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Moving Up

Moving Up

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.

Back Home In Boston

Back Home In Boston

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

Petite, Positive And Powerful

Petite, Positive And Powerful

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

Breaking Into The Boston Market

Breaking Into The Boston Market

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.

Sales And Service In Waltham

Sales And Service In Waltham

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.

Loving Life In Lowell

Loving Life In Lowell

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.

Reinventing Landmarks In The Fenway

Reinventing Landmarks In The Fenway

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.

From Barbados To Boston And Beyond

From Barbados To Boston And Beyond

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.

Catering To The Client

Catering To The Client

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.

A Complete Value Chain Under One Roof

A Complete Value Chain Under One Roof

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.

Real Estate And Radio

Real Estate And Radio

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.

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