Jul 1, 2022

JMC & Co Embarks on 216 Central Ave, Chelsea

Thank you for participating in the last blog trivia question! The question asked what is the largest zoo in New England and the answer is Southwick's Zoo in Mendon, MA.

JMC & Co Embarks on 216 Central Ave, Chelsea

The redevelopment of Innes Apartments in Chelsea, MA will be accomplished through a joint venture among John M. Corcoran & Company, the Joseph J. Corcoran Company, and Marcus Partners. JJC was awarded the project four years ago and has worked through the local and state permitting processes and assembled the necessary public subsidy to move the project along. JMC & Co will lead the design, construction and financing of the project in addition to providing property management services upon completion. 

Map outlining Chelsea, MA
Map of Chelsea, MA

Innes Apartments is in a great location with superior access to public transportation straight into the heart of Boston. The site is located just one block away from the Silver Line giving residents access to South Station in 20 minutes and with the Chelsea Commuter Rail Station only 10 minutes away, North Station is a quick 10 minute ride into the city. Logan Airport is located just 1.5 miles away and 5 miles away from South Boston and the Financial District making an easy commute for all residents. 

Site Plan for Redevelopment of Innes Apartments, Chelsea, MA
Site Plan of 216 Central Ave, Chelsea, MA

Innes Apartments is located on 216 Central Ave in Chelsea, MA. This 2.9 acre site consists of 94 public housing apartments spread across 8 buildings. The project will commence with the demolition of all existing apartments for the ground-up construction of 330 brand-new apartment homes in two podium buildings. The unit mix will consist of public housing, workforce/market, and market apartments. The redevelopment will also include new amenity spaces, 7,000 sf of ground floor commercial space, and a standalone 255 car pre-cast garage.  


Demolition is slated to begin in the near future and JMC & Co's development team will be progressing the design of the site throughout the summer months. Watch out for future blogs for more updates to come on this substantial and exciting project!



Trivia: What famous movie was filmed in Chelsea, MA in 2015?




Jun 21, 2022

Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer

 Thank you for the participation in the last trivia question! The question asked where the first Caritas home was located and the answer is 27 Beale Street, Dorchester, MA!

Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer!

June 21st marks the first official day of Summer and what better way to kick off the season than highlighting ways to beat the heat over the next few months! You can be sure to find a way to make a splash this Summer wherever your JMC & Co community may be.

Hello Summer with flamingo, pool floats, and plants with blue background

Quincy Commons is conveniently located just 2 blocks away from Wollaston Beach. Bask in the sun and enjoy fish tacos from Baja Box located just across the street while taking in the ocean views. Head to Marina Bay for drinks and dinner on the water at one of the many popular restaurants.

Wollaston Beach in Quincy, MA

For those located up North, Canobie Lake Park is a great summer activity. Canobie is famous for its many rides, games, and attractions for everyone to enjoy. The new Waterpark

Jun 10, 2022

Caritas Communities Get Social for a Good Cause!

 Thank you for participating in the last trivia question! It asked what the purpose of  The Sto was before it became an apartment community. The answer is a factory. The town of Stoughton was well known as an industrial hub for shoemaking. If you ever find yourself in the model apartment be sure to check out the antique shoe bookends on the TV console!


The Young Leaders Committee Celebrates the 9th Annual Get Social for a Good Cause Event!

As many of you know, John M. Corcoran & Company has a deep-rooted relationship with Caritas Communities. P. Leo Corcoran, John Corcoran's partner, founded this 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 1985. The mission states, "At Caritas, we prevent homelessness by providing very low-income individuals with permanent housing, support, a sense of community and expanded opportunities. Since 1985, Caritas has helped fill the need for safe, secure housing in Greater Boston."

Caritas Communities is love in action in pink with red heart

The Young Leader Committee was created in 2014 to facilitate the significant growth in volunteer leadership. According to the Caritas website, "Our Young Leader Committee serves to engage other young professionals in the Boston area to improve the lives of our lowest income neighbors through

May 20, 2022

Clubhouse Grand Opening at The Sto

Thank you all for participating in the last trivia question. The question asked, "What property was the last winner of the Game of Phones Trophy in 2019?" The answer to this question is Skyline Commons!


Grand Opening of the Clubhouse at The Sto

The wait is over! The renovation of the clubhouse has been completed at The Sto. The clubhouse has been elevated to better serve residents of the community with new chic modern features. This 4,500 square foot space provides several different luxurious amenities that have reinvigorated the entire community. 

Road lined with balloons leading to the clubhouse at The Sto

The new and improved clubhouse features a modern lounge with a cozy fireplace and oversized windows that let in endless amounts of natural sunlight. 

