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Timing Is Everything In CRE

Timing Is Everything In CRE

After a brief career on Beacon Hill as a legislative aide, Bill Crean transitioned to the private sector representing Construction Industries of Massachusetts during the heyday of the Central Artery Tunnel project. A commercial real estate broker for the past two decades, Crean joined Avision Young in August.

A Career’s Worth of Knowledge in Premier Banking

A Career’s Worth of Knowledge in Premier Banking

During Clay Deutsch’s eight years at the helm of Boston Private, the former McKinsey & Co. executive saw his fair share of challenges, including issues with the bank’s up-and-coming wealth management division and a series of layoffs. However, when he retired earlier this year, Deutsch left Boston Private in much better shape than when he joined it.

From a Challenge to a Career

From a Challenge to a Career

When Janice Houghton began her career in the banking industry more than four decades ago, she found herself facing many challenges, mainly because she was in an industry dominated by men. But in early November, Houghton left the industry on top, retiring from her post as president and CEO of StonehamBank.

A Credit Union for Farmers

A Credit Union for Farmers

Scott Budde previously worked in the investment management arm of TIAA and would go on to create the first division of the bank focused on social and impact investing strategies. Now he’s part of a group of stakehold­ers launching the first ever credit union in the country to lend exclusively to farmers and food entrepreneurs.

Developing New Neighborhoods and Careers In CRE

Developing New Neighborhoods and Careers In CRE

After turning Boston’s Fenway neighborhood into a new market for class A office space and luxury condominiums, Samuels & Assoc. is looking at other development frontiers in Boston. Leslie Cohen, the firm’s chief operating officer, led the 30-story Pierce Boston project that opened last winter overlooking Audubon Circle.

Preparing for a Breach

Preparing for a Breach

Konrad Martin is the CEO of the IT and cybersecurity firm Tech Advisors, which has offices in Medfield and Boston. The company provides businesses of all sizes with a range of services including network security, converting information to the cloud and disaster recovery.

No Slowing Down

No Slowing Down

When he was in college three decades ago, Dave Dirubbo dreamed of building the small construction company he started with his brother Anthony into a thriving business. But after he was diagnosed with stage IV lymphoma, those dreams were put on hold.

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