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AP names Rubinsky its global business editor

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AP names Rubinsky its global business editor


Associated Press deputy head of newsgathering Michael Giarrusso sent out the following on Friday:

I’m very excited to announce that Cara Rubinsky is the AP’s new Global Business Editor.

Every team that Cara has led or worked with immediately became more collaborative and more responsive to breaking news. She knows how to juggle multiple breaking stories, guide reporters on bigger-picture coverage and plan for long-running stories. And she is a master collaborator, who knows how to communicate well across oceans and formats.

Cara has worked as an editor for AP since 2005, starting as a supervisor in Hartford. She moved to Atlanta as assistant editor on the South Desk, then to Boston as news editor and to Chicago as assistant editor for the Central Region. In 2015, she moved to London as Associate Europe Editor. She became Deputy Business Editor in April 2018. And earlier this year, she volunteered to help lead U.K. coverage on an interim basis.

Cara Rubinsky

She has been a key leader as the business news department has focused on stories that readers want to click and share. She has pushed the department to give voice to subjects that traditional business journalism has ignored. And she has pushed reporters to look for ways to show how economic ripples can move across the world based on war, disaster and political change.

In 2022, she launched the grant-funded financial wellness initiative, which uses innovative storytelling techniques to bring important information about budgeting, debt and other topics to underserved audiences.

Cara and the other leaders in Business News will continue building on the momentum that they have, and the AP will look to the department to help broaden and diversify the report with more alternative storytelling formats and visuals.

Cara starts immediately. She will remain in London.

We have a great management team in Business news, a growing grants operation and a staff of aggressive reporters who have experience and deep knowledge of their beats. We can’t wait to see how the department evolves in 2024 and beyond.

Congratulations to Cara.



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Business Insider promoted story in snarky Reddit

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Business Insider promoted story in snarky Reddit


Business Insider published a lengthy story about an underwear start-up and its CEO last week, and then featured it in a Reddit that is typically devoted to snark, reports Taylor Lawrence of The Washington Post.

Lorenz writes, “The Reddit post about Téllez didn’t gain much traction, but the fact that the news organization engaged in this way left her feeling angry and terrified. It also undermined Business Insider’s journalism, she said.

“‘This post on the most hateful and dangerous cesspool of the internet confirms that in a desperate grasp for clicks, Business Insider is willing to be more at home with doxers, anonymous harassers, death-threat writers than real media,’ she said. ‘What Business Insider is saying to young women is simple: ‘Don’t dare to run a business, or you’ll make yourself a target, not just for reputation risk, but safety risk as well.’

“Business Insider declined to comment.

“With media consumption patterns changing, news outlets face a conundrum over where to promote their work. More users are turning to closed communities like Reddit to connect with like-minded people and consume information. This shift has been accelerated by the implosion of Twitter, where media companies, journalists, and the public used to trade news and promote their work.”

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Connecticut’s Winsted Citizen saved, bought by American Business Media

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Connecticut’s Winsted Citizen saved, bought by American Business Media


American Business Media LLC, a national magazine publisher based in Simsbury, purchased the Winsted Citizen last week, saving the cash-strapped monthly newspaper from a previously announced closure.

The acquisition, announced by the publisher’s CEO Vincent Valvo in a press release, came less than a week after news that the paper’s non-profit owner, the Connecticut News Consortium, had voted to cease operations due to financial troubles.

“There were news reports earlier this week that the publication is closing. That is not true,” Jedd Gould, a board member and spokesperson for the group, said. “We are very pleased that the work of the Consortium on this publication and all of those involved in creating and producing the Winsted Citizen will continue under new ownership.”

The change in ownership comes near the end of a rocky first year for the nascent paper, which was founded by editor Andy Thibault with funding from Ralph Nader, a consumer advocate and former presidential candidate.

American Business Media publishes seven national and regional magazines like National Mortgage Professional Magazine and Banking Northeast. In a press release, Valvo said he believed in the mission of community journalism and had been cheering the Winsted Citizen since its founding.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed and Valvo said the paper’s staff and production would remain unchanged with Thibault continuing to serve as a contributing editor.



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Mining boosts Australia business investment to 8-year high, outlook upbeat By Reuters

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Mining boosts Australia business investment to 8-year high, outlook upbeat By Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The edge of Glencore’s Mount Owen coal mine and adjacent rehabilitated land are pictured in Ravensworth, Australia, June 21, 2022. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo

By Wayne Cole

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian business investment rose to an eight-year high in the September quarter thanks to a rebound in mining, while plans for future spending were upgraded in a much-needed boost for economic growth.

Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Thursday showed private capital spending rose a real 0.6% in the third quarter from the previous quarter, led by a 5.6% increase in the mining sector.

Total spending of A$39.9 billion ($26.43 billion) was the highest since late 2015 and almost 11% higher than a year earlier, encouraged in part by tax breaks on new equipment.

Firms also lifted spending plans for the fiscal year to June 2024 to A$171.2 billion, up 8.5% on the previous quarter and just pipping analyst forecasts for $169 billion.

“The information media and telecommunications industry had a particularly large rise based on planned investment in new data centres,” noted Robert Ewing, ABS head of business statistics.

“The mining industry also raised its spending on iron-ore projects and battery-related mineral developments.”

That follows data showing surprisingly strong construction work for the third quarter, which also contained big upward revisions that left spending up more than 12% for the year.

Much of those gains came from a government splurge on infrastructure, which has become so large the IMF recently recommended some projects should be delayed to prevent costs blowing out and adding to inflation.

Demand running ahead of supply has become a real challenge with the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) citing it as a major reason inflation is proving more stubborn than hoped.

The central bank responded by lifting interest rates to a 12-year high of 4.35% this month and another move will likely be on the agenda at its last policy meeting of the year on Dec. 5.

Analysts doubt it will hike again so quickly, in part because October inflation figures surprised on the low side.

Markets have also pared back the risk of a rise next year, though they also imply little chance of a rate cut either.

One sticking point for the RBA has been a surprisingly rapid revival in home prices which has boosted household wealth and stoked spending power even as the central bank is trying to put a lid on consumption.

Again, demand is far outstripping supply as record inward migration meets a dearth of suitable accommodation.

Figures on home building out on Thursday showed a welcome 7.5% bounce in approvals for new dwellings, but that was still down more than 6% on a year earlier and well short of the pace needed to meet population growth.

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22 Boston Restaurants Offering Winter-Ready Outdoor Dining

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22 Boston Restaurants Offering Winter-Ready Outdoor Dining

Zwischen isolierten Iglus, Feuerstellen und heißen Cocktails halten sie Sie die ganze Saison über warm.

Wenn das Wetter kalt wird, zwingt das eisige, klirrende Wetter in Neuengland dazu, dass Restaurants ausschließlich drinnen speisen. Aber während des Höhepunkts von COVID, als die Pandemie die Möglichkeiten im Innenbereich einschränkte, fanden die Restaurants in Boston eine Lösung. Eigentlich gibt es viele Lösungen – und sie sind geblieben.

Die beheizten Iglus, isolierten Gewächshäuser und Propanheizungen in Hülle und Fülle der Pandemie-Ära sind seit dem Höhepunkt dieser Zeitspanne wieder aufgetaucht. Schauen Sie an einem der fast zwei Dutzend Orte unten vorbei und genießen Sie ein Outdoor-Erlebnis mit fantastischem Essen, Feuerstellen und heißen Cocktails.

Dieser Leitfaden wurde zuletzt im November 2023 aktualisiert; Seien Sie gespannt auf regelmäßige Updates.

Außenterrasse des Alkovens mit Blick auf die Zakim-Brücke. / Foto mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Alcove

Alkoven

Atemberaubende Ausblicke auf die Uferpromenade, die Zakim-Brücke und aquarellfarbene Sonnenuntergänge sind dank Alcoves Arsenal an Terrassenheizgeräten für den Außenbereich den ganzen Winter über möglich. Genießen Sie die Landschaft, während Sie den saisonalen, mit Butter bestrichenen Rum-Apfelwein genießen, der heiß serviert und mit Alcoves eigenem Fass voll australischem Plantation 2009-Rumgewürz in Hülle und Fülle zubereitet wird, und tauchen Sie anschließend in eine Mahlzeit mit lokal angebauter neuer amerikanischer Küche ein. Vielleicht die herzerwärmende Pastinakensuppe mit in Butter geröstetem Salbei oder der Spinat-Artischocken-Dip?

50 Lovejoy Wharf, West End, Boston, 617-248-0050, alcoveboston.com.

Die überdachte und beheizte Terrasse der Bar Enza. / Foto von Maria DeNapoli

Bar Enza

Diese Neo-Trattoria im Charles Hotel ist ganzjährig für die Gastronomie geeignet. Leistungsstarke Wärmelampen und eine Deckenabdeckung sorgen für ein gemütliches Abendessen im Winter. Importierte italienische Weine und elegante Gerichte – wie Hummer-Ricotta-Gnocchi und in brauner Butter gebratene Entenbrust – runden das Erlebnis ab. Oh, und vergessen Sie nicht die A+-Cocktails. Wir haben eine Vorliebe für jeden der drei Negronis auf der Liste.

