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It’s a dilemma. Should I stay or should I go? - by Dennis Serpone

It’s everywhere, for all the good news about the recovery from the pandemic we have the media blasting away at all the negative influences affecting our economy. However, there’s a built-in fortitude that comes with building, managing, and growing a restaurant.

New England Real Estate Journal's
2022 Ones to Watch Spotlight

Check out all of our  2022 Ones to Watch!  NEREJ recognizes the "Stand Out" professionals from New England's commercial real estate industry. 

2022 Ones to Watch: Devereux Sgammato, Assistant Project Manager at Vantage Builders, Inc.

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? I recently completed my first project where I took the lead as the project manager. A key challenge was keeping a majority of the space functional for the client, during the construction phase.

2022 Ones to Watch: Eddie Silva, Business Development at Vantage Builders, Inc.

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? A recent accomplishment I am most proud of is my internal transition from Vantage Builders’ estimating department to a business development role.

2022 Ones to Watch: John Ciluzzi, President at Premier Commercial

What does it take to succeed in your specific industry? Show up, work, continuously follow up with clients and customers, and meet as many people as you can everyday. Be relentless.

2022 Ones to Watch: Ludger Bain, Operations Project Executive at Shawmut Design and Construction

What does it take to succeed in your specific industry? It takes a lot of planning, attention to detail, and being able to relate and collaborate with all stakeholders. The ability to have open communication and to be flexible is also critical. Having an open mind and being able to think outside the box helps to succeed in this industry.

2022 Ones to Watch: Anthony Milano, Assistant Project Manger at Vantage Builders, Inc.

What does it take to succeed in your specific industry? I would say the most important skill to have in the construction industry is people skills. In project management we need to be able to make a connection between clients and subcontractors daily

2022 Ones to Watch: George Malakidis, Project Executive at Callahan Inc.

What does it take to succeed in your specific industry? Empathy, communication skills and tough-mindedness. Empathy and communication are most important when it comes to building relationships, which is what this business is all about.

2022 Ones to Watch: George Green, Principal at ARCO National New England

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? Expanding ARCO National New England from two employees in 2018 to 22 in 2022 while growing the business from $10 million in revenue to $300 million in revenue – and having a ton of fun while doing it.

2022 Ones to Watch: Krista Manna, Owner of KR Architecture & Interiors

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? Cannabarn in Abington. It is a cannabis business here in Abington. After doing the original architectural drawings we’ve been contracted to work on the interior finishes