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Vidal/Wettenstein and Angel Commercial co-broker $1.375 million sale

Fairfield, CT Doyle Insurance Agency has purchased an office building at 45 Sherman St. The purchase price was $1.375 million for the 3,406 s/f building and back cottage, or  $403.70 per s/f. The firm is presently located in Southport and will relocate their offices to the new location after renovations take place. 

Memoirs from PR trenches: Humorous in hindsight - by Stanley Hurwitz

You’ve seen the Farmers Insurance commercials with tours of a make-believe museum displaying unusual real client claims the company paid. The ‘guide’ boasts: “We know a thing or two because we’ve seen a thing or two.” Similarly, when it comes to your PR/marketing, it’s best to go with experience – a pro who’s “seen a thing or two.”

Fairlane Properties signs Anixter International Inc. to 101,400 s/f lease renewal - Doyle and Coelho of Cresa Boston represent tenant

Woburn, MA According to Michael Grill, president of Fairlane Properties, Inc., the firm has completed the long-term lease extension of Anixter International Inc. for 101,400 s/f at 275 Wildwood Ave. Anixter is a leading global distributor of network & security solutions, electrical & electronic solutions and utility power solutions.

Middlesex Federal names Devine senior vice president and CFO

Somerville, MA Middlesex Federal has appointed Daniel Devine, CFA as senior vice president and CFO. He will replace Ferdinand Martino, who retired after 33 years. Prior to joining Middlesex Federal, Devine was senior vice president and CFO at Milford National Bank & Trust Co

O’Brien promoted to business unit leader at Gilbane Building Co.

Boston, MA Gilbane Building Co. has promoted Mike O’Brien to business unit leader of their Mass. and Northern New England offices. A 25-year construction industry veteran, O’Brien most recently served as vice president and operations manager of the region.

O’Brien Commercial Properties completes $2.75 million sale and 50,179 s/f in leases

Littleton, MA Lexvest Partners has purchased a three-building master planned technology park totaling 45,000 s/f on 7.86 acres of land. Beaverbrook Park is located at 9 - 11 Beaverbrook Rd. adjacent to “The Point” at Rte. 119 and I-495. Eric O’Brien, president O’Brien Commercial Properties represented Lexvest in this $2.75 million acquisition

Fort Point PM hires McBurney as manager of Wellness for Women in Real Estate

Boston, MA Fort Point Project Management, on of the city’s leading independent project and relocation management firm, has hired Stacie McBurney as manager of Wellness for Women in Real Estate (WWIRE).

Gubbins hired by BOND as director of business development in Boston

Boston, MA BOND has hired Bryan Gubbins, director of business development. Gubbins will develop and strengthen client relationships within BOND’s higher education, historic preservation, life sciences and corporate/commercial sectors requiring a speed-to-market delivery method.

The S/L/A/M Collaborative renovates Boston office at 250 Summer St.

Celebrating more than 20 years in the city, SLAM continues to grow across its healthcare, corporate and education practices that currently includes work with the State of Massachusetts - DCAMM on the transformation of Schattuck Hospital as well as other healthcare clients such as UMass Memorial Medical Center and Steward Healthcare.

Bulfinch promotes DiOrio to managing director and general counsel

Boston, MA Bulfinch, a private real estate investment, development and management firm, has appointed Mark DiOrio to the expanded role of managing director and general counsel. DiOrio joined Bulfinch in 1997 after nearly a decade practicing real estate law with Ropes & Gray LLP.