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Developer Acquires Allston Property For New HQ

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Boston developer Mount Vernon Co. is moving to where a big piece of the action is in the multifamily market. The company, which owns more than 1,500 apartment units in Greater Boston including nearly 1,000 in Allston-Brighton, acquired a new 19,250-square-foot headquarters at 1200 Soldiers Field Road from Intercontinental Real Estate Corp. on May 24 for $3.8 million. It will relocate from Haddon Hall at 29 Commonwealth Ave. in mid-August, founder and Chairman Bruce Percelay said.

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Boston officials rethink parking

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In some communities around Boston, officials see partially empty parking lots at apartment complexes and wonder whether it’s time to ease space requirements for new construction. In the city, efforts to make housing more affordable by building fewer parking spaces don’t always sit well with neighbors, who worry the newcomers’ cars will invade street spaces. As ever, figuring out where to park a car in Massachusetts is complicated.

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CRE Experts Give Forecast On 1031 Exchanges Under Trump Administration

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A popular real estate investment vehicle could be in jeopardy under Republican-led tax reform. The “like-kind” or 1031 exchange was introduced in the 1920s to soften the tax burden on farmers looking to swap land. The rationale went something like this: If a taxpayer receives nothing in the transaction to pay taxes on (it is tied up in the new property), no tax should be owed. It has since morphed into a way for businesses like airlines to save millions by trading in older assets for something newer.

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Viewpoint: ​Patriots victory mirrors the larger winning culture in Boston

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The New England Patriots Super Bowl victory, while miraculous itself, has meaning that goes far deeper than the greatness of this team. The victory speaks to the very heart of a local culture that is producing a record number of triumphs well beyond the playing field — into the fields of business, medical, life science, biotechnology and innovation. While the connection between the Patriots' success and the success of Boston as a whole may seem tenuous, it is actually quite direct.

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Mount Vernon Company Acquires Union Square Apartments

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Boston-based Mount Vernon Co. has acquired Webster Court, a 30-unit apartment building in Somerville’s Union Square, for $12.1 million from Danvers Land Assoc.

Built in 1988, Webster Court is located at 25 Webster Ave. and consists of 30 market-rate units in a single 5-story, elevatored building over a deck of parking. The property has 40 off-street parking spaces.

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An Inspired Gift

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Percelay Family Donates $10 Million to Complete Campus

For Bruce and Elisabeth Percelay, Nantucket Cottage Hospital is more than just the only medical center on the island, it’s where their children, William and Charlie, were born. The hospital is the safety net for their family and for the community they love. 

That relationship and the Percelays’ passion to make a difference on Nantucket were manifested over the summer in the largest family gift in the history of the island: a $10 million contribution to Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s capital campaign.

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