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The Pacer East Boston: Here's What to Know About the First Luxury Condo Development at Suffolk Downs



The Pacer Luxury Condos in East Boston



The Pacer, East Boston's first luxury condo development to hit the market at Suffolk Downs, consists of 38 luxury condos ranging from 1 bedroom to rarely available 4 bedroom units. Located the edge of the planned $8 Billion Suffolk Downs redevelopment, The Pacer offers residents a full slate of amenities including a fitness center, resident lounge, which has Ping Pong, billiards and a kitchen for hosting events, pet wash station, bike storage and garage parking. 

Units will feature hardwood floors throughout, open concept living/kitchen/dining, in-unit laundry and private outdoor spaces. 1 Bedrooms, like Unit 104, start at $449,000. 2 Bedrooms start under $600,000. 3 Beds under $700,000 and 4 Bedroom homes are available in the $800,000 range. 

Ideally located, close to the Suffolk Downs Blue Line T Stop and Silver Line to the Airport, The Pacer is within walking distance of multiple public transportation options. Numerous neighborhood dining favorites  Angela's Cafe, Napoles Restaurant and Renegades Pub are also close by. 

The Pacer provides a much needed luxury amenity building in the emerging Suffolk Downs neighborhood and buyers will certainly be pleased as new dining, shopping and entertainment options pop up in the near future. Visit The Pacer informational page here for a detailed building breakdown. Interested in a showing? Contact Elevated for additional details! 

71 Border: East Boston Waterfront New Construction Condos Starting at $329,000


71 Border in East Boston


Elevated Residential is proud to announce the pre-sale launch for 71 Border in East Boston! Already 50% Sold! 

Elevated Residential has been exclusively retained to market and sell 71 Border in East Boston! 71 Border, ideally located across from East Boston's Waterfront, is an 8 unit luxury new construction condo development by renowned East Boston developer, MG2 Group. 71 Border features 1 studio, 5 one bedroom and 2 Penthouse triplexes with private roof terraces. Units will feature oversized windows with water views, amazing natural light, in-unit laundry, hardwood and recessed lighting throughout. Penthouses will feature Bosch appliances and private parking. 71 Border is steps from multiple ocean front parks, running/biking routes and outdoor spaces with stunning views of Downtown Boston and the Atlantic Ocean. Walk to acclaimed area restaurants ReelhouseCunard Tavern and Dirty Water Dough or grab a free ferry ride from The Eddy to Pier 6 in Charlestown! 71 Border is a 5 minute walk to the Maverick T Stop, multiple bus lines, Shuttle to Logan Airport and the MBTA Ferry from Slip 45 to the Seaport. Drive to all major highways within 5 minutes. With an abundance of activities at your disposal as well as access to all of the Waterfront attractions that East Boston has to offer, 71 Border is the ideal place for you to call home!  Contact Elevated for pre-construction showings. Expected Completion: December 2020. 


Unit 1: Studio, 320 sq ft, $329,000

Unit 2: 1 Bed/1 Bath, 470 sq ft, $379,000 (UAG)

Unit 3: 1 Bed/1 Bath, 480 sq ft, $449,000 (UAG)

Unit 4: 1 Bed/1 Bath, 470 sq ft, $429,000 (UAG)

Unit 5: 1 Bed/1 Bath, 480 sq ft, $479,000

Unit 6: 1 Bed/1 Bath, 470 sq ft, $459,000

Unit 7: 2 Bed/2.5 Bath Penthouse Duplex, 1050 sq ft, private roof deck, storage, $849,000

Unit 8: 2 Bed/2.5 Bath Penthouse Duplex, 1000 sq ft, private roof deck, storage, $869,000

St. Regis Residences Boston: Luxury Branded Condos Announced for 150 Seaport Boulevard in Boston's Seaport

Cronin Development photo


Cronin Development, developer of the long anticipated 150 Seaport Boulevard in Boston's booming Seaport neighborhood, has announced that the luxury tower will be home to the first ever St. Regis branded luxury residences in Boston. The St. Regis Residences Boston will feature 114 luxury waterfront condos at the former home of Whiskey Priest and Atlantic Beer Garden. Condos at The St. Regis Residences, Boston will run from one bedroom to penthouse units.

