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The Commercial Real Estate Development Association

NAIOP Massachusetts is the leading association representing the interests of the commercial real estate industry, and professionals engaged in real estate development, investment and ownership in the Commonwealth. Part of an international organization, the Chapter provides outstanding education and networking opportunities, as well as advances the interests of the industry and advocates for effective public policy.

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Sip 'n Skate

Join NAIOP for a fun outdoor networking event hosted by Samuels & Associates at The Rink at 401 Park. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with colleagues, skate and enjoy beverages provided by Time Out Market. Tickets include entry, skate rentals and light refreshments. If necessary, the rain date will be February 8th.

February 1 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM

The Rink at 401 Park

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How Public Private Partnerships are Revitalizing Public Housing – Mary Ellen McCormack & Bunker Hill Redevelopment Projects

As public housing throughout the country falls into disrepair due to a lack of federal funding, private developers have begun stepping up to transform these projects into thriving, mixed-income communities. Working closely with the Boston Housing Authority and the state, projects like the Bunker Hill Housing Redevelopment and the Mary Ellen McCormack Redevelopment are revitalizing and preserving deeply affordable housing while also creating new market rate housing, upgrading aging infrastructure, and protecting neighborhoods against climate change. Join NAIOP to learn more about these complex yet transformational new communities.

February 15 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Zoom Webinar

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Feature Blog Posts


By Tamara Small | February 1, 2023

This excerpt was written by NAIOP CEO Tamara Small was originally published in the Boston Business Journal on January 27, 2023.

The year 2023 is expected to be a bumpy one for commercial real estate. The Financial Stability Oversight Council‘s Annual Report recently listed commercial real estate as one of its top market and credit concerns due to rising interest rates, borrowing costs, and uncertain economic conditions. In the Greater Boston market, the “flight to quality” trend where tenants are opting for new, highly amenitized Class A space will continue this year — particularly for lab and office tenants. Sublease space and vacancy rates, already at the highest point in 20 years in Boston, will continue to climb in both the downtown and suburbs.

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Strategies for a Strong and Resilient Massachusetts

By Tamara Small | December 19, 2022

With a new gubernatorial administration comes new opportunities to shape the future of Massachusetts. As we look ahead to 2023, there is little doubt that it will be a difficult year for businesses. The incoming Healey-Driscoll administration must be a partner with the business community to ensure that safeguards are in place so the commonwealth can weather the economic storm. Only together can we work to secure the livelihoods and futures of Massachusetts’ residents and businesses.  

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Mayor Wu Announces Proposed Changes to Linkage and Inclusionary Development

By Anastasia Nicolaou | December 15, 2022

On December 15, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced a set of proposals to make substantial changes to the City’s Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP) and the commercial Linkage Policy. The announcement also previewed the City’s intent to review proposed changes to the Article 80 permitting process with the goal of implementing clear timelines and predictability for projects.  

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