HYM Investment Group to Break Ground on 161-Acre Mixed-Use Redevelopment of Suffolk Downs Racetrack in Boston

BOSTON — HYM Investment Group has received approval from the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for the redevelopment of Suffolk Downs, a 161-acre former thoroughbred horse track and racing facility, into a mixed-use district. Approved plans for the project include 10,000 residential units, 20 percent of which will be designated affordable housing; 40 acres of publicly accessible parks and open space; and 3 million square feet of office and retail space. HYM purchased the …

Skanska Tops Out 118,000 SF New Building at Brookline High School in Boston

BOSTON — International developer Skanska has topped out a new 118,000-square-foot building at Brookline High School by the MBTA Green Line Brookline Hills station in Boston. The building will include classrooms for physics, special education and general use, dedicated event space, dining and food service areas, a library, various collaboration spaces and room for general administrative work. Completion is slated for November 2021. In addition, Skanska is renovating an existing building to …

NKF Negotiates Two Office Lease Renewals Totaling 46,966 SF in Metro Boston

WATERTOWN, MASS. — Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) has negotiated two commercial leases totaling 46,966 square feet at Riverworks at Aetna Mills in Watertown, a western suburb of Boston. In the first deal, industrial 3-D printer manufacturer Markforged signed a 36,291-square-foot renewal. In the second transaction, pharmaceutical intelligence provider InCrowd signed a 10,675-square-foot renewal. Mark Roth, Brianna Piacitelli, Brendan Daly and Matthew Malatesta represented the landlord, Paradigm …

DLJ Real Estate, Leggat McCall Top Out 290,000 SF Life Sciences Project in Metro Boston

SOMERVILLE, MASS. — A development team of DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners and Leggat McCall Properties has topped out a 290,000-square-foot life sciences project at 100 South St. in Somerville, located on the northern outskirts of Boston. The project is part of the Boynton Yards development and will house lab and retail space as well as a four-story underground parking garage. Architecture firms SGA and Hashim Sarkis Studios designed the project, and Shawmut Design & Construction served …

Reports: Raytheon to Cut 15,000 Jobs Due to Decline in Commercial Air Travel

WALTHAM, MASS. — Defense contractor Raytheon (NYSE: RTX) will cut approximately 15,000 jobs, primarily in its aviation departments, as a result of depressed demand for commercial air travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to multiple reports. The Massachusetts-based firm, which employs about 200,000 people nationwide, made the announcement during an earnings call last week, according to reports from multiple new outlets including CNN and Forbes. The company’s stock price opened at …

Callahan Construction Delivers 90-Unit Seniors Housing Project in Hingham, Massachusetts

HINGHAM, MASS. — Callahan Construction Managers has delivered The Residence at Penniman Hill, a 90-unit seniors housing project that is located in the southern Boston suburb of Hingham. Designed by The Architectural Team Inc., the property spans 90,000 square feet and offers assisted living and memory care services. Units come in studio, one- and two-bedroom formats, and amenities include an activity room, beauty salon, café and bistro, exterior planting areas and a memory garden. LCB Senior …

Arx Urban Nears Completion of 36-Unit Workforce Housing Project in Boston

BOSTON — Developer Arx Urban is nearing completion of a 36-unit workforce housing project located at 233 Hancock St. in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. Boston-based RODE Architects designed the project, construction of which began in December 2018 and is expected to wrap up by the end of the

Amstel Heritage Opens 25-Unit Aver Apartments in Metro Boston

WATERTOWN, MASS. — Amstel Heritage Development has opened The Aver, a 25-unit luxury apartment complex located in the western Boston suburb of Watertown. The unit mix consists of two studio apartments, two one-bedroom units and 21 two-bedroom units with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and in-unit washers and dryers. Construction began in

Dodge: Fueled by Industrial, Nonresidential Construction Starts Rise 16 Percent in August

BEDFORD, MASS. — Total nonresidential construction starts across the country rose by 16 percent from July to August thanks in large part to 201 percent growth in industrial starts, according to the latest report from Massachusetts-based Dodge Data & Analytics.Among the largest industrial projects that contributed to the growth were Facebook’s $1 billion data center project in Gallatin, Tenn., and Texas Instruments’ $740 million fabrication plant in Richardson, Texas. Construction …

Orix to Grow LIHTC Platform to $15B with Acquisition of Boston Capital’s Portfolio

BOSTON — Boston Financial Investment Management, a subsidiary of Orix Corp. USA, has agreed to acquire Boston Capital’s low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) fund portfolio. The purchase of Boston Capital’s portfolio will nearly double Orix’s LIHTC platform to $15 billion in funds under management. (Boston Financial and Boston Capital are not affiliated.)Boston Financial is one of the leading syndicators in the LIHTC industry. The firm currently manages a $7.7 billion portfolio …

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