Renters Reluctant to Pull Up Stakes

Owners of new apartment buildings in the Boston area are facing unprecedented times trying to fill units amid the coronavirus outbreak and economic downturn that’s left many would-be tenants wary of moving into unfamiliar and oftentimes more expensive living quarters.

Doubling Down on Luxury in Lawrence

Lawrence isn’t exactly known for generating positive headlines. But Arthur Sullivan, co-founder of Brady Sullivan Properties, and Sal Lupoli, head of the Lupoli Cos., are doubling down on the hardscrabble gateway city along the Merrimack River.

Can Apartments Be Both Smart and Secure?

Nest thermostats, keyless entry locks and electric outlets compatible with Google Home and Alexa platforms have become standard bragging points for developers marketing units in new apartment complexes.

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Banks Become Wary Of Development Risk

Commercial real estate valuations have hit all-time highs nationally and Greater Boston is in the midst of a massive multifamily building boom skewed toward high-end properties, raising concerns about future risks. Nearly a third of banks have tightened standards on development and construction loans, according to a recent Federal Reserve survey