Upcoming Events

Event
REFA Emerging Leaders Property Tour & After Hours
212 Stuart St
5:30pm
 
REFA Charitable Golf & Tennis Tournament
Dedham Country & Polo Club
11:30am
 
Summer Panel & Reception
4:00pm
 

2022 GBREB Foundation Scholarship Event:   June 7, 2022

The Fund was established in 2012 with the goal of assisting economically disadvantaged young people attend and graduate from college by providing them with financial aid counseling and economic assistance.  To achieve this goal the GBREB Foundation has with Bottom Line, a Boston based organization that helps students from low-income families find an affordable path to a postsecondary education, and then through college with mentorship and life skills to prepare them for the workforce.   

The GBREB Foundation has awarded over 400 , two-year scholarships, since its inception which range in amount from $ 1,000 to $5,000, and are designed to supplement and not affect the financial aide package that the student receives from the institution they wish to attend.  These “last dollar in scholarships,” can often be the determining factor in deciding whether or not to attend college.

The GBREB Foundation Event traditionally recognizes leaders in Massachusetts real estate, business, and government for their service to the community, especially those who are particularly philanthropic, or trendsetters and trailblazers in giving back to Greater Boston.  
 
2022 Scholarship Application:
We encourage eligible students to APPLY HERE by the April 1st deadline.  Questions on how to apply?  Contact Ryan Burton at Bottom Line [email protected]
GBREB Scholarship Event
New England Real Estate Journal - January 2022
GBREB NEWS

New Report: Rent Control Would Cut Housing Supply, Lower Values & Tax Revenue in Boston, Across Massachusetts

A new analysis shows rent control proposals would drastically reduce the supply of apartments, property values and tax revenue in Boston and throughout Massachusetts if the Legislature rescinds the voter-approved ban on the policy.

The new NAA reports analyze the impact if a 3% annual cap on apartment rents is implemented in Boston or across the state, as proposed in current legislation. Among the key findings:
● New apartment supply will drop by more than 700 units per year;
●  Apartment property values will drop by more than $260 million; and
●  Property tax revenue to the City of Boston will drop by more than $2 million annually.

Across Massachusetts, the negative outcomes increase exponentially:
● Impacts 40%, or more than 18,000 units of foregone new housing stock and existing units potentially lost due to infeasible repairs and upgrades of existing stock;
● Apartment property values drop by more than $820 million; and
Property tax revenue to cities and towns will drop by more than $7 million annually.

The reports further notes that, in Boston, apartments and their residents contribute more than $54 billion to the regional economy annually, and support more than 228,000 jobs. Throughout the state, apartments and their residents contribute more than $60 billion to the Massachusetts economy each year, and support more than 268,000 jobs. But if a 3% annual cap on apartment rents is implemented, both the economic strength and massive workforce created by the apartment industry would come under serious threat.

IMPACTS OF RENT CONTROL: MASSACHUSETTS
IMPACTS OF RENT CONTROL: BOSTON

New Rent Control Report
New England Real Estate Journal - December 2021
New England Real Estate Journal - November 2021
New England Real Estate Journal - October 2021
New England Real Estate Journal - September 2021
New England Real Estate Journal - August 2021
New England Real Estate Journal - July 2021
New England Real Estate Journal - June 2021

REFA invites you to submit nominations for the Swain Award to be presented at the 2021 REFA Gala on October 26th


The Robert S. Swain Jr. Distinguished Service Award is an annual recognition of an outstanding contribution made to the real estate industry either by lifetime example or specific achievement. 
 
This year’s Gala will be a celebration of coming together and supporting each other and our community through a challenging time.  We recognize that so many have done so much. 
 
At REFA, and through the Swain Award, we want to recognize individuals, companies or groups in the CRE industry who have made a significant impact in the last year managing through the pandemic.  This could come in the form of assisting with COVID logistics, testing and vaccine rollout, offering housing or rent relief, financial contributions, above and beyond support for employees, or anything else that merits recognition.

Submit your REFA Gala Honoree Nomination
New England Real Estate Journal - May 2021

Upcoming Events

Event
REFA Emerging Leaders Property Tour & After Hours
212 Stuart St
5:30pm
 
REFA Charitable Golf & Tennis Tournament
Dedham Country & Polo Club
11:30am
 
Summer Panel & Reception
4:00pm