The Town of Billerica Massachusetts


Billerica is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, the only town named Billerica in the U.S., taking its name from the town of Billericay in Essex, England, with which it maintains a sister city relationship.

Billerica is located about 22 miles north-northwest of Boston along Route 3, a short distance from both the Route 128/Interstate 95 high-technology belt around Boston to the south and the city of Lowell, six miles to the north. This has established Billerica as the border between Greater Lowell and the much larger Greater Boston region. Several small neighborhoods form villages (sections) of the town: East Billerica, North Billerica, Nutting Lake, Pinehurst, Rio Vista, River Pines, Riverdale, Riverside and South Billerica.

MBTA Commuter Rail provides service from Boston’s North Station with the North Billerica station on its Lowell Line. The Lowell Regional Transit Authority provides service in parts of Billerica. Route #3 (South Lowell) services the North Billerica MBTA station and the North Billerica Business Center. Route #13 (Billerica via Edson) services Boston Road (Route 3A) from North Billerica to Pinehurst. Stops along the way include: the North Billerica MBTA Station, Pollard Street, High Street, Billerica Center and Town Hall, the Billerica Mall, Towne Plaza and a shopping center located in Riverdale. Route #14 (Burlington Mall/Lahey Clinic) services Route 3A until Billerica Center.


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J. Butler Property Management, LLC. : Billerica, Massachusetts

An experienced commercial property manager realizes the importance of the strategy behind how to negotiate the best possible deal for the client, the landlord, in lease negotiations. When the market is strong, attention is focused on the needs and concerns of the client. In a robust economy, tenants have limited options and are likely to accept offers to lease with little negotiation. In a weak economy or recession, however, it is in the best interests of the client to consider each tenant’s concerns and needs. Office tenants are concerned with low occupancy costs and relocation costs, while retail tenants are concerned with low occupancy costs and the ability to close their store if it does not become profitable. These issues run counter to what the landlord is able to achieve in a strong market. In a weak economy and depressed real estate market, property managers and leasing agents must be prepared for some very tough negotiations. The property manager or leasing agent is typically required to negotiate several lease provisions that seem onerous to the landlord but are necessary to complete the lease transaction. The provisions must be skillfully negotiated, so as to mitigate their impact on the cash flow and value of the property. Office tenants are aware that in a weak real estate market, they can negotiate several issues that can save them thousands of dollars. The first issue is the base rent. The best way to be prepared to negotiate the rent is to have a complete understanding of the market and competing buildings.