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.
Vacancies in the 37.6-million Greater Hartford retail market fell from 11.1 percent to 10.6 percent in the past year, according to an industry report.
After a career on Madison Avenue working on ad campaigns for clients including Coca-Cola, John Knuff now pitches Connecticut communities on the benefits of housing production.
For the last three decades, Richard Welch has held a variety of roles in the insurance industry in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Randy Vidal has kept a finger on the pulse of southwestern Connecticut’s commercial real estate market for nearly half a century.
Al Alper has been working in the cybersecurity space for close to three decades. In 1991, he founded Wilton-based Absolute Logic, an information technology and security firm that provides cybersecurity, compliance, technology support and consulting to businesses of all sizes.
She’s only been a member for five years, but Lisa Lugauskas is on a fast track to leadership at Connecticut’s largest organization for women in the commercial real estate industry.
Jessica Curtis helps small restaurant groups make the leap to the national stage.
With all of the expenses banks and credit union rack up just to cover the cost of doing business, it’s hard to consider paper as a huge driver.