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Designing to Make a Difference

Designing to Make a Difference

A bank renovation project launched Gregory Minott’s entrepreneurial career at age 18 and piqued his interest in architecture. Now, leading Boston’s DREAM Collaborative, he’s trying to build new pathways for Black professionals in architecture and more inclusive city planning.

A Background in Construction Leads to Condo Pipeline

A Background in Construction Leads to Condo Pipeline

After starting out in suburban home construction, J.D. Wild is adding to the multifamily inventory in Boston neighborhoods that are seeing a surge of condominium construction as head of Boston-based Elevated Realty’s development business.

Creating Inviting Homes for Corporate HQs

Creating Inviting Homes for Corporate HQs

Pickard Chilton punches above its weight on a global scale. With 55 employees, the architectural firm was recently selected to design a pair of office-lab buildings totaling nearly 863,000 square feet in Kendall Square. 

First Female President in 175 Years

First Female President in 175 Years

Gloucester-native Marianne Smith was a college student when she first worked at Cape Ann Savings Bank as a teller. Thirty years and jobs at several other institutions later, she became its first female president, ever.

An Adviser to Institutions on Monetizing Real Estate

An Adviser to Institutions on Monetizing Real Estate

Redgate is best known for major projects such as the 1.7 million-square-foot L Street Station in South Boston and luxury apartments like 500 Ocean in Revere. Kristi Dowd is leading another growing business line for Redgate: its project management division.

A New Name for the Future

A New Name for the Future

With regulatory burdens, economies of scale and other challenges driving credit union consolidation in recent years, Carmen Sylvester wanted a growth strategy to ensure that Southern Mass. Credit Union survived into the future.

Raising the Bar for Development Investment

As former Massport security official Herby Duvernéhis Boston-based development firm, RISE Together work to develop projects from Haverhill to downtown Boston, they’re seeking out new investors from diverse local communities who haven’t traditionally been part of real estate projects.  

A Calculated Bet on Condo Market Growth

A Calculated Bet on Condo Market Growth

Jonathan Landau’s Fortis Property Group made its first splash in Boston commercial real estate by buying the One Lincoln office tower in 2007. Now, it’s starting to make its mark in downtown multifamily development.

Returning for a Second Act at Architectural Firm

Returning for a Second Act at Architectural Firm

Jeff Talka’s new role is to expand architect S/L/A/M Collaborative’s work in the science and technology sectors, but he needs some experienced help as the company pursues more design work in Boston and other metros with growing lab clusters.

Envisioning an Active Future for Boston’s Front Yard

Envisioning an Active Future for Boston’s Front Yard

Generations of Bostonians and visitors to the city will see the results of the vision developed by Kate Tooke and her colleagues at Sasaki for two signature public spaces undergoing generational redesigns: Boston’s City Hall Plaza and Copley Square.

Watching Massachusetts’ Reopening Unfold

Watching Massachusetts’ Reopening Unfold

Eric Merlis has an uncommon seat to watch Massachusetts as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. Head of global markets trading at Rhode Island-based Citizens, as Citizens Bank is rebranding itself, Merlis must track a range of key aspects of the economy.

From Headmaster to Head of $2B Bank

From Headmaster to Head of $2B Bank

When Michael Welch became CEO of UniBank, he had no banking experience. Two years later, the lender has now crossed the $2 billion threshold in assets and is eyeing continued growth.

Proving a Case for Passive House Projects

Proving a Case for Passive House Projects

As the city of Boston strives to reach its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, it might look to 52 Fisher Ave. in Mission Hill for a how-to guide. Developer Zeina Talje’s interest in sustainability stretches back to her formative years in Lebanon, where her father was involved in solar hot water installation projects.

A Steady Source of Advice for Hotel Owners

A Steady Source of Advice for Hotel Owners

The pandemic upended hotels’ business models and forced owners to rethink their strategies for operations, branding and property upgrades. Beverly-headquartered CHMWarnick and its president Chad Crandell step in.

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