Real Estate


Allston Task Force Returns from Summer Break with Two Resignations

Two longtime task force members offered their resignations and Allston residents heard the first details about the new Trader Joe’s slated to open on Western Ave. next year in an action-packed meeting of the Harvard-Allston Task Force on Monday night.

Harvard's gifts from donors

Harvard's gifts from donors

Harvard's donations include minerals, stamps, art, Dumbarton Oaks, and the Arnold Arboretum.


City Council Meeting Focuses on Increasing Affordable Housing

At its Monday meeting, the Cambridge City Council tackled issues ranging from the affordable housing crisis, to a potential medical marijuana dispensary, and prescription drugs disposal.

199 Allston

Continuum Development Struggles to Lease Space

Though Continuum aims to invigorate North Allston by uniting town and gown, early lease sales at the new residential and retail complex have come in fits and starts, according to local real estate experts.

University Fundraising in 2015 Graph
Central Administration

Stanford Tops Harvard in FY 15 Contributions

After taking the top spot in 2014, Harvard fell to second in a ranking of universities by donations. Stanford has led this ranking, compiled by the Council for Aid to Education, for nine of the last ten years.

Smith Campus Center, Second Floor
Central Administration

Capital Planning and Project Management VP Will Depart

In 2012, Johnson oversaw the Science Center Plaza renovation as part of the Harvard’s Common Spaces program. More recently, Johnson played a part in the designs of the Smith Campus Center.

Doubletree Protest

DoubleTree Workers Call on Sandberg to Aid Unionization Process

Continuing their yearlong campaign to pressure the hotel chain to allow fair process unionization, DoubleTree employees asked Class Day speaker and Facebook executive Sheryl K. Sandberg ’91 to hold a “Lean In Circle” for them.


Weston Selectmen Vote To Sue University Over Sale of Contaminated Property

Weston alleges that Harvard failed to comply with the terms of a 2010 contract which required the University to “remediate” contaminated portions of the 62.5-acre Case Estates property it had agreed to sell to the town.


Doubletree Boycott Launch Draws More Than 100 Workers, Advocates

Dozens of students joined Cambridge City Council members and DoubleTree workers in protest Thursday to support the employees' efforts to unionize.

Smith Center
On Campus

College Working Groups Make Campus Center Recommendations

Working groups composed of students and administrators tasked with determining College priorities for the future of the Smith Center hope renovation will include food options and a designated space for tourists, among other elements.

Gerald Chan's Harvard Square
Real Estate

Gerald Chan's Harvard Square

Harvard in the City

Harvard Completes $168.5 Million Sale of Watertown's Arsenal

Harvard completed a $168.5 million sale of Watertown’s Arsenal on the Charles to electronic health records company athenahealth, Inc., according to a Monday announcement by real estate firm Avison Young.


Greek Organizations Acquire Real Estate

Five of Harvard’s six Greek organizations now have real estate near Harvard, further expanding the presence of fraternities and sororities on campus.


As Relocation Moves Forward, Charlesview Residents Remain Divided

The 2007 land swap deal still has Charlesview residents divided, with some uncertain about the move and others excited about the prospects of relocation.


Charlesview Apartments Relocation