Name: Lynn Tokarczyk
Title: President and founder
Company Name: Business Development Strategies, Inc. (BDS)
Years in real estate: 15
Real estate associations or organizations you’re a member of: Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM), board of directors and executive committee; Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation, board of trustees; and nine chambers of commerce.
What honor, achievement or recognition means the most to you and why? Starting my career as the owner of a women’s apparel shop, I learned the importance of deal-making and catering to the customer. Since founding BDS in 2003, I have transitioned those skills into securing government tax incentives for client real estate expansion projects. As a woman, I have had to perform harder and smarter in a competitive environment. BDS has built a team of subject matter specialists who bring financial value to its clients. Celebrating our 15th year in business, BDS has helped over 100 companies save over $100 million in state and local taxes.