Boston, a project that is valued at $38.3 million. The company will construct two adjacent five-story buildings in the Hamilton Canal Innovation District that will be linked by an enclosed sky bridge and located near a new 900-space parking garage. The community will feature a mix of market-rate and affordable units, as well as 5,000 square feet of commercial space. Floor plans …

Cresa Negotiates 41,000 SF Office Lease in Medford, Massachusetts

MEDFORD, MASS. — Cresa has negotiated a 41,000-square-foot office lease for healthcare data collection company ERT in Medford, a northern suburb of Boston. The space is located within One Cabot Road, a 308,954-square-foot, Class A office building. The building features a 10,000-square-foot outdoor patio, fitness center and convenient access to the MBTA transit line. The lobby is undergoing renovations that will be complete this summer and will include a new coffee bar. ERT will move its …

RK Centers Acquires 58,000 SF Retail Property in Marlborough, Massachusetts

MARLBOROUGH, MASS. — RK Centers, an investment firm focused on retail properties in New England and South Florida, has acquired a 58,000-square-foot retail center in Marlborough, approximately 30 miles west of Boston. The sales price was $8.6 million. The property is located at the intersection of State Route 20 at 225-235 Boston Post Road, adjacent to RK’s Hannaford Supermarket-anchored RK Center. RK Centers will rebrand the asset as RK Center II. At the time of sale, tenants included …

U.S. Economy Peaked in Late 2019, Entered Recession in February, Says National Bureau of Economic Research

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — The U.S. economy officially peaked during the fourth quarter of 2019 and entered a recession in February, according to a new report from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a Cambridge, Mass.-based nonprofit group that tracks economic cycles. A recession entails two consecutive quarters of economic contraction, measured by gross domestic product. NBER analysts believe this recession was a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent business closures, …

Massachusetts Reopens In-Store Retail, Other Businesses As Pandemic Eases

BOSTON — Massachusetts has entered Phase II of its reopening plan, according to a statement from Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday. Businesses allowed to resume operations under social distancing restrictions include childcare facilities, higher education classes, hotels, outdoor recreation, in-store retail, breweries and restaurants with outdoor service. Baker will wait at least three weeks of the Phase II period before deciding to proceed to Phase III of reopening, which will …

Dunkin’ Commits to Hiring 25,000 Workers Nationwide As Reopening of Economy Accelerates

CANTON, MASS. — Fast-food breakfast chain Dunkin’ (NASDAQ: DNKN) has announced plans to hire 25,000 new employees nationwide as the company looks to lead the charge out of nationwide coronavirus quarantines. Taco Bell recently made a similar declaration, vowing in late May to hire 30,000 workers this summer. With 55,000 planned hires between just two companies, quick-service restaurants could be an early sign of economic recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. The reliance on drive-thru …

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