1 Bennett St., Harvard Square, Cambridge, 617-661-5050, bar-enza.com.

Die Bowery Bar Jurten

Jurten in der Bowery Bar in Lower Mills. / Kostenloses Foto

Die Bowery Bar

Wenn Sie auf der Suche nach Vintage-Tavernen-Atmosphäre sind, ist die Bowery Bar in Dorchester genau das Richtige für Sie. Und wenn Sie es sich in beheizten, privaten Jurten gemütlich machen möchten (die an den Feiertagen mit funkelnden Lichtern geschmückt sind), ist das Hauptquartier von Lower Mills ebenfalls Ihr Platz. Bis das warme Wetter hereinbricht, ist in den Jurten ein Mindestmaß an Essen und Trinken erforderlich – aber mit einer wechselnden Auswahl an Fassbieren und einer Speisekarte voller Hausmannskost wird es nicht schwer sein, dieses zu erreichen.

2261 Dorchester Ave., Lower Mills, Dorchester, Boston, 617-698-2261, bowery-bar.com.

Bogenmarkt

Seit Ende November stehen auf dem Bow Market in Somerville von Mittwoch bis Sonntag kostenlose Gemeinschaftsfeuerstellen im Außenhof zur Verfügung. Besorgen Sie sich etwas Essen bei den vielen Anbietern vor Ort. Probieren Sie South Shore-Pizza von Hot Box oder südamerikanische Hausmannskost von Buenas und runden Sie das Ganze mit Macarons von Maca zum Nachtisch ab.

1 Bow Market Way, Union Square, Somerville, bowmarketsomerville.com.

Nebenstrecke

Dieses Hauptrestaurant in Watertown ist bekannt für sein ausgezeichnetes Brathähnchen, seinen unfassbar guten Erbsensalat und seine herzliche Gastfreundschaft und verfügt über eine geräumige Terrasse. Der überdachte Teil bleibt das ganze Jahr über geöffnet, geschlossen und beheizt und eignet sich sowohl für regelmäßige Mahlzeiten als auch für private Veranstaltungen. Dieser familienfreundliche Ort ist täglich zum Abendessen sowie zum Mittagessen am Freitag und zum Brunch an Wochentagen geöffnet und schafft es irgendwie, wählerische Esser, abenteuerlustige Gäste und alle dazwischen zufrieden zu stellen – probieren Sie es diesen Winter einmal aus.

321 Arsenal St., Watertown, 617-420-1900, branchlinearsenal.com.

dbar

Die im Industrie-Chic gehaltene Außenterrasse dieses Ortes in Dorchester ist im Sommer ein Hotspot. Und kommt der Winter? Es ist mit zahlreichen Heizgeräten und einer teilweisen Deckenabdeckung ausgestattet, was es auch bei sinkenden Temperaturen zu einem gemütlichen Ort für gemütliches Essen (und kreative Cocktails) macht.

1236 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, Boston, 617-265-4490, dbarboston.com.

Deck 12

Das auf dem Yotel im Seaport gelegene Deck 12 ist in den wärmeren Monaten ein beliebter Ort mit atemberaubender Aussicht auf Boston – aber im Winter verwandelt es sich in ein Winterresort: Après auf Deck 12. Komplett mit beheizten Gondeln, Sesselliften und Adirondack Stühle, hier gibt es jede Menge Après-Ski-Stimmung, heißen Kakao und Spezialcocktails (wie den Caramel Chaitini mit Wodka, Bailey’s, Chai und einem Karamellstrudel) und wärmende kleine Teller.

65 Seaport Blvd., Seaport District, Boston, 617-377-4747, deck12bos.com.

Deuxave

An der Ecke Comm Ave. und Mass Ave. bietet Deuxave Speisen im Freien an, sofern die Gäste bereit sind, der Kälte zu trotzen. Die moderne französisch-amerikanische Küche schmeckt unter Wärmelampen auf der Veranda und auf der Terrasse genauso gut, aber das Personal ermutigt die Gäste, sich an kühleren Abenden warm anzuziehen.

