Friday, June 28, 2013

CMC Enjoying NAA 2013 in Sunny San Diego!


Last week five Corcoran employees embarked across the country to National Apartment Association’s annual education conference at one of our nation’s most beautiful vacation destinations, San Diego. Just like everyday throughout the calendar year, the weather was a picturesque 80 degrees and sunny without even a bit of humidity in the air. The only word fitting enough to describe San Diego is “perfect”.
                Along with the fabulous attractions and atmosphere San Diego presented us, we were fortunate enough to interact with thousands of industry professionals working to educate us on a variety of subjects within the multifamily property management industry. Through motivational speeches, class workshops, seminars, and other meet-and-greet events we flexed our brain muscles and learned new traits, facts, and upcoming trends about the apartment industry. One of the greatest benefits in attending an NAA conference is interacting and hearing stories from our counterparts within the industry. Hearing the stories of leasing consultants and managers from all different regional demographics throughout the country gives us insight and guidance in how to handle any situation of any different magnitude.
                I think we can speak for thousands who attended the conference that the biggest thrill was hearing the inspirational words of Sir Richard Branson. One of the greatest and most respected business leaders and innovators over the last half-century, Sir Richard shared his intellect on the crowd and educated us on the importance of strong relationships between employers and their employees. Communicating and rewarding your employees as an employer are of the utmost importance when trying to run a successful business. There is no doubt everyone who left the conference will have the words of Sir Richard echoing in their daily operations.

                We want to thank NAA and their sponsors for putting on what was an absolutely fabulous three day event in beautiful San Diego. We are already looking forward to next year when we hit the mile high city of Denver!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Stanley Cup Fever Grips Boston!


Exactly 729 days have passed since Zdeno Chara hoisted the Stanley Cup high above his 6'9" frame on the ice of Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was the first taste of Lord Stanley's famed trophy for the Boston hockey team since Bobby Orr skated it around the ice at Madison Square Garden after defeating the Rangers in 1972.

Two years later and our Bruins are searching for their 2nd cup in just three years. In 2006 if you had predicted that the Bruins would have a realistic chance at winning just ONE cup you would probably get laughed at. However, Peter Chiarelli and Cam Neely have changed the attitude not just on the ice, but behind the scenes with the coaches, in the front office, and most importantly in the stands of TD Garden. Hockey is now the pinnacle of Boston sports, and the demeanor and tenacity seen in Bruins players is a direct reflection of the city's residents.

The horrific events that took place at the Boston Marathon this past April cast a dark cloud over our beautiful city. Resiliency and strength overcame the fears that the marathon bombers attempted to instill upon residents of Boston. Since that day the Bruins (along with the 1st place Red Sox) have brought back the excitement and thrills of watching playoff style hockey. There is no doubt the Chicago Blackhawks won't go quietly in this series and odds are this will probably drag out at least 6 games. Tomorrow night the Bruins will take the ice at the United Center hoping to even up the series at 1-all. There is no denying that restaurants and bars throughout the city will be at packed to capacity to cheer on their beloved Bruins in unison.


Buckle up Boston, it's going to be a fun next two weeks!

LET'S GO BRUINS!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Groundbreaking at Corcoran: SouthField set for Groundbreaking Ceremony on Phase II of The Commons

Roughly fifteen months ago the first residents of The Commons at SouthField Highlands arrived with fully-packed moving trucks. This monumental day marked the start of a new era at SouthField, the South Shore’s newest live-and-play community.

Fast forward to today…

When we first broke ground on The Commons, we set out with the goal of building a true “community”, a place where residents will feel at home not just within the walls of their own individual home, but throughout the community amenities, grounds, and common areas. Throughout our first year we have received tremendous feedback from our residents who drop by the office just to say hello after a long day at the office. Resident parties and gatherings offer convenient and tasteful opportunities for residents to meet-and-greet with one another and form bonds. Summer of 2013 will continue to bring excitement to the community of SouthField and its residents. With that added excitement, Corcoran Management is proud to announce we are breaking ground on the upcoming Phase II of The Commons at SouthField Highlands!

72 brand-new, thoughtfully-designed eco-friendly luxury apartments will be constructed on the site of the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station. The new apartments will feature wood floors, granite countertops, a roof deck, Wi-Fi cafĂ©, and outdoor patio area. Recently, the apartments of phase I of The Commons received the honor of being named LEED Silver Certified by the United States Green Building Council. Corcoran is driven to provide the finest in luxury apartment living while also preserving and protecting environmental surroundings with eco-friendly paints, solvents, appliances and construction materials.  

An exact date has not been announced for the ceremony, but it is expected to take place within the next month. Many local newspapers including the Boston Globe, Patriot Ledger, Weymouth Patch, Hingham Patch, and Braintree Patch have all done features on the groundbreaking at The Commons.


We look forward to providing you with the latest news and updates on the upcoming ceremony, as well as the rest of all the excitement happening this summer at SouthField!

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Corcoran Management Launches Brand-New State-of-the-Art Website!


In today’s day and age of ever changing and advancing technology, it’s integral for a company to advance its digital footprint to better position itself amongst its competitors. That’s why Corcoran Management is proud to announce the launch of our new state-of-the-art website! In partnership with Irvine, California based Hyperdisk Marketing, Corcoran has developed a new website that brings user interaction and prospect information to the forefront. Our new search feature presents a prospect with numerous options to meet their needs such as location, whether or not they are bringing pets and how many bedrooms they need. Hyperdisk’s specialty work can be described as “e-marketing” rather than “web design” concentrating on visibility throughout organic search engines and social media. All throughout Corcoran’s headquarters and leasing centers you can feel the excitement about our launch. However, the real excitement begins within the next couple months, as we begin to see the benefits and returns on our fabulous new web sites. Be sure to stay updated and learn about the continued growth of one of New England’s most respected property management firms.

Visit Corcoran Management's new website today to see all the hype!