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Top Mass. Brokers by Sales; Boston Office Market; More!

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BOSTON—Paging wonks and those that love them! Max Grinnell wants to know which of the city's problems could be solved using so-called Big Data: "... [I]t seems that most of the data might be used to solve problems that might be broadly understood as operational issues. In a number of ways, it’s easier to solve issues surrounding parking and traffic than it is to come to a consensus on adopting policies that address issues surrounding social justice and the like." [Boston Daily]
BOSTON—And, now, a word from the city's commercial real estate market: "The city of Boston has absorbed 240,000 square feet of office space, increasing the year-over-year absorption rate to 765,000 square feet while reducing the vacancy rate to 11.2 percent ... The Seaport, Financial District and North Station led the push with a collective 265,000 square feet of absorption..." [Banker & Tradesman]
MASS-WIDE—Eleven brokers in the commonwealth made the Wall Street Journal's annual list of the top 250 brokers nationwide: "Beth Dickerson of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty ranked 27, the highest of any Massachusetts real estate agent, with $111.2 million in sales. Brigitte Senkler and Gail Roberts came in at 39 and 43 respectively from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Senkler had $99.8 million in sales while Roberts netted $91.1 million." [Biz Journal]