Working Together to Weather the COVID-19 Crisis

Working Together to Weather the COVID-19 Crisis

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During a time of considerable upheaval, it has been inspiring to see the nonprofit community not only continue its important work but also step up to address the many new needs created by the novel coronavirus. The Cummings organization is most grateful for those efforts and is pleased to support them in a variety of ways, described below. We are in this together, taking things day by day, and hope to come out stronger, more resilient, and with a more powerful sense of community. Emergency Funding Cummings Foundation has pledged $1 million in aid to local and statewide COVID-19 emergency funds. Its COVID-19 relief grants focus on local aid, support of frontline workers, assistance to vulnerable populations, and support of Black- and Latinx-owned small businesses. The Foundation will contribute $500,000…
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How Some Small Businesses Are Making It During the COVID-19 Crisis

How Some Small Businesses Are Making It During the COVID-19 Crisis

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The spread of the novel coronavirus across Massachusetts has brought big changes to businesses of all sizes and their customers. CDC and Massachusetts DPH guidance urges consumers to avoid getting up-close and personal with each other. Government mandates have forced many types of businesses to close their doors to customer crowds. As we all work to protect ourselves and each other through social distancing, several Woburn firms in the Cummings Properties portfolio have hit upon ways to keep a small business healthy through the COVID-19 crisis. Check out these creative solutions that are allowing our client firms to bring their services to a largely homebound public. Stay in Shape with Virtual Gym Classes Many of us use gym memberships as a way to stay physically fit and mentally sharp, burning…
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Highlights from the Life Science and Healthcare Summit

Highlights from the Life Science and Healthcare Summit

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The migration of life science and healthcare firms to the suburbs was a hot topic at New England Real Estate Journal’s recent Life Science and Healthcare Summit. Senior Leasing Director Rob Yacobian of Cummings Properties was one of four experts on a panel discussing location-related trends for the biotech sector. Read below for the highlights of Rob’s contributions to the conversation. How the life science boom has affected the Cummings portfolio Life science firms currently make up more than 10 percent of the Company’s portfolio, with the largest concentrations in Woburn, Beverly, and Medford. The type of space most in demand by these biotech firms has evolved over the years. Cummings initially worked with many early-stage firms seeking single-story buildings with a mix of office and lab space. Today, an…
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Where to Shop for Holiday Gifts in Greater Boston

Where to Shop for Holiday Gifts in Greater Boston

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With gift-giving season fast approaching, now is the time to map out your holiday shopping plans. Year after year, we struggle to wow our loved ones without breaking the bank or pulling a mental muscle. If you find yourself stressing about coming up with clever, heartfelt holiday presents for the special people in your life, read on. From toys to books to spa treatments and gift baskets, Cummings Properties’ many leasing clients have you covered with gift options available for purchase online and in-store around the North Shore. Culinary Gifts Have you been tasked with bringing dessert to this year’s holiday dinner? An easily transportable treat from Edible Arrangements is a sure crowd-pleaser at any gathering. If your audience is prone to food allergies, you might pick up a few…
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Top Four Reasons to Lease in Andover

Top Four Reasons to Lease in Andover

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Andover’s River Road district is well known as a thriving suburban business center in Massachusetts. Conveniently located in the heart of the Merrimack Valley, Andover provides access to major highways, green space, and plenty of desirable amenities. If you’re looking to lease a new office space, medical space, or lab space for your business, here are a few reasons to consider Andover. A convenient commute With so much of the day consumed by work, a painless commute can make all the difference in giving your staff a sense of balance. Andover is a short drive from the border—and broad talent pool—of Southern New Hampshire. It’s also just north of I-495 and abuts I-93 at Exit 45. With access to public transportation and major highways, Andover is a prime location for…
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New Andover, MA Amenities

New Andover, MA Amenities

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New Andover Amenities Clients at 40 Shattuck Road, Andover are now enjoying two new amenities: a fitness center and self-service micromarket. Cummings Properties’ in-house teams designed and constructed these spaces for the convenience and enjoyment of the employees who work at this modern building, located in the thriving River Road business district. On-Site Fitness Center Clients can avoid the cost and crowds of large fitness centers by taking advantage of this “pocket gym,” which is reserved exclusively for building clients and is available free of charge. Whether you’re partial to cardio or weights, this gym space is all you need to raise your heartrate and burn some calories. It features a treadmill and exercise bike, as well as free and pull weights and a bench for strength training. Check your…
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Ride the Wave to Cummings Center

Ride the Wave to Cummings Center

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Cummings Properties is a proud sponsoring partner of the North Shore Wave, a shuttle that connects the MBTA commuter rail service at Beverly Depot to the more than 500 businesses located at Cummings Center. This new free transportation service makes multiple morning and end-of-workday runs. Stops are conveniently located at both 100 and 500 Cummings Center. For commuters’ convenience, the shuttle’s arrival may be tracked on mobile phones using the handy “shuttle tracker.” Riders may also choose to receive shuttle alerts via text message (text  ‘nswave’ to 555888 to sign up), and may follow the Twitter account @NSWaveShuttle for the most current schedule information, as well as notices about delays and contests or promotions. The shuttle can carry 24 passengers and 2 wheelchairs, or 30 passengers and no wheelchairs. It does not have…
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