Boston Real Estate Roundup: Boston Convention Center to “take” land & more

It’s the end of the week again (or is it the start of a new one?), so here is my weekly round of the most interesting real estate stories in the Boston area, as well as some national stories that caught my attention. We’ll be doing this every week, so head over here to get your Boston real estate news fix.

Local Boston Real Estate News

South End Apartments For SaleSouth End Hotel Project Adds Apartments

“The project will revitalize a large vacant parcel in the South End, bringing life and vitality to a blighted area,” Normandy said in the BRA filing.”

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Convention Center to Snap Up Lot

“The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority is finalizing a deal to take by eminent domain land in Boston’s Seaport District where it wants to build hundreds of hotel rooms, the first step toward a massive expansion of the sprawling convention complex”

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Suffolk Construction to Manage Wharf Tower Project

“Suffolk Construction has been selected to manage construction on the 20-story, 258,000 square-foot Boston Wharf Tower project.”

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Downtown Crossing Office Building to Become a Hotel

“This company has done their due diligence and know they can fill the hotel,” said Donna DePrisco, owner of DePrisco Jewelers.”

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Langham Hotel Undergoes 6 Million Dollar Lobby Renovation

“The Langham, Boston, is in the final stages of an extensive renovation to the property’s 6,000-square-foot lobby, which includes a new entrance, reception area and dining enclave.”

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National Real Estate News

Home Values Rise for First Time in 5 Years

“Home prices hit a bottom and are finally bouncing back, according to an industry report released Tuesday.”

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Single Family Rentals Ignite Management Boom

“The explosion of single family rental houses bought my investors and rented to a single tenant is creating a new category of property management companies to serve them.”

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