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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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Watertown: Innovation on the Charles

Watertown is becoming the new hub for lab and life sciences, retail, hotel, residential, and so much more. Following the momentum created by Arsenal Yards, leading developers are taking part in the extraordinary placemaking that continues to elevate Watertown’s position as a leading location for innovation and modern urban living. Join NAIOP for a deep dive into the transformative projects underway in Watertown and what’s next for this vibrant neighborhood.

October 6 | 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Mighty Squirrel Arsenal Yards, Watertown

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A Conversation with Mahmood Malihi: Moderated by Mike Buckley

Join NAIOP for a member-only conversation with Mahmood Malihi, Co-President, Partner at Leggat McCall Properties. Moderated by Mike Buckley, Principal at Avison Young, the discussion will cover a wide range of topics including Mahmood’s career trajectory, lessons learned, and his thoughts on where the industry is headed. The discussion will be followed by a cocktail reception at Avison Young’s rooftop deck at 200 State St. Space is very limited so early registration is encouraged.

September 28 | 4:00 - 6:30 PM

Avison Young | 200 State St.

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NAIOP Joins Housing Coalition to Submit Amicus Brief in Affordable Housing Case

By Anastasia Nicolaou | September 22, 2022

In September, NAIOP joined a coalition of housing advocates, municipalities, state agencies and real estate groups in signing onto an amicus brief in the case of Terrence Marengi Jr. & others v. 6 Forest Road LLC & Others. The brief urged the Supreme Judicial Court to uphold the bond requirements set by the lower court under new provisions of the state Zoning Act, Chapter 40A, enacted in 2021. NAIOP supports the lower court’s position that the bond requirements created for zoning appeals under the new law should apply to appeals made pursuant to Chapter 40B.

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EPA Announces Implementation of Residual Designation Authority for Stormwater Discharges in Massachusetts Watersheds

By Anastasia Nicolaou | September 14, 2022

On September 14, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new efforts designed to oversee currently unregulated stormwater runoff in the watersheds of the Charles, Neponset, and Mystic Rivers.

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Rent Control Is Not the Answer to Our Housing Crisis

By Tamara Small | September 12, 2022

Rent Control Is Not the Answer to Our Housing Crisis Decades of Research Shows Its Harm By Tamara Small |…

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