Real Estate Blog


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10 Things Real Estate Developers and Investors Should Know About Boston Zoning and Local Permitting

09/17/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Major real estate development projects like the former Filenes site downtown and the New Balance “Boston Landing” project in Brighton... Read More »

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Key Ingredients in Restaurant Leases

09/16/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Developers of life style centers want to offer their customers an enticing selection of restaurants to draw in customers and... Read More »

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10 Key Features of the Massachusetts Transportation Funding Legislation

08/27/2013   |   BY John J. Slater III

The ULI Boston Infrastructure Council, which I Co-Chair, has in recent years engaged in an effort to demonstrate to the... Read More »

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Lender’s Title Insurance Coverage Does Not Extend to Lender Liability Claims

08/23/2013   |   BY Joshua M. Alper

The decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”)  in Deutsche Bank National Association v. First American Title Insurance Company,... Read More »

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10 Highlights of “An Act Promoting the Planning and Development of Sustainable Communities”

08/11/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

With the support of numerous environmental, housing and planning groups (along with some municipal leaders and, most recently, The Boston... Read More »

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To Guaranty or Not to Guaranty?

07/16/2013   |   BY Gary M. Markoff

Real estate professionals often ask themselves this question when negotiating terms of a loan. The pros know the script well: The... Read More »

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Statutes of Limitations on Zoning Enforcement Actions in Massachusetts

06/27/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Cautious real estate purchasers or lenders always review their prospective properties for compliance with zoning regulations.  In most cases, they... Read More »

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Solar Update: Emergency DOER Regulations Will Strengthen Hot Solar Market In Massachusetts

06/20/2013   |   BY

The recent announcement that the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) will promulgate emergency regulations should alleviate concerns of many... Read More »

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7 Tips for Financing Solar Projects

05/14/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

As the warm weather approaches, we see the usual signs of spring which, in a good year, includes an increase... Read More »

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Can Solar Farms and Backyard Gardens Co-Exist? Zoning Tensions Flare in Massachusetts

05/09/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Imagine you’ve just purchased your dream home in the ‘burbs. Your patio has just been finished. Your beautiful 2-acre lot,... Read More »

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Unwary Landlord May Lose Right to Damages when Terminating Defaulting Tenant’s Lease

05/06/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Commercial landlords should be aware of the April 30th SJC decision in 275 Washington Street Corp. v. Hudson River International,... Read More »

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EB-5: How Immigration is Driving the American Real Estate Recovery

04/11/2013   |   BY John J. Slater III

When traditional sources of financing for real estate projects became more difficult to find in 2007 and 2008, some business... Read More »