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FACELIFT: The exterior of the former Pilgrim Congregational Church in Providence, now Pilgrim Lofts, was given all-new windows to allow light into the loft apartments, and the brickwork was cleaned up. Prior to the renovations, the spaces where the windows currently are were boarded up.

Former Pilgrim Congregational Church converted to residential apartments

Pilgrim Lofts | 19 Harrison St., ProvidenceBuilding owner: Federico Manaigo and Antonio ManaigoBuilding tenants: ResidentialArchitect: KITE Architects Inc.Developers: Federico Manaigo and Antonio Manaigo of...
CONFIDENCE WANING? Matt Fair, center, of Hayes & ­Sherry Real Estate Services, listens with colleagues during PBN’s first Economic Trends Summit in Providence on Feb. 15. Panelists said perennial concerns such as rising health care costs and uncertainty about changing federal policies are dampening optimism about an otherwise strong economy.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Optimism tempered by uncertainty

Rhode Island’s economy is doing well, but a handful of perennial bugaboos, along with actions at the federal level, have dampened the business community’s...

Corvias founder promises to resolve military housing issues

PROVIDENCE – John Picerne, founder of Corvias Group LLC in East Greenwich, recently appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, where he...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO signed an executive order creating a government efficiency commission to evaluate departments for potential real estate and programmatic streamlining. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo creates efficiency commission to cut spending, streamline departments

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order Thursday that created a statewide Government Efficiency Commission that will make recommendations to cut...
THE MEDIAN PRICE of a single-family home in Rhode Island increased 3.3 percent year over year in January. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

Single-family home prices in R.I. rise 3.3% in Jan.

PROVIDENCE – The median price of a single-family home in Rhode Island increased 3.3 percent year over year in January to $253,000, according to...

I-195 Commission seeks development proposals for East Side Parcel 6

PROVIDENCE – The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission is trying to stir more interest in a nearly 1.5-acre parcel of developable land in Providence, with...

Five Questions With: Adam Thayer

Adam Thayer is an attorney with Sayer, Regan & Thayer LLP, of Newport, who specializes in real estate law. He spoke to the Providence...

Barrington colonial sells for $1.2M, third sale over $1M in town...

BARRINGTON – The million-dollar sales continue in Barrington, one of Rhode Island’s most sought-after real estate towns.Residential Properties Ltd. announced the $1.2 million sale...

Massachusetts enacts short-term rental tax

BOSTON – Property owners in Massachusetts, take note. The Bay State has a new law that applies state and local taxes to short-term rentals,...

WSJ: Chinese investment in U.S. commercial real estate down

NEW YORK – Purchases by Chinese companies and investors of U.S. buildings and properties worth $2.5 million or more declined in the fourth quarter,...
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