371 Commonwealth Ave., Back Bay, Boston, 617-517-5915, deuxave.com.

Earls Küche + Bar

Dachterrasse von Earls Kitchen + Bar im Prudential Center. / Foto mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Earls

Earls Küche + Bar

Der Prudential Centre-Standort dieser kanadischen Kette bietet nicht nur eine umfangreiche, beliebte Speisekarte, sondern auch eine weitläufige Dachterrasse. Es ist im Gewächshausstil von Glas umgeben und den ganzen Winter über geöffnet, sodass Sie das ganze Jahr über die typischen Tequila-Getränke und die atemberaubende Aussicht genießen können.

800 Boylston St. (Prudential Center), Unit 107, Back Bay, Boston, 857-957-0949, Earls.ca.

Eule

Diesen Winter verwandelt sich der Newcomer Gufo aus East Cambridge mit dem Alpine Après Pop-up in einen italienischen Bergurlaub. Ab Dezember wird die geschlossene und beheizte Terrasse des Restaurants mit festlichem Dekor geschmückt, das eine europäische Vintage-Atmosphäre versprüht. Neben einem von den italienischen Alpen inspirierten Menü (gebackene Gnocchi mit Trüffel, Pizza mit Prosciutto-Crema und mehr) gibt es Desserts wie Panettone, festliche Kekse und heiße Cocktails.

660 Cambridge St., East Cambridge, 617-945-9734, gufocambridge.com.

Ernte Cambridge

Foto mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Harvest

Ernte

Eine teilweise überdachte Terrasse mit Heizstrahlern und einem riesigen Steinkamin, bequemen Loungemöbeln und traditionellen Esstischen? Der Traum eines jeden Outdoor-Diners erwartet Sie im bei Cambridge-Fans beliebten Harvest, wo die Terrasse bis zum frühen Winter geöffnet bleibt.

44 Brattle St., Harvard Square, Cambridge, 617-868-2255, Harvestcambridge.com.

Hojoko

Zwischen den kleinen Tellern (wie Potstickers mit Schweinefleisch und Garnelen und gebratenem Kimchi-Reis), den speziellen Sushi-Rollen (probieren Sie eines mit Trüffelsalsa belegt) und dem erstklassigen Sake sollten Sie nicht mehr Überzeugungsarbeit brauchen, um nach Hojoko zu gehen. Wenn Sie dies jedoch tun, werden die Heizungen auf der besonders warmen Terrasse wahrscheinlich ausreichen.

1271 Boylston St., Fenway, Boston, 617-670-0507, hojokoboston.com.

Iglus auf dem Lookout Rooftop im Seaport’s Envoy Hotel. / Kostenloses Foto

Aussichtspunkt auf dem Dach

Die Aussichtsterrasse auf dem Dach des Envoy Hotels ist im Sommer einer der beliebtesten Orte und bietet einen atemberaubenden Blick auf die Stadt und die Küste. Und wahrscheinlich wird es auch diesen Winter so sein, denn beheizte Iglus (zusammen mit Fleecedecken für diejenigen, denen es besonders kalt ist) bieten die gleiche Aussicht. Neu in diesem Jahr: Snacks auf „Brunchbrettern“ mit French Toast, Waffeln, Gebäck und mehr sowie den Spezialcocktails des Envoy.

70 Sleeper St. (Envoy Hotel), Seaport District, Boston, 617-338-3030, theenvoyhotel.com.

Die hintere Terrasse im Mare. / Kostenloses Foto

Stute

Das Grundnahrungsmittel Mare im North End ist bekannt für seine umfangreiche Rohkostbar (hat jemand Lust auf einen Muschelturm?) und auf Meeresfrüchte spezialisierte Häppchen. Genauso lohnenswert ist jedoch die ganzjährig geöffnete, sonnenraumähnliche Hinterterrasse mit Glaswänden, einem ausfahrbaren Dach sowie Feuerstellen und Wärmelampen in Hülle und Fülle.

223 Hanover St., North End, Boston, 617-723-6273, mareoysterbar.com.

Porto

Portos überdachte Terrasse mit Sitzgelegenheiten. / Foto mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Porto

Porto

Dank der seitlichen Terrasse von Porto, die von einer ausziehbaren Markise umschlossen und überdacht ist, können Sie die mediterranen Gerichte des Back Bay-Restaurants (von der mit dem James Beard Award ausgezeichneten Köchin Jody Adams) den ganzen Winter über im Freien genießen. Ein Muss? Die frische, hausgemachte Pasta mit schwarzen Trüffeln und Austernpilzen.

