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May 19, 2020

Boston Construction Struggles To Adapt To Social Distancing — And How To Pay For It

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As the construction industry in Boston is poised to reopen completely, the challenge of operating efficiently while social distancing are only going to intensify, experts said this week.

According to the speakers at Bisnow's recent webinar, How to Get Boston Construction Back Underway, it has already been a struggle.

Boston Construction Struggles To Adapt To Social Distancing — And How To Pay For It

A lot of construction deemed essential didn't stop over the last two months, giving construction companies time to start screening and to improve the process, Skanska Executive Vice President and General Manager Bryan Northrop said."People want to feel comfortable with their surroundings," he said. "We've been doing the checks and the…

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Though the coronavirus pandemic has thrust thousands of companies into remote work, office landlords are counting on most of them eagerly returning to their now-deserted offices. Given how well many companies report the forced experiment has gone, data shows that many tenants won’t be obliging.

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CMBS Fraud Allegations Met With Skepticism From Market Players

 

At a time when the coronavirus pandemic is derailing the commercial mortgage-backed securities landscape, a whistleblower in Seattle has thrown another wrench into the CMBS market.

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The last three months have been fraught with uncertainty, but America's pivot to a remote workforce has been substantial and largely successful.We have covered this trend from many angles: how it has affected productivity, what it may mean for new workflows, why some companies are offering it permanently and…

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Beyond The Bio: 16 Questions With Avison Young Principal Todd Mason

This series profiles men and women in commercial real estate who have profoundly transformed our neighborhoods and reshaped our cities, businesses and lifestyles.

Todd Mason has worn many hats over the course of his career.

Over his more than 33 years of experience in commercial real estate, Mason has worked for firms including Cushman & Wakefield, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County and McDade, Smith, Gould, Johnston, Mason + Co.

Mason founded his own brokerage company, Mason Partners, in December 2010. After two years, Mason sold the company to Avison Young and joined the firm as principal, where he continues to specialize in brokerage and consulting services for institutional and corporate clients.

Ever an entrepreneur, Mason also founded MLB Capital Partners in November 2010, which he continues to operate separately. The company has invested in several commercial real estate projects in Texas, including the renovation of the Houston Farmers Market and the acquisition of McCreless Market in San Antonio.

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