Sep 23, 2022

The Corcoran Clash at Kimball!

Thank you for participating in the last trivia question. The question asked, "... how long was the longest match on record in the history of the U.S. [Tennis] Championships? Bonus points if you can name both competitors! Hint: The match was in 1992." The match was between Michael Chang and Stefan Edberg and it was 5 hours and 26 minutes long! Stefan Edberg of Sweden ultimately came out victorious. 

The Corcoran Clash at Kimball!

John M. Corcoran & Company enjoyed the annual company wide outing this week at Kimball Farm in Westford, MA and we had about 250 employees attend this year! The day began with a round of golf and this friendly competition quickly turned into a fierce battle for the win after the round ended in a tie. Each team played an extra hole for the tie breaker and Kevin Regan (Quincy Commons), Brendan Flynn (Leasing Floater), and Tom Shephard (Adams Village) came out on top!

Brendan Flynn, Tom Shepard, and Kevin Regan

Although our employees love the traditional activities that Kimball Farms offers, JMC wanted to bring something new to the outing this year. The Corcoran Connections Committee launched the JMC Ninja Warrior Challenge! The committee put together a three-part team challenge across a series of inflatable obstacle courses to reflect American Ninja Warrior, the famous sports entertainment reality TV show. Several teams of JMC colleagues competed in this relay-style challenge to see who could get the fastest time. Team Captain Jim Krotz (Compliance Department) along with his team of Andrew Standley (Leasing Floater), Gianna Rodriguez (Pelham Learning Center), Angela Hahn (Mass Mills), and Grace Corcoran (Marketing Department) beat the buzzer with the fastest time to become the first ever JMC Ninja Warrior Champions!

man hitting buzzer for ninja challenge
Angel Figueroa, Pelham Apartments

man jumping on obstacle course for ninja challenge
Dan Breda, Faxon Commons

two men tagging each other for ninja challenge
Chris Baio, Skyline Commons and Don Polsi, The Commons at Drum Hill

man and woman tagging each other for ninja challenge
Jim Krotz, Compliance Department and Gianna Rodriguez, Pelham Learning Center
Woman hitting buzzer for Ninja Challenge
Angela Hahn, Mass Mills, Beating the Buzzer for the Win!

Winners of JMC Ninja Warrior Challenge in front of buzzer
JMC Ninja Warrior Champions

Special shoutout to the biggest JMC Ninja Warrior Challenge fan! Erin (Weymouth Commons) and Brian Gallagher's (Portfolio Director) son loved the ninja swag!

JMC staff got to enjoy lunch and refreshments while listening to "A Fascinating Rhythm" by Cornell Coley. The Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee brought Cornell to the outing for an interactive Afro-Latin, solo performance featuring drums, folkloric instruments, dance and songs. Cornell taught our employees about the origins of his instruments that create the music of various cultures around the world. JMC employees joined in with Cornell to learn how to play the drums while hearing about the rich cultural history behind them.

JMC employees sitting playing drums with performer at Kimball Farm
Erica Ryan (MetroMark), Jazmin Colon (Compliance Department), and Lydia Diaz (McNamara House) with Performer Cornell Coley
JMC employees playing instruments with performer at Kimball Farm
Erica Ryan (MetroMark) and Jeanmarie O'Brien (Director of Affordable Housing) with Cornell Coley

Everyone got to indulge in Kimball Farm's famous ice cream in the afternoon while watching the Longest Drive competition. Chris Baio of Skyline Commons was the winner for the men and Michelle Russo, Controller of the Accounting Department, was the winner for the women. The skilled arcade goers participated in the Skee Ball competition for the best score. Lauren McDonald (Ashland Woods) and Erik Wester (Ashland Woods) tied for first place and Fern Mullen (Compliance Department) came in at third place. 

JMC employees golfing at Kimball Farm driving range
Driving Range at Kimball Farm

man and woman sitting at picnic table holding up gift card prizes for winning skee ball
Erik Wester and Lauren McDonald of Ashland Woods, Winners of Skee Ball

two men sitting on zipline ride at Kimball Farm
Jim Krotz, Compliance Department and Sebastian Quevedo, Marketing Department on the Zipline

The outing winded down with Service Awards for JMC employees who received awards for 5 years all the way up to 35 years of service at the company. We were happy to reveal the new look of our service awards to reflect the change in our logo! 

Group photo of JMC employees with 5 year service awards
5 Years of Service
Group photo of JMC employees with 10 year service awards
10 Years of Service
Group photo of JMC employees with 15 year service awards
15 Years of Service
JMC employee with 30 years of service
Deborah Hedrix, McNamara House, 30 Years of Service

The day concluded with raffle drawings for amazing prizes, competition awards, and a cocktail reception to bring the 2022 outing to a close. Thank you to the staff of Kimball Farm for having us and an even bigger thank you to all of our JMC staff! Everyone who works at JMC is so passionate about what they do and we all look forward to celebrating our employees at this daylong event every year. Shoutout to the JMC Outing Committee for putting this day together for our employees, the day wouldn't have been so successful without you. We can't wait to see what 2023 has in store! 

Darion Cooper, Union & West, behind Raffle Table

Ganak Davis, Redbrook Apartments

Taylor Achille, The Ledges

Joseph Avenell, Stevens Corner and Dan Breda, Faxon Commons

Nhi Nguyen, Quincy Commons

Jesse Morrel, The Sto

Jessalyn Dutra, Pelham Learning Center

Rosa Garcia, West Broadway Homes

TRIVIA: How many classic ice cream flavors does Kimball Farm have starting with the letter "C"?

Sep 7, 2022

JMC & Co Puts Leicester on the Horizon

 Thank you for participating in the last trivia question! The question asked, "What was the Protection Act signed into law by Ulysses S. Grant in 1872?" The answer is the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act. President Ulysses S. Grant signed this act into law resulting in the very first federally protected national park. 

