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Greater Boston CRE Professionals on The Move in Q4

December 10, 2018

Grossman Development Group Hires Analyst

FRAMINGHAM– Ariel Konover has joined Grossman Development Group (GDG) as the Analyst for the company. “We are very pleased to have Ariel join us,” said GDG President Howard Grossman. “He brings several years of financial and legal expertise to the firm and will be a valuable contributor to our future growth.”

Konover is a third generation real estate professional, with a concentration in the financial analyzation of development and acquisition projects. Prior to joining GDG, Konover spent five years working in his family’s real estate business, overseeing project underwriting, as well as working closely with the company’s lenders. He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University and was previously a member of The Florida Bar.

“I am very excited to be a part of GDG and work with a group where each individual plays an important role on the team,” Konover said. “I am particularly looking forward to being a part of GDG’s continued success.”


CRE Veteran Crean Joins Avison Young, Appointed Principle

BOSTON– Michael Smith, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s New England region, announced that the highly regarded commercial real estate industry veteran, Bill Crean has joined the firm. Crean has been appointed Principal and will focus on office tenant and landlord representation in Greater Boston. He brings more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience to Avison Young, most recently as a Senior Vice-President and partner with CBRE New England.

“Bill will play a leading role as we continue to broaden the Avison Young footprint throughout Boston,” says Smith. “We’re pleased to add his talents to what has become an unrivaled roster of commercial real estate market leaders. He will provide our firm with a wealth of market knowledge fostered throughout 20-plus years of hands-on experience delivering true value to clients. We couldn’t be more pleased to have Bill on board, Smith added.”

Crean has closed more than 400 transactions totaling over $1 billion since 2007 and has represented properties comprising 5.7 million square feet of agency assignments in Boston. He has advised numerous Fortune 500 companies as well as InsightSquared, Alzheimer’s Association, M33 Growth, and General Assembly.

“I am pleased to join Avison Young’s exceptional team of leading sales and leasing professionals as we provide creative space solutions for local, national and international corporate and not-for-profit clients,” says Crean. “I also look forward to being part of Avison Young’s Principal-led, collaborative culture. The company’s growth in Boston since entering the market in 2010 has been very impressive. Avison Young’s core philosophy of putting the client and community first is aligned with my own values.”

TRIA Adds Two New Senior Design Professionals to Growing Firm

BOSTON– TRIA architecture firm with a focus on designing unique spaces for science, technology and corporate clients, announced that two new senior design professionals have joined the firm. TRIA welcomes Jonathan Romig as senior project manager/senior lab planner, and Natasha Tashian, NCIDQ, as senior interior designer.

“We are thrilled to add Jonathan and Natasha to our growing design team. Each are highly motivated individuals who bring exceptional design and project management skills that will enable TRIA to continue delivering creative and practical design solutions to our clients,” said Sherwood Butler, co-founder and managing principal of TRIA. “Their talents are a perfect fit for servicing our clients who look to discover, advance, and innovate in the spaces we design for them.”

Jonathan Romig has been a leader in managing and planning science and technology facilities projects for more than 30 years. A frequent author and presenter at conferences since 1994, Jon brings passion, commitment, and vision to all his projects. His clients have included Biogen, Genzyme, Sanofi Pasteur, MIT, UCLA, Harvard University, and the federal government. He holds Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Natasha Tashian has more than 10 years in the corporate/commercial interior design industry, Natasha has extensive experience designing workplace interiors projects, seeing them through all phases of development, while bringing about collaboration amongst the client and project team. Her portfolio spans corporate office, research and development, building lobby, and building repositioning projects. In her new role at TRIA, she applies her expertise of workplace interiors to develop a holistic design approach to science and technology projects to create a connected and culture-centric design between lab and office. Natasha received a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Strategic Hires Biotech and Education Experienced Account Executives

BOSTON–Strategic Spaces, one of New England’s leading furniture and interior construction firms, invited ten new hires to their team in 2018 after a rebranding and relocation to a new state-of-the-art Client Experience Center located at 280 Summer Street. Tom Butler, Director of Strategic Accounts, and Matt Feroli, Senior Account Executive, carry over 25 years of experience each. Tom spending 9 successful years at Office Environments of New England, a Steelcase company, before moving on to WB Mason. Tom spent 7 of his 13 years with WB Mason in the Top 25 Sales Executives category, overcoming 1200 colleagues to win the Top Overall Sales Executive title. His time well applauded in new business development

“I was looking for a place to leverage my experience, benefit from the added support of a team, to find that place I could make a real noticeable contribution and appreciated difference; a place to find growth and a work-to-life balance. Strategic is a place that these goals can and will be realized, extols Butler.”

Matt Feroli joined Strategic Spaces in September. Feroli has gained his accolades in business development, strategic planning and account management. He has a deep understanding of the industry, having built keen relationships within the Biotech, Healthcare and Higher Education sectors. Feroli will continue to leverage his skills and tenured project execution to establish long-term strategic partnerships within the Biotech, Healthcare and Education fields.

“Adding Tom & Matt to the team was a no-brainer, culturally they are a perfect fit for Strategic Spaces and together they will continue to provide best of class service to our clients. With Tom and Matt on board it’s added additional experienced depth to our organization,” acknowledged Michael Maude, Principle at Strategic Spaces.

Ariel Konover Bill Crean Jonathan Romig Natasha Tashian Matt Feroli Tom Butler