Monday, December 12, 2016

Breaking Ground in Providence



Yesterday, John M. Corcoran was proud to hold a groundbreaking ceremony in parternship with Tocci Construction, Triology Development, the Office of Mayor Elorza and Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo. Upon completion, The Commons at Providence Station will bring 169 apartment homes to "The Cove" - an under-utilized area locted right next to Providence Station and the Rhode Island State House. Gov. Raimondo spoke on the housing benefit in adding a collection of market-rate and tax-credit apartments as well as local economic benefits or more residents to the Downtown Providence neighborhood.'

Below are some of the pictures and top moments from the ceremony:






For current project information, please visit Tocci Builders official website!



Monday, October 31, 2016

MetroMark Hosts RHA NextGen's Mix & Mentor Event!



Last Thursday, a group of roughly forty multifamily professionals descended upon MetroMark Apartments, a trendy new apartment community located in Jamaica Plain. Part of RHA NextGen’s First Look Mix N’ Mentor series, those who joined got to get a sneak preview of this gorgeous new community, but also meet marketing managers, leasing consultants, on-site property staff and vendors who share the same passion for multifamily knowledge.

MetroMark’s new entertainment kitchen and lounge area was perfect for our meet and greet. Featuring a fabulous hor d’oeuvres spread and complimentary beverages – those in attendance got to learn about current industry rental trends, new products, marketing strategies and discuss the current multifamily landscape in the Boston area!



After a brief community overview and introduction from manager Kelli Ahearn-Lucas and Corcoran Management marketing manager Jared Gardner, several groups were offered guided tours of the model apartment and amenities featured at MetroMark.




Each apartment community is different than the next. RHA NextGen’s First Look Mix N’ Mentor  offers the best opportunity to local professionals to see all the new product and development in the greater Boston area. We hope to see you at our next event! 

Friday, October 14, 2016

What's New at Stone Run East!

Stone Run Apartments, a Corcoran-managed apartment community in Weymouth, MA, is welcoming in a brand-new look!

While we excel in a wide range of multifamily property management aspects, one focus we take seriously is improving the quality of life for our residents and to provide them with the most up-to-date industry amenities. Stone Run was built in the mid 1980’s, and since its inception, has undergone numerous renovations, whether it’s infrastructural upkeep or physical rehabilitation of kitchens and apartment interiors. In keeping up the tradition of continuing to enhance Stone Run, Corcoran has opened up a redesigned clubhouse/pool area to go along with ongoing apartment interior renovations!



Brand New State-of-the-Art Fitness Center


What is better than breaking a good sweat after a day of work? At Stone Run we wanted to provide residents with a high-quality set of cardio machines and dumbbell free weights. That’s why we were able to utilize some extra space in our clubhouse area and create a spacious and invigorating fitness center for Stone Run’s residents! When you walk in to the new fitness center you are greeted immediately by multiple elliptical and stationary bikes with a sunny view of Stone Run’s pool area. The other side of the room features a combo of treadmills, an elliptical cross-trainer and a set of dumbbells to go along with an adjustable bench.

 


New Business Corner

Another new addition to our clubhouse is a special countertop corner area that is designed to service your printing, scanning and copying needs. Whether you have a last second report to print or a booklet that needs copies to be made, Stone Run’s brand-new media center has you covered. It’s all powered through our new WiFi connection throughout the clubhouse and sits in a cozy area for you to get your work done!



New Outdoor Patio and Grilling Area

What is better than enjoying a combination of beautiful weather and tasty grill treats? The answer: not much. Our third addition to Stone Run is a brand-new outdoor patio and grilling area that features two large gas grills to and a comfortable seating area with umbrellas. Although the season has come to an end, we can’t wait to get a full summer out of our new grilling area and patio!


We hope you come on down to Stone Run and see all of the new changes! To learn more visit Stone Run's official website

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Welcome to MetroMark!

A Quick Tour of Life for the First Residents of MetroMark in Jamaica Plain

On August 1st we welcomed our first group of residents to their brand-new MetroMark apartment homes! All who have moved in to one of our tasteful studio, one, two or three bedroom apartment homes are getting unmatched attention and assistance from our leasing and maintenance staff ensuring that life at MetroMark is perfect. The first of two buildings located along the 3611-3615 blocks of Washington Street features a collection of high-end amenities and apartments that are freshly-minted.  Here are some of the highlights!

