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Reinventing Landmarks In The Fenway

Reinventing Landmarks In The Fenway

Steve Samuels has put his stamp on the Fenway neighborhood as developer of apartments, the Verb Hotel, office space and now the neighborhood’s tallest residential tower, the 30-story Pierce Boston, which has pre-sold 60 percent of its condominiums.

From Barbados To Boston And Beyond

From Barbados To Boston And Beyond

Richard Phipps moved to Boston from Barbados at the age of 20 in the early ’70s. After two tours in the Air Force he started working in finance and later, real estate. He came back to Boston in the mid-’80s and got involved in all things real estate. The father of nine was recognized by Barbados with a Jubilee Award in January for blending business, family and spirituality in a way that retains family values. Phipps runs a real estate agency, a real estate school and a real estate counseling business from his Roslindale office. When he’s not in the office, he can often be found in Oasis on Hyde Park Avenue feasting on Barbadian rice and peas.

Catering To The Client

Catering To The Client

As a senior vice president with Highland Capital Brokerage, insurance veteran Jack Gates first approached Rockland Trust intending to try to gain another client. But the more he spoke with Rockland, the more the two parties saw an opportunity to fill a void in the community bank’s investment management business.

A Complete Value Chain Under One Roof

A Complete Value Chain Under One Roof

Under Michael Phillips’ leadership, Atlanta-based developer Jamestown has emerged as a high-profile player in Boston’s commercial real estate market. Its Innovation and Design Building on the eastern edge of the Seaport District has attracted relocations by big-name tenants such as Autodesk, America’s Test Kitchen and Reebok, which began occupying its new headquarters in early September. The 1.3-million-square-foot complex has since added food and fitness amenities, as well as transit shuttles. Now Jamestown is narrowing down a list of operators for a new 4,000-square-foot restaurant expected to open by the end of the year.

Real Estate And Radio

Real Estate And Radio

Jenna Riley has just about seen it all while selling real estate on both sides of the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border for nearly two decades through some of the best and worst markets the region has ever seen.

Banks And Municipalities: A Perfect Partnership

Banks And Municipalities: A Perfect Partnership

After nearly 30 years of experience in state and municipal finance, which included five years as a tax examiner for the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and nearly 25 years as the treasurer and collector of taxes in West Bridgewater, John Duggan was ready to retire. But before he could figure out his next step, a Bristol County Savings Bank employee came in and said he should talk to the bank about an interesting opportunity. It turned out to be a perfect match.

Treasury Management Helps Banks Diversify Revenue

Treasury Management Helps Banks Diversify Revenue

Supporting the collections, disbursements, concentration, investment and funding activities of client companies are all under the purview of a bank’s treasury management department, a sector that may help banks diversify their revenue streams and bring in long-term, recurring revenue. For nearly a decade, Laurel Egan Kenny, founder and president of Turningpoint Communications, has been helping banks and the fintech companies that support them in the treasury space market their products to banks, as well as helping banks of all sizes grow and differentiate their treasury business.

With A Little Help, Banks Are Finding Their Creative Sides

With A Little Help, Banks Are Finding Their Creative Sides

Needham resident Bill Haynes started helping financial institutions with their communication efforts before there were any firms exclusively dedicated to that industry. After stints at the Boston-based insurance firm Scudder Stevens & Clark and in the public relations arm of Arnold Worldwide, Haynes seized on an opportunity he saw in the market and launched BackBay Communications.

Zooming In On The Local Picture

Zooming In On The Local Picture

Prior to her elevation to managing principal of Cushman & Wakefield’s New England operations in late May, Carolyn Sidor led the firm’s national specialty practice group operations. After years of substantial travel, taking charge of the company’s New England operations feels like a homecoming, said Sidor, a former executive at Colliers International and CB Richard Ellis, who joined Cushman & Wakefield in November 2012.

Putting The Puzzle Together

Putting The Puzzle Together

Given his profession, it’s perhaps fitting that Austin Shapard enjoys jigsaw puzzles in his spare time. He started working as a management consultant after business school, but soon pivoted to the asset management business.

At Home On The Market’s Highest End

At Home On The Market’s Highest End

Jonathan Radford is the top Coldwell Banker sale associate in New England. By focusing on the very high end of the market, he closed more than $107 million in sales last year without a team, a partner or even an assistant. Originally from England, Radford began selling real estate in France and joined Coldwell Banker when he came to Boston in 1998.

A One-Man Band

A One-Man Band

David Mahlowitz’s career taken him all over the real estate map – and the world. After growing up in Newton, where he has volunteered as an auxiliary police officer for the last 11 years, he worked as a loan originator and a real estate agent, and now practices real estate law in his own firm. He is a licensed airplane pilot who flew solo for the first time on his 16th birthday. He even competed in white-collar boxing exhibitions for charity while living and practicing law in China.