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An Evangelist for Well-Designed Environments

An Evangelist for Well-Designed Environments

Jeff Speck has spent decades advocating for the benefits of dense and walkable environments. As cities confront the future of urban spaces in the post-pandemic era, he’s teaming up with transit advocate Chris Dempsey.

Building Bridges Between Job Clusters and Joy

Building Bridges Between Job Clusters and Joy

As a former bakery owner and chamber of commerce leader, Julie Copoulos has first-hand experience with the hurdles that entrepreneurs face in Massachusetts’ Gateway Cities that she applies as Pittsfield’s new transformative development fellow.

A Helmsman for a Strategic Expansion

A Helmsman for a Strategic Expansion

North Easton Savings Bank is looking to diversify its lending business by building out its roster of small business and nonprofit clients. It’s charged Chief Lending Officer Ralph Letner with making that happen.

Paving the Path to Permitting

Paving the Path to Permitting

For real estate developers pursuing projects in Boston, the road to approval often leads through McDermott, Quilty, Miller & Hanley partner Joseph Hanley’s State Street offices.

Rescuing Stranded Assets in Gateway Cities

Rescuing Stranded Assets in Gateway Cities

Robert Delhome Founder and president, Charter Development Age: 55 Industry experience: 31 years Boston-based Charter Development looks for opportunities at long-neglected properties in Massachusetts’ Gateway Cities and prepares them for second acts including housing...

Keeping It Safe in an Uncertain Time

Keeping It Safe in an Uncertain Time

Richard “Dick” Kelly has been in banking for 40 years, and is putting that experience to the test as he steps into his latest role at MountainOne Bank – at a time when lenders everywhere are keeping a watchful eye on their commercial borrowers.

A New Leader at a Pivotal Time

A New Leader at a Pivotal Time

The 2008 global financial crisis might not have been a popular time to launch a real estate career, but the new Massachusetts Association of Realtors President Wallick turned it into a springboard for 15 years of success.

Solving Lending Disparities One Data Point at a Time

Solving Lending Disparities One Data Point at a Time

Deniz Johnson shifted from healthcare technology to financial tech 24 years ago, and has been solving complex problems in the highly regulated industry ever since. She’s now the COO at Stratyfy an artificial intelligence company helping a high-profile effort to root out racial bias in loan underwriting.

Trust Matters in Wealth and Banking

Trust Matters in Wealth and Banking

For 30 years, Anne Tangen had served wealth management clients at Fidelity and running a State Street Bank business unit that generated $90 million per year, until she found herself drawn to community banking.

Stepping Up Through Digital Banking

Stepping Up Through Digital Banking

As the East Cambridge Savings Bank’s new chief executive, Bombard is setting his sights on deploying more digital solutions to the $1.6 billion-asset lender’s product offerings.

A Retail to Research Swap at CambridgeSide

A Retail to Research Swap at CambridgeSide

Under the direction of Clement Fourny, SmartLabs has begun transforming the top floor of former retail space at the CambridgeSide property into a new life science research center for a broad spectrum of startups.

Sharing Knowledge, Building Homes

Sharing Knowledge, Building Homes

At the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, Juana Matias is on a mission to make sure knowledge about how to leverage federal affordable housing funds to build a career in housing development knows no color line.

Leadership Changes as Architecture Firm Turns 30

Leadership Changes as Architecture Firm Turns 30

This year’s 30-year anniversary of Harvard-based Maugel DeStefano Architects’ founding is accompanied by a transition in leadership. Founder Brent Maugel is handing off control to 22-year veteran Jonathan Cocker and two other principals.

A Developer Poised to Capitalize Market Conditions

A Developer Poised to Capitalize Market Conditions

Turbulent financial markets have whipsawed the commercial real estate industry, but from where Cappy Daume sits at The Davis Cos., evaluating potential acquisitions, there’s a lot of opportunity to take advantage of the situation.

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