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The Sale Happens Backstage

The Sale Happens Backstage

| December 26, 2018

by Rob DiNinni Relationships drive sales and sales drive relationships. So who’s driving? We can go beyond the sales transaction mindset and connect more deeply where the power of relationships live and decisions are made. Neuroscience and psychology tell us our conscious mind (onstage) is predicated on reason and analysis while perception and passion are in […]

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Partly Sunny with a Chance of Headwinds: 2019 A/E/C Forecast, Boston

Partly Sunny with a Chance of Headwinds: 2019 A/E/C Forecast, Boston

| December 19, 2018

by Laureen Poulakis New England’s longest-lasting growth run continues and 2019 will be a year of uncertainty.  What are the disruptors this year?   A/E/C Construction and Labor – Thought to be baked into Boston’s market in 2018, construction costs are expected to continue trending upward and supplier margins will pressurize further due to trade wars […]

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If the Greater Boston Market is Still Looking so Strong, Why is Everyone Worried?

If the Greater Boston Market is Still Looking so Strong, Why is Everyone Worried?

| December 14, 2018

Editors note: After more than 27 years leading NAIOP Massachusetts – The Commercial Real Estate Development Association, CEO David Begelfer has retired from his position as executive director and is now the founder of CRE Strategic Advisors, a commercial real estate consulting firm that provides advice and guidance to private, corporate, and institutional clients with […]

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Can Art be Safe in a Public Space?

Can Art be Safe in a Public Space?

| November 26, 2018

by Elizabeth Lackey In highly trafficked, public areas, there are distinctive challenges that face designers, owners, and property managers. Art in these spaces are often subject to damage and theft but still require the same attention to aesthetics as private lobbies and interiors. So how do you decorate and enliven public spaces given this problem? […]

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Plans: What’s Your Aim?

Plans: What’s Your Aim?

| November 16, 2018

by Chad Wisler As we close out the year, it’s a great time to discuss what most of us are doing now — planning for 2019. 2018 is done. It’s in the past. For most of us, it’s been a very good year — but still . . . it’s now in the past. As we […]

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Sustainability: The Challenge Confronting Us

Sustainability: The Challenge Confronting Us

| October 30, 2018

by Mike DeLacey The world’s population will reach 9.7 billion by 2050, a massive increase from 7.3 billion in 2015. As a result of this growth, 66.6% of the population will live in urban environments and the number of buildings in the world will double. This rise in population, accommodated by a surge in construction, […]

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Connecticut WELL APs Lead in Healthy Building Movement

Connecticut WELL APs Lead in Healthy Building Movement

| October 30, 2018

Facilitated by Antonia Ciaverella     Antonia Ciaverella, EDAC, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C, Fitwel Ambassador, is an architectural designer with Tecton Architects in Hartford, Conn.       As curiosity sparks around health and well-being in the built environment, our network of Connecticut WELL Accredited Professionals leads the way. Today, they share their stories […]

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Specialized Facilities Require Unique Design Expertise

Specialized Facilities Require Unique Design Expertise

| October 25, 2018

by Jonathan Romig Within the growing biotech and life sciences sector in the Boston area, the requirements for successful lab space design are well understood by owners and designers in this field. Most labs and research facilities have become quite straightforward in their design, following best practices for flexibility, compliance, and function. More challenging are […]

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What Goes Up is Also Going Down: Winthrop Square and Garden Garage

What Goes Up is Also Going Down: Winthrop Square and Garden Garage

| October 25, 2018

by Laureen Poulakis How deep can we go? The completion of the Big Dig and end of the recession signaled some of the tallest and deepest building proposals in Boston history. It’s also been referred to as the end of a Big Dig infrastructure hangover. Space constraints in Boston are a challenge, and while construction […]

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Work Settings in the 2020 Workplace

Work Settings in the 2020 Workplace

| October 25, 2018

by Deepa Venkat With the evolution in workplace design, it’s clear that in the modern office, the needs of employees are paramount. Companies are focused on both attracting and retaining talent and looking ahead to accommodate the five generations of workers that will comprise the workforce by 2020. And it’s not just about the Millennials: […]

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