Owners Developers & Managers

Phase Zero Design promotes Hawley, Tara, Selle and Thomas

Hingham, MA Phase Zero Design has completed the promotion of Darlene Hawley, Jillian Tara, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, and John Selle, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C to associate, and Shaughn Thomas to senior associate of the firm. This news was announced by principals Jim Kimball and Matt Wittmer during the quarterly firm-wide meeting.

Project of the Month: Surus Development brings new 79-unit condo dev. to Brighton with Jumbo Capital

Brighton, MA Surus Development & Construction has broken ground on a new condominium development for affiliated company Jumbo Capital. The six-story, 120,000 s/f project marks one of the first significant owned residential developments in the emerging neighborhood. The project is located off Leo M. Birmingham Parkway, across from the New Balance development site.

BOMA Boston update: High Performing Teams webinar

Boston, MA Last month, on Tuesday, November 17th BOMA Boston held their annual TOBY & Industry Awards recognizing the best and brightest in property management, building operations and service in the Commercial Real Estate Industry. It was a lovely event celebrating the winners and nominees! Visit https://www.bomabostontoby.com/ to view the full list of winners and sponsors! 

CAI President’s Message: A future of participation

While some of us may think that the pandemic has required us to put aside the future and focus on the present, I believe that our use of remote technology over these past several months may have developed a future plan for participation. As I look back on 2020, we were and continue to establish a plan for the future… it’s just hard to see it as it is unfolding.

IFMA’s Giving Thanks Giving Back Virtual Gala a huge success

Boston, MA 2020 has thrown us one crazy loop after another and we have worked to dodge each one as they have come! Typically we would be gathering together for our annual Giving Thanks Giving Back gala to raise funds for Boston Medical Center’s The SPARK Center through a silent auction, raffle, and donations. But this isn’t a typical year.

Acella Construction completes 2,317 s/f Geico Insurance field office

North Chelmsford, MA Acella Construction Corp. has completed the Geico Insurance field office at 23 Drum Hill Rd. The project, which was completed within an eight-week schedule, required demolition and renovation of a former D’Angelo’s restaurant. The new 2,317 s/f Geico

Abbot Building Restoration nears completion of large scale masonry repair project

Cambridge, MA Abbot Building Restoration is nearing completion of a masonry repair and waterproofing project involving 14 interconnected four-story occupied office buildings located at 25 First St. in the Kendall Sq. section of the city. The buildings consist of solid, multi-wythe brick exterior walls with precast and granite windowsills and steel lintels.

Surus Development & Construction, LLC breaks ground on 120,000 s/f self-storage facility for Jumbo Capital Management, LLC

Burlington, MA Surus Development & Construction, LLC has broken ground on a new 120,000 s/f self-storage facility for affiliated company, Jumbo Capital Management, LLC. The project, financed by Cambridge Savings Bank, represents the fifth such facility developed by Jumbo and the first with ground-up construction managed by Surus. 

Barkan Management expands portfolio in southeastern New England with two new contracts

Plymouth, MA Barkan Management Company has secured management contracts for two communities in southeastern New England. Starting November 1st, Barkan will provide financial services for Louisquisett Country Club condominium association, a 409-unit community in North Providence, R.I. They will also provide the full spectrum of management services to Boatwright’s Loop District landowner’s association, an 82-unit townhome and single home community within The Pinehills, in Plymouth. 

Encore Boston Harbor workers vote to join IBEW Local 103 with 95% yes vote

Everett, MA The 127 technical and maintenance workers at Encore Boston Harbor have voted to become members of IBEW Local 103. Some of the job titles at the casino that participated in the vote include slot machine technicians, A/V technicians, electricians and fire control center dispatchers. The vote was 95% yes in favor of forming the union.