Scott Van Voorhis

Banker & Tradesman Columnist

Scott Van Voorhis is a freelance journalist and columnist with a focus on residential and commercial real estate.
Scott Van Voorhis can be reached at editorial@thewarrengroup.com
A Tale of Two Casinos

A Tale of Two Casinos

Why did Wynn’s seeming long shot bet on an Everett casino pay off big-time while MGM’s grand hopes to turn Springfield into a casino resort mecca ingloriously fizzled?

Don’t Let NIMBYs Kill Green Power

Don’t Let NIMBYs Kill Green Power

NIMBY local pols and naysayers wrecked the housing market in Massachusetts. Now, they’re threatening to do the same thing with the state’s new clean energy industry unless Beacon Hill can stop them.

Stop. You’re Making It Worse

Stop. You’re Making It Worse

Recent hoopla about soft landings aside, the Federal Reserve’s drive to bring down prices has made immeasurably worse what was already the most expensive item in Americans’ budgets: the cost of housing.

Be Careful What You Wish For, Madam Mayor

Be Careful What You Wish For, Madam Mayor

Don’t like the Boston Planning & Development Agency? Think it’s too close to developers and business interests and should be abolished? Just amp up the fractious Boston City Council’s influence on what gets built.

The Next Banking Panic?

The Next Banking Panic?

Nearly a year after SVB’s failure, a potentially bigger banking crisis is looming, this time centered on the troubled world of commercial real estate loans made on what are now half-empty downtown office towers across the country.