July, 2020, Rob completed an expert testimony/litigation assignment that settled during the month of July on a MA commercial real estate commission dispute on an industrial building complex in suburban Boston. Rob worked with Casner & Edwards on this case for the last two years. He has served on approximately 20 court cases on similar disputes, tenant-landlord-brokerage disputes, highest and best use eminent domain cases and other valuation commercial cases.
July, 2020, Auburndale Realty Co. was engaged as an exclusive corporate representative for Woon-Tech Corporation, a HMI Cardinal company, in Whitinsville, MA. This glass assembly and pre-fabrication company is expanding from 35,000 sf to approximately 100,000 sf. Rob is leading the site selection process for the company working with the President and CEO. He is also advising on its Woburn facility space needs. During the Fall, 2020, he was also asked to advise for its site selection needs outside of San Francisco for a “hub and spoke” location.
July and August, 2020, Rob was an invited speaker in July and August for a number of real estate associations. July 14, 16 and 21, 2020, Rob taught Commercial Lease Clauses for MA NAIOP on Zoom. The course earns credits for the MA NAIOP Real Estate Certificate. On July 29, Rob delivered a commercial real estate Zoom program for the Ohio Association of Realtors. On July 29 and 30, Rob was an invited speaker for Commercial Day for the Central Bend (Oregon) Association of Realtors. Rob gave a course on Build-to-Suit Development Pro Forma that he teaches for SIOR since 1986. On August 5, Rob delivered a Zoom program for the RI Association of Realtors on National Economic Trends in Commercial Real Estate. The topic counted for RI and MA RE CE credit