The latest news from 150 Seaport Boulevard comes on the heels of Raffles Hotels and Resorts announcing its intention in April to bring 146 branded condos, the first of their kind in North America, to 40 Trinity Place in Boston's Back Bay. In addition to Raffles, which is expected to start pre-sales this year, neighboring projects at Pier 4 Seaport and Echelon Seaport are selling quickly for top dollar in their respective pre-sales phases, which should bode well for The St. Regis Residences, Boston. 

St. Regis will also bring ultra-luxury signature services to 150 Seaport Boulevard including around the clock concierge and butler services. Additional 5-star amenities at The St. Regis Residences, Boston will include a swimming pool, spa, library, golf simulation room and health club, all exclusive to St. Regis, Boston residents. 

St. Regis Residences, a subsidiary of Marriot and Starwood, are internationally renowned for their luxury services and amenities. With locations in prime destinations such as Abu Dhabi, Deer Valley, New York City and San Francisco, the St. Regis Residences, Boston will bring a new level of luxury to the northeast luxury condo market. 

Designed by Howard Elkus of Elkus Manfredi Architects, The St. Regis Residences, Boston will feature a stunning design rising 22 stories in the curvilinear shape of a sailing ship that will surely improve the skyline on Boston's waterfront. In addition to 114 luxury residences, The St. Regis, Boston will also feature a signature restaurant on the first two floors that will be open to residents and the general public. The St. Regis Residences, Boston are expected to begin pre-sales in Fall 2018 with expected completion sometime in 2020. 

Visit Elevated's St. Regis Buyer Page to Receive Updates on Pre-Sales and be Added to our VIP Buyer List

Upcoming Open Houses in Boston

Upcoming Open Houses in Boston

Here is our full list of OPEN HOUSES this weekend in Boston! Browse all of Boston's upcoming open houses or browse by neighborhood...

Contact us at info@ElevatedBoston.com or 617-701-6300 to schedule a meet up at any of these properties. ?


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    Upcoming Open Houses

    Upcoming Open Houses in Boston

    Here is our full list of OPEN HOUSES this weekend in Boston! Browse all of Boston's upcoming open houses or browse by neighborhood...

    Contact us at info@ElevatedBoston.com or 617-701-6300 to schedule a meet up at any of these properties. ?


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      Somerville Tightens the Leash on Condo Conversion Laws

      Somerville Tightens the Leash on Condo Conversion Laws

      Somerville’s Condominium Review Board will now be enforcing a law requiring a year’s notice to tenants before converting property to condos. Attorneys and developers say this will delay their ability to develop and puts too much responsibility on them to make sure tenants aren’t being ousted by property owners eager to sell, with one prominent attorney telling the board the local law could violate state law.

      To convert a building to condominiums and remove rental units from the market, a property owner has to submit an application to the Condo Review Board. City law requires applicants to submit a master deed – the document outlining condo rules and property breakdowns -- that has been filed with the state registry of deeds to the board. But before the owner submits the master deed to the review board, city law requires him to give a year’s notice to tenants in the building, or two years notice for tenants who are elderly or disabled.

      City housing director Michael Feloney said the board would “refine” its practices after a neighbor of a proposed condo conversion complained that the required year notice was never given.

      At the board’s April meeting, assistant city solicitor David Shapiro said the existing law was “defendable” and needed to be enforced. Applicants who have previously been approved will be grandfathered in, but pending applicants will have to send notice to all tenants or previous tenants over the past year for their consent, or make a good faith effort to find previous tenants. And all applicants after April will be required to provide a year’s notice before board approval.

