Sarah Abrams joins the CrowdComfort Board of Directors
CrowdComfort, a company that builds fast and simple mobile facility management tools, announced that Sarah Abrams has joined their Board of Directors. Sarah is Senior Vice President of Global Real Estate for Iron Mountain, where she leads a team that provides the full range of corporate real estate and facility services for the company’s 80+ million square foot real estate portfolio. "We are really excited to have Sarah join us in our efforts to shake up building management." CrowdComfort has a mobile facilities management platform that is called the "Human Sensor Network". It allows any occupant of a building to submit a maintenance or comfort report from their smartphone in 30 seconds or less.
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Invitation to RE Nonprofit Discussion | Complimentary Admission
What you need to know: A Real Estate Guide For Non-profit Leadership and Boards. A conversation with your peers, led by subject matter experts and TBC members: Lisa DonFrancesco, M.B.A., Saint James RE Advisors, LLC., and Leslie Saul, AIA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, BD+C, Leslie Saul & Associates. Also, joining the discussion is Jennifer Pinck, Pinck & Co. This event is geared toward: Senior Leaders of non-profit organizations; Board members of non-profit organizations; People who have or are about to embark on a real estate project. The event will be held on Friday, November 18 at 263 Summer Street, 1st floor (Ver-Tex showroom) from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Lisa DonFrancesco & Leslie Saul, Saint James RE Advisors, LLC & Leslie Saul & Associates
Patriot Homes Grand Opening
On November 11th, South Boston NDC and Caritas Communities will celebrate the Grand Opening of Patriot Homes, affordable apartments for Veterans in South Boston.This project is the redevelopment of the former City of Boston D6 police station into 24 affordable apartments for Veterans. Patriot Homes will provide an important resource to address the housing needs of Boston Veterans.
The development received significant support from the City of Boston, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston and several foundations.
by Donna Brown, South Boston NDC
ALTA PROPERTIES AND GRANDER CAPITAL PARTNERS ACQUIRE 313 WASHINGTON STREET IN NEWTON
Alta Properties LLC, in partnership with Grander Capital Partners, announced the acquisition of 313 Washington Street in Newton, Massachusetts. The property was acquired from Taurus Investment Holdings, LLC for $15 million. Totaling 81,052 square feet, 313 Washington Street is presently 90 percent leased to a diverse mix of analytics, technology, law and software tenants. The property’s complementary street-level retail component includes Buff’s Pub, a popular sports bar. Situated immediately off Interstate 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) and just 8 miles from Downtown Boston, the property also offers a below-grade parking garage. “The property has experienced exceptional historic occupancy and is consistently more than 90 percent leased," said Kathleen Joyce Kusiak, owner and managing partner at Alta Properties.
by Kathleen Kusiak, Alta Properties LLC
Lupoli Companies Vice President Gerry-Lynn Darcy Appointed to UMass Building Authority
Lupoli Companies announced today that Vice President of Real Estate Gerry-Lynn Darcy has been selected by Governor Charlie Baker to be a member of the UMass Building Authority. In this role Gerry-Lynn joins 10 other c-suite executives throughout Massachusetts responsible for the oversight of the organization, which builds facilities on University of Massachusetts campuses. These include student dormitories, dining facilities, parking garages, academic buildings, laboratories, athletic facilities, heating plants, and other facilities, along with renovations and repairs to existing properties. Gerry-Lynn will play an integral role in shaping the future of all five UMass campuses.
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Laura Gregoriadis Receives MSCPA’s Women to Watch Award
DiCicco, Gulman & Company (DGC) is pleased to announce that Laura Gregoriadis, a Principal at the firm, has been selected as a recipient of the Massachusetts Society of CPA’s (MSCPA) Women to Watch award in the Emerging Leader category. This award is given to women who have made a significant contribution to their profession, provided outstanding service to the community, and shown leadership in workplace initiatives. More at https://www.dgccpa.com/lauragwomentowatch/
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CREW Boston Members to be honored at the 2016 Women of FIRE Award on July 22
Each year, the Women of FIRE award is presented by Banker & Tradesman recognizing key female players in the local FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) sector. This year the following members will be honored on July 22 at the Courtyard Marriot Boston Downtown: Tina Cassidy with InkHouse, Patricia Cooper with Vinfen and Tricia Pinto with Sanborn Head. For tickets or more information visit http://www.thewarrengroupevents.com/btwof/
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Rhino PR’s Susan Shelby Receives SMPS Boston 2016 Marketing Professional of the Year Award
Rhino Public Relations (Rhino PR), a specialty public relations and marketing agency, is proud to announce that President and CEO Susan R. Shelby, FSMPS, CPSM, has received the SMPS Boston Chapter 2016 Marketing Professional of the Year Award. Presented at the annual SMPS Boston Awards Gala on June 9th, the Marketing Professional of the Year Award honors an A/E/C marketing professional who has significantly contributed to the success of his/her firm and actively participates as a member in the SMPS Boston Chapter. Since joining the A/E/C industry and SMPS Boston in 2001, Susan has served in numerous leadership capabilities on a local, regional, and national level. In 2012, Susan was named a Fellow of SMPS.
by Susan Shelby, Rhino Public Relations
Tufts University 2016 Outstanding Career Achievement Award
Yee Cho, PE, LSP, F.EWRI received the 2016 Outstanding Career Achievement Award for Graduate Alumni from Tufts University, School of Engineering. Yee is the Founding President of CDW Consultants, Inc. and received her M.S. and B.S. degrees from Tufts. CDW is a civil and environmental engineering firm founded in 1990.
by Yee Cho, CDW Consultants, Inc.
Rebecca A. Lee joins Mintz Levin
Mints Levin is pleased to welcome Rebecca A. Lee as a Member in their Real Estate Practice in their Boston office. Rebecca represents corporations, developers, lenders, and nonprofit organizations in a broad range of real estate matters. She has extensive experience providing services related to development permitting and land use, particularly in the Greater Boston area, and handles matters related to financing, leasing, the procurement of entitlements, condominium creation and dispositions, and site acquisitions and assemblages.
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Danielle J. Kinkel announced as newest Partner at Nolan Sheehan Patten LLP
Nolan Sheehan Patten is pleased to announce their newest Partner, Danielle J. Kinkel, effective January 1, 2016. Nolan Sheehan Patten LLP is a Boston-based real estate law firm focused on affordable housing and community development.
by Miriam Sheehan, Nolan Sheehan Patten LLP
Governor Baker appoints Lisa S. Serafin of Brookline to MassHousing Board
Governor Charlie Baker has appointed Lisa S. Serafin of Brookline to the MassHousing Board. Ms. Serafin is a Principal of Redgate, a real estate advisory, development, project management and investment firm in Boston. "Lisa is a highly qualified and insightful real estate professional with more than 20 years of experience and she will make an excellent addition to the MassHousing Board," said Governor Baker. Read more at https://www.masshousing.com/portal/server.pt?mode=2&uuID=%7BBA4B77A3-86F8-4CC4-BCE6-E710CDF7D7AA%7D
by Cara Nelson, DLA Piper LLP
UBLA Now Licensed In New Hampshire!
Rebecca Bachand recently received license reciprocity to practice Landscape Architecture in New Hampshire. UBLA is currently providing site planning and landscape design services to a multifamily proposal in Portsmouth, NH.
by Rebecca Bachand, Ulrich Bachand Landscape Architecture, LLC
Pinck & Co. #36 on List of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by Commonwealth Institute
The Commonwealth Institute in partnership with The Globe Magazine, named Pinck & Co., Inc. to its highly anticipated annual list of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts. President Jennifer Pinck, CREW Boston Member, has built her company from two employees to 35 and managed over $4 billion in construction projects in Massachusetts and beyond.
The honor was announced on October 23rd at an awards breakfast hosted by The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. TCI is a nonprofit, community-based organization that seeks to help its members learn, grow and succeed as women business owners and business leaders.
by Jennifer Pinck, Pick & Co.
BANAVA is launching today!
Join BANAVA in creating a community with the shared interest of happy JDs! BANAVA is a hybrid company comprised of a community of aspiring, practicing, and reformed JDs who are eager to connect and learn from the careers of their colleagues, a blog discussing all things JDs in Business, and a search firm connecting aspiring and practicing JDs with the businesses who value their highly trained, analytical minds. Join us! http://banavaday.com
by Anusia Gillespie, BANAVA
Lauren D. Armstrong Enters Public Service
Effective August 31, 2015, Lauren left her private practice and became Deputy General Counsel - Real Estate for the MassDOT and the MBTA. Lauren had been outside counsel to these organizations for many years. In keeping with this year's Crew Network convention theme "Activate-Action Creates Transformation" a career in commercial real estate can be transformed over time and Lauren had the opportunity to change her platform to provide better service to these clients.
by Lauren Armstrong, MassDOT and MBTA
CREW Network announces 2 CREW Boston members as 2015 Distinguished Leaders
Four accomplished women in commercial real estate have been named Distinguished Leaders for 2015 by CREW Network, including CREW Boston members Sarah Abrams and Marty Jones. The women will participate in an exclusive roundtable event during the upcoming CREW Network Convention and Marketplace, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, in Seattle. You can read more at https://crewnetwork.org/2015-distinguished-leaders-announced.aspx
by Cheeta Soga, Nitsch Engineering
Diane Danielson, Chief Operating Officer, Sperry Van Ness International Corp., has been named a national 2015 “Women of Influence" by Real Estate Forum magazine
Diane Danielson, Chief Operating Officer, Sperry Van Ness International Corp., has been named a national 2015 “Women of Influence" by Real Estate Forum magazine. The women were selected from a pool of more than 350 nominees based on their achievements in, contributions to, and reputation in the business. The magazine's July/August issue, featuring individual profiles of the women, marks the 22nd anniversary of the annual report, which was first published in 1993.
by Laura Domenico, CREW Boston
Members to be honored at the 2015 Women of FIRE Award on July 28
Each year, the Women of FIRE award is presented by Banker & Tradesman recognizing key female players in the local FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) sector. This year the following members were honored on July 28 at the Courtyard Marriot Boston Downtown: Margaret Briggs with Epsilon Associates, Jordanna Ferreira with The Davis Companies, Nancy Ann McCafferty with Massachusetts Housing Partnership, and Lauren Plant with Calare Properties. http://www.thewarrengroupevents.com/btwof/
by Nancy McCafferty, Massachusetts Housing Partnership
Jordanna Ferreira received the Boston Business Journal's CFO of the Year Award, small company category
On Thursday, July 16, 2015, The Davis Companies' Jordanna Ferreira received the Boston Business Journal's CFO of the Year Award in the small company category. The BBJ's CFO of the Year Awards luncheon recognizes CFO's who make a difference in their companies and organizations. Categories include public company, large private company, midsize private company, small company, and nonprofit.
by Laura Domenico, CREW Boston