Two small bits of information.

First, apparently if you call the SoHa Lofts phone number listed on at least one website, you are instead connected to a poor young woman who has no idea what the SoHa Lofts are. (SoHa Lofts was the name for a development proposed for 519 Albany Street, in Boston’s South End. It is the renovation of an existing building into condominiums, in the building that previously housed a Zappo’s shoes warehouse.)

She got her cell phone just two days ago. Since then, she has had 15 phone calls from people looking for more information.

I haven’t heard an update on the development for awhile. At one point in time, Gibson Domain Domain Sotheby’s International Realty had the listings, but banners announcing the project were eventually pulled down.

I think there are still workers on-site, but I have no idea what’s going on.

Second, it appears that the developer behind the Penny Savings Bank has pulled its listings from the two agents who were in charge of selling the units, Tracy Campion of Campion & Company Fine Homes and Steven Cohen of Keller Williams.

There was an advertisement in this week’s Boston Homes for the development, but there were no agencies mentioned. As well, the developer is listed as the broker in our local Multiple Listing Service. (The developer’s website still has Campion & Company listed as contact person, however.)

According to the Boston Condo Guy, 6 of the 23 units in the building have been sold; the public record shows three closings, to date.

Prices are in the $600,000’s – just under $2 million. There is on-site parking (underneath!) and the developer has a signed agreement with a restaurant for one of the retail spaces, and with Citibank for the other.

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John Ford
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Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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