      Attorney Richard DiGirolamo protested the law, saying it violated provisions barring rent control and overly regulated a form of property ownership. DiGirolamo frequently represents people looking to convert condos and owns property in Somerville. “A condominium is nothing more than a form of ownership, I can choose to own a condo, a three-family house or a 12-unit building and there’s nothing Somerville can do about it,” DiGirolamo told the board. “This is not the path you want to go down, it violates every law on the books.”

      And Digirolamo and other attorneys at the meeting pushed back specifically on providing a year’s notice for converting vacant buildings. Bob said the board will require applicants attempting to convert a vacant property to give notice for a year while making a “good faith” effort to find the previous tenants to see if they had been improperly evicted. If the tenants can’t be found, applicants would sign an affidavit saying so.

      Charlestown real estate attorney Tony Troiano said the requirement was an “undue burden” for people buying property they intend to convert to condos, and most sellers would likely refuse to pass on tenant information. Bob said asking a seller would constitute that good faith effort even if the query was met with refusal.

      With tenants coming forward saying they have been offered money by a person buying her building to leave in order for the building to be vacant for condos Niedergang said he thought the stricter enforcement of the law was reasonable, and did not think it violated any rent control provisions. But there would be a difficult period of transition because of the lack of enforcement in the past, he said.

      But the city needs to do a better job of enforcing development regulations in general, he said. While people following condo review procedure now have more regulations to contend with, people violating the laws will still continue to violate them.

      Niedergang said he was open to changing the requirement of a year’s notice for converting vacant properties, but that should come with a complete overhaul of condo law. Officials created a task force to examine revising the law in 2007 but no changes were made.

      “If one year is too much, let’s discuss it and change it,” Niedergang told the Journal. “Let’s hear what developers and attorneys have to say rather than just enforcing something that’s 30 years old. That to me is the only real solution, otherwise we’ll just be struggling indefinitely.”

      What are your thoughts on the new enforcement?

      Somerville tightens enforcement of condo conversions (WickedLocal)



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        Downtown Crossing's Newest Tower: One Bromfield

        One Bromfield Downtown Boston

        Developer's proposed One Bromfield, a 59-story tower in Boston's Downtown Crossing would exceed the height of Millennium Tower Boston, which set a record in the district. 

        New York-based developer Midwood Investment & Development bought the parcels in the mid-2000s and set about with plans to construct a 28-story building with around 260 apartments and several floors of retail. The project was originially proposed in 2008 but the recession made quick work of the those plans. Midwood held on to the parcels and has resurrected plans for a mixed-use high-rise. It's new proposal calls for a building much greater in scale than original plans with about 30,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, with 300 rental units above and 119 condominium units. Of the 300 rental units, 54 would be designated affordable. The tower is slated to include 235 parking spaces and 420 bike parking spaces.

        If approved, this would make One Bromfield one of the five tallest buildings in Boston. Stay tuned!


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          PRICED OUT? Why Living in a Luxury Apartment Building Might be Cheaper Than You Think

          AVA Theater District Downtown Boston Apartments

          Lately, Boston renters have been talking about the massive increase in rents over the past two years, specifically in full-service luxury buildings. This is understandable considering the eye-popping price tags in some of Boston’s newer buildings where 1-bedroom units can fetch upwards of $3,000/month and 2 bedrooms often exceed $4,000/month. If you happen to be one of the few people who wants a 3 bedroom…let’s just say you might have to double down on your student loans to afford it.

          However, like watching coverage of the current presidential election, don’t always believe what you see.  According to The Boston Globe, the vacancy rate in Boston apartment buildings remained above 5% for the fourth straight quarter.  There are a couple of reasons for this.  The first is that more than 3,800 apartments opened in Boston in 2015, which eased the growing tension between the increasing population of renters and decreasing Boston inventory.  The second is that many tenants who once lived in Boston have been priced out of newer buildings and have moved to cheaper rental markets outside of the city.  

