June 2020

How Businesses Can Convert Real Estate into Cash and Continue to Operate at the Property

The impacts of COVID-19 on businesses are being felt across industries and around the globe. The impacts to many US businesses have been profound and quick access to cash has become of critical importance to many companies. At the same time companies’ ca…

April 2020

Massachusetts Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures During COVID-19

On April 20th, Massachusetts Governor Baker signed into law House Bill #4647 (the “Act”), imposing a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the state of emergency concerning COVID-19.The Act applies only to residential tenants and small busine…

March 2020

Converting Retail For Industrial Use? What To Look For

In recent years, many former retail spaces have been converted for other uses, such as industrial or e-commerce (i.e. fulfillment, “pick-and-pack” centers).Building Size: The landlord should consider the building’s size and condition. The landlord w…

July 2019

The Unintended Consequences of Accommodating the Commercial Holdover Tenant

It is almost never a good idea for a landlord to treat a commercial holdover tenancy with anything less than the urgency it deserves. While there may be certain nuances that might exist from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, this need for exigency is uniform i…

Qualified Opportunity Zones: What We Know From New Regulations

Interest continues to increase in a promising new program contained in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provides significant tax incentives for investors in Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ).After releasing the first set of QOZ proposed regulations on…

March 2019

Trends to Watch in Boston’s Commercial Real Estate Market in 2019

The commercial real estate landscape is showing signs of continuous change, particularly with some potentially major shifts in the ongoing trends we saw in 2018. The first quarter of 2019 has shown us that nothing is certain in this industry, and real esta…