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GBREB Foundation raises record amount for student scholarships in 2017

On June 2, 2017, the Greater Boston Real Estate Board Foundation held its annual scholarship breakfast where almost 50 college scholarships were awarded to students from the Greater Boston area.  The scholarships are “Last Dollar In,” scholarships designed to complement and provide additional resources to a student without affecting the financial aid they receive from their school. 

Ron Druker was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year Award for his passionate commitment to education, the arts and improving the quality of life for people in the Greater Boston area.  John Barros, the Chief of Economic Development for the City of Boston was honored as a “First One,” which an award is recognizing that he was the first person in his family to attend college.  In addition, 15 students received summer internships in the real estate field at a host of commercial and residential real estate companies in Boston.   

The Greater Boston Real Estate Board Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 with the goal of helping economically disadvantaged young people attend and graduate from college by providing them with scholarship assistance and financial aid counseling. In order to accomplish their mission, GBREB partnered with uAspire, a Boston-based organization that has been helping students from low-income families find an affordable path to a postsecondary education since 1985.

Now in its fifth year, the GBREB Foundation has awarded over $500,000 in 'last dollar' scholarships that are granted for the purpose of filling the gap between students' financial aid and the costs of college beyond tuition – such as room and board, computers, books and supplies to graduating seniors in the Greater Boston area. Scholarships of $1,000-$5,000 are awarded to students each spring based on financial need, academic achievement, leadership, extra-curricular involvement, and short written essays, and are guaranteed for two years. These scholarships can sometimes be the determining factor as to whether or not a low-income student will attend college.

The GBREB Foundation Scholarship Fund Leadership Breakfast, first held in 2015, was envisioned as a way to honor the students receiving the GBREB Foundation scholarship awards as well as the donors who contributed to the fund. Now held annually, the breakfast simultaneously recognizes Massachusetts business, government, education, nonprofit and community leaders with the uAspire First One Award, given to those individuals who were the first in their families to graduate from college and make noteworthy contributions to their field and society at large.

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Did you miss our August Newsletter? Find out what BOMA Boston is offering for upcoming events and education this Fall! Read more about the 2017 TOBY & Industry Awards and current information from BOMA International.

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Data Dashboard

The Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR) housing market data dashboard is an interactive platform which provides 24/7 customizable search and reporting capabilities for active inventory and sold properties in the detached single-family home, condominium, and multi-family housing markets. The dashboard is a powerful, new resource for REALTORS® that enables agents and brokers to monitor, research and report on current market performance and historical trends to their clients and customers. Specifically, it allows you to track variations in sales, selling price, inventory levels, market time and more on a month-to-month and year-to-year basis, and filter the data and trend lines by geographic area (region,community, zip code, neighborhood), property type, # of bedrooms, year built, etc.

Data in the dashboard is populated from the MLS Property Information Network (MLS PIN) for the previous four years, and is available for 76 communities in Eastern Massachusetts,including all 64 communities in the GBAR jurisdiction. GBAR members may access the dashboard using specially-assigned password credentials.  If you do not know your GBAR-issued credentials, please email housingreports@gbreb.com.

Monthly Housing Market Data
Additionally, as part of our effort to monitor housing market activity in metropolitan Boston, GBAR compiles a monthly data report which provides insight into the current performance and longer-term trends within the residential(detached single-family home and condo) and multi-family housing markets in the GBAR jurisdiction. Within these reports we follow key performance indicators (KPI) of housing market activity on an annual and month-to-month basis.

January: Housing Market Insights Report |Press Release

February: Housing Market Insights Report| Press Release

March: Housing Market Insights Report |Press Release

April: Housing Market Insights Report |Press Release

May: Housing Market Insights Report | Press Release

June: Housing Market Insights ReportPress Release

To view and download the latest one page data reports offering monthly snapshots of residential market activity for any of the 351 communities in Massachusetts follow this link , then follow the instructions to log-in to the members-only section of MARealtor.com. For archived individual community data reports for cities and town’s located within the GBAR jurisdiction, including 20 specific neighborhoods within Boston, visit our Local Market Update (LMU) Reports page.

GBAR members may print and distribute the association’s monthly market reports, as well as the LMU and quarterly Real Estate Rewind reports in whole or in part, for business and marketing use as long as proper sourcing of data is provided.

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REFA Annual Fall Conference

REFA's Annual Fall Conference will be taking place on Friday, September 15th at the Boston Harbor Hotel. The 2017 Fall Conference will consist of one Keynote Session followed by two Panel Discussion Sessions. 

New Speakers have been announced for the Urban or Suburban: What Are The Drivers Behind the Decisions panel:

Moderator: 
Andrew H. Hoar, President, Co-Managing Partner, CBRE | New England / Advisory and Transaction Services

Panelists:

Andrew Maher, Founder and Managing Director, Anchor Line Partners
Alexander A. Randall, Partner, Goodwin Procter

More Panelists and panel content to be announced soon!

For More information about this year's Fall Conference event and speaker line-up, please click here

REFA Fall Conference - New Speakers Announced!
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GBREB Foundation raises record amount for student scholarships in 2017

On June 2, 2017, the Greater Boston Real Estate Board Foundation held its annual scholarship breakfast where almost 50 college scholarships were awarded to students from the Greater Boston area.  The scholarships are “Last Dollar In,” scholarships designed to complement and provide additional resources to a student without affecting the financial aid they receive from their school. 

Ron Druker was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year Award for his passionate commitment to education, the arts and improving the quality of life for people in the Greater Boston area.  John Barros, the Chief of Economic Development for the City of Boston was honored as a “First One,” which an award is recognizing that he was the first person in his family to attend college.  In addition, 15 students received summer internships in the real estate field at a host of commercial and residential real estate companies in Boston.   

The Greater Boston Real Estate Board Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 with the goal of helping economically disadvantaged young people attend and graduate from college by providing them with scholarship assistance and financial aid counseling. In order to accomplish their mission, GBREB partnered with uAspire, a Boston-based organization that has been helping students from low-income families find an affordable path to a postsecondary education since 1985.

Now in its fifth year, the GBREB Foundation has awarded over $500,000 in 'last dollar' scholarships that are granted for the purpose of filling the gap between students' financial aid and the costs of college beyond tuition – such as room and board, computers, books and supplies to graduating seniors in the Greater Boston area. Scholarships of $1,000-$5,000 are awarded to students each spring based on financial need, academic achievement, leadership, extra-curricular involvement, and short written essays, and are guaranteed for two years. These scholarships can sometimes be the determining factor as to whether or not a low-income student will attend college.

The GBREB Foundation Scholarship Fund Leadership Breakfast, first held in 2015, was envisioned as a way to honor the students receiving the GBREB Foundation scholarship awards as well as the donors who contributed to the fund. Now held annually, the breakfast simultaneously recognizes Massachusetts business, government, education, nonprofit and community leaders with the uAspire First One Award, given to those individuals who were the first in their families to graduate from college and make noteworthy contributions to their field and society at large.

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Save the date for the 29th Annual REFA Gala!

This year, REFA will be holding the 29th Annual Gala on Wednesday, October 4th at the Westin Copley Place, Boston from 5:30 - 9:00 PM. REFA will be honoring Stephen Karp and Steven Fischman of New England Development with the Robert S. Swain, Jr. Distinguished Service Award.

For more information, please visit the REFA Gala site

29th Annual REFA Gala
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Save the date for the 29th Annual REFA Gala!

This year, REFA will be holding the 29th Annual Gala on Wednesday, October 4th at the Westin Copley Place, Boston from 5:30 - 9:00 PM. REFA will be honoring Stephen Karp and Steven Fischman of New England Development with the Robert S. Swain, Jr. Distinguished Service Award.

For more information, please visit the REFA Gala site

2017 Membership Discount!
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BOMA International Chair, Rob Brierley, Colliers International, presenting at the International TOBY Awards!
On Sunday, June 25th, BOMA Boston's own Rob Brierley, Colliers International, was sworn in as BOMA International Chair for 2017/2018 during the Board of Governor's Meeting at BOMA International's 2017 Conference and Expo. Rob Brierley was BOMA Boston President from 2007-2008. With his family and fellow BOMA Boston members and staff cheering him on, Rob took the stage on Tuesday, June 27th to complete his oath of office and present during the International TOBY Awards ceremony. 

Congratulations Rob!
BOMA International's Newest Chair!
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Real Estate Professional Ethics (Webinar)
Webinar
9:00am
 
Rentals: The Right Way!
Hampton Inn
8:30am
 
REFA September After Hours
TRADE
5:30pm
 
GBAR YPN Event
200 Legacy Pl.
5:00pm
 
Conducting Open Houses & Developing A Safety Plan (Webinar)
Webinar
9:00am