How To: Create a Welcoming Office Environment

How To: Create a Welcoming Office Environment

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Most successful businesses in the world are equipped with a welcoming and positive atmosphere and filled with happy employees. Why? Because employees who feel welcomed within their work environment are more productive and creative – not because they have to be, but because they want to be. When thinking about your office environment and what it offers to your employees, clients, and visitors, many questions may arise such as: How should the lighting look? How should desks be set up? Can we foster an engaging team space here? To answer these questions, our expert team at Cummings Properties has provided you with our top tips to create a welcoming and productive office environment for you and your employees. Natural Light Natural lighting is a critical component of a welcoming and…
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Top 5 Benefits To Renting An Office Space

Top 5 Benefits To Renting An Office Space

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No matter if you are starting your first business or you are a seasoned entrepreneur, figuring out if renting office space will be beneficial for you, your workers and your patrons may seem like a challenging task. When researching and beginning the rental process, many questions arise such as: Where is the right location for the space? Should I rent or buy? Can I conduct proper business here? To answer these questions, our expert team here at Cummings has provided you with our top 5 benefits to renting an office space in the greater Boston area. More Networking Opportunities:  When choosing to rent a commercial office space, you are enabling yourself and your team to interact with other businesses within the same location. An important part of being a business…
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The Shoebert Saga, as Seen Through the Eyes of Joyce Cummings

The Shoebert Saga, as Seen Through the Eyes of Joyce Cummings

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Wildlife authorities said from the beginning that “Shoebert” would be best off if he were quickly returned to a herd of seals (parvi) outside the harbor. Many people have said they hope Shoebert makes another stop in Beverly next year, too. Beverly’s new short-term citizen was a 235-pound male seal that somehow found his way into the two-level pond at Cummings Center, Beverly. It was not stuck, but it seemed determined to stay there even after having a floodgate lowered during high tide. Shoebert was named after the United Shoe Machinery Co., commonly once known as The Shoe. That building and others are now 2 million-square-foot Cummings Center medical, office, and research campus. Anyway, he left when the gate was lowered, swam around for a few minutes, turned around, and…
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There’s always parking at Cummings

There’s always parking at Cummings

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The last thing anyone wants when arriving somewhere, whether it be for work, appointments, or dining, is having the headache of finding a parking spot. In fact, a recent study from SpotHero shows that about half of Americans surveyed find parking stressful, and more than 63 percent have been late to an appointment due to trying to find a spot. Free business parking This isn’t an issue, though, at any of the Cummings Properties campuses, which are in 11 different Metro North communities -- Woburn, Beverly, Andover, Marlborough, Burlington, Somerville, Medford, Stoneham, Sudbury, Wilmington, and Wakefield. Cummings’ business and research parks, including TradeCenter 128, Cummings Center, and Dunham Ridge, all have ample free parking. Some even offer garages with covered pedestrian access to the buildings, allowing your employees and clients…
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Why medical practices choose Cummings Properties

Why medical practices choose Cummings Properties

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Learn how leasing medical office space with Cummings can help you and the healthcare professionals at your wellness practice expand your patient base and scale up your operation. Thriving medical clusters Take advantage of the cross-pollination opportunities that come from locating your medical practice in an established healthcare community. With assorted health and wellness professionals just steps away, and local hospitals within minutes, the convenience factor for patient referrals and staff is unmatched at Cummings campuses across the MetroNorth region. Our most prominent medical communities can be found at Cummings office parks in Woburn, Stoneham, and Beverly, MA, where Cummings Center alone is home to more than 120 physicians, surgeons, and dentists, plus dozens of physical therapists, psychologists, and other healthcare practitioners. Customized medical office space From concierge physicians’ offices…
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2 Cambridge Biotech Companies Open Labs in Woburn

2 Cambridge Biotech Companies Open Labs in Woburn

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Two Cambridge life sciences firms recently joined Woburn’s robust biotech cluster. Vaxess Technologies expanded its operation with a 3,600-square-foot GMP manufacturing laboratory at Cummings Park, and SeromYx Systems relocated its entire operation to an 8,000-square-foot Biosafety Level 2 facility at 299 Washington Street. Vaxess Technologies celebrated the grand opening of its GMP manufacturing facility in Woburn. Left to right: Rep. Richard Haggerty; Joe Boncore, CEO of MassBio; Sen. Cindy Friedman; Michael Schrader, CEO, Vaxess Technologies; Eric Anderson, president, Cummings Properties; and Kenn Turner, president and CEO of Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. Photo credit: Duncan Lake, Cresa. Long a hidden gem for life sciences firms, Woburn is now drawing attention as an ideal locale for biotech, pharma, and advance manufacturing companies. It’s also drawing key leaders to tour cutting-edge labs, including…
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Current Trends and Considerations for Leasing Greater Boston Lab Space

Current Trends and Considerations for Leasing Greater Boston Lab Space

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With lab space at a premium in Boston and Cambridge, life sciences and biotech companies are choosing to move to or start up in the MetroNorth region. Cummings, with its broad in-house expertise, is uniquely positioned to deliver specialized labs quickly for life sciences, biomanufacturing, pharma, advanced manufacturing, and research firms. Our convenient locations on I-95 and I-93, ample free parking, and many area amenities, including restaurants, hotels, and shopping, make us a one-stop shop for growing organizations. Chief Design Officer Jim Trudeau recently discussed his role in designing lab and technical spaces, factors to consider, and current trends.    What is your role at Cummings? I lead Cummings' 20-person architectural and engineering team, with a special involvement in laboratory and technical projects. Our internal designers and engineers have designed…
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Key considerations for choosing your next career opportunity

Key considerations for choosing your next career opportunity

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Autumn is a popular time of year to consider a career change. As summer vacation season ends, businesses look to fill gaps in their workforces, and job seekers refocus their efforts to secure meaningful employment.  Commercial real estate developer Cummings Properties knows a thing or two about the hiring process. Together, its diverse in-house team of about 350 colleagues design, build, market, manage, and maintain 11 million square feet of commercial real estate across 11 suburban Boston communities. Here are several considerations to keep in mind as you explore new professional opportunities. Corporate Culture The workplace culture at your new job will set the tone for your experience. Try to get a sense of the company’s core values during the interview process. Are teamwork and camaraderie emphasized or is the focus on…
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