Resident lounge with couch, coffee table, and chairs

The space also has a brand-new kitchenette where residents can grab a cup of coffee to start the morning or hang out with friends and fellow residents while enjoying a game on the big screen! 

Kitchenette in clubhouse

View of fireplace and TV with chairs

Residents can team up for some friendly competition on the shuffleboard table.
   
Shuffleboard table in clubhouse

Residents who prefer the outdoors can enjoy the gorgeous outdoor patio area and fire up the grill on a warm Summer evening! 
Outdoor patio with tables and chairs and grills

Looking to get down to business? Check out The Sto's very own conference room as well as a Zoom Room so you can work remotely without the distractions of home.

Conference table with chairs and TV mounted on the wall

Desk with chair, lounging chair, and decorated bookshelf

The fitness center has been completely upgraded with new cardio and weight lifting equipment perfect for any workout. 

Workout equipment in fitness center

Getting the Party Started!

The staff at The Sto kicked off the Summer with a grand opening party for residents! The staff put together a fantastic event with delicious food from Stone L'oven Pizza Co., refreshments including a signature drink of the evening, and a raffle prize to top it all off. One lucky resident will receive a Yeti cooler! 

Gregory Davis, Jesse Morrell, and Ed Sullivan standing in front of the fireplace
Gregory Davis, Assistant Property Manager, Jesse Morrell, Maintenance Technician, and Ed Sullivan, Property Manager 

Residents getting food displayed on the island in the kitchen

This event created a lot of excitement for residents and staff. The staff was so happy to see such a lively atmosphere and they are excited to see this energy carry on! 

Residents sitting at tables and talking at resident event

Resident entering Yeti cooler raffle displayed on table

Residents getting food displayed on the island in the kitchen

The clubhouse was designed to enhance the living experience for prospects and current residents of The Sto and we are proud to showcase the success in the transformation of this space. This amenity space is unique to the community and truly sets The Sto apart. We look forward to many more events and gatherings to come in this beautiful space!



TRIVIA: What was the purpose of this property before it turned into an apartment community?







May 4, 2022

Seizing New Opportunities

Thank you to everyone who participated in the blog trivia question! The question asked how many permanent positions Kelli Ahearn-Lucas has had since she started with JMC & Co with bonus points if you could list all of the properties she has worked at over the years. Kelli has had a grand total of 10 permanent positions at JMC & Co and she held these across 9 different properties! She was a Leasing Consultant, North Shore Floater, and North Shore Floater at Quincy CommonsWeymouth Commons, Cliffside Commons, and Southfield Commons. She was the Property Manager at the Residences on BroadwayMetroMark ApartmentsStation Row ApartmentsRedbrook Apartments, and Station Square. Her current role is the Leasing and Marketing Manager at the corporate office. 


John M. Corcoran & Company is thrilled to have commenced construction on a 372,000 sf site. This site will feature a Class A High Bay distribution facility in Lunenburg, MA. This project is a new and unique opportunity for JMC & Co to take advantage of as a non-residential development. 

construction site for 372,000 sf distribution facility
Construction Underway 

According to a recent post on by ARCO National Construction Company on LinkedIn, "The project comes in response to unprecedented demand for industrial assets in the greater Boston market as record-setting low vacancy rates and speed to market demands from tenants are resulting in an increasing number of developments taking place on a speculative basis."  

site plan of distribution site
Site Plan

This 30 acre site will feature 71 dock positions, 2 drive-in doors, a solar-ready roof structure, and the capacity for future EV charging stations upon completion. We look forward to seeing the transformation of this expansive land into a high functioning facility.

Rendering of distribution facility with landscaping
Building Rendering 

Rendering of distribution facility with landscaping
Building Rendering

TRIVIA: What property was the last winner of the Game of Phones trophy in 2019?




Apr 22, 2022

JMC & Co Employees On the Move!

 Thank you to everyone who participated in the previous trivia question! As a reminder, the question asked to guess which 3 members of the maintenance members from the 1981 team are still employed with us today. The 3 members are: Gary Saltmarsh, Tom Atchison, and Dennis Nawn. Check out the photo below revealing each member! 

1981 maintenance staff group photo
Top Right: Gary Saltmarsh, Bottom Left: Tom Atchison, Bottom Right: Dennis Nawn

JMC & Co Employees On the Move!

Here at JMC & Co we enjoy watching our employees grow in their careers which is why we advocate to promote from within. Encouraging our employees to be confident in their abilities and skills is an integral part of the company culture at JMC & Co as it inspires our staff to take the next step in their careers. We are happy to announce that several of our staff members are 'on the move' and ready to take on the next challenge in their new positions at JMC & Co!


