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Smart Phones at Dinner – Subtle Clues for Commercial Real Estate?
Posted on July 6, 2012.

writing company p>A few weeks ago at dinner, my wife and I were seated amongst a long row of tables set for 2 people.  To my left was a young

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Sustainability – more than saving energy
Posted on June 15, 2012.

We recently were awarded Energy Star status for one of our office properties – the second year in a row.  This is a nice accomplishment for the property and shows

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Social Media and Commercial Real Estate
Posted on May 20, 2012.

Now that I’ve read all of the articles about Facebook becoming a public company, it made me think through whether the tools of Social Media can actually help keep our

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Real Estate Taxes & Assessments – Do they work?
Posted on April 16, 2012.

We recently attended tax appeal hearings for two office properties we own and we are currently appealing 5 office property tax assessments.  It’s interesting how governments have attempted to fund their costs

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Making Saving Energy at our Hotel a No Brainer!
Posted on March 28, 2012.

Last week we signed a contract with an energy services company that will be re-designing the energy systems at our full service hotel.  Hotels use an enormous amount of energy

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Things to be proud of….
Posted on March 15, 2012.

Over the past several months, there are some things that have happened and some things that we have done that are worthy of comment: Our restaurant tenant in Rhode Island – THE

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Can you build a new Class “B” building?
Posted on February 17, 2012.

There is always controversy in local markets about how office properties are judged.  Which ones are A, A-, B, etc.  Everyone has their own opinion and there is certainly movement

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What can the real estate industry learn from Joe Paterno?
Posted on January 25, 2012.

As a Penn State graduate, learning of his death on January 22nd was difficult and I only met him once almost 25 years ago.  Coach Paterno’s death is a tough loss for

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The Dorrance at 170 Westminster Street, Providence, Rhode Island – Opening to Rave Reviews!
Posted on December 27, 2011.

The Dorrance (www.thedorrance.com) recently opened in our one of our historic properties in downtown Providence, Rhode Island.  This restaurant and special occasion venue has gotten rave reviews and has hit

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What's in store for 2012?
Posted on December 7, 2011.

Our message for 2012: Is GREEN enough?  Is making our commercial properties more energy efficient enough to add long term value, impact our tenant’s businesses, and improve the level of service

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