After studying history, architecture and economics, David Dixon discovered his talent for design by chance and has been following that passion ever since. He’s won numerous awards for his planning and architecture work and has written several books; he co-edited the recently released “Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places.” The book is written for anyone who lives in, works in or cares about the future of real estate in suburban America, he said. More recently, he’s been following his newfound passion, spending time with his 4-year-old grandson, Giacomo.
Bob Rivers enters his second year as chairman and CEO of Eastern Bank after a packed year in the banking industry that saw a number of developments including the recent passage of tax reform.
After working as a journalist for many years after college, Shel Toplitt left the field to study law, becoming a litigator and university professor. He taught journalism and media law in Greater Boston for two decades before becoming a Realtor last year.
Copley Wolf Design Group has a hand in designing green spaces and outdoor gathering spots at many of Greater Boston’s multifamily developments and office building updates. Sean Sanger joined the Boston-based landscape architecture firm in 2000 and was named a principal in 2012. The firm is participating in such projects as redevelopment of the Mary Ellen McCormack housing complex in South Boston and Davis Cos.’ Alewife Research Center life science complex in Cambridge. In Boston’s North End, it’s leading the restoration of a garden and installation of a glass and water feature at the Old North Church. Last year, Copley Wolff relocated and expanded its headquarters from 160 Boylston St. to 10 Post Office Square in the Financial District.
Janis Mamayek works with developers to unlock the potential of existing buildings in her role as head of the “Renew” practice at Boston-based ICON Architecture. The firm designed the Distillery North apartments in South Boston, using passive house techniques to maximize sustainability and reduce energy consumption 60 percent from conventional construction, and recently completed an assessment of more than 40 municipal buildings in Cambridge.
While serving as principal and managing partner at Triad Alpha Partners, where he specialized in commercial development and investment, Jeff Carter saw an opening in the small balance commercial sector.
Rita Coffey has been working in the same Weymouth office with some of the same co-workers for more than three decades. Her passion for housing has taken her from a part-time sales agent up through the ranks to general manager of the office. Similarly, she rose up the ranks of her local Realtor association to become its president in 2009 and has done the same at the state level. With retirement on the horizon, she said she is not considering running for president of NAR, opting instead to do some traveling and spending more time with her two toddler grandbabies.
If your customers hate taking valuable time to pay their bills, a new fintech firm based in Glastonbury, Connecticut may have the perfect solution to help make their lives easier.
After more than a decade of working in Washington D.C., Thomas Curry is coming back to Boston for good. The former U.S. comptroller of the currency has been hired as a partner at the law firm Nutter to co-lead the financial services practice
After working as an executive for large multifamily developers Trammell Crow and Fairfield Residential, Andy Montelli set up shop with his own firm, Post Road Residential Inc.
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.
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