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On the Front Lines of the Displacement Battle

On the Front Lines of the Displacement Battle

Mike Leyba helps lead City Life Vida Urbana, the most vocal and prominent of Greater Boston’s tenant advocacy groups, a position that makes him a powerful voice in Boston’s debate over rent stabilization policies.

Exit Strategies for Your Business

Exit Strategies for Your Business

The pandemic and a pending recession has left many business owners contemplating their own futures along with everyone else. UBS’ Brian Lynch is helping them figure out what’s next.

From Upheaval to Urban Recovery

From Upheaval to Urban Recovery

First as the youngest Boston city councilor in history and then as a prominent real estate attorney, Lary DiCara’s had a ringside seat – and sometimes a part in the show – as Boston was transformed from an arson-riddled shell to the busy metropolis of today.

Large Bank Looks to Simplify Customer Products

Large Bank Looks to Simplify Customer Products

Patrick Smith, Santander’s new head of consumer and business banking, got hooked on retail banking after a career in the IT sector. It’s proving to be an asset as he guides the bank’s efforts to simplify its consumer products.

Is the Sky Just the Start?

Is the Sky Just the Start?

Real estate was always a side hustle for Ricky Beliveau until a series of condo conversions opened the door to a new career. Six years later, he’s working to build a 21-story luxury tower in Everett’s rapidly-transforming industrial zone.

On a Mission to Build Housing Democracy

On a Mission to Build Housing Democracy

Jesse Kanson-Benanav wants to help change the rules that shape who gets to live where and why, and he’s on a mission to bring new voices to the table who want to see more housing in Massachusetts.

Writing a Small Bank’s Next Chapter

Writing a Small Bank’s Next Chapter

After 27 years working with community financial institutions at technology provider COCC, Marco Bernasconi is taking his skills to North Brookfield Savings Bank as the $350 million-asset lender orients itself for growth.

Fresh Approaches to a Maturing Industry

Fresh Approaches to a Maturing Industry

Art galleries, Bocce courts and farm-to-table restaurants serving up produce grown on-site: Not the amenity list at a Millennial-focused apartment complex but features at recent developments by Benchmark Senior Living, led by CEO Tom Grape.

Building on a Boston Base of Assets

Building on a Boston Base of Assets

Boylston Properties’ real estate investment strategy is as steeped in Greater Boston as its name, and it has no plans to divert from its traditional course under new leadership.

A Banker by Chance, a Banker by Choice

A Banker by Chance, a Banker by Choice

As Jim Regan looks back at his long tenure leading Marlborough-based Digital Federal Credit Union, he describes one of the credit union’s big accomplishments during that time as “a relatively quiet effort.”

Diversifying Real Estate Investment into New Markets

Diversifying Real Estate Investment into New Markets

Under its new CEO Peter Gottlieb, Hobbs Brook Real Estate is diversifying the geography and asset mix of its real estate portfolio from its traditional office and lab stomping grounds along Route 128 to different asset classes and regions of the country.

A Data-Driven Approach to Branches

A Data-Driven Approach to Branches

Nancy Nesbitt’s four-decade career in commercial real estate, economic development and banking gives her the experience she needs at AccuBranch to help lenders build their branch strategies.

The Personal Touch in High-End Design

The Personal Touch in High-End Design

His architecture firm has grown to more than 30 employees and expanded its commercial work, but David Hacin likes to keep a hand in the design of Boston’s distinctive residences.

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