Blog :: 06-2014

Tracy Campion ranked among the Top 10 Real Estate Sales Professionals in the Country

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Tracy Campion of Campion and COMPANY Named One of America's




Campion Had an Impressive $279,693,000.00 on her Way to Becoming One of the Nation's Top Professionals

Real Trends 2014 top real estate agents

(Boston, MA, June 27, 2014) Tracy Campion of Campion and Company was named one of America's top real estate professionals by REAL Trends and as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. For the second year in a row she is a member of the "The ThousandTop Real Estate Professionals," a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by the two respected publications. Campion is now ranked in the top one half of 1 percent of the more than 963,000 REALTORS® nationwide.

The Thousand real estate professionals was announced on June 27, 2014, with four separate categories honoring the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in:

  • Individual Sales Professionals--Sales volume
  • Individual Sales Professionals--Transaction sides (in each real estate transaction, there are two sides that can be represented by a real estate agent: a buyer's and a seller's.)
  • Team Professionals--Sales volume
  • Team Professionals--Transaction sides


According to The Thousand, Campion had sales volume totaling $279,693,000, ranking her ninth in the nation. She held the same ranking last year.

"The best individual agents and teams--including Campion's award-winning efforts--were nothing short of phenomenal considering the recovering real estate market," said Steve Murray, founder of Denver-based publishing and communications company REAL Trends, which compiled the list.

"Becoming a member of such an elite group as The Thousand is an incredible accomplishment in any market, but what Campion did during these challenging times is impressive on so many levels," said Marti Gallardo, vice president of classified advertising for The Wall Street Journal. "Her efforts topped 99.99 percent of the more than 963,000 REALTORS nationwide."

"I am absolutely thrilled to be named to The Thousand," said Campion, who serves clients primarily in Boston. "Even with the market's challenges, it's incredibly gratifying to help clients find their dream homes as well as help them sell their properties quickly and for the highest price possible."

The ranking of The Thousand can be found at:


About The Thousand - This awards program was developed jointly by WSJ.Custom Studios (and is not affiliated with the Editorial Department) and REAL Trends, a leading source of analysis and information for the residential real estate brokerage industry. REAL Trends The Thousand honors America's elite real estate agents and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends with a special ad section included in The Wall Street Journal.

Featured Property: Beacon Hill Townhouse with Hidden Garden

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This ideal single family home on Chestnut St. exudes Beacon Hill charm. Built in 1824 by Cornelius Coolidge, this property has been completely modernized with the utmost attention to detail. The gracious floor plan features an open gourmet kitchen and family room connected to the formal dining room, magnificent double parlor with oversized pocket doors and full wet bar, gracious master suite with three closets and 5 additional family bedrooms, all connected by a sweeping elliptical staircase. Beautiful period details include stunning original fireplaces, antique hardware and elegant crown molding. The garden level features an enchanting landscaped patio and separate entrance to a large one-bedroom apartment/guest suite.



Address: 4 Chestnut St., Beacon Hill

BR/BA: Six bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths, plus one bedroom, one bath on the garden level

Size: 5,342 square feet

Age: 1824; many recent updates

Price: $4,495,000

Taxes: $36,427

Features of home: Elegant townhouse with period details combined with modern amenities; formal dining room, living room and library; newly renovated gourmet kitchen and family room; crown molding and hardwood flooring; three-story oriel; eight decorative fireplaces; surround sound; updated forced hot air heating and air conditioning systems with three new air handlers and condensers; state-of-the-art Nest thermostat that can be adjusted remotely through an iPhone or an iPad; in-law apartment; landscaped courtyard.

Close by: The State House, restaurants, shops and galleries along Charles Street; Boston Common, the Public Garden and the Esplanade; easy access to MBTA Red and Green Lines, Storrow Drive, Route 90.



Coming Soon: Boston's Tallest Residential Tower to be managed by Four Seasons

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John Hancock and the Pru are about to get a new neighbor: A 60-story, 699-foot tower of ultra high-end condos that will be the city's tallest residential building.

On Tuesday, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced it will manage the hotel and residences in the building, promising to bring a new level of luxury to the Back Bay, Boston's most desirable neighborhood. The $700 million project -- located at 1 Dalton Street, next to the Christian Science Plaza -- will make Boston one of a select group of cities with two Four Seasons hotels. The others include London, Shanghai, Instanbul, Los Angeles, and Chicago; New York is currently building its second Four Seasons.

The 211-room Four Seasons will occupy the first 20 floors of the building, and 180 condominiums will comprise the upper 40. Since the tower is shaped as an equilateral triangle with rounded edges, the hotel rooms and condos will feature wrapping views of the Back Bay skyline, the Fenway, and the Charles River. The new tower will also include the finest amenities the city has to offer, including two restaurants, two lounges, and a health club and spa.