          What happens when vacancy rates increase?  Developers are forced to adjust pricing and increase tenant incentives in order to keep occupancy above 95%.  With 5,000 more apartments permitted for construction in 2016, tenant incentives should run rampant through Boston’s new developments.  What does this mean for you? For starters it could mean one or more months in free rent, garage parking included and no broker’s fee.  One example is Fuse Cambridge, which is offering 1.5 months in free rent and paying broker’s fees for tenants. Another is at the brand new Ava Theater District, which is offering two months free rent on 2 bedroom units and up to two months free on studio and 1-bedroom units, as well as paying full fee to brokers.  There are also various buildings in Downtown Boston and the Back Bay that are not new construction but are still offering multiple months in free rent to new tenants.  

          In a nutshell, if a 1-bedroom in a new construction luxury apartment building is $3,000/month and you get two months free, that’s $6,000 off throughout the course of the year or $500/month less than the sticker price of the apartment.  If you factor in not having to pay a broker’s fee, (most buildings pay your broker for you), that is an additional $3,000 off, or $250/month in savings.  When it’s all said and done, you could have that brand new 1-bedroom in a luxury apartment building for $2,250/month! Considering the average rent in Boston is around $2,100 per month, this is a relative steal in the grand scheme of the Boston rental market.  So ignore the hype and rent the apartment of your dreams, it could be more attainable than you think!

          Check out the full list of luxury rentals here and contact Elevated Realty at info@ElevatedBoston.com with questions or to set up showings!         



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            Boston is in the midst of a high-rise condo development boom, and everyone wants a piece of the action. Buildings such as Millennium Tower and Twenty Two Liberty are selling completely off-market, prior to opening, at staggering rates. Boston’s high-end housing market is so hot these days even brand new condos that haven’t been lived in yet are being flipped for big profits.

            That’s what happened at Twenty Two Liberty, a new glass-walled condo building on Fan Pier with views of the Boston harbor and the downtown skyline. Six of the 118 units were sold by their original buyers before the building even opened at the start of this year — each one for at least $500,000 above the original price. Five more units are currently listed for sale. 22 Liberty hit the market just as demand for the upper end of the luxury market was surging, and there was little competition. Millennium Tower Boston is already 95% pre-sold out in less than 18 months, including the penthouse, which is currently under agreement, and the tower is still six months from final completion.

            The median price for condos in nine downtown neighborhoods, South Boston, and Charlestown jumped nearly 10 percent from 2014 levels, to $680,000. Prices for luxury condos — buildings with concierge service and parking — climbed at double that rate, to a median of $1.75 million. That translates into nearly $1,200 per square foot. And four in 10 condos sold above asking price.

            Developers are gradually shifting to meet that market, planning more condos after a several-year run of building apartments all over town. In the first nine months of 2015, according to city figures, 28 percent of new housing permitted in Boston was for-sale condos, up from 26 percent in 2014 and 17 percent in 2013. In the three months ending Sept. 31, more than 40 percent of permitted units were condos.

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              BRA board approves $259 million in new projects at March meeting

              The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s board of directors approved seven new projects at this month's meeting. In total, the projects represent a combined investment of $258.5 million and will generate over 530 construction jobs, yielding 586 new residential units in the city.

              Below are summaries of the newly approved projects.


              Garrison Trotter Phase II

              Address: 89 Waumbeck Street
              Neighborhood: Roxbury
              Land Sq. Feet: 44,000 sq ft
              Building Size: 34,000 sq ft
              Uses: Residential
              Residential Units: 15

              The sites will be developed as part of Mayor Walsh’s Neighborhood Homes Initiative (NHI), a product of Housing A Changing City: Boston 2030, the Walsh administration’s comprehensive housing plan. NHI uses City-owned land and funding as a resource to create affordable and mixed-income homeownership opportunities for a range of homebuyers. In turn, this project will feature 18 residential units, 12 of which will be designated as affordable.

              Upon completion, the new homes will be priced to attract a mix of moderate, middle and market rate buyers. Prices for the new affordable homes will range from $250,000 - $400,000 and will be affordable to households with a combined income of $60,000 - $100,000. The affordable moderate and middle-income homes will have a 50-year resale restriction to provide affordability for future generations of homebuyers.


