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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What Your Office Foyer Says About Your Business

What Your Office Foyer Says About Your Business

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In business, a first impression is everything. That goes beyond simply meeting and greeting new potential clients and customers. An office is a space that makes an impression the moment someone walks in. Whether it is a potential new hire, a business partner, or someone who might be joining in on a venture, they will look to your office foyer when forming their first impression. The office foyer says a lot about your business, so be sure to make it a good first impression on anyone entering. Perfecting the Office Foyer An office foyer is truly the first thing people see when they enter your place of business. There are a few things you want people to think when they come into your foyer for the first time, all of…
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The Baby Mavens: a local resource for expectant parents in Beverly

The Baby Mavens: a local resource for expectant parents in Beverly

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New and expectant parents now have additional resources to guide them through pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care. The Baby Mavens, which specializes in doula services, has opened at 100 Cummings Center, Suite 435-F. The company offers birth and postpartum doula services, sleep and lactation consultation, babysitting and overnight care, newborn care education, and sibling support. It also offers “baby concierge services,” which are aimed at helping parents-to-be navigate the world of baby gear and care products. The Baby Mavens was co-founded by longtime friends Laurie Oesterle and Lauren Gaudet, former nannies with a shared interest in supporting new parents through the early stages of parenthood. Both have received doula training from DONA, the world’s first – and largest – doula training organization. Baby Mavens founders Laurie Oesterle and Lauren Gaudet…
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Pet-oriented businesses continue to grow at Cummings Center

Pet-oriented businesses continue to grow at Cummings Center

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Cummings Center welcomes another animal and pet-oriented business to campus this October.  Beverly Animal Natural Health Center is a treatment center that focuses on holistic remedies and overall wellness treatments for its four-legged patients.  Founded in 1998, Dr. Nancy Crowley’s practice will bring more than 30 years of experience to a new center located at 950 Cummings Center, Suite 99-X. Dr. Crowley is a native of Boston and is a 1992 graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, which is now known as Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. The location is just a few steps away from long-time Cummings Center client firm, Four Leggers.  Four Leggers Doggie Daycare, also located at 950 Cummings Center, offers an array of services at Suite 108-Y, including doggie daycare in its…
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Keeping our commercial property local

Keeping our commercial property local

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Although conventional wisdom advises commercial property owners to reduce risk through geographic diversification, Cummings Properties has never been a conventional company. When Bill Cummings began expanding Cummings Properties' commercial real estate portfolio beyond Woburn, he decided that no property could be so far that he couldn’t pedal there on his bicycle. A Local Commercial Property Company Through and Through We’re proud to have a spot – No. 8 to be exact – among the successful and well-respected global giants on Boston Business Journal’s recently released list of the Largest Commercial Real Estate Leasing Firms in Massachusetts. We’re even prouder, however, to be a local company through and through. Cummings Properties has been betting on the Boston suburbs for 46 years. We work here. We live here. We build here. We give…
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If you lease commercial property, it’s time to get on social media

If you lease commercial property, it’s time to get on social media

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Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Tumblr – it seems like a new social media platform is popping up every day. There’s no denying the importance of a strong digital presence, but busy commercial real estate professionals need to make sure that time allocated to social media is time well spent. With so many options, how do you know which channels can most effectively build your brand and boost credibility? Here are three suggestions: LinkedIn: LinkedIn lets you showcase your skillset by letting others sing your praises. Endorsements and recommendations from clients and colleagues are great ways to validate your expertise. Follow industry influencers to gain direct, instantaneous access to experts and to stay up to date with trends and news. But, don’t just sit back and “listen.” Use status updates and Groups…
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