ExperienceMarlene Aron, brings 33 years of experience to Metrowest Commercial Real Estate, a company founded to service clients with honest representation by a team of seasoned specialists in the commercial and industrial brokerage arena in the area known as Metrowest. Our service area is about 20 miles west of Boston, MA and we are well versed in national requirements such as 1031 Exchanges. MWCRE is one of the first MA brokerage firms to conduct an on-line auction. We were able to work with the Lender and save the client from foreclosure with a 38 day closing. Today, we are a staff of 6 licensed brokers with over 75 years of cumulative experience in the field. Each member of the MWCRE team is held to the highest standards of honesty, integrity and excellence.

Name Recognition – The business and brokerage communities throughout New England recognize MWCRE as the experts in the Metrowest area, and call us first when they have requirements in our territory. The benefit to our exclusive clients is that our listings are introduced to many more prospects.

Service – Client first, everything else second is how our business is run. The MWCRE team plans and implements all aspects of a comprehensive marketing plan, conducts all showings personally and acts as a third party negotiator on your behalf during negotiations. We stay actively involved from the first day of the listing until closing and in many cases continue to monitor the Lessees or Buyers experience after the transaction closes.

Market Knowledge - The MWCRE team has in-depth knowledge of the Metrowest market. Customers and clients alike benefit from our Multiple Listing Service (MLS) membership, propertyline.com, Loopnet.com and CoStar. With a strong pulse for market conditions, we know where the target audience for your property will come from. We are specialists in determining the highest and best use for your property after an in-depth zoning review and study of the area.

Marketing – At MWCRE, our extensive pro-active approach to reaching prospects by telephone and e-mail will commence as soon as your property is listed. We have more property signs installed than all other commercial Metrowest firms combined. Print media continues to be used on a specific as needed marketing basis. Internet marketing is where 80% of our marketing efforts, not including signage, are concentrated on.

 

 

EXAMPLES OF 2017 LEASES & SALES
Framingham, MA – SOLD
2 former TD Bank bldgs on 1.04 acre
lot $1,400,000.
Ashland, MA – LEASED 5,200 s.f. to Cedar Street Kids Club
Framingham, MA – SOLD
10,312 s.f. industrial bldg
$925,000.
Natick, MA – LEASED
1,400 s.f
of prime retail space. on Route 9.

 

EXAMPLES OF 2016 LEASES & SALES
Framingham, MA – SOLD 6,500 s.f. Church Bldg.
Marlene represented the Buyer -
$1,150,000.
Framingham, MA – LEASED 23,000 s.f. Industrial Space.
Framingham, MA – SOLD
2-story office bldg -
$625,000.
Natick, MA – LEASED
5,000 s.f
of prime office space. Marlene represented the Tenant

 

EXAMPLES OF 2015 LEASES & SALES

Ashland, MA – SOLD
9,965 s.f. Modern Industrial Condo
$765,000.

 

 

Framingham, MA – SOLD 160,000 s.f. Industrial Complex. Marlene was the sole broker - $3,175,000.

 


Framingham Retail & Medical Leases:
Weight Watchers, European Wax Center, Stardust Jewelers, Craft Beer Cellars, Urgent Care, Organic Mattress & Kuchnir Dermatology,

Holliston, MA – SOLD
14,400 s.f. modern office bldg with 2 story 3 bay garage. Sold to the Town of Holliston for $1,425,000

 

 

 

EXAMPLES OF 2014 LEASES & SALES
Framingham, MA – SOLD
276 Union Ave. December 31, 2014 for $670,000. Marlene represented the Sellers.
Ashland, MA – SOLD
Solar Flair, has purchased, a 9,220 s.f. building on 1.4 acres for $790,000.
Marlboro, MA – SOLD
3 story 14,500 s.f. historic bldg. has been sold to Bethel Presbyterian Church for $695,000.

Westboro, MA – LEASED 10,000 s.f. of retail have been leased at 153 Turnpike Rd., Rt. 9 to Fore Entertainment.

 

EXAMPLES OF 2013 LEASES & SALES
Framingham, MA – LEASED
276 Union Ave., will be the new location for The Latino Health Insurance Program.

Framingham, MA – SOLD
14,181 s.f. complex, consisting of 2 medical bldgs sold for $1,325,000.

Framingham, MA – SOLD
2,142 s.f. industrial condo

Framingham, MA – LEASED
4,300 s.f. front store retail space next to Post Office and produce store in busy Rt. 9 plaza

 

EXAMPLES OF 2012 LEASES & SALES

Framingham, MA – SOLD
6,300 s.f. building, located on a 32,000 s.f. lot at the Rt. 30 & Rt. 9 intersection leased to Shields MRI. The selling price was $1,800,000.

Ashland, MA – SOLD
Former Tennis Club, 19,420 s.f. steel constructed building was sold for $1,017,500

Framingham, MA – LEASED 7,200 s.f. at 41 Loring Drive was leased to a national auto parts distribution company.

Framingham, MA – LEASED Lease renewal to Jos. A. Banks, Chocolate Therapy & a staffing agency. Marlene has represented this property for over 15 years.

 

EXAMPLES OF 2011 LEASES & SALES S & SALES

Framingham, MA – SOLD
4 acre industrial site with multiple tenants. The selling price was $1,650,000.

Ashland, MA – SOLD
120,000 s.f. - 4 building granite & brick mill building complex on 8 acres for $840,000

Framingham, MA – LEASED 10,000 s.f. was leased to a medical tenant.

Framingham, MA – LEASED 760 Worcester Road will be the new site for Leslie's Pools, a national credit tenant.

 

EXAMPLES OF 2010 LEASES & SALES

Framingham, MA - LEASED
Sewfisticated Designer Discount Fabrics leased 14,000 s.f. at 136 Howard St, known Fabric Place Bldg.

Holliston, MA - LEASED
73 Jeffrey Ave., a 26,000 s.f. industrial bldg will have a new 10,000 s.f. medical device tenant.

Framingham, MA- SOLD
85 Edgell Rd, historic bldg was sold for $668,000 to religious group.

Framingham, MA – SOLD
1001 Worcester Rd., 4-story office bldg on Rt. 9 was sold for $663,000 by conducting one of the first on-line auctions in Metrowest.

Marlene Aron - Presently, Senior Associate Broker with Metrowest Commercial Real Estate. In January 2007 Marlene sold Investment Property Specialists, Inc. - the company that she had founded in 1985 with the hopes of staying with IPS until retirement. But to better service her clients, on June 7, 2008, Marlene resigned from Investment Property Specialists, Inc., and in July 2008 joined Metrowest Commercial Real Estate.  

Under Marlene's ownership, her firm was awarded the "Small Business of Year Award" by the Metrowest Chamber of Commerce for its community involvement and help given to small businesses in Metrowest. She is pictured with Senator David Magnani ( center ) and close friend, Robert Fields of Commonwealth Creative Associates, who received the " Business Leader of the Year Award."

Raised in Natick, MA and a 1972 graduate of Natick High School, Marlene has spent most of her life in the area known as Metrowest, which is about 20 miles west of Boston, MA.

Marlene was presented with the Metrowest Chamber of Commerce 2006  "Athena Award" at the Chamber's Annual Dinner for her outstanding contributions to the community and her work that has helped other businesswomen achieve their goals. She chairs or co-chairs several fundraising events annually and worked on the committee for the Voices Against Violence fundraiser that  featured Nicole Simpson's sister, Denise Brown, as the keynote speaker that was held on May 10, 2007 at the Natick Crowne Plaza. 

Metrowest Commercial Real Estate is owned by Eric Brosler - also formerly of IPS. Marlene and Eric have worked together for over 23 years. Eric specializes in large land site sales, 1031 exchanges and currently has several retail & industrial sites available in the Framingham/Metrowest area that are not listed on this site - please visit METROWEST COMMERCIAL R.E. WEBSITE.

Mrs. Aron has served as Chair of the Metrowest Chamber of Commerce, served as Vice President of Jewish Family Service of Metrowest, is a board member and former Clerk of the Framingham Historical Society & Museum and has completed serving 3 terms, as Vice Chair, on the Framingham Community Development Council, which is the committee that distributes CDBG ( gov. funds ) to non-profits in Framingham. She created the " Business Recognition Award" and "Community Appreciation Award" that was given out annually by the Framingham Historical Society & Museum at their annual gala. Presently she serves as on the Board of the Framingham History Center ( formerly known as the Framingham Historical Society & Museum) and as Chair of Advisory Board Member for the Natick Chabad Center. Her latest passion is Bikram Yoga, which is a challenging 1 1/2 hour class in a 100 degree studio. She has hosted 2 day long Yoga retreats at her oceanfront home in Onset. Proceeds went to her teacher, to fund a trip to India to further her studies and Voices Against Violence, a domestic violence victim's shelter.

In the Fall of 2015 Marlene has raised money for Voices Against Violence 4th Annual Walk - https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/marlene-aron/vavwalk2015. Marlene has been a strong supporter of South Middlesex Opportunity Council since 2012, raising money and awareness in efforts to improve the lives of less fortunate and people in need.



Marlene resides in Framingham with her husband Robert, a real estate developer. Pictured below is their Great Dane, Rachel. 

They spend summer weekends on Cape Cod in Onset, MA, with Rachel, their beautiful 160 lb black Great Dane, and travel during the winter months to their Florida home in Manalapan. Now a Bikram & Power Yoga practitioner, Marlene invites anyone who is looking for an exercise experience like no other, to join her at Mystic Yoga, 855 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA for 1.5 hrs. of 100 degree hot yoga.

Marlene was named one of ten Boston's Power Brokers by CoStar Group in 2006, 2010 and 2012! The CoStar Power Broker Awards recognizes brokerage firms and individual brokers for their volume of sales and leasing transactions of office, industrial and retail properties in CoStar's database as transaction data supplied by the companies and brokers in each of the 62 markets.

1/29/11 - Marlene Aron has been named #1 choice as " Best Commercial Broker" in the New England India's best choice award edition. Over 50,000 voters participated.

Marlene specialized in retail sales & leasing, non-profit and medical tenant/buyer representation.  A few recent and successful representations include -  Wayside Youth & Family Support Network - 10 acre headquarters site, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly - 8.8 acre site for 150 units - 90% to be affordable housing, Metrowest Jewish Day School - 10 acre site for new school, Great Brook Valley 2 - medical sites in Downtown Framingham, Framingham Heart Study- 18,000 s.f. relocation for offices and Dr. Havreem Singh- Rt. 9 lease for her medical practice. She was on of the first MA brokers to conduct a successful on-line auction of a short sale commercial Rt. 9 office building.

As well as traditional Seller & Lessor representation - also offered is Buyer and Lessee representation on an exclusive basis at no up front charge and consulting on an hourly fee basis. Please call for details and references. Metrowest Commercial Real Estate is licensed in Massachusetts.

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Not a great picture but " back from IPS retirement " is Elaine Heintz, who has joined MWCRE to head up the financial department. Elaine has also worked with Marlene and Eric for over 20 years. Tania Danushevsky, formerly of IPS too, has joined MWCRE as the Office Manager.

Recent updates from Marlene :

In January 2010, my husband and I took our lifetime best trip to India. The hospitality was like nothing we could have ever imagined. The people, history, palaces, art and lifestyle that we experienced has given me tremendous respect for the Indian people. If you have a "bucket list" I recommend a trip to India should be something to place on yours.

June 26, 2010, I served as Justice of the Peace for the wedding of my niece, Julie Mei to Paul Howard Judge Jr. It was a wonderful experience and a tremendous honor.

Recommendation from Marlene's client: " I've had a wonderful experience working with Marlene since 1996. She will go above and beyond her call of duty. Marlene, is a very hard working lady with an abundance of knowledge and experience. When you work with Marlene, you
work with the best." Susan Pollatta, Route 9 plaza owner.

Trish O'Neil formerly of Investment Property Specialists, has joined us at MWCRE. Trish and I are working as team members on many of my listings, to help offer provide even better service to my clients.

May 2011 - I have returned from a tour of China. I have brought back a new personal global perspective and hope to use the experience in my business and personal dealings with others.

October 13, 2012, October 2013 and October 2014 - I was was part of the event committee or Chair of " BREAK THE SILENCE" a walk-a-thon fundraiser and raises funds for victims of domestic violence and helps VOICES AGAINST VIOLENCE operate programs and a metrowest shelter for victims and their families.

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December 9, 2012 Marlene was honored by the Natick Chabad and presented with "the Leadership & Inspiration Award." 160 people attended the Gala. The words below are from the event invitation -

" With generosity and caring, Marlene Aron has reached out to many individuals and organizations in the Metrowest. She has been a leader in the Metrowest Commercial Real Estate Industry for 28 years. Her roster of clients include JFS of Metrowest, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, Metrowest Jewish Day School, Framingham Heart Study and Wayside Youth & Family Support Network. She loves the challenge of her demanding work, but has still found the time to serve on boards including Metrowest Chamber of Commerce, Framingham History Center, Community Development Block Grant for Framingham, Framingham Downtown Renaissance and Jewish Family Services of Metrowest. Her passion is helping others. She annually chairs or participates in fundraising events and works to honor people from our community.

Leadership comes naturally to Marlene, who is the current Chair of the Chabad Business Advisory Group and received the 2012 Leadership & Inspiration Award from Chabad Center. With creativity, talent, passion and dedication, she has inspired others to contribute their skills, time & resources to Chabad and as well as other organizations that she has worked with. In her position as Chair of the Chabad Business Advisory Group, Marlene has led the way in inspiring new initiatives and opportunities in promoting the values that Chabad wishes to instill. She desires to make Chabad better known in the community and create financial stability, so that generations to come can know their Jewish heritage and teachings. She is generous with her time and resources, passionate about what she does, and is inspiring to all who know her.

Marlene resides in Framingham with her husband Robert, a real estate developer and member of the Natick Chabad Building Committee.

Poem By Sydni Williams - Marlene's 10 yr. old granddaughter

We, the drops of rain

form into a group hug,

that humans call puddles.

They are bullies, they stick their dirty feet

into our faces.

We splash into the air, but stay strong

and always come back together.

We are a very happy & competent group at Metrowest Commercial Real Estate and look forward to working with you !