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SBA Expert Takes on New Challenge

SBA Expert Takes on New Challenge

After two years that saw some small businesses thrive as others struggled through the pandemic, Charles Smith wants to help more entrepreneurs prepare for future growth, especially with big infrastructure projects in the offing.

A Plan for Making Change

A Plan for Making Change

David Wluka has been in the real estate business longer than many Realtors today have been alive. As a residential and commercial real estate agent for nearly half a century, the Sharon resident has played key roles in real estate development south of Boston.

Distributing Tools for Success in the Building Trades

Distributing Tools for Success in the Building Trades

Brooke Woodson prepares Black- and women-owned contractors to partner with Massachusetts’ largest construction firm, Boston-based Suffolk, building their technological, financial and legal skills to be able to take part in major projects.

First Impressions Begin at Street Level

First Impressions Begin at Street Level

As city officials and landlords seek to revive street life in downtown Boston, Whitney Gallivan has played a key role in shaping one of the Financial District’s newest attractions: the High Street Place food hall.

Building a New Path to Generational Wealth

Building a New Path to Generational Wealth

Denisha McDonald has made it her mission to help residents of Boston’s underserved neighborhoods build wealth through homeownership. Now she’s partnering with HYM Investment Group on a proposal that includes 40 market-rate condominiums in Roxbury.

A Framework to Help Understand Customers

A Framework to Help Understand Customers

Even before the pandemic, the “Amazon effect,” had changed consumers’ expectations about how they interact with companies. The Aite-Novarica Group’s Paul Legutko wants to help lenders meet these demands.

Lobby Art Raises Funds for Research

Lobby Art Raises Funds for Research

When Boston Private wanted to present board members and clients with artwork several years ago, they turned to Art in Giving, co-founded by Eliane Markoff. The nonprofit raises money for pediatric cancer research.

Positioning Roxbury for an Infusion of Investment

Positioning Roxbury for an Infusion of Investment

Neighborhood activists founded Madison Park Development Corp. in the 1960s to fight urban renewal and its demolition of Roxbury properties. Now, its new head Leslie Reid is looking to accelerate affordable housing production on long-neglected parcels. 

The Woman Who Reshaped a Waterfront

The Woman Who Reshaped a Waterfront

Boston only has the world-class waterfront it does today thanks to Vivien Li and her decades of work marshaling support from developers and elected officials to clean up the harbor.

Mhatre Marks First Year As CEO

Mhatre Marks First Year As CEO

In his first year helming Berkshire Bank, CEO Nitin Mhatre has had to steer the bank through challenging waters as he and other senior leadership tried to rescue it amid the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tracking How Commercial Buildings Measure Up

Tracking How Commercial Buildings Measure Up

JLL’s recent $300 million acquisition of Boston-based proptech company Building Engines, headed by CEO Tim Curran, brings together one of the world’s largest brokerages and a leading provider of building data and operations programs.

An Employee Benefit to Promote Financial Wellness

An Employee Benefit to Promote Financial Wellness

Littleton-based Workers Credit Union launched a new employee benefit for area businesses: financial wellness coaching. Johan Romero Luna heads up the program, Workers Way at Work, and said his own background helped drive his interest in financial wellness.

A Value Investment Strategy in Multifamily Properties

A Value Investment Strategy in Multifamily Properties

Matt Frazier founded Jones Street Investment Partners after a career in the local banking industry. In 2021, its busiest year yet, the firm completed over $850 million in transactions buying and selling 10 properties totaling over 2,600 apartments.

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