Blog :: 2015

Millennium Tower Construction Moving Along Quickly

Thanks to a 'vertical assembly line,' Millennium Tower is well on its way to completion.

The tower will rise 60 stories and 685 feet, a process that will take a little more than three years to build. With Suffolk Construction expertly coordinating 500 workers, the Tower is now growing by two floors per week as lower floors receiving finishing touches. By this time next year, the condominiums on the lower floors should be occupied by the building's new residents.

Read the full story in the Boston Globe

Photo by David L. Ryan, Boston Globe Staff

Boston Homes Property Feature: Commonwealth Avenue Grand Parlor Duplex

Campion and Company Exclusive Listing featured in Boston Homes:

3 Bedroom                 
2.5 Bathroom
1 Parking
2,753 ft2

 

This elegant duplex on the sunny side of Commonwealth Avenue includes restored 19th century details, like the mahogany-paneled living room with a stunning wood-burning fireplace.

Read more from Boston Homes

 

View the Listing

 

 

Tracy Campion Ranked Among The Top Ten Real Estate Professionals In The Nation

 

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

Top 1,000 Real Estate Professionals By Real Trends With A Special Advertising Secion In

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

 

Campion Had an Impressive $326,886238.68 on her Way to Becoming One of the Nation's Top Professionals

(Boston, MA, June, 26, 2015) 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 third year in a row she is a member of the "The Thousand Top 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 26, 2015, with four separate categories honoring the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in:

o    Individual Sales Professionals--Sales volume

o    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.)

o    Team Professionals--Sales volume

o    Team Professionals--Transaction sides

According to The Thousand, Campion had sales volume totaling $326,886,238.68, ranking her eighth in the nation. She held the ninth 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:

https://www.thethousandrealestateprofessionals.com

 

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.

 

 

One Dalton and Boston's Building Boom

Boston real estate news

Watch as Chronicle explores Boston's current building boom and the new icons that will be changing our skyline, including Millennium Tower and One Dalton


BOSTON IS CURRENTLY THE DARLING OF INTERNATIONAL BANKS AND REAL ESTATE FUNDS. IN THE VIDEO, TED REINSTEIN TELLS US THESE INVESTORS IN EUROPE, ASIA AND SOUTH AMERICA ARE FUELING THE BIGGEST CONSTRUCTION BOTTOM THE CITY HAS SEEN IN HALF A CENTURY.

Drones come to Boston's Real Estate Market

The newest Sales Tools in Boston Real Estate include the use of remotely controlled drone aircrafts.

Matthew Murphy, president of Boston Virtual Imaging, prepares his drone for flight (image from bostonglobe.com | Jessica Rinaldi / Globe Staff)

Above: Matthew Murphy, president of Boston Virtual Imaging, prepares his drone for flight (image from bostonglobe.com | Jessica Rinaldi / Globe Staff)

Drones represent a unique way to display properties in today's market, as David Murdock of Campion and Company is well aware. Murdock is co-listing an undeveloped 11.57-acre, two-island property in Scituate with Tracy Campion. View the listing for 'Great Rock' and 'Little Rock' islands here.

"We figured the best way to market the islands is with an aerial drone," said Murdock in an article just published by the Boston Globe. Murdock created the video with Matthew Murphy, president of Boston Virtual Imaging, not only to showcase the expanse of the seaside offering, but also because he knew that the aerial views would be instrumental in helping buyers get a sense of spectacular views once a house is completed on the site. 

Below: Aerial image of 'Great Rock' and 'Little Rock' islands for sale captured by drone.

Islands for Sale in Scituate, MA

Read more about the use of drones in real estate, which is likely to become a standard feature of the home-buying process. 


Video:

Great Rock & Little Rock Islands for sale in Scituate, Massachusetts

 

 

 

New Listings for Sale on Sunny-Side Commonwealth Avenue

Just Listed on Commonwealth Avenue in Back Bay!

