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.
Deborah M. Gordon is a lifelong Newton resident who works almost exclusively in that city and in Brookline, representing sellers in the luxury end of the market.
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.
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.
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.
Tenant brokerage Cresa Boston’s assignment working with tech giant Akamai on a consolidated global headquarters was no straightforward lease transaction.
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.
Brad Dumont heads South Carolina-based developer Edens’ 20-employee Boston office and oversees development throughout New England and the New York metro area.
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.
From her office in Cleveland, Lisa Oliver always thought she might buy a place on Cape Cod when she was ready to retire.
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