Nov 13, 2020

Looking on the Bright Side of 2020

Corcoran is pleased to announce that the following properties have earned  
EPA's ENERGY STAR rating for 2020!

 Beverly Commons - Beverly, MA

1-100 ENERGY STAR Score is 88

 meaning that it is more energy efficient than 88% of similar properties nationwide.

Faxon Commons - Quincy, MA

1-100 ENERGY STAR Score is 97

 meaning that it is more energy efficient than 97% of similar properties nationwide.

Stone Run East -Weymouth, MA

1-100 ENERGY STAR Score is 94

 meaning that it is more energy efficient than 94% of similar properties nationwide.

Quincy Commons - Quincy, MA

1-100 ENERGY STAR Score is 98

 meaning that it is more energy efficient than 98% of similar properties nationwide.

Shrewsbury Commons - Shrewsbury, MA

1-100 ENERGY STAR Score is 76

 meaning that it is more energy efficient than 76% of similar properties nationwide.

Carlton Oaks - Salem, NH

1-100 ENERGY STAR Score is 97

 meaning that it is more energy efficient than 97% of similar properties nationwide.


ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For more than 20 years, people across America have looked to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change.


Nov 5, 2020

Home of the Week: Mio opens doors to renters in Weymouth, steps from commuter rail stop

 The proximity to public transportation is one of the perks offered in a complex that leases studios up to condo-like units with three bedrooms and two baths. The development, by John M. Corcoran & Co. and Marcus Partners, also includes 6,000 square feet of retail space. One building is complete; the other two are scheduled for delivery in January and April.

The model featured here is a third-floor one-bedroom unit of about 715 square feet. It can best be envisioned as two parallel lines where one houses the public spaces, and the other is the private home. Stepping inside via the keyless, smartphone-enabled entry, one views a closet on the right, and to the left is the kitchen, where the cabinetry forms a U shape, making one feel as if it is offering a welcoming embrace.

The kitchen has white quartz counters, a backsplash of white subway tiles in a herringbone design, and two levels of cabinetry with a melamine fa├žade. There is an electric stove, and a sink is embedded in one leg of the U, positioned so it looks out to what is essentially an open floor plan area. The appliances,        which include a dishwasher, are stainless steel. Sleek pendant lights              hang over the counter.

The room flows to a dining area with space for four at a narrow table and ends in a living area hunkered down next to the wide, muntin-less casement windows. The unit features manufactured hardwood flooring in a planked design.

A door on the right side of the living area connects to the second parallel line: the bedroom suite. It starts with the 141-square-foot carpeted bedroom, where two windows provide a generous helping of natural light. The room flows into a walk-through closet before a door opens into the full bath.

The shower-only bathroom has porcelain tile flooring, a cultured-marble single vanity with a mirrored backsplash, and a tile shower surround. There is a linen closet near the shower, and on the opposite side of the bathroom sits the washer/dryer closet.

Moving into the Mio means access to a fitness room and a top-floor community room with a beer tap, Ping-Pong table, kitchen area, and television lounge. Abutting the community room is a roof deck with two fire pits, lounge seating, and a dining area.   Also, there is a dog run, pet grooming station, and remote-office space with business-class Wi-Fi.

Mio is a smoke-free community, and some of the bigger units come with balconies.

Tenant services include 24-hour package acceptance, door-to-door trash service, around-the-clock maintenance service, on-site management, Nest thermostats, and complimentary Wi-Fi in public spaces.

For more information, contact the leasing office at or 781-337-3232.

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