              232 Old Colony Avenue


              Address: 232 Old Colony Avenue
              Neighborhood: South Boston
              Land Sq. Feet: 9,383 sq ft
              Building Size: 37,384 sq ft
              Uses: Ownership / Residential / Retail

              This project site is located approximately five blocks northeast of Andrew Square, within walking distance of the MBTA Red Line Andrew Station. The developer, 232 Old Colony Avenue LP, has proposed to construct 24 condominium units and 3 on-site affordable units, commercial/retail restaurant space and 29 parking spaces.

              The project will include a mix of 16 two-bedroom units and eight one-bedroom units within a 5-story structure. A 2,855 square foot restaurant space will also be included on the ground floor.


              Goddard House Jamaica Plain

              Address: 201 South Huntington Avenue
              Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain
              Land Sq. Feet: 84,626 sq ft
              Building Size: 169,000 sq ft

              The BRA Board’s approval will allow the 167-unit project to move forward as planned. Of the 167 residential units, 110 will be located in the renovated Goddard House with 57 units in the new building and 22 of the total units on-site will be designated affordable.

              In addition to the renovation of Goddard House and the construction of a new building, this project will include 180 spaces allotted toward indoor and outdoor bicycle parking, a combination of covered and surface vehicle parking to the tune of 83 spaces, and open space improvements that will include a landscape buffer in front of the building with new street trees to improve the pedestrian realm.


              35 South Huntington Avenue

              Neighborhood: Mission Hill
              Land Sq. Feet: 12,000 sq ft
              Building Size: 45,500 sq ft
              Uses: Residential

              Walter Huntington, LLC received approval for the development of a new five- and six-story mixed-use building located at 35 South Huntington Avenue. The building will be comprised of 38 residential units with 5 IDP units, 7,080 square feet of ground-floor commercial/ retail restaurant space, and 26 parking spaces located in the building’s underground garage.


              Guest Street Brighton


              Address: 125 Guest Street
              Neighborhood: Brighton
              Land Sq. Feet: 81,665 sq ft
              Building Size: 311,000 sq ft
              Uses: Rental / Residential / Retail

              The approval of this primarily residential building will yield the construction of 295 rental units, 38 of which will be on-site IDP units. In order to meet a variety of market demands, 125 Guest Street will feature studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. This phase of the project will also include 155 parking spaces and 300 bicycle spaces dedicated to residents.
              The ground-floor of the building will provide 16,000 square feet of retail space, while the remaining area of approximately 39,000 square feet will be residential amenity spaces, such as a building lobby, mail room, fitness room, conference room, loading dock, mechanical, vehicle, and bike parking.

              Douglass Park South End

              Address: 150 Camden St
              Neighborhood: Roxbury
              Land Sq. Feet: 15,500 sq ft
              Building Size: 49,305 sq ft
              Uses: Rental / Residential

              The Board’s approval of the Amended and Restated Development Plan for the Douglass Park expansion project will result in 44 multifamily residential rental units with 8 IDP units. The project site, located at 150 Camden Street in the South End, is on a portion of Parcel 16.

              During the public testimony portion of the hearing, one community-member noted that in its earliest stages, the project was met with skepticism, but as it has moved forward, residents and stakeholders have come to embrace the opportunities that this development will bring to their neighborhood.


              Harvard University Life Lab- Second Ammendment

              Neighborhood: Allston
              Land Sq. Feet: 93,794 sq ft
              Building Size: 14,750 sq ft
              Uses: Education / OtherResearch

              The Board’s approval of the Second Amendment to the IMP for Harvard University’s Allston campus, includes the construction of this Harvard Life Lab. The Life Lab represents a new, but temporary two-story building that will provide both wet lab and co-working space for small Harvard-related scientific start-ups. In addition, the Life Lab will include general and dedicated lab spaces for up to 50 individuals, including a faculty member-in-residence, conference and support spaces to promote wet lab community connections. This project, which is considered a pilot by the university, aims to build on the success of the adjacent Harvard Innovation Lab.




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