Modern-Age Kitchens with A Flashy Look

A walk through the front door leads to a breathtaking kitchen. 36” soft-closing cabinets carved out of  autumn wood offer the primary visual punctuated by a stainless steel appliance package and mosaic tile backsplash. A sprawling quartz island countertop provides extra space for cutting up fruits and veggies or marinating favorite meats!

A Decadent Living Area

Energy efficient windows welcome light to warm the space in chilly winter months and stop the heat during the summer.  Living areas invite a variety of couch/loveseat/coffee table/flatscreen television combinations. Nearby a private washer and dryer makes laundry quick and easy after a nice bike ride or run along the Southwest Corridor path. Custom selected accent walls are a popular added touch.

Closet Space for Your Entire Wardrobe

When designing MetroMark we considered the shear amount of clothing that makes up a wardrobe in today’s world. That’s why we provide closet space galore! Plush soothing carpeting in each bedroom puts comfort under foot each morning!

Catch Some Rays on Our Patio Area

Outlined by reclaimed wood planters, our outdoor patio area is tree-lined and secluded. Fully furnished with lounge recliners, Adirondack-style chairs, high-top tables, outdoor lighting and a stainless steel grill,  the space is perfect for outdoor relaxation.

Pet Wash Station for BOTH Dogs and Cats

Little four-legged guys love to play with other furry friends at the dusty local dog park.  No need to track muddy paws through the hallway and into a freshly vacuumed home…that’s why we built a pet-washing station!


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Things Are Coming Along at MetroMark!


It feels like only a few weeks ago we were dealing with rotten 40-degree temperatures and a constant cycle of rain and gloominess in the city of Boston. As you probably have noticed by now, that rough patch is long in the past, and thoughts have been redirected to looking forward to an AMAZING summer in our awesome city.
MetroMark, Jamaica Plain's newest Apartment Community couldn't be more excited to make its debut this summer as well. Stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, dark appointed cabinetry, marble tile bathrooms, central AC and more will be seen at each one of the 283 newly constructed apartments right next to the Forest Hills MBTA Station.



We are happy to say that our first residents will be moving in on August 1st! The first building of our community will be home to all new move-in's, and after that January 1st is when the rest of our future residents will get to call MetroMark home.



Right now our fabulous leasing staff of Kelli and Razi are offering hard hat tours of our model apartment to show you what the MetroMark lifestyle will be all about. We are currently doing tours all day on Saturdays only, but are expected to be begin offering tours during the weekdays after 3PM. To schedule a tour today or to learn more about the excitement at MetroMark, give our office a call today at 617-541-1818 or email us at metromark@corcoranmgmt.com

www.metromarkapts.com

SEE YOU SOON!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Four Quick Summer Weekend Trips from Boston

Ipswich and Essex



Boston’s North Shore is full of hidden gems that are easily accessible whether you are taking a car or even public transportation. The Midwest is home to America’s tastiest barbeque, New Orleans is known for its Southern gumbo and shrimp, Buffalo has its famous wings, and the North Shore is home to the world’s best fried clams. Popular clam shacks The ClamBox, Woodman’s, JT Farnhams, Ipswich Clambake and many more will see hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to their establishments this year to taste the world-class seafood. The Ipswich-Essex Explorer is a bus route that leaves from the Ipswich MBTA Station and makes trips to Crane Beach, as well as the clam destinations in Essex. Expedia has a number of different cost-efficient lodging options if you wish to make it an overnight trip!


Newport, RI

Home to the world famous “Newport Mansions”, the coastal Rhode Island city is the perfect summer destination for a number of different ages. Breathtaking ocean views and sprawling cliffs that sit next to the famed Newport Mansions are perfect for the whole family to go along with numerous beaches, parks, and recreation areas. Newport and surrounding towns are lush with high-end championship golf courses that are open to the public and can challenge players of all abilities. For the young bar-hopping crowd, Newport is your place to be! Downtown Newport has a wide-selection of bars and pubs that have outdoor seating and live music playing. TripAdvisor published their TopThings to Do in Newport, check it out for more ideas.

Freeport and the Maine Coast



Calling all shoppers! Calling all shoppers! Freeport, Maine, known as the home of world famous clothing line L.L. Bean, has a lot to offer for its vacationers. Of