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Building Strength Through Housing

Building Strength Through Housing

Tim Sullivan grew up in Brookline and attended the same schools his children do today. He has spent most of his career working in public service on issues of housing. Now the executive director of MassHousing, he and his team spend their time on creative projects to increase housing opportunities in the state.

Digging Into Data

Digging Into Data

Allen Chaves began his career in the insurance industry on a Monday morning, after collecting his diploma the previous Friday evening.

A Man With A Plan

A Man With A Plan

Christopher Brown was born and raised in Worcester. He started selling real estate there at the age of 22, and in the nearly two and half years since then, he’s moved his office out to Westborough, was named CMAR’s 2015 Rookie of the Year, and

All Business

All Business

Amy Mizner had a successful career making television commercials and brought those skills to real estate sales.

Taking A Fresh Look At Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Taking A Fresh Look At Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Joe O’Malley is overseeing a series of changes designed to help Faneuil Hall Marketplace compete with revitalized shopping scenes in Boston neighborhoods such as Downtown Crossing, the Seaport District and the Fenway. A Dorchester native and first cousin of Mayor Marty Walsh, O’Malley worked as an event manager and building manager for the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority before taking over

Culture And Community

Culture And Community

Meg McIsaac originally got into banking at her sister’s urging, interning at Bank of Boston and later enrolling in its management training program.

Saving Clients Energy And Money

Saving Clients Energy And Money

Craig Foley always loved homes and architecture, so when his family’s needs exceeded what his theater career would provide, he became a Realtor. A second, concurrent career in energy procurement and management ignited a new passion for energy efficient homes and his niche

Telling A Story To Sell A Home

Telling A Story To Sell A Home

Susan Condrick has draws on her background in history to sell homes in and around the Belmont/Cambridge market. She pores over the details of a home while she’s walking through, listening to the owners’ stories, and often researching building permits, the local Historical Society and other sources to knit a narrative together. She says the stories help connect prospective buyers to the property for many of the same reasons the sellers originally did. This year, the approach helped her list a couple of large historic Cambridge homes.

Expecting The Unexpected

Expecting The Unexpected

Surprises are common in complex construction projects, but it’s not every day of the week that they come in the form of a centuries-old shipwreck buried beneath an office tower site. That’s what Skanska USA Building discovered in May at 121 Seaport, a 17-story, 400,000-square-foot office tower that it’s developing in Boston’s Seaport District. It’s one of the latest projects overseen by Kerim Evin, an 18-year Skanska executive who’s worked on such projects as the Harvard Art Museum’s renovation and expansion and construction of State Street Corp.’s 37-story office tower in downtown Boston.

An Advocate And Partner

An Advocate And Partner

Terence McGinnis has been drinking from a fire hose for the past couple of months – figuratively speaking, of course.

Creating Value In A Constrained Market

Creating Value In A Constrained Market

Kendall Square has been central to Jim Batchelor’s life: first as a Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad student studying urban planning and architecture in the 1970s and today, working with top Cambridge landlords on satisfying the high demand for lab and office space in the life science

LAER Moves Forward, Carrying Only The Good Memories

LAER Moves Forward, Carrying Only The Good Memories

Andy Armata has always been interested in real estate and business, so when he met like-minded Stacy Alcorn while both were law school students, starting a real estate company seemed natural. The duo grew the business, then had a messy split with their franchisor.

Hard Work And Hard Times

Hard Work And Hard Times

Michael Carucci has had a long and storied career in Boston’s ultra-luxury real estate market, and he said he’ll never retire. He’s had a lot of success and taken his share of shots on his way from growing up in public housing in Somerville to his home overlooking Boston’s Public Gardens in the Four Seasons. Today, he and his team broker fewer than 25 deals a year, but they’re all multimillion-dollar properties. His 10-year battle with the Department of Justice left him with thick skin, but he’s still emotional when talking about the impact it had on his family.

A Niche In Nonprofit Services

A Niche In Nonprofit Services

David Felton got his start in banking as a teller, but he got his start at Rockland Trust after he tried to poach some of their business clients.

Banking On Mortgages In Rozzie Square

Banking On Mortgages In Rozzie Square

John Battaglia began his mortgage banking career at Boston Five Cents Savings Bank in the early ’80s, moving on to Citizens Bank after it acquired Boston Five, and eventually working with a business partner to form their own independent mortgage banking company, Cambridge Mortgage Group. This year, he joined The Cooperative Bank (TCB) to boost the bank’s mortgage business. When he’s not talking mortgage banking, Battaglia plays golf and basketball and coaches youth football.

Closings Anywhere, Anytime

Closings Anywhere, Anytime

Two of Ted Silva’s three brothers (Mark and Pete) work for him; the third brother works in real estate in Michigan. The sons of Portuguese immigrants to whom they credit their success, they were brought up believing family is the most important thing, and working hard is a very close second.

A Comfort Zone In The Suburbs

A Comfort Zone In The Suburbs

Bill Cummings hasn’t always taken the conventional approach in real estate, but it’s hard to argue with the results. The Medford native and Tufts University graduate built a 10-million-square-foot commercial property empire in 10 northern suburbs, but never expanded into Boston or Cambridge.