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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.

A Role That Touches Every Part of the Bank

A Role That Touches Every Part of the Bank

Martha Dean’s career has twice involved her in building operations divisions for de novo banks. Now Eastern Bank’s executive vice president of operations, she’s poised to play a central role in the lender’s merger with Century Bank.

A Prolific Track Record in Real Estate Investment

A Prolific Track Record in Real Estate Investment

As the youngest partner in Taurus Investment Holdings’ history, Bill Garey has wasted little time putting investors’ money to work acquiring over $3.5 billion in multifamily housing, office and industrial properties.

Adapting Architecture for Contemporary Conditions

Adapting Architecture for Contemporary Conditions

Adapting historic structures to 21st century real estate needs is a big part of Özge Diler Himes’ role at Boston-based Finegold Alexander Architects, where she’s working on options for interior renovations to The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston.

Investing to Make an Impact

Investing to Make an Impact

When Ronald Homer started looking for a job after finishing business school, he wanted to work for a company where he could help expand economic opportunities in underserved areas. But this had not been his original career goal until a chance meeting with Robert F. Kennedy.

Building to Beat the Budget

Building to Beat the Budget

Thad Minshall puts his background in the development world to use in his current role as vice president at the Beverly-based construction managers, overseeing projects for outside clients as well as management of the company’s own portfolio of North Shore properties.

Rising Tide Could Lift Retail Districts

Rising Tide Could Lift Retail Districts

As landlords and retailers searched for safe harbors, Ted Chryssicas’ brokers at Newmark stepped in to salvage long-time relationships and limit the wave of closings and vacant storefronts in shopping districts.

Lending Clarity in a Confused Workplace Era

Lending Clarity in a Confused Workplace Era

With her specialty in interior design, TRIA Architects’ Marilyn Shen says she spends the vast majority of her time anticipating people’s needs and likes. That emphasis has taken on a paramount role in her new position as the Boston-based firm’s director of integrated workplace design.

A Branch Expansion While Others Retreat

A Branch Expansion While Others Retreat

While several banks have announced plans to reduce their branch footprints, Rockland Trust has continued to expand even as the pandemic has driven customers to digital channels. Overseeing the bank’s retail network is Margaret “Peg” McCarthy. 

A Shift in Strategy to Suburban Development

A Shift in Strategy to Suburban Development

Jodie Zussman returned to Massachusetts after a series of out-of-state careers to take the reins of the family business, Newton-based Boston Development Group, and she’s leading it as it develops a 450,000-square-foot life science project in Watertown.

Moving from Media to Banking

Moving from Media to Banking

Jane Bowman had spent most of her career in the media industry before joining Weymouth-based South Shore Bank a month ago to lead the lender’s new brand, “sharing success.” and brings an outsider perspective to the problems of bank marketing.

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