Spotlights

Three obstacles to selling a restaurant...the three ‘L’s - by Dennis Serpone

It has become quite obvious that the food and beverage industry is experiencing a metamorphosis. Just as the seasons have evolved from the cold and snowy winter into a warming, comfortable, and bright spring consumer confidence

Hope for the best; prepare for the worst the most common claims in real estate - by Spencer Macalaster

Many of us don’t think about what will or won’t be covered by insurance until it’s too late. Whether due to unexpected of catastrophic storms or less dramatic, relatively expected issues and incidents, buildings are susceptible to damages

Housing: We are not talking affordable housing, but rather the shortage of attainable housing - by David O'Sullivan

I am writing this on the first day of spring and it is a beautiful sunny day, although a bit cool and not quite feeling like spring. I am looking forward to seeing the trees and flowers come to life and the warm days where we can enjoy the

The favorite real estate investment - by Maria Hopkins

Commercial real estate in general has continued to do very well in most areas of the state due to low interest rates and a strong economy. One of the most popular investments has been residential multifamily apartment buildings.

2019 Spring/Summer New England
Commercial Real Estate Semi-Annual Guide

Check out the New England Real Estate Journal's 2019 Spring/Summer New England Commercial Real Estate Semi-Annual Guide 

2019 Women in Construction: Elizabeth Grullon, Project Manager at Hobbs Brook Management

What was your first job and what did you learn from it? After graduating from college, my first job was as an assistant project manager for a general contracting company. This job taught me how much I loved working in the construction field, regardless of the long hours I was working, or the stress I was going through at time.

2019 Women in Construction: Brenda Kolbow, Survey Project Manager, TFMoran, Inc.

What was your first job and what did you learn from it? My first job was as a gymnastics coach when I was a teenager. I learned how to help people overcome their fears and incrementally improve their skills over time to achieve a specific goal. I also learned that working as a team is about supporting and encouraging other individuals to make the whole group stronger.

2019 Women in Construction: Susan Shelby, President & CEO at Rhino PR

What motivated you to step out on your own? I was laid off from my job as director of marketing and business development at an architecture firm in November 2004 and decided it was time to start my own business. The next day Rhino PR was born.

2019 Women in Construction: Renee Dozier, Master Electrician, IBEW Local 103

What are you doing differently in 2019 that has had a positive impact on your career? I accepted a new position at Encore Boston Harbor as a maintenance electrician, which is different than what I am used to. I worked on the construction side of this project, so maintaining it will be like

2019 Women in Construction: Felicia Conboy, Project Manager, Retail, Shawmut Design and Construction

What are you doing differently in 2019 that has had a positive impact on your career? I’m thinking outside of the box. Earlier in my career I asked less questions and was willing to accept that there was only one way to build something. As I’ve developed my construction knowledge, I’ve found that if my teams take the time to dive into issues,