Developer Carpenter & Co. plans to start construction on the new skyscraper by the end of this year. The hotel and residences are expected to be completed in 2017. The luxury building will become Boston's third tallest structure overall, behind the 750-foot Prudential and the 790-foot John Hancock Tower, both office buildings. Hancock Tower architect Henry N. Cobb is designing the new project along with Cambridge 7 Associates.

"This is designed to be a landmark building," said Richard L. Friedman, chief executive of Carpenter & Co. "It's going to be very prominent on the skyline, and it also has a strong connection to the local street grid...We have a simple goal -- the finest design and absolute highest quality for this iconic landmark project."

Additional Project Information:

The development of the property, formerly owned by the First Church of Christ, Scientist, was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority last September. It includes the construction of a public park at the base of the building, as well as a 26-story apartment tower on an adjoining parcel to be built by Prtizker Realty Group of Chicago.


Experience Boston with FlipKey's New Virtual Walking Tour

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FlipKey, a vacation rental marketplace acquired by TripAdvisor, recently launched virtual tour where travelers can experience the sites and feel of destinations prior to their actual visits. The first guide features Boston. Click the image below for the interactive experience.


FlipKey Boston Virtual Tour


More than just a visual tour, these guides provides brief histories and other useful information about the city landmarks.

Millennium Tower Boston Construction Update, Spring 2014

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In late April of this year, Millennium Tower's foundation was laid as Suffolk Construction crews executed the largest continuous concrete pour in Boston's history. Over the course of 22.5 hours, 572 concrete trucks funneled 6,000 cubic yards of concrete into the Downtown Crossing pit. As June begins, crews continue foundation work on the highly anticipated luxury residential building in Boston's midtown neighborhood.

Once construction work in completed in 2016, Millennium Tower will rise over 600 feet above the heart of Boston, forever altering the city's skyline as well as its notion of luxury condominium living.


Millennium Tower Boston Foundation Work

Millennium Tower Boston Foundation Work



Millennium Tower Boston Site

Millennium Tower Boston Site


Tracy Campion receives the Pinnacle Award for Real Estate Entrepreneurship

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Campion and Company is pleased to announce that Tracy Campion was recently presented the Pinnacle Award for Real Estate Entrepreneurship for her dedication and success in the real estate industry.

The Pinnacle Award recognizes agents who have built successful, full-service businesses that dominate their local markets and are continuing to grow each year. Tracy Campion was among 20 agents from across the US and Canada to receive this honor. The group of honorees represents more than a dozen different brokerages across the two countries.

Recipients for the award were decided based on independent third party data compiled and weighted according to a specific formula. This resulted in a list of extraordinary regional entrepreneurs that outperformed other top producers in their area and showed significant growth year over year.

Boston Parks Ranked 3rd Nationally

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The Trust for Public Land just released its 2014 ParkScore Index, rating the park systems of 60 of the largest cities in the U.S.. Boston--and its nearly 5000 acres of park space--took home third place, just behind Minneapolis and New York (and tied with San Francisco and Portland).



Boston Public Garden


"Boston's open spaces have always been a priority for our neighborhoods," said Mayor Martin J. Walsh.  "I'm pleased with our ranking and I know we will continue to strive to have the nation's number one park system.  I'm proud that we are a leader in access to parks, with 97 percent of residents living within 10 minutes of a park, allowing Bostonians the opportunity to easily enjoy our public open spaces."

ParkScore ratings are based equally on three factors: park access, which measures the percentage of residents living within a 10-minute walk of a park (approximately ½-mile); park size, which is based on a city's median park size and the percentage of total city area dedicated to parks; and services and investment, which combines the number of playgrounds per 10,000 city residents and per capita park spending.

Boston Park Facts from ParkScore Index:

  • Park acreage: 4,916 acres
  • People served per park acre: 129
  • Oldest park: Boston Common, est. 1634
  • Largest park: Franklin Park393acres
  • Most-visited park: Boston Common

Click Here to Explore the Interactive ParkScore Map for Boston

Click Here for More Boston Park Information


Boston Neighborhood Map breaks down the Top 10 Countries of Birth for Foreign-Born Population

The cradle of American independence, Boston has become a city rich in ethnic and cultural diversity. Boston's international real estate market reflects the city's character, with increasing numbers of foreign buyers taking advantage of opportunities to invest in this global hub.

June 2, 2014 ">Boston Neighborhood Places of Birth

Above: BRA staff produced a map of the top 10 countries of birth among the foreign-born population for each of Boston's neighborhoods using infographics