50 year anniversary question and answer Bill Beckeman
March 28, 2013 - Spotlights
Title: President & CEO
Company: Linear Retail Properties, Inc.
Years with Company: 10
Years in Industry: 25
Address: 5 Burlington Woods Dr., Suite 107, Burlington, MA 01803
What year did you discover the New England Real Estate Journal
and what business were you doing at that time? I started my career in real estate in the mid-to-late 1980s working as an asset manager for John Hancock Properties. I was based in Boston but I was only responsible for properties in the Midwest until 1989 when I was assigned the Charter Oak Mall in East Hartford, Conn. Wilder Manley Associates was managing the property for us and a young Tom Wilder was among the first people I met from our region's retail real estate industry. Tom insisted that I start reading the New England Real Estate Journal and I have been an avid reader ever since.