New condos for sale Commonwealth Avenue Back Bay

 109 Commonwealth Ave., #2

Features Include:

  • Elegant private entry
  • Doorman building with elevator
  • Duplex residence
  • 2,753+/- square feet; 3 bedrooms 
  • Grand parlor level living and entertaining rooms, including the stunning wood-paneled living room with 14' ceilings, intricate molding and oversizedwindows facing the Commonwealth Mall
  • Living room open to the formal dining room with the eat-in kitchen with balcony just beyond
  • Master bedroom with two walk-in closets and en-suite 5-piece marble bath
  • One deededparking space

 

287 Commonwealth Ave., #3

Features Include:

  • Exquisite residence in the H.M. Sears Mansion
  • Encompasses the mansion's original parlor level entertaining rooms
  • Back Bay's finest period architectural details with 14+ foot ceilings
  • 3,257 +/- square feet; 3+ bedrooms
  • Sun-filled eat-in kitchen
  • Bow-front wodd paneled living room
  • Formal dining room with breathtaking marble mantelpiece
  • Spacious media room
  • Direct access from the lobby
  • 2 deeded parking spaces

For additional information, please contact Tracy Campion, Exclusive Sales Agent for both condominiums.

 

Boston's 50 Most Powerful People, 2015

Boston's 50 Most Powerful People

 

Boston Magazine's list of the City's 50 Most Powerful People is out. Coming in at number 33, it's clear that Tracy Campion helps run this town.

 

33. Tracy Campion/Kevin Ahearn

Principal and owner, Campion and Company/President and owner, Otis & Ahearn

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Campion in the Back Bay and Ahearn downtown have long dictated what luxe living means in the city. No developer would break ground without consulting one of these real estate merchants.

How were these Bostonians chosen? Ultimately, here's what the list gets down to: it's the people who can solve Boston's biggest problems--transportation, housing, education, healthcare--and bring the best and the brightest along with them.

Check out the other power players here.

 

Downtown Boston Development Update

Boston's next skycraper could be coming soon to Winthrop Square. Winthrop Square - future development site

Eight Boston developers has submitted proposals to build on the city-owned Winthrop Square site. Currently, a run-down garage sits on the site in Boston's Financial District.

Background: In February, the Walsh administration called for new proposals for the city-owned Winthrop Square garage. That call came after Trans Nat?ional Group -- which originally planned a 1,000-foot project at the site in 2006 -- had restarted city talks last fall about a 740-foot project. Trans National Group remains among the developers who has submitted new proposals.

Proposals elements include a 780-foot tower (rivaling the height of Back Bay's 790-foot Hancock Tower), a two-building residential complex, luxury condos, a hotel and a public plaza that includes a new church and school. These proposals were submitted with the Boston Redevelopment Authority this week and will be reveiwed by city officials in the coming weeks. After this review, the city will invite prospective developers to submit their projects in more detail.

Currently, two residential towers are under construction that will take Boston living to new heights: Millennium Tower at 685 feet and Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston at 699 feet. Sales are quickly moving along at Millennium Tower, with over 70% of units reported as under agreement (as of March 2011). Campion and Company is the Exclusive Sales and Marketing Agent for the new Four Seasons tower adjacent to the Christian Science Plaza; those looking for additional information should contact us today.

Developers Vying for the Project:

HYM Investment Group

Accordia Partners (image 1)

Lend Lease Development, Hudson Group North America and Eagle Development Group

Millennium Partners (image 2)

Trans National Properties

Fallon Co. (image 3)

Trinity Acquisitions

Lincoln Property Co
 

Accord project rendering

Millennium Tower project rendering

Boston Fallon project rendering


Curious about existing hi-rise condominiums in downtown Boston? Click Here to view developments.

 

Boston among the U.S.'s top 3 walkable cities

Walk Score has published their 2015 rankings for the U.S.'s most walkable cities with populations of more than 300,000. Boston comes in at #3, behind New York City and San Fransisco. Perfect for pedestrians, this Walking CIty has a total Walk Score of 80. 

Boston's top walkable neighborhoods are as follows:

 

Rank

Neighborhood

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

1

North End

98

100

76

10,107

2

Chinatown

98

100

79

7,621

3

Bay Village

98

100

75

1,246

4

Beacon Hill

97

100

77

8,960

5

Downtown Crossing

97

100

82

949

6

Back Bay

97

98

88

21,929

7

Downtown

95

100

83

2,307

8

West End

95

100

83

5,951

9

South End

95

97

82

29,990

10

Fenway

93

99

89

22,682

 

VIEW THE COMPLETE RANKINGS HERE

How the rankings are calculated: Walk Score analyzed over 10 million locations and computed more than 2 billion walking routes for 2,500 U.S. cities using the Street Smart Walk Score algorithm. The algorithm incorporates walking routes, depth of choice, pedestrian friendliness, population and neighborhood data.

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