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…

Qualified Opportunity Zones: An Update

Hinckley Allen's A Practical Guide to the Qualified Opportunity Zone Program and Qualified Opportunity Zones: Insights from the Government's New Guidance detail a promising new program contained in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, that provides significant …

Seven Essential Lease Provisions in Mixed-use Developments

Developers who gain control of a property (whether through an option agreement, purchase and sale agreement, or ground lease) and who intend to develop or significantly re-develop the property are often subject to a time-limited permitting period and/or du…

How Blockchain Technology Could Transform Commercial Real Estate: Acquisitions

Have you ever wondered if there was a faster way to accomplish due diligence? Has your deal fallen apart because of disintegrating trust between buyer and seller? Blockchain technology could automate aspects of real estate acquisitions, thereby relieving s…

Connecticut Supreme Court Clarifies Distinction between Subdivision and Lot Line Revision

Recently, the Connecticut Supreme Court issued a land use decision in Cady v. Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Burlington. In this case, the Supreme Court restated the definition of a subdivision as distinct from a lot line adjustment. The last time …

January 2019

2019 Real Estate Tax Abatement Process

Tax abatement season is here, with some fast approaching filing deadlines in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. If you have not already done so, now is the time for property owners to review their real estate tax assessments to de…