Nov 18, 2022

JMC Leases Up in Somerville, Plymouth, and Bellingham

John M. Corcoran & Co has had a busy fall season as the company is in the midst of leasing up three brand-new properties spread throughout different areas of Massachusetts!

JMC is finishing up the development of Union 346 in the heart of Union Square in Somerville, MA. This community consists of 94 studio and one bedroom apartment homes all managed by JMCUnion 346 will feature an outdoor rooftop with city views, a fitness center, a resident lounge, bike storage, and a pet washing station. This community is great for commuters going into the city as the Green Line extension is less than a mile away from Union 346

Exterior image of Union 346
Development Progress at Union 346.

Rendering of Studio Apartment at Union 346
Rendering of Studio Apartment at Union 346

JMC has also taken on management for the second phase of Redbrook Apartments in Plymouth, MA. This phase will consist of 104 additional apartment homes. New amenities include a dog park, a pickle ball court, and an outdoor grilling and gathering area in addition to all the other wonderful amenities that the Redbrook community offers. 

Pathway with building and sky
Phase II of Redbrook Apartments

Phase II of Redbrook Apartments
Phase II of Redbrook Apartments

JMC is managing the lease up of another property called The Curtis located in Bellingham, MA. The Curtis has 250 apartments spread across five buildings with beautiful greenery and pathways in between. The community offers one, two, and three bedroom apartments. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, outdoor patios with firepits and grilling areas, a dog park, and more. The nearby Forge Park commuter rail station provides easy access to Boston and Providence. 

Exterior Rendering of The Curtis
Rendering of The Curtis

View of living room and kitchen in model apartment
Model Apartment at The Curtis

TRIVIA: Thanksgiving is just around the corner! What did President Calvin Coolidge famously receive as a Thanksgiving gift?

11/4 Trivia Answer: A fighter pilot is credited as an ace when he/she has shot down five or more enemy aircrafts during aerial combat. 

Nov 4, 2022

JMC Employees Participate in MA Apartment Association's Maintenance Mania

2022 marked the return of Maintenance Mania! This event is a national program for maintenance technicians to compete against each other in several skill-based challenges. The program is presented by the National Apartment Association and sponsored by HD Supply. The event was topped off with a self-designed race car contest followed by a reception and an award ceremony. JMC & Co had 11 competitors and several staff members came to spectate and cheer on our JMC team. JMC felt the "need for speed" coming into this heated competition which brought us to our Top Gun inspired theme this year! All employees wore JMC Top Gun shirts and aviator sunglasses and all competitors rocked their own set of customized dog tags to prepare for the "Danger Zone".

List of JMC Maintenance Mania Competitors

JMC Maintenance Mania shirts

4 men standing together
Same Perez, Jorge Leon, Alex Herrera, Carlos Toribio

Our maintenance technicians were put to the test with seven different challenges to complete against the clock for the fastest time. The challenges included: the AO Smith Water Heater Installation, Pfister Topfit Faucet Installation, Figidaire Icemaker Installation, Halstead Click-Lock Plank Installation, Kidde Fire & Carbon Monoxide Safety Installation, Kwiset Ket Control Deadbolt Test, and the Home Depot Pro Xtra Car Race Competition. 
Carlos Toribio, Carlton Oaks

Mike Martinez competing
Mike Martinez, Adams Village

Man with hands on other man's back before competition
Carlos Toribio (Carlton Oaks) and Sam Perez (Pelham Apartments)

Jorge Leon Competing
Jorge Leon, Pelham Apartments

Alex Herrera competing
Alex Herrera, Lynnfield Commons

Sam and Jorge standing with thumbs up behind competition table
Sam Perez and Jorge Leon, Pelham Apartments

Several of our JMC maintenance technicians were victorious and placed in almost every category! Jorge Leon placed first for the Faucet Installation and Anthony Newman won first place for the Click-Lock Plank Installation. Alex Herrera won second place in the Icemaker Installation and third place for both the Click-Lock Installation and Faucet Installation. Carlos Toribio took third place for the Water Heater Installation. However, the winning did not stop there.

Anthony Newman standing with woman holding prize
Anthony Newman, Kimball Court

JOrge Leon standing with man holding prize
Jorge Leon, Pelham Apartments

Sam Perez standing with man holding prize

Sam Perez won first place for the Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Safety Installation, second for Faucet Installation, placed second overall for the entire competition, AND was the overall winning team member for the JMC team! 

Group of women cheering on competitor
Spectators Cheering on Sam Perez

JMC & Co was also awarded for having the best team spirit with pompoms, noise clappers, fatheads and the loudest voices in the room! 

Maintenance Mania Team photo with fatheads
Maintenance Mania Team

Congratulations to all of our wonderful maintenance technicians who were able to prove how skilled they are even under the pressure of the clock! Thank you to all of the spectators who came out to support the crew.  

Maintenance Mania Team and Spectators
Maintenance Mania Team and Spectators

TRIVIA: What makes a fighter pilot an ace?

10/19 Trivia Answer: Morton, Illinois. Morton is known as the Pumpkin Capital of the World because it produces 85% of the world's canned pumpkin in the Nestles/Libby's Plant.