Ring Rd., Back Bay, Boston, 617-536-1234, porto-boston.com.

Das Innere der Publico Street Bisto's Lodge in Publico

Die Lodge in Publico. / Foto mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Publico

Publico Street Bistro und Garten

Ab Dezember ist der Innenhof dieses Southie-Bistros als „The Lodge at Publico“ bekannt und mit einer von Skihütten inspirierten Einrichtung aus den 70er-Jahren sowie Snacks und Getränken ausgestattet. In diesem Jahr wird die Lodge das Winterquartier des Cisco Brewers-Biergarten-Pop-ups sein, das eine erweiterte Getränkekarte mit Cisco-Bieren und Triple-Eight-Spirituosencocktails bietet. Obwohl Sie sich in South Boston befinden, vergessen Sie möglicherweise, dass Sie sich nicht wirklich in Aspen befinden.

11 Dorchester St., South Boston, 617-622-5700, publicoboston.com.

Flussbar

Die Cocktailbar River Bar im Assembly Row bietet das ganze Jahr über Mahlzeiten im Freien mit Feuerstellen und gemütlichen Sofas, die zum Entspannen einladen. Packen Sie sich ein und genießen Sie saisonale Cocktails wie einen Espresso-Martini mit braunem Zucker oder den „Cider Donut“ aus Whistle Pig-Roggen, braunem Zucker und Zimt.

661 Assembly Row, Somerville, 617-616-5561, river-bar.com.

Russell House Taverne

Selbst wenn im Januar und Februar das kalte Wetter herrscht, bleibt die Terrasse dieses Ortes am Harvard Square geöffnet. Eingebettet in eine Gasse, die mit Teelichtern geschmückt und von Heizkörpern gesäumt ist, ist es so romantisch und gemütlich, dass Sie vergessen werden, dass Sie sich im Hochwinter draußen befinden.

14 JFK St., Harvard Square, Cambridge, 617-500-3055, russellhousecambridge.com.

Sechs West

Sobald der Dezember vorüber ist, werden eine Handvoll beheizter Iglus ihren Weg auf das Dach des Six West finden. Jedes ist mit einer individuellen Heizung ausgestattet, mit einer Mischung aus Sofas und Tischen ausgestattet und bietet eine komplette Speisekarte, Cocktails und einen atemberaubenden Blick auf Boston.

6 West Broadway, South Boston, 857-496-0245, sixwestbroad.com.

State Street-Bestimmungen

An der Außenseite des State Street Provisions, direkt über den Terrassen Atlantic Avenue und State Street, sind permanente Heizgeräte angebracht. Die gemütliche Atmosphäre wird durch einige freistehende Heizkörper (und eine warme Schüssel mit Hummerbiskuit oder Muschelsuppe) verstärkt, sodass Sie bestens vor der Kälte geschützt sind.

255 State St., Downtown Boston, 617-863-8363, statestreetprovisions.com.

Tour

Toro serviert sein preisgekröntes spanisches Tapas-Menü draußen, bis das Wetter in Neuengland zu kalt ist, als dass selbst die hartnäckigsten Bostoner es ertragen könnten. Entscheiden Sie sich für warme Gerichte wie Patatas Bravas, Pimientos und natürlich Paella.

1704 Washington St., South End, Boston, 617-536-4300, toro-restaurant.com.

Trattoria Il Panino

Gleich um die Ecke vom Haupteingang der Trattoria Il Panino befindet sich die ganzjährig geöffnete Terrasse. Wärmelampen und ein Dach sorgen dafür, dass das Essen im Freien jeden Tag und bei jedem Wetter angenehm ist. Kommen Sie vorbei und genießen Sie haufenweise Pasta in Silberpfannen, klassische Espresso-Martinis und Hausspezialitäten wie Vier-Fleisch-Ragout und Lammkarree.

280 Hanover St., North End, Boston, 617-720-1336, trattoriailpanino.com.

Second-hand shopping a $1-billion-plus business for Amazon in Europe By Reuters

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Second-hand shopping a $1-billion-plus business for Amazon in Europe By Reuters


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© Reuters. Customers visit the Second Chance Store, a new shop selling returned and refurbished products from Amazon’s Second Chance programmes in-person in central London, Britain November 28, 2023. John Nguyen/Handout via REUTERS.

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By James Davey

LONDON (Reuters) – Consumer demand for refurbished and pre-owned goods in Britain and across Europe has created a billion pound ($1.3 billion) business for Amazon (NASDAQ:), its UK boss said.

