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Turning Luck in Credit Unions’ Favor

Turning Luck in Credit Unions’ Favor

By Diane McLaughlin | September 1, 2022 | Reprints

For Bruce Adams, president and CEO of the Credit Union League of Connecticut, people who win the lottery experience as much of a financial shock as someone who just lost a job. These lottery winners can now turn to the state’s credit union industry for guidance on how to manage their winnings.

A Multifamily Bet on New Haven’s Job Growth

By Steve Adams | Commercial Record Staff | June 23, 2022 | Reprints

Paredim Partners’ recent $52.5 million purchase of the 194-unit Taft apartments overlooking New Haven Green is the latest illustration of founder David Parisier’s confidence in the strength of the Elm City’s economy and multifamily market.

A Data-Driven Approach to Branches

A Data-Driven Approach to Branches

By Diane McLaughlin | June 2, 2022 | Reprints

As chief operating officer at East Hartford-based AccuBranch, Nancy Nesbitt takes components of her experience in commercial real estate, economic development and banking and “wraps them all up with a pretty bow” to help banks and credit unions understand their markets and understand where they should build new branches.

A Work-Life Balance on Sustainable Building

A Work-Life Balance on Sustainable Building

By Steve Adams | Commercial Record Staff | January 6, 2022 | Reprints

Alicia Dolce is an evangelist for energy efficiency by day in her role as executive director of the CT Green Building Council, and a convert at home where she lives in an all-electric Passive House that keeps high utility bills at bay.

New CBRE Broker Returns to Familiar Terrain

New CBRE Broker Returns to Familiar Terrain

By Steve Adams | Commercial Record Staff | December 23, 2021 | Reprints

After advising corporate clients on decisions about real estate transactions across the globe, Sheera Riemer is working on deals close to home in her new role as a vice president at CBRE’s Stamford office.

Community Bank Tackles Student Debt

Community Bank Tackles Student Debt

By Diane McLaughlin | December 2, 2021 | Reprints

The student loan problem is enormous: $1.7 trillion in debt, almost 45 million borrowers with loans to repay, about 10 percent of borrowers delinquent or in default even before the pandemic started. As president and CEO of The Milford Bank, Susan Shields saw an opportunity to help.

Pennrose Pioneers New Housing Models

Pennrose Pioneers New Housing Models

By Steve Adams | Commercial Record Staff | October 21, 2021 | Reprints

Pennrose Realty is carving out of a niche as a developer of senior housing for the LGBTQ community. Charlie Adams leads Pennrose’ New England region division, which has projects in Torrington and Hartford.

Essex Savings’ 18th Leader – And First Woman

Essex Savings’ 18th Leader – And First Woman

By Diane McLaughlin | October 14, 2021 | Reprints

Diane Arnold had a summer job in Branford as a banker teller, but after graduating from college, she began working in the insurance industry. That career was short-lived, though, after Arnold received a call from Essex Savings Bank’s Gregory Shook asking her to return to the bank and go through a management training program. She has been in banking ever since, working on commercial lending.

Creating Inviting Homes for Corporate HQs

Creating Inviting Homes for Corporate HQs

By Steve Adams | Commercial Record Staff | September 23, 2021 | Reprints

New Haven-based architecture firm Pickard Chilton punches above its weight in winning competitions to design signature commercial buildings on a global scale. Jon Pickard founded the firm in 1997 with his former college classmate, Bill Chilton.