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.
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.
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.
After 29 years at Cape Cod 5, Dorothy Savarese still gets chills when customers tell her on a personal level how the bank has affected their lives. The CEO plans to step down next month.
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.
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.
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.
Using the same collaborative strategies that powered the Cambridge Innovation Center, founder Tim Rowe has helped Massachusetts fight the COVID-19 pandemic with hundreds of testing sites and vaccination clinics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Breaking down barriers to multifamily development in Massachusetts runs in the family for Geoff Engler.
HarborOne’s James Blake decided early in his career that he wanted to be a bank president. Once he got there, he led what was once a credit union through a period of remarkable growth.
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.
At Capstone Communities, Jason Korb works with towns and cities to build new or adapt old buildings for market-rate and affordable housing, completing over $60 million in projcts in the last 10 years.
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.
Martha Sheridan, CEO of Greater Boston’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, has a new source of funding at her disposal to shore up the battered hospitality industry as 2022 opens with uncertainty.
As president and CEO of a credit union with one branch and $49 million in assets and board chair of the CCUA, Ron Draper wants to see small credit unions survive.
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.