John M. Corcoran & Company has embarked on a joint venture with The Brennan Group, Inc. to develop a 267,000 square foot Class-A High Bay Industrial Warehouse/Manufacturing Facility in Leicester, MA. Leicester Central will sit on 50 acres of land adjacent to Worcester at Route 56.

Exterior Building Rendering
Leicester Central Rendering

Leicester Central has access to several major highways making it the ideal location for this manufacturing facility. The facility will be a great addition to the area as Worcester is the second largest populated city in New England. Leicester is also highly accessible to the Worcester Airport, Logan Airport, and several cities including Boston, Springfield, Lowell, Providence, RI, and Hartford, CT.

Map with site highlighted
Site Location

This facility will be substantial in size to accommodate several loading docks, drive-in doors, and overhead doors in addition to 279 parking spaces and 59 trailer stalls. 

Site plan rendering
Site Plan

The land was cleared in June and is ready for development! We look forward to the progression of this project and the asset it will be for the area. 

Aerial Shot of land

TRIVIA: In light of the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, how long was the longest match on record in the history of the U.S. Championships? Bonus points if you can name both competitors! Hint: The match was in 1992.

Aug 24, 2022

Corcoran goes to Camp!

 Thank you for your participation in the most recent trivia question! The question asked, "What is a funambulist?" The answer is a tightrope walker!

John M. Corcoran & Company celebrated the annual Resident Appreciation Day on August 18th. JMC took on the theme of "Camp Corcoran" to celebrate this occasion across the entire portfolio. All of our properties took the time to organize a day full of events to show how thankful they are for our residents who make these communities so special. Each community was tasked with organizing a lumberjack breakfast, trail mix bar, picnic lunch, s'mores snack, and a happy camper dinner for residents to enjoy throughout the day.

Man, woman, and man standing with camping sign behind table
Townhouse Apartments Gearing Up for the Lumberjack Breakfast

The staff at The Sto went above and beyond to bring this Stoughton campground to life for the residents! The morning started with a hearty lumberjack breakfast with French toast, egg sandwiches, home fries and fruit, all with flannels, beards, and axes to match! The staff even popped a tent and lit a fire to set the tone for the granola mixer and some fun camper giveaways including stickers, bracelets, and keychains! 

man holding lumberjack axe prop behind table
Greg Davis, Assistant Property Manager of The Sto, Ready to Greet Campers in Lumberjack Fashion

fireplace with table of camping giveaways

man holding hat, beard, and axe prop
Ed Sullivan, Property Manager of The Sto

The staff also asked residents to write their favorite thing about The Sto to add to the décor! 

table of small tree stumps with cards

The residents of Parkside Commons had a blast from enjoying fabulous food catered by local Winthrop Meat Market to playing games in the courtyard. 

people playing outdoor game in courtyard

2 boys playing outside by a blowup pool

Residents sitting in clubhouse at Parkside Commons

The staff at Kent Village got into the spirit and even created their very own Camp Corcoran t-shirts to sport for the day! The residents got to participate in camp-style bingo, outdoor games, and they got to make their own sundaes at the ice cream bar.

man, woman, and man standing outside in front of leasing office
Kent Village Counselors

two boys sitting outside

man standing in front of ice cream bar table

The Residences on Broadway, Village Green, the Commons at Boston Road, and the Commons at Drum Hill took this assignment seriously as each staff member wore camp counselor themed tees. The counselors in South Boston put a twist on the occasion to make it a "glamping" experience for their campers with Starbucks coffee, mimosas, burgers from Lincoln Tavern, and s'mores! Our Littleton, Billerica, and Chelmsford campers enjoyed face painting, balloon animals, and catered meals from local businesses. 

woman , man, and woman standing behind table holding Starbucks cups
woman with 2 children making balloon animals

3 tier stand with camp themed cupcakes

woman standing with coffee in front of table
Camp Counselour Olympia Carranza at the Commons at Drum Hill

Westcott Terrace put together a fabulous day to show their appreciation for their residents. Camp Westcott was decked out with a tent, campfire, pine tree, fishing poles, and tackle box. Talk about attention to detail! 

Man sitting in camping chair in front of Camp Westcott sign

Residents sitting together at Westcott Terrace

Table of camp themed cupcakes

Girl sitting in tent

The Ledges provided munchkin skewers, sandwiches, a trail mix bar with a "wood pile", and set up a s'mores station for their happy campers!

boy with thumbs up standing in front of table of food

                                       "wood pile" of food

two boys holding cups of trail mix by table

The Ledges leasing team sitting around a table
The Leasing Team at The Ledges

The Mastlight team dressed in their best camp attire with flannels and bandanas to match. The Mastlight campers were treated with Panera catering for breakfast, pizza in the afternoon, and delicious s'mores cupcakes. Some furry friends even got in on the fun with some glam shots!   

three women standing in front of tent
The Leasing Team at The Mastlight
man getting pizza from a table

Dog sitting in front of tent

Residents of Lynnfield Commons spent the day outdoors with food, refreshing beverages, fun animal masks, and an egg toss competition with prizes for the winners!

three kids outside wearing animal face masks

kids participating in egg toss outside

woman and man holding up cans behind table of drinks
Megan McDonald and Dan O'Brien of Lynnfield Commons

two egg toss winners holding up gift cards
Egg Toss Competition Winners

We were so happy to see all of the preparation of Camp Corcoran come to life from the festive décor, to amazing food and treats, outdoor games, and fun giveaways to show our appreciation for all of our residents! We look forward to this event every year and cannot wait to see what our communities have in store for 2023. 

TRIVIA: What was the Protection Act signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872?