The New England Real Estate Journal is the largest commercial real estate news source in the United States. Covering commercial real estate companies, people, and deals in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
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New England Real Estate Journal Newsstand Price $3.95 USA Printed on recycled paper facebook.com/nerejournal twitter.com/nerej August 24-30, 2012 nerej.com Volume 51 ■ Issue 34 Company of the Month / SC / PAGE 10B SMOOK Architecture: Retail branding, signage and architecture-Lessons from a grandfather to his grandson nerej.com Digital Edition Green Buildings SPECIAL INSERT Industrial Spotlight August 31 This Week's Sections ROP, Shopping Centers, Billboard Cover Story Ross and Barroso of NAI Hunneman broker $30.85m office portfolio sale. NE / COVER A Industry Leaders SC / PAGES 13-25B Spotlight New England Retail Properties breaks ground on $3.1m store COVER B Auctioneers sells 9-9A Charter St. at auction JJManning for $2.425m LOWER COVER A Columnist Saul Feldman Real Estate Law NE / PAGE 4A FOR SALE IN THE NEW ENGLAND AREA Residential Properties Exceptional Linear Retail acquires 2,970 s/f at 303 Columbus Ave. for $1.79m SC / PAGE 2B Green Buildings Special Insert Section New England Real Estate Journal BOSTON, MA WinnDevelopment's apartment community, Oliver Lofts, located at 166 Terrace St., was recog- nized nationally with LEED Platinum Certification by the U.S. Green Build- ing Council (USGBC) for achieve- ment in green building and design. Oliver Lofts is one of the only midrise, multi-family buildings in Boston to earn Platinum distinction, and one of only 2 historic mid- rise buildings in the country to achieve LEED Platinum certification after being converted into mixed-income housing. "Green living and sustainability are hallmarks of Win- Gilbert Winn nDevelopment's projects," said Gilbert Winn, managing principal of WinnCos. "Oliver Lofts are a perfect example of our company's ongoing commitment to green building practices and historic preservation, and we are thrilled to provide residents with the highest quality apartments which also positively impact the environment." Oliver Lofts, the historic 19th century Boston building Quick Read Bond's Wheaton project earns LEED The $42 million Mars Center for Science and Technology at Wheaton College was awarded LEED Gold Certification. The project team included Bond Bros., EYP and Rise Group. SEE PAGES 8 Monthly Contributing Authors ...............................................3-7 Professional Profiles ................................................................10 EBC-New England ....................................................................13 Also Inside 16 Pages facebook.com/nerejournal twitter.com/nerej Printed on recycled paper Oliver Lofts, 166 Terrace St., Boston formerly known as Pickle-Ditson, were recently renovat- ed by WinnDevelopment after 30 years of vacancy. The mixed-income housing community consists of 62 apart- ments, located in the two connecting historic mill build- ings in Boston's Mission Hill. During construction 100 jobs were created, of which 50% of the hours were filled by city of Boston residents. • to read complete story visit nerej.com • North Branch's Windy Hill School project obtains LEED Silver NEW LONDON, NH The Windy Hill School on the campus of Colby Sawyer College, built by North Branch Construc- tion, has received LEED Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Banwell Architects provided the de- sign for the Windy Hill school. Other LEED projects by North Branch include the Windy Hill School, New London, N.H. $7.8 million Silver Certified Portsmouth Public Library in Portsmouth, the $18.9 million Gold Certified Fahey and McLane Residence Halls at Dartmouth College in Hanover, and North Branch Construction's own Silver Certified corporate headquarters in Concord. August 2012 WinnDevelopment's 62-unit Oliver Lofts awarded LEED Platinum certification