Many retailers and manufacturers expect that trend to continue as shoppers, hit by rising prices and borrowing costs, look to save cash and buy more sustainably.

John Boumphrey, Amazon’s UK Country Manager, told reporters that in the UK alone the online retail giant last year sold more than 4 million used or refurbished products at a discount.

In the first nine months of 2023, Amazon’s sales of second-hand goods in the UK increased by more than 15% on the same period last year, he added.

Amazon UK’s total revenue in 2022 was 24 billion pounds.

“Customers are telling us that they’re shopping second hand items to save money in the ongoing cost of living crisis and because they want to shop more sustainably,” Boumphrey told reporters.

He was speaking at the launch of Amazon UK’s “Second Chance Store” – a Christmas pop-up shop in London selling returned and refurbished items.

Amazon has a goal to have net zero carbon emissions by 2040.

Many environmental campaigners are sceptical about the willingness of major companies to cut emissions, seeing it as more of a public relations exercise. But large companies say they can make a difference due to their scale.

REGULATORY CHANGE

Boumphrey also told Reuters that Amazon bosses were frustrated by the amount of regulatory change in Europe, and Britain in particular, and were questioning whether they have enough visibility to invest.

“There’s an awful lot of changes to regulation, not only in the UK but also in Europe, and one of the things they’re asking is: is this going to give us long term certainty,” he said in an interview.

He highlighted concerns over the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill, currently making its way through the UK parliament, which will give Britain’s antitrust regulator legal powers to tailor rules for big tech companies.

Boumphrey’s comments come after the UK government this week hailed 29.5 billion pounds of foreign investment as a sign Britain was regaining its business appeal following the uncertainty triggered by its departure from the European Union and last year’s political turmoil.

Amazon has invested 56 billion pounds in Britain since 2010, including 12 billion in 2022 alone, Boumphrey said.

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Creating a High-Value Network in Boston Real Estate

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Creating a High-Value Network in Boston Real Estate

In the fast-paced and ever-changing world of Boston real estate, the path to success is often determined by the people and platforms that surround you. Aligning with a reputable brokerage with an outstanding market presence and an impeccable track record is more than just a career choice. It’s a strategic move towards producing far more deals for yourself. It is a low inventory, high-interest rate, and lower-lead environment. Picking the right network can make all the difference in the world going into 2024. The decision you make isn’t simply about choosing a workplace; it’s about embracing a philosophy that intertwines your professional journey with current market conditions. The real estate office you’ve long worked at may have an outdated business model unsuitable for the future.

Navigating the Boston real estate market requires not just skill and knowledge, but also the longstanding backing of a company whose name opens doors, whose reputation speaks for itself, and whose network of clients and partners is as vast as the city itself. Let’s explore how joining the right company can be the turning point in your career. You need to ensure it matches your current and future personal and technology needs.

The Pre-Existing Network Advantage

Imagine having access to a network of over 18,800 property owners and investors from day one. By joining a company that has spent two decades nurturing these relationships, you bypass the initial struggle of building contacts. This extensive network opens doors to exclusive listings and high-value deals, setting you apart in the competitive Boston market. All real estate agents know that prospecting for phone numbers and names of clients is a time-consuming process. Many seasoned agents say that prospecting and gathering important marketing and contact data can consume anywhere between 20-30 hours of their workweek. Most agents are far more interested in showing and closing transactions. What could your life look like if you had enough names and phone numbers right in front of you to make calls for several years without having to do all that data research? How many more commissions would you generate for yourself?

Quantity AND Quality Matter

But it’s not just about the quantity of these connections; it’s their quality that can truly set you apart. Most investors, landlords, and property managers say that the greatest benefit they receive from real estate agents is getting their properties rented. These aren’t just any property owners and investors; they are individuals and entities who have been part of lucrative deals, groundbreaking projects, and transformative real estate ventures across Boston. These are successful people who also have a whole host of various real estate needs.

It is not uncommon for landlords to ask you to help them find a summer house on the Cape or a new personal residence based on your success in helping them lease properties. Most landlords feel you have earned their business and that opens the door to many other commissions you never even thought of. As part of a full stack real estate ecosystem like Boston Pads, you get the exclusive opportunity to tap into high-value deals. You also get insights into off-market listings, and can present your clients with opportunities that are often reserved for the inner circles of the real estate world. The world of the traditional real estate agent is starting to give way to the rise of complete real estate platforms that source leads through their extensive search engine optimization.

The companies that provide the best leads to their agents will be the successful ones going into 2024.

