After 64 years at the helm of one of Boston’s most successful real estate empires, Harold Brown is stepping down as chairman of The Hamilton Co.
It’s apropos that Tim Smith is a key part of Workers Credit Union; the man does not abide sitting around. He’s a senior vice president, CFO and treasurer, yet he still commits to volunteering what little personal time he has to organizations large and small.
After 16 years in the corporate world, Sheryl Simon was ready for a change – and she saw an opportunity to make a mark in the world of Massachusetts’ luxury real estate market.
Like her fellow honorees, it’s astounding that Martine Taylor finds time to sleep. Currently she is the executive director of South Shore Habitat for Humanity and also serves on the board of Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, Boston; volunteers with her church (First Baptist Church, Needham); is chair of the Religious and Cultural Committee of the Ocean Park Association and is co-chair of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce.
It’s no surprise that Michael Roy became a CRA officer, as the position brings together two of his greatest passions – community banking and community service. Volunteering is “my obligation as a community member,” he said. “The ability to help out others is an important part of being in a community. It helps us all be stronger when everyone has opportunities.”
Recently rent prices in Boston have begun to drop moderately, for the first time since the recovery began in 2011. GeoHome, a real estate big data startup, shares its predictions for the 2017 market.
As we’re all aware – and as the Estately graphic that went around yesterday makes abundantly clear – rent in and around Boston is rapidly rising out of the reach of most would-be city-dwellers