Cummings named top charitable contributor in Massachusetts

Cummings named top charitable contributor in Massachusetts

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BOSTON, September 8, 2017 – For the second year in a row, the Cummings organization was named the Commonwealth’s number one Top Charitable Contributor at Boston Business Journal’s 12th Annual Corporate Citizenship Summit on September 7 in Boston.   With combined charitable giving exceeding $21 million, Woburn-based commercial real estate firm Cummings Properties and its affiliate Cummings Foundation topped the list of the region’s 85 largest corporate contributors to Massachusetts-based charities in 2016. Granite Telecommunications and Liberty Mutual Insurance Group landed the second and third spots, respectively. “The commitment to community and supporting those in need is evident in the sheer number of companies and the level of giving,” said Boston Business Journal publisher and market president Carolyn Jones. “This award simply wouldn’t be possible without the more than 2,000 leasing…
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Nation’s largest retailer of wheelchair-accessible vans to open new dealership & showroom in Woburn

Nation’s largest retailer of wheelchair-accessible vans to open new dealership & showroom in Woburn

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WOBURN, September 1, 2017 – MobilityWorks®, the nation's largest retailer of wheelchair-accessible vans, has leased a 10,000-square-foot space in Woburn with Cummings Properties for its newest dealership. The showroom is expected to open later this month at 299 Washington Street. MobilityWorks sells new and pre-owned vans that are modified for wheelchair accessibility, and provides rental vans and adaptive equipment such as hand controls, rotating seats, and scooter lifts. “Woburn is at the nexus of Routes 95/128, Route 93, and Route 3; it’s a very accessible area and ideal for business,” said Roger Brown, general manager at MobilityWorks. The Washington Street dealership will be the third that MobilityWorks has opened in Massachusetts, with others in North Attleboro and Norwood. “MobilityWorks required a first-class dealership location that can be easily accessed by…
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LIVE.WORK.PLAY. Cummings Center’s transformation to a mixed-use development

LIVE.WORK.PLAY. Cummings Center’s transformation to a mixed-use development

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Cummings Center is not only the premier North Shore business address, but with the construction of the Elliott Landing luxury condominiums in 2016, the campus has become a true mixed-use development that blends commercial, retail, and residential uses in one place. Cummings Properties’ recent “Live.Work.Play.” branding campaign celebrates the widening opportunities offered at the destination waterfront campus. The synergy between the complementary uses creates a round-the-clock energy that enhances Cummings Center and the Beverly community. To learn more about this special community and to view the remaining homes before they are all sold, visit the Elliott Landing website. Not surprisingly, several of Elliott Landing’s residents selected their new homes because of the luxury design and proximity to their offices, located just steps away at Cummings Center.  These residents not only benefit from…
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Amenities Included in Our Commercial Space

Amenities Included in Our Commercial Space

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Not all commercial spaces are created equal. Spaces can be outfitted in any number of ways. Luckily, Cummings Properties offers a diverse range of design options and amenities to meet your needs, typically at half of the cost of leasing in Cambridge or Boston. Cummings offers all different types of offices suites. The three most common categories are laboratory space, office space, and flex space, each outfitted for any number of intentions. Laboratory Suites Laboratory suites are a common choice for tech firms, medical offices, and other businesses needing a lab facility. Leasing a laboratory suite often includes a custom buildout, but Cummings Properties has an incredibly helpful, fully integrated leasing system that makes the construction process clear and simple. Laboratory space offerings include incubator labs, wet rooms, clean rooms,…
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The Numbers are in…

The Numbers are in…

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Boston Business Journal has released its new Book of Lists, and Cummings Properties is proud to be ranked in the top 10 in several categories. Click below to see the full lists, and contact us to learn how we can meet your commercial real estate needs with our diverse 10 million-square-foot portfolio and unparalleled service.  1st Largest Corporate Contributor in Massachusetts    2nd Largest Commercial Real Estate Developer in Massachusetts    2nd  Largest Office Space Building in Greater Boston    8th  Largest Commercial Property Manager in Massachusetts    8th  Largest Commercial Real Estate Leasing Firm in Massachusetts   Rankings Found in the:
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Understanding the Process of Leasing a Commercial Space

Understanding the Process of Leasing a Commercial Space

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Leasing commercial space is a different process than leasing residential real estate. There are different factors to take into account that not everyone would think of. Especially if it is your first time leasing commercial office space, the process likely seems very daunting. Here is a short guide to understanding the process of leasing a commercial space. As always, Cummings Properties’ offers a fully integrated leasing system with advice on and services related to construction, financing, design, and more. Whether it's your first or tenth time, Cummings Properties can make the process easy. Location is important to the health of a business. You need to consider your customer base, access to other parts of the city, and your desired size. Once you’ve decided on a location that fits your needs,…
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Leasing vs. Owning a Commercial Space

Leasing vs. Owning a Commercial Space

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Investing in a commercial space can be an overwhelming task, especially for someone looking into commercial real estate for the first time. Terminology is thrown around and not always explained. One of the most common questions regarding commercial real estate is, “What is the difference between leasing and owning?” The basic differences between the two is very simple; the complexity lies in the details of the two. Leasing an Office Space Leasing a space is essentially like renting a residential property. Each month, the tenant pays the landlord a certain predetermined amount of money for rent. In exchange, the landlord carries many of the responsibilities of property management such as maintenance and purchasing building insurance. Additionally, in the short-term, leasing is much more cost-effective than owning for many companies, especially…
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