Joanne Russo recently assumed the role as the Property Manager at MetroMark Apartments in Jamaica Plain. Joanne has significant experience in this role and we are excited to see everything she accomplishes at this community. 
Joanne Russo standing in front of swimming pool
Joanne Russo

Doanh Vo, Maintenance Technician at MetroMark, has just been promoted to Maintenance Manager at the property! Walter Marroguin is also making the shift to join Doanh at MetroMark as a Maintenance Technician. Joanne, the leasing staff, Doanh, and Walter will certainly make a great new team!

We wish to congratulate Anna Nasab on her promotion to Property Manager at Munroe Place in Quincy. We are confident in her ability to take on this position with her extensive experience as an Assistant Manager at Village Green

Anna Nasab standing
Anna Nasab

Darion Cooper is also on the move as he recently accepted the Property Manager position at Union & West located in Walpole. We are excited to see what Darion will bring to this community in his next chapter with JMC & Co.
Headshot of Darion Cooper
Darion Cooper

Pamela Mezzetti has been promoted from Rental Manager to Assistant Property Manager at Halstead Manchester. Pam joined the leasing team at Halstead Manchester in 2019 and we are proud to celebrate her growth in her short time here.
 
Pam Mezzetti standing in front of swimming pool
Pam Mezzetti

We are happy to announce Mihaily Desir's promotion from Leasing Consultant to Assistant Property Manager at The Commons at SouthField. We cannot wait to see all of your future achievements in this role!
Mihaly Desir sitting next to bouquet of flowers
Mihaily Desir

Congratulations to all of our JMC & Co employees who are moving onto the next stages of their careers with us! We are incredibly proud of everything you have accomplished thus far and we cannot wait to see you continue to thrive in your new positions.

TRIVIA: Kelli Ahearn-Lucas is currently the Leasing and Marketing Manager in the corporate office, however she has worn many hats during her time here at JMC & CoDo you know how many permanent positions Kelli has had since she started? Bonus points if you can also list all of the properties!


Apr 8, 2022

Spring Safety and Grounds Meeting

 Thank you for all the contributions to the last trivia question! It stated, the Civil Rights Act of 1968 has been amended twice to bring us to our current 7 Federally protected groups. Can you name all 7 federally protected groups? Bonus: Can you list the years in which these groups were added? The 7 federally protected groups are: Race (1968), Color (1968), National Origin (1968), Religion (1968), Sex (1974), Familial Status (1988), and Disability Status (1988). 

Conference Room with attendees

The corporate office in Braintree held the annual Spring Safety and Grounds Meeting on Thursday, April 7th for our maintenance managers, property managers, portfolio directors, and regional managers. Gary Saltmarsh, Director of Maintenance Operations, prepared an enjoyable and informative day for our employees. 

John M. Corcoran & Company prides itself in our curb appeal, especially when it comes to flowers! Our arborist, Marc Colburn, has created a fantastic rotation of flower selections to be planted starting in the Spring months and all the way into the Fall so our properties always look fresh and beautiful with color. Marc covered best practices when it comes to rotating these plant selections throughout the seasons to keep all of our communities in tip-top shape.

Maintenance Picture station sign and table for badge pick up

The meeting also covered an extensive set of safety measures to ensure our maintenance teams are properly educated and trained across the portfolio. Gary spoke about the importance of our Environmental Health and Safety Policy,

Mar 21, 2022

Compliance Attends NAHMA Affordable Housing Conference


Thank you for the contributions to last week's trivia! The question asked, what is the saying to remember DQWNAFS when speaking to prospects on the phone? Bonus: List the all of the words associated with DQWNAFS! The answer is Dairy Queen Who Needs A Frappe Soon. The words associated are: Description, Qualifying, Website, Needs, Appointment, Follow-up, and Source. 


Fern Mullen, Program Compliance Manager, recently traveled to Washington, D. C. to attend the NAHMA Top Issues in Affordable Housing Conference at the Fairmont Washington hotel. NAHMA stands for National Affordable Housing Management Association. According to the NAHMA website, it, "is the leading voice for affordable housing management, advocating on behalf of multifamily property managers and owners whose mission is to provide quality affordable housing." 

NAHMA logo

Fern learned about several crucial affordable housing topics throughout the three day conference. She heard about the Certification Review Board that oversees NAHMA programs and these speakers discussed the importance of professional ethics. Fern also heard from the Membership & Marketing Committee with speakers who recommended policies and procedures regarding NAHMA membership.

Fern's favorite session was Pearl Meyer's presentation on "Hiring, Training, and Maintaining Staff During these Challenging Times". She said that, "... the challenges we face in New England are not unique across the country. Challenges with staffing, the work load and getting in units to perform maintenance in a Covid world," are issues that everyone has struggled with.  

Fern also took advantage of the beautiful city of Washington D.C. Check out this amazing photo of her on a sunrise walk to the Lincoln Memorial!