Spotlights

2022 Year in Review: Dennis Kulesza, Metropolitan & Waterproofing Corp.

What emerging trends will drive investment and development in 2023?

I have learned during my 40+ years in the construction industry that meticulous and constant planning has always been a key factor in achieving project success, and profitability in business. However, now with labor and material shortages that are predicted to continue,

2022 Year in Review: Michael Mattos, Affordable Housing and Services Collabrotive

What emerging trends will drive investment and development in 2023?

The economy and the role of interest rates will have a huge impact on how many projects we will be able to complete as well as what we will be able to reposition. Another emerging trend in our industry will be the greater emphasis on more

2022 Year in Review: Alexander Corcoran, Kaplan Construction

What person, project, transaction or market trend had the greatest impact on your industry this year? The obvious answer is the ongoing supply chain issue and the consequential inflation of construction material costs. Relying on an unpredictable construction material supply chain has added an additional level of complexity

2022 Year in Review: Sean Lepore, Kaplan Construction

What person, project, transaction or market trend had the greatest impact on your industry this year? In terms of market trends, material availability continues to be a challenge for all construction projects. A general contractor’s ability to manage and keep up with material procurement and to navigate

2022 Year in Review: Amanda Glennon, NeighborWorks Housing Solutions

What was your most important professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2022?

This year, NeighborWorks Housing Solutions was proud to have over 1,000 learners complete our first-time homebuyer education program, and we saw close to 300 of them successfully close on homes using that knowledge, skills and connections

2022 Year in Review: Barry Schmidt, Schmidt Construction Consulting

What emerging trends will drive investment and development in 2023? Rising interest rates driven by persistent inflation have already slowed investment and development. If the economy continues to grow, the Fed will no doubt continue rate hikes

2022 Year in Review: John Amodeo, Arcadis IBI Group

What was your most important professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2022? This year I was elevated to the council of fellows within the American Society of Landscape Architects, one of the highest honors the ASLA bestows.

2022 Year in Review: Paul Delaney, Cresa Boston

What was your most important professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2022? Our life sciences team recruited a handful of strategic additions to expand our team and expertise in 2022, and it’s been remarkable to see

2022 Year in Review: Dimitra Murphyt, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

How has your career path changed in 2022?

In this past year, I joined a new real estate team, the Brody Chandler team at Douglas Elliman, based out of Boston, Nantucket and Wellesley. I made the move because I see my career focusing on the luxury market in real estate.

2022 Year in Review: Elizabeth Lowrey, Elkus Manfredi Architects

What person, project, transaction or market trend had the greatest impact on your industry this year?

I think 2022 will be remembered as the year we began to understand that human-centric design with a dose of proximity and social connectivity is the recipe for truly innovative and meaningful work. In effect, we switched from being reactive to being proactive