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The Mentorship Advantage: You Can Learn from Industry Veterans

In the ever-evolving world of real estate, the wisdom and insights of seasoned professionals are not just valuable. They are indispensable. You want to surround yourself with true real estate professionals that have been through several recessions. It’s vital and necessary that your company provides a clear and compelling go-to market strategy for 2024. You will also want a broker that works with you every day and is always available. Be leery of offices where the broker lives in another state but tells you he/she is only a phone call away. How often do they answer when you call? Can you even call them for advice? Can they sit down with you and go over a pro-forma to sell a building and help you with CMAs?

Learn Directly from Boston Real Estate Investors

Our company prides itself on its mentorship and training abilities, where you can learn from brokers and upper management with over 25 years of industry experience. These mentors are not just successful brokers; they are astute investors who have built impressive portfolios of their own across Greater Boston. Their journey through the highs and lows of the market, their understanding of the nuanced dynamics of real estate investment, and their foresight in property trends are resources that they are eager to share.

Is your broker willing to help you buy your first investment property? Are they willing to go over numbers to tell you whether or not it is a good deal? Or are they more concerned with you buying a property so they can get some of that commission?

Imagine having direct access to mentors who can guide you in navigating complex transactions, advise you on strategic investment decisions, and show you how to identify emerging opportunities in the market. What if your mentors showed you how to analyze data for not only you but to carefully and confidently explain the real estate marketplace at all levels?

A Better Path to Financial Independence

This mentorship goes beyond mere knowledge sharing; it’s about providing a roadmap to financial freedom through real estate. Our mentors are keen to help you understand how to build and manage a real estate portfolio, how to evaluate investment properties, and how to create a cash positive income stream. They teach not just the ‘what’ but also the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of real estate success, preparing you to build your legacy in the industry.

Will your broker answer your phone call at 5am and help you through an investment buying or selling decision? Does your broker own any investment properties? Can your broker show you how to going through the design and zoning process to value add deals for you and your clients?

The Strength of a Unified Team: Collaboration and Shared Growth

Imagine the advantage of having a network of highly motivated and fully engaged agents who are as invested in your success as they are in their own. In our team, every agent is your partner in deal-making. You don’t have to worry about your fellow agent being a part-time Uber drive or bartender. Agents with part- time jobs typically have them since don’t have enough leads or coaching to get them to the next level. Teamwork makes the dream work.

Whether it’s sharing leads on potential properties, offering insights on market trends, or collaborating on complex transactions, the support you receive is multi-faceted. This collaborative environment is not just about working side by side. It’s about pooling our collective expertise to excel in a business that thrives on teamwork and shared knowledge. Speed is important and getting the right help and coaching can quickly add up to far more deals for you. It is also rewarding to show up at a fast- paced, credible office and have open dialog on the latest trends that are working in the current real estate environment.

The Power of a Real- Time Database

Our real time landlord/investor database of over 209,000 units is more than a tool. It’s a collaborative platform where each entry, each update, and each piece of feedback is a piece of a larger success puzzle. As you contribute to, and benefit from, this resource, you’re not just accessing information; you’re engaging in a dynamic exchange of insights with your peers. This exchange is vital in a business where the best deals are often the result of collective effort and shared intelligence. This gives you an advantage over competitors at other brokerages.

The old adage applies “if you knew better you would do better” and our agents do far better because there is ample game changing information that favors your growth. The real estate market is changing rapidly. Real time data coupled with an incredible technology platform is often the difference between twenty leads per day for you rather than scrounging through expired listings or that old tired “sphere of influence” nonsense.

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Gaining Clients through Market Leadership and Networking

It is logical to look for a local company recognized as a consistent market leader and innovator. You may want to see how many times they are sought after by local media. When this happens, it puts the brokerage in the spotlight and, by extension, shines a light on the agents. This public visibility is not just a testament to expertise; it’s a powerful tool that enhances the collective reputation and bolsters your credibility as an agent. It is often a lot easier to get new listing opportunities when property owners and investors are familiar with your company through a strong media presence.

Automatic Trust and Authority

Being part of a team known for its market leadership means you inherit a level of trust and authority that would otherwise take years to build. Most property owners and investors are very selective in who they choose for business. As our real time insights guide and inform the public discourse on real estate in Boston, your association with Boston Pads and partner brokerages positions you in a great way. You will automatically appear more knowledgeable and professional in the eyes of: high-value renters, buyers, sellers, developers and investors. This positioning is invaluable for building a network that consists of premium clients who seek not just properties, but informed guidance and trusted long term partnerships.

