‘More than Words’ charity received books, too!

Newport Heights staff pose with some of their collected books

TMLLC’s reserved space on the boat to Africa was limited to 1,000 books, plus a little extra (see separate story). The rest of the boat had been reserved for other contributors. As a result, another outlet for the more than 2,000 additional books that employees collected was needed. Luckily, Deirdre Wyman knew about a more local charity, “More Than Words,” which had run a “Pop-Up” store in the lobby of the corporate office building. That’s where she bought books for Africa, in fact. Continue reading

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The African Library Project is waiting for a boat

The response of Trinity staffers to a call for books for the African Library Project, made during the Annual Meeting, was exceptional! We reached our goal of 1,000 books — times 3 — with a final total of about 3,100 books! We gave 2,000 to “More Than Words,” a non-profit benefitting children in foster care, among others. (See separate story, “More than Words works well.”)  We will ship 1,100 book – a little extra in case any books are considered unsuitable – once we know when the ship will come into New Orleans, from which it departs for Africa. Continue reading

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Trinity Management: growing to great

From left, back row: Than Dean, Jonathan Donahue, Cory MacIsaac, Linda Cribben. Front row: Lisa Morishanti, Kathy Boudreault, Brandon Tang.

 

At the five year anniversary in of Trinity Management in February, CEO Kate Franco completed a staff reorganization that will invigorate the Team’s commitment to grow our opportunities for enhancing multi-family communities in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York.

“I am thrilled to announce a number of promotions to complete this plan,” she said. “I am also excited to announce the kick-off of a number of initiatives that will help us on our FLIGHT.”

The latter was, of course, a reference to the acronym she used for 2017 goals: F, for Focus; L for Learning; I, for positive interactions with residents and the community; G, for Growth; H, for healthy living physically and psychically; and T, for Transformation, which is dependent on the prior five.

“We are on our way!” she said. Continue reading

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341 Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester added to portfolio

The 10 luxury apartments at 341 Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester offer a blend of fashionable details and new amenities to craft a wonderful lifestyle for those lucky enough to live here.

Built in 2012, the building is near the Ashmont T Station, providing an easy commute to Boston. Route I-93 is also nearby, for fast travel north and south of the city. Continue reading

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4th at Broadway joins TMLLC portfolio

4th at Broadway

Located in the heart of downtown Chelsea, 4th at Broadway is a historic redevelopment consisting of 19 unique luxury residential lofts, 8 retail storefronts with prime Broadway frontage and a covered parking garage. The building was redeveloped in 2007 and residential units feature oversized windows, gleaming hardwood floors, in-unit laundry and modern kitchens with new appliances. The building is defined by its exposed brick and beams, skylights and high ceilings.

Located two blocks from the Tobin Bridge, 4th at Broadway offers an easy commute to both downtown Boston and the North Shore. The lofts are conveniently located just steps Continue reading

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Employee Certifications and Awards, 2016

The following employees furthered their education and earned professional certifications, recognition and/or awards.

Linda Cribben, Compliance Director – NAHP-Executive

David Joyner, Regional Director – NAHP-Executive

Gene Zhitomirsky, Vice President – Licensed Real Estate Broker, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Rayn Ruggiero, The Rowe – Real Estate Salesperson, State of Connecticut

Monyette Vickers, The Carruth – Real Estate Salesperson, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Continue reading

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Five years and growing

In her introductory remarks at the Dec. 9th Annual Meeting, CEO Kate Franco was full of congratulations for our young company, which has reached its 5th anniversary, and encouraged everyone to continue their focus on growth and success for owners, residents and staff.

We reached 6,197 managed units and 546,711 square feet of managed retail/commercial/office space. We had six significant rent ups of new properties. Average occupancy was up, average collections were up, Spectrum audits went well, and REAC scores were high, particularly those in Vice President Gene Zhitomirsky’s portfolio, whom she anointed the “King of REAC.”

We won our second Vanguard Award from NAHMA for Bristol Commons/Lenox Green. We reached a dozed Communities of Quality, and we hit #85 out of the top 100 Affordable Management Companies.

“We have so much to be proud of, and I congratulate all of you for your hard work,” she said. Continue reading

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Washington Village groundbreaking held

Washington Village, as it is today

The long-awaited groundbreaking for Washington Village in Norwalk, CT, was held Nov. 28, with many state dignitaries joining the city’s mayor, Trinity Financial personnel, Norwalk Redevelopment staff, Connecticut and Norwalk Housing Authority officials, and Washington Village Resident Council members, among others. The complex now has 136 units. It is the oldest public housing in Connecticut, shows its age, and suffered severe damage from flooding during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The new site will be flood resistant. Phase One, scheduled for completion in March 2018, will provide 80 of the 273 units planned. In the end, the site will have 136 public housing units (completely replacing existing units). The other 137 units will provide a mix of affordable and market rate.

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Treadmark is getting ready to make its mark

Treadmark, Illustration

Sitting across the street from The Carruth in Dorchester, Treadmark is like a good little sister, with similar striking looks and perky style in the rebounding Ashmont Station/Peabody Square area. Treadmark will have 83 apartments in all – 51 affordable for people earning up to 60 percent of area median income (AMI), and 32 for-sale condominiums. The latter will include 12 market-rate, 4 affordable for those earning up to 80 percent of AMI and 16 for those earning up to 110 percent of AMI. The ground floor will include retail stores. There is also a garage with 30 parking spots and another two parking spots outside. Occupancy is expected in July 2017.

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Boston East will grace East Boston waterfront

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The groundbreaking for Boston East on the East Boston waterfront was held earlier this year, after almost a decade of preparation and complicated legal, financial and site issues. TMLLC’s new Marketing Vice President Courtney Phillips has been very involved with Trinity Financial’s Vice President Abby Goldenfarb on plans and marketing ideas for the property. It is sure to be a beauty. There will be a 400 foot public harbor walk, a kayak launch, an acre of open space, as well as 200 units of housing. All but 26 will be market rate. Artists will be encouraged to live/work/sell in six ground floor apartments located near the building’s art gallery, which will be handy for exhibitions of their own work and that of others. It is in construction now.

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