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  • Boston Chinatown shrinking or expanding?

    Cranes are busily rolling up and down at 120 Kingston Street and construction workers are working hard on 1 Greenway. A couple blocks away at downtown crossing, the Millenniums Tower is rising. That is the scene you will see when walking through Boston Chinatown, the third biggest one in the United States. From the day […]


  • Suggestions for Female Commercial Real Estate Agents

    The suggestion are – be professional and do not over think of being a female. “What?” You may say, “Everyone knows it and this is not what I want to hear from you.” It’s true that sometimes women look good and may stand out in the many brokers to the client. It’s also true that […]


  • “What Does CPI Have To Do With My Rent?”

    That’s a fair question that tenants ask about all the time as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the price change of consumer goods and service, in which real estate is not included. The answer is yes. It does affect your rent that is one of the income sources of your landlord. And it doesn’t […]


  • Helpful Programs for Boston Small Business Owners

    Are you in a dilemma feeling like the ugly storefront is hurting your business but the cost of improvement it will also hurt you? The Office of Business Development (OBD) can help. It provides a storefront improvement program called ReStore Boston, which offers neighborhood small business and property owners with funding and free professional architecture […]


  • Top Venture Capital Investment States – 2014 Q1 and Q2

    According to the National Venture Capital Association, the New England region recorded 225 deals, totaling $2,243,072,600 venture investments during the first and second quarters 2014, which indicated a 44% and a 27% investment amount increase compared to the same period in 2013 and 2012. As venture capital typically focus on young, high-growth companies with a […]


  • Small Business Is Still Growing And Creating Jobs

    National Federation of Independent Business’s monthly survey and Labor Department’s employment report indicated that small business is growing. During July, small business kept adding jobs. The payroll provider ADP’s reported 84,000 new employments, which was a 33% decrease from June.  Although hiring was in a slower pace, the employment figure tracked was much higher than […]


  • Boston, Happier than New York

    A study done by three economists – Edward Glaeser, Oren Ziv (Harvard University) and Joshua Gottlieb (University of British Columbia) based on a large national survey about people’s satisfaction with life indicated the happiest and unhappiest metropolitan areas in the United States. The report showed a significant trend of unhappiness of declining industrial cities. And […]


  • Bostonlicon Valley Is Coming – Boston’s tech scene is getting hotter

    Boston is beginning to see an influx of startups coming into the city from along Route 128, representing a “dramatic shift” in density and geography, said Jay Batson, angel investor and also a builder of Boston TechScene – an interactive map of tech startups in Boston community. The density of tech startups in Boston is […]


  • When Google Class Equips a Real Estate Agent

    A real estate company in New York is using Google Glass to train their agents. As the company claimed in an interview with Inman News, the work between a client and the agent will be recorded (under the agreement of the client) and monitored in the real time by a manager with the purpose of […]


  • Mixed Retailers Performance Review

    The mixed retailer category is still led by Wal-Mart, Costco and Target with a sustainable but not impressive performance in the past year. As Research and Markets reported, the current value sales growth in 2013 was equal to the CAGR for the review period at 1% but below 2012 sales growth and this category is […]


  • Can Strategic Separation Bring Barnes & Noble One Level Up?

      Facing the high pressure from e-commerce competitor Amazon and the discount retail chain such as Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble is working hard to shrink the loss. Its traditional bookstores and college stores have better performance than Nook e-readers, although Barnes & Noble has invested big money on its tablets that were struggling in making […]