Furthermore, this exposure creates opportunities for networking at a much higher level. As you represent a company recognized by the media and industry experts, you gain access to exclusive events, high-profile meetings, and collaborations that further expand your personal network. Foe example, does your broker speak at leading universities? These connections often lead to referrals and introductions to potential clients who value the kind of expertise that our company and its agents deliver.

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Leveraging Online Reputation for Growth and Networking

In the digital age, where first impressions are often formed online, having a strong online reputation is critical. Our world- class website has real-time information and insights that help make our customers’ real estate journeys less stressful. Due to our ability to generate a large, trusted base of loyal customers, we receive a tremendous amount of highly favorable reviews across offices powered by Boston Pads technologies. Our company’s leading position in total amount of great Google reviews speaks volumes about our commitment to client satisfaction and trust. These reviews serve as a powerful endorsement of our services, attracting potential clients who are seeking reputable and reliable real estate professionals.

As an agent, these positive reviews become a part of your professional narrative if you’re aligned with the right brokerage. Clients and prospects who research for the best real estate agents in Boston online are introduced to a narrative of excellence and reliability, setting the stage for trust even before the first meeting. This level of trust is a significant advantage in a field where reputation can be the deciding factor for clients choosing their real estate agent.

Moreover, these online reviews create a ripple effect, expanding your network through referrals and word-of-mouth. Satisfied clients often become a source of new business, recommending our services to their own networks. By aligning with brokerages like those powered by Boston Pads, you not only gain the immediate benefit of our strong online presence but also the long-term advantage of being connected to a continuously growing network of clients, each bringing their own connections and potential for new business.

Conclusion

Joining a company with a substantial network, a strong market presence, and a culture of mentorship and teamwork is more than just a job opportunity. It’s a strategic decision that sets the foundation for long-term success in Boston’s real estate market. If you’re an agent looking to elevate your career and build a high-value network, aligning with a market leader is your key to unlocking new opportunities and achieving your professional aspirations. Leads are going to be one of the most important drivers of your success as you head into 2024. In this high interest rate and low inventory environment, you owe it to yourself to explore all real estate options and emerging platforms.

Business Insider taps Sheidlower to serve as economy reporter

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Business Insider taps Sheidlower to serve as economy reporter



Noah Sheidlower

Noah Sheidloweran economy fellow at Business Insider, will take on the role of economy reporter.

In his new role, he will cover gig economy, high-earning Americans, moving, inflation, and the Federal Reserve.

Sheidlower will begin his new role on Dec. 18. Previously, he interned at CNBC as a production and editorial intern, and then as an editorial and breaking news intern. He also served as interim editor-in-chief and then editor at Untapped New York, a magazine and tour/experience company.

He also interned at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, NBC News, CNN, the New York Post and Time Out Group.

Sheidlower graduated from Columbia University.

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Business Insider hires Fletcher as a senior editor

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Business Insider hires Fletcher as a senior editor



Clementine Fletcher

Business Insider has hired Clementine Fletcher as a senior editor in New York.

She started on Monday.

She has been a Daybreak page one editor at Bloomberg News. Previously, Fletcher has held the posts of headlines editor and consumer reporter – a role in which she covered European-based consumer companies for Bloomberg News, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and Bloomberg TV from London.

She also served as a social velocity editor, Americas breaking news team leader and Daybreak editor.

Fletcher has a B.A. from the University of Cambridge.

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Hastings takes on expanded role at Business In Vancouver

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Hastings takes on expanded role at Business In Vancouver



Hayley Woodin Hastings

Hayley Woodin Hastingswho has served as Business In Vancouver’s editor-in-chief since January 2023, is taking on an expanded role at the publication and its parent company.

A story on its website states, “In her expanded role, Hayley will assume broader responsibilities that encompass leadership of BIV events, strategic initiatives, partnership development and the digital expansion of BIV’s unmatched business journalism. Her leadership and vision will be pivotal in steering the growth and continued success of BIV.

“Hayley will also assume editorial oversight of The Orca, Western Canada’s hub for advocacy, argument and aspiration. This move aligns with our commitment to ensuring excellence across all of Glacier Media’s platforms.

“Since starting her career with Glacier as a freelance reporter in 2014, Hayley has produced award-winning journalism for BIV and contributed to the editorial development and expansion of BIV across platforms. She has been integral to the success and expansion of BIV’s magazine portfolio, multimedia products and events.”

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