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Boston CRE Summit on Equity, Inclusion & Diversity

Diversity and inclusion have been topics in Commercial Real Estate for some time.  However, with the changing political climate and the publication of the Boston Globe’s series titled “Boston. Race. Image. Reality.,” where we learned the average African-American family has a net worth of $8, we’ve seen a shift in focus to equity - a term near and dear to our commercial real estate hearts. 
 
GBREB has joined forces with AAREP, Builders of Color Coaltion, CORENET Global, CREW Boston, ULI Boston/New England and NAIOP Massachusetts to work together to begin the first of many conversations around awareness, education, and action to move the needle on Equity, Inclusion and Diversity.

Led by some of Boston’s most forward thinking and acting DEI experts, this interactive series of programs will teach you how to help your organization make small steps to big change, while networking with peers from across the industry.
 
Topics to be covered include:
* Learning about Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
* Discussing Equity’s dual meaning to real estate and inclusion
* Overcoming blind spots and being culturally sensitive
* Identifying and eliminating barriers to a more inclusive culture
* Facilitating debate, conversations, and community building

Click here to register
Boston CRE, Equity, Inclusion and Diverstiy Summit
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Cancelling Scheduled Elevator Inspections & Acceptance Test Re-Inspection Fees

 The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure Office of Public Safety and Inspections has recently issued an advisory regarding a change to the Massachusetts Elevator Regulations, 524 CMR 1.10 (4) regarding canceling scheduled inspections and change to OPSI Policy regarding fees for acceptance test re-inspections.
 
Effective June 1, 2018 all types of inspections canceled by the owner or contractor within ten days of the scheduled inspection will result in forfeiture of all fees and a requirement to refile for said inspection.   Owners or contractors cancelling inspections within ten days of the scheduled date are required to re-submit application and payment in order to have the elevator re-scheduled.
 
Due to the large number of elevators requiring re-inspections for acceptance tests the department will charge a $400 fee for all acceptance test re-inspections. Effective May 1, 2019 a $400 fee will be required for each re-inspection needed to pass an acceptance test.  Prior to May 1, 2019 the department did not charge for the 1st re-inspection.

Owners and contractors are advised to pre-inspect elevators prior to submitting a request for inspection, so that a re-inspection is not necessary.

Elevator Re-Inspection Fees
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Find out what BOMA Boston is offering this spring! 

ENews Features include:
Sustainability Roundtable
Springfest 2019
Fishing Tournament XV
Save the Date for Upcoming Summer Events 
Member Spotlight: Elisabeth Jackson
2019 Education - BOMI and more
Welcome, New Members
Regional TOBY Winners

Read the April 2019 ENews!

April 2019 ENews
GBREB NEWS

Monday 3/18 & Tuesday 3/19 Public Hearing On Wetlands By-Law and Real Estate Sales Tax

The Boston City Council will be holding two public hearings next week of interest to the real estate industry.    Both hearings will be held at Boston City Hall in the Iannella Chamber, 1 City Hall Square 5th Floor.  Members of the public are welcome to attend.

WHAT:  Wetlands ByLaw
DATE:  Monday, March 18th
TIME:  11:30
Docket #0250 - An ordinance protecting local wetlands and promoting climate change adaptation in the City of Boston.
SPONSORS:  Councilors Wu, O'Malley, Flaherty, Edwards, Essaibi-George, Flynn, Janey, McCarthy, Zakim and Campbell

WHAT: Real Estate Transfer Tax
DATE:  Tuesday, March 19th
TIME:  2:00 p.m.
Docket #0187 - A hearing regarding a petition for a special law re: An Act Authorizing the City of Boston to Establish an Investor and Commercial Properties Transfer Fee.
SPONSORS:  Edwards, Janey, Wu, Ciommo, Essaibi-George, Flynn, Garrison, O’Malley, Zakim and Campbell

Boston Wetlands, Real Estate Sales Tax Hearing
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Find out what BOMA Boston is offering this spring! 

ENews Features include:
BOMA MAC TOBY Winners!
BOMA Benefit
Save the Date for Upcoming Events 
Winter 2019 Education - BOMI and more
BOMA Membership Renewals
New Members
BOMA International Events

Read the March 2019 ENews

March 2019 ENews
GBREB NEWS

The Greater Boston Real Estate Board Scholarship has been established to provide scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to graduating high school seniors who reside in Boston or the Greater Boston area.

This scholarship will be guaranteed for two years.  Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated Academic Achievement
  • Leadership Experience and Extra-Curricular Involvement
  • Demonstrated Financial Need
  • Short Answer Response and Essay Response

In order to apply for this scholarship you MUST:

  • Be a class of 2019 graduating high school senior
  • Reside in Boston or the Greater Boston area (click here again to check to you live in this region) or see the list below:

Acton, Arlington, Ashland, Avon, Bedford, Bellingham, Belmont, Boxboro, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Canton, Chelsea, Concord, Dedham, Dover, Everett, Foxboro, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Malden, Mansfield, Maynard, Medfield, Medford, Medway, Melrose, Millis, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Norfolk, Norwood, North Reading, Randolph, Reading, Revere, Sharon, Sherborn, Somerville, Stoneham, Stoughton, Stow, Sudbury, Wakefield, Walpole, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, Westwood, Wilmington, Winchester, Winthrop, Woburn, and Wrentham. 

  • Submit a 2019-2020 FAFSA
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

The deadline to apply is April 1st.

 

 

GBREB Foundation Scholarship Deadline April 1
 

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BOMA Springfest
May 02, 2019
100 Federal Street
Boston, MA
BOMA Tech Tour: 100 Northern Ave
May 03, 2019
CBRE
100 Northern Ave
Boston
GBREB Massachusetts Executive Office Breakfast Briefing
May 10, 2019
Two Center Plaza
Training Room
Boston, MA
Tech Talk Ft. Lt. Fitzpatrick, BFD Construction Safety Unit
May 15, 2019
Two Center Plaza
Mezzanine Suite
Boston, MA
BOMI: Budgeting And Accounting
Jun 06, 2019 - Jun 14, 2019
BOMA Offices
Three Center Plaza
Mezzanine Suite
Boston, MA
BOMA Fishing Tournament
Jun 07, 2019
Legal Harborside And Liberty Wharf
270 Northern Ave
Boston, MA

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BOMA Springfest
100 Federal Street
5:30pm
 
BOMA Tech Tour: 100 Northern Ave
CBRE
9:30am
 
GBREB Massachusetts Executive Office Breakfast Briefing
Two Center Plaza
8:15am
 
Tech Talk Ft. Lt. Fitzpatrick, BFD Construction Safety Unit
Two Center Plaza
8:45am
 
BOMI: Budgeting And Accounting
BOMA Offices
8:30am
 
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