• Living in an Industrial Evolution Tue Apr 02, 2019

    From its inception, experts were of two minds on the internet’s effect: either it would revolutionize industries or make them antiques.

  • Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Thu Mar 21, 2019

    EHS Hazmat Suits

    Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are an emerging contaminant of concern which have been classified as a carcinogen by the EPA. PFAS and their daughter compounds, specifically perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), are beginning to be regulated at the state level.

  • MassDEP Proposes Amendments to Hazardous Waste Regulations Thu Feb 21, 2019
    Hazardous Waste

    In January, MassDEP published a 65-page document with key proposals and revisions to hazardous waste regulations 310 CMR 30.000.

  • FHFA 2019 Multifamily Lending Caps Thu Jan 03, 2019

    In early November, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that multifamily lending caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will remain at $35 billion in 2019 based on a forecasted flat 2019 multifamily market compared to 2018. 

  • Advanced Monitoring Technology: The EPA’s Latest Memorandum Tue Nov 13, 2018
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    In a recent memorandum, the EPA approved the use of several advanced monitoring technologies and approaches to support long-term stewardship (LTS) of contaminated properties.  

  • Setting Up for Success with Construction Plan and Cost Reports Thu Oct 18, 2018


    A construction plan and cost report (CPCR) is an extensive review, evaluation, and report on a construction project plan created by a project manager, often followed by monthly construction monitoring reports (CMRs).

  • Mitigating Risk in Construction Loans Thu Sep 20, 2018

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    In the business of commercial construction lending, risk mitigation is a top priority.  

  • Minimizing Construction Costs Thu Sep 13, 2018


    When it comes to construction, the phrase “time is money” can be applied quite literally.  

  • Get to Know Your Property with Preventative Maintenance Thu Aug 23, 2018


    During the purchase, acquisition, or refinancing of a property, many steps come into play. When it comes to building maintenance, taking proactive steps proves more effective than reactive steps. 

  • Nuances of Building Accessibility & Compliance Tue Aug 14, 2018

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    Navigating the plethora of compliance obligations for commercial properties can be challenging. One of the more challenging issues in building compliance can be accessibility requirements.