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Never Too Early to Make a Sales Call

Never Too Early to Make a Sales Call

By Steve Adams | Commercial Record Staff | February 1, 2018 | Reprints | Unlock Link

As one of the New Haven area’s most prolific commercial real estate brokers, Bill Clark is living proof that getting the jump on the competition gets results. Clark’s reputation for early-morning meetings with clients has paid off during three-plus decades at Branford-based The Geenty Group.

Midcentury Modern Living on Tap

Midcentury Modern Living on Tap

By Steve Adams | Commercial Record Staff | January 4, 2018 | Reprints | Unlock Link

After working for large multifamily developers in Trammell Crow and Fairfield Residential, Andy Montelli set up shop in Fairfield with his own firm, Post Road Residential Inc. Since its founding in 2011, the company has developed four residential complexes in Connecticut and two in Massachusetts totaling nearly 1,900 units.

Regional Realtor

Regional Realtor

By Jim Morrison | December 14, 2017 | Reprints | Unlock Link

After working for several years in the grocery business with an eye toward eventually owning his own store, Dan Keune decided to give his parents’ business a try three decades ago and never left.

Rebuilding The Guts Of A Downtown

Rebuilding The Guts Of A Downtown

By Steve Adams | Commercial Record Staff | December 7, 2017 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Gerry Amodio is a self-described “New Britain lifer,” but it wasn’t until 2010 that his passion for supporting the community became a fulltime job. He sold his family moving and storage business to take on the leadership of the New Britain Downtown District, which collects a property tax surcharge from 85 owners of 112 properties for police patrols, community events and placemaking. The city has seen a rebound in private investment in recent years, as developers focus on building multifamily housing in the downtown core with such projects as the $58 million Columbus Commons complex.

Thriving In A Tough Environment

Thriving In A Tough Environment

November 30, 2017 | Reprints | Unlock Link

The state of Connecticut has seen its fair share of troubles over the past year, and the banking industry has not been immune, dealing with slow economic growth that has made companies and residents flee the state for opportunities elsewhere.

The Mortgage Industry Now And Then

The Mortgage Industry Now And Then

By Bram Berkowitz | November 23, 2017 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Tom Hylinski began what he thought would be a career as a securities analyst at Peoples Savings Bank in Bridgeport in 1977. But as he prepares to retire 40 years later, Hylinski, now executive vice president and head of the retail lending department at Liberty Bank, is proud to call himself a dedicated community banker.

Sales By Design

Sales By Design

By Jim Morrison | November 9, 2017 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Edite Calabrese was coaxed out of interior design school by a career in real estate, first at a conventional, international company before becoming a broker and franchise owner and eventually broker-owner of her own, independent shop.

Reflecting On 43 Years

Reflecting On 43 Years

By Bram Berkowitz | October 2, 2017 | Reprints | Unlock Link

After graduating into a very difficult job market in 1974, John Trentacosta said he would have taken a job in any sector. He considered himself lucky to land a job at Banker’s Trust Co. in New York, and from that moment forward, he fell in love with banking.

Creating Incentives For Downtown Vitality

Creating Incentives For Downtown Vitality

By Steve Adams | Commercial Record Staff | September 14, 2017 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Decisions by General Electric, Aetna and Alexion Pharmaceuticals to uproot their corporate headquarters from Connecticut have spotlighted job-creating industries’ growing preference for urban centers with young, educated talent pools. Restoring jobs, housing and vibrancy to the state’s downtowns and struggling cities has been the longtime goal of the Hartford-based Connecticut Main Street Center. Patrick McMahon joined the group as CEO on Aug. 21 following a stint as economic development director in Suffield.

From Music To Mortgages

From Music To Mortgages

By Jim Morrison | August 31, 2017 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Kevin Moran was a professional bluesman before making the leap into the mortgage business in the mid-1980s. After stints as a loan originator and manager at regional and national bankers, he returned home to Webster Bank in the Waterbury office.