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Getting Down To Business

Getting Down To Business

Like so many others in banking, Anne Cerami says she got into her field mostly by accident, when a recruiter suggested a commercial real estate gig at Shawmut Bank 25 years ago. Since then she’s held a variety of roles, including credit analyst, commercial lender and SBA manager. Now with TD Bank

All About Accessibility

All About Accessibility

Bruce Howell knew from a young age that he would eventually go blind. At 11, he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease for which there is no cure. He retained most of his vision through high school and college and enjoyed a 15-year career in retail banking.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.