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10th Annual Visionary Forum: Celebrating the future - by Samantha Carpino and John Maher

The architectural, engineering, and construction industry (AEC) is one of the most dynamic and complex industries in the world. Whether deciding financial parameters for a construction project, designing a structure that merges aesthetics with function, calculating the materials needed, orchestrating the construction process, or evaluating how a project will affect a community

SIOR Connecticut/ Western Mass. Chapter upcoming spring events

Hartford, CT The Connecticut/ Western Massachusetts chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) recently announced a slate of upcoming spring events. • March 14: The Chapter’s Spring meeting was held at Greenbox Interior Solutions in Hartford at the historic former Colt complex.

CCIM hosts breakfast meeting on 2019 CRE tax updates and impact

Glastonbury, CT CCIM Connecticut Chapter hosted a breakfast meeting at Glastonbury Hills Country Club. The meeting was a 2019 Commercial Real Estate Tax Update and Local Impact Session. Brian Newman, CPA and Edmund Kindelan, CPA with CohnReznick and were presenters.

Fischer Commercial brokers $1.5m sale of one-acre site leased to Alliance Energy

Monroe, CT In an off-market transaction, 456 Main St. has been sold by The Florence G. Knees Revocable Trust to Jambs, LLC. The sale price was $1.5 million. The one-acre commercial property is 100% leased to Alliance Energy, LLC

2019 Women Who Build: Nancy Hagstrom, Interscape Commercial Environments

What was your first job and what did you learn from it? My first real job was teaching English in a middle school. I learned that to communicate effectively with kids you need to enter into the conversation with respect, patience, and some serious listening skills; and that your first few words will set the tone for success or failure. Communication with adults

2019 Women Who Build: Maria Loitz, BVH Integrated Services, P.C.

What are you doing differently in 2019 that has had a positive impact on your career? Strategic planning is always a priority, and this year my goal is to dedicate more of my time to this endeavor, with a focus on the Boston market and our growing Boston office, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Decluttering my schedule is the key to providing a better work-life balance

2019 Women Who Build: Jenny Drescher, Bolder Company, Inc.

What were your biggest fears when you started out in your profession? That my unconventional methods and tendency to ignore rules would not find a home in the marketplace. What I’ve found since then is that I, and my business partner Ellen Feldman Ornato, have become beacons for people who want to set aside a lot of the “shoulds” that hold them back

2019 Women Who Build: Ellen Feldman Ornato, Bolder Company, Inc.

What is the best leadership advice you have ever received? Who was it from? We are constantly reminded to choose how we want our lives to be and to design our company to support those choices. Sharon Rowe, CEO of EcoBags.com and author of “The Magic of Tiny Business” espouses the “begin with your life in mind” approach

2019 Women Who Build: Jenna Hastings, e2 Engineers

Which project, deal or transaction was the “game changer” in the advancement of your career during the last 10 years? The project that was the “game changer” for me, the project that really helped me advance in my experience as a structural engineer, was a renovation to a wood framed building. The amount of coordination

2019 Women Who Build: Colleen Lenz, Ankura

Which project, deal or transaction was the “game changer” in the advancement of your career during the last 10 years? The game changing project for me was the first construction litigation case I had the opportunity to work on from start to finish. Although this occurred early in my career, it was my first chance to see every facet of the litigation process. From the initial document gathering