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Sarah Abrams joins the CrowdComfort Board of Directors

by , CREW Boston
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.

Invitation to RE Nonprofit Discussion | Complimentary Admission

by Lisa DonFrancesco & Leslie Saul, Saint James RE Advisors, LLC & Leslie Saul & Associates
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 ldf@saintjamesrea.com.

Patriot Homes Grand Opening

by Donna Brown, South Boston NDC
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.

ALTA PROPERTIES AND GRANDER CAPITAL PARTNERS ACQUIRE 313 WASHINGTON STREET IN NEWTON

by Kathleen Kusiak, Alta Properties LLC
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.

Lupoli Companies Vice President Gerry-Lynn Darcy Appointed to UMass Building Authority

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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.

Laura Gregoriadis Receives MSCPA’s Women to Watch Award

by , DiCicco, Gulman & Company
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/

CREW Boston Members to be honored at the 2016 Women of FIRE Award on July 22

by , CREW Boston
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/

Rhino PR’s Susan Shelby Receives SMPS Boston 2016 Marketing Professional of the Year Award

by Susan Shelby, Rhino Public Relations
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.

Tufts University 2016 Outstanding Career Achievement Award

by Yee Cho, CDW Consultants, Inc.
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.

Rebecca A. Lee joins Mintz Levin

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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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