While working at a software firm that helped community banks and credit unions manage Dodd-Frank requirements, Mike Kennedy heard from executives who were looking for niche market opportunities to grow deposits and remain competitive against larger banks and fintech providers.
With availability rates approaching nearly 24 percent in Fairfield County’s office market, it’s a good time to specialize in tenant representation work, as Colliers’ Jeffrey Williams has.
Middletown-based Liberty Bank is pushing to expand its commercial lending business from New Haven into northern Hartford County. And former KeyBank executive Jeff Hubbard is leading the way.
Seeing a photo of his favorite uncle and building contractor standing shoulder-to-shoulder with native American steelworkers atop a Manhattan skyscraper frame inspired Ross Spiegel, president of the Connecticut Green Building Council, to become an architect.
The Connecticut Bankers Association this month will honor its 2020 New Leaders in Banking, and Karin O’Brien, Newtown Savings Bank’s fraud and BSA officer, will be among the honorees.
West Hartford-based American Business Media LLC has acquired Mortgage News Network Inc., the Long Island-based publisher of National Mortgage Professional Magazine.
Kathleen Mylod is president-elect of CREW CT, the 100-member Connecticut chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women. In her day job, Mylod is a partner at Hartford-based Shipman & Goodwin LLP, where she advises clients including private equity and sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and banks on debt and equity investments in commercial real estate.
As Glastonbury-based architect SLAM Collaborative has built a national platform with offices from Boston to Los Angeles, Managing Principal for Design Mark Rhoades has been in the thick of the action, designing facilities including Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business, Sacred Heart University’s West campus and new residential quad and University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business.
A 33-year broker for CBRE based in its Stamford office, Jeff Dunne has closed over $30 billion in investment sales during his career. Dunne has represented owners of high-profile buildings this year in selling off such properties as the former GE Capital offices and current Vineyard Vines headquarters in Stamford.
Cynthia Merkle joined the Connecticut banking world only six and a half years ago, but she’s already had some notable accomplishments as Union Savings Bank’s first woman president and CEO. Last month, she became the first woman chair in the 120-year history of the Connecticut Bankers Association.
Thomas Collins is the new head of the New England region for Avison Young, a Toronto-based commercial real estate brokerage that opened its first Hartford office in 2015. He took the traditionally slow month of August to to assess the firm’s local brokerage strengths as he looks to build it up.
As the world grows more complex, financial institutions require more types of insurance for various myriad cybersecurity issues. Justin Kesner, a senior vice president of the legal professional liability division at national brokerage Amity Insurance, is here to help.
After graduating from the University of Rhode Island, Sam Hanna figured the best way to leverage his finance degree would be to start a career in banking. Three decades later, Hanna is still in the industry and is now senior vice president and director of middle market banking for Webster Bank, where he has worked for the last eight years.
After a career as an international flight service manager for TWA based in New York, Parker made the move to Essex in 1989 and built herself a career in commercial real estate.
What Penn Johnson started with only a desk, a friend and a phone in 1996 grew into The Stamford Mortgage Co., which has now served well over 5,000 households and originated more than $2 billion in residential mortgage loans.
Garret Smith, a serial entrepreneur who has worked in the banking industry for years, has developed a new, national marketplace for banks and other lenders to sidestep loan brokers and their loacalized networks as they seek to diversify their loan portfolios.
As CEO of the Connecticut Main Street Center, Patrick McMahon works with its 80-member communities on strategies to help landlords fill vacant spaces and build housing and mixed-use developments in walkable and transit-oriented neighborhoods.
Connecticut’s economy has had a rough few years, but incoming CBIA president Chris DiPentima thinks the state his headed for good times in 2019. It just needs a few things from state leaders in order to get there.
Branford native Maria Salatto-Gilhuly helps clients satisfy approximately 500 liens a year, primarily in cities such as Bridgeport, West Haven, Hartford and Danbury.
Elizabeth Post-Marner designs corporate interiors to help companies maximize their efficiency, but on the home front she’s finding ways to squeeze the most efficiencies out of energy consumption. The longtime Westchester County resident is using Passive House strategies to design a new home in Stamford for her own family.