Hot Property: 50 Hunt St.

Renovation and repositioning of 50 Hunt St. in Watertown has transformed the property into 25,000 square feet of creative office space and attracted a crop of new tenants ranging from a nonprofit to digital marketing firm.

War on Vacancies Heats Up

Retail has been the weak link in Greater Boston’s commercial real estate boom, and one that’s attracting increased scrutiny from municipalities because of vacant storefronts’ tendency to sap vibrancy and spread blight.