The number of first-time home buyers has declined in 2017 and so has the percentage of their down payments.
Adrianne Hanley was a professional figure skater, then an interior designer, before becoming a real estate agent a few years ago. Originally from South Africa, she became a U.S. citizen in November. She began her career on the South Shore, but is now branching out into the city
After more than 20 years at State Street Corp., David Granese was hired this past March to head institutional banking at Radius Bank, a 30-year-old enterprise that began as a community bank owned by the Carpenters Union, currently with $1.1 billion assets under management.
Although less than $1 billion in assets and competing with the likes of Berkshire Hills Bancorp-owned Commerce Bank, Avidia Bank, UniBank and several credit unions, Leominster-based Fidelity Bank is having a big year. Most recently, the bank hired Connie Loveland as its new CFO.
Nora Lynch Smith had over 15 years of real estate sales experience working for small and large firms before she bought Landmark Residential Inc. in South Natick a few years ago.
As Berkshire Bank prepares to open its new corporate headquarters in Boston, with a fresh look in the heart of the city’s Financial District on State Street, it is also bringing aboard new faces to enhance its presence in Boston and Worcester. One of those new faces is Susan Yahn DiPinto, who Berkshire hired in October as the company’s senior vice president of private banking.
Carlos Vidal immigrated to the U.S. from Peru with his mother, his older brother, and not a word of English. An avid tennis player, surfer and self-professed gym rat, he loves to travel internationally with his wife.
Carlos Garcia always wanted to be an entrepreneur, so in 2013 he founded the private equity firm BayBoston, with the intent to invest in small- to medium-sized banks and financial services companies that don’t have access to readily available capital.
After graduating from UMass Lowell in the mid-1990s, Doherty worked for then-U.S. Rep Marty Meehan for several years. He went back to law school and then got a job as a prosecutor for the Middlesex District Attorney’s office.
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.
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.
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.
When the board of directors at Needham Bank began the hunt for a new CEO following the announcement that Mark Whelan would retire, they began a national search, meeting with highly qualified candidates from all over the country.
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.
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.
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.
Joseph Casey grew up in Chelsea and has worked at small financial institutions all over the state. Named president of Brockton-based HarborOne Bank earlier this year, he has an intimate knowledge of community banking.
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.
Born in Mexico City, Anthony Goodh grew up in Europe, where his mother worked as a designer for Armani and where he says his design sensibility was formed.
After working for 14 years in large investment shops, Steve Russo went into community banking so he could spend more time with his family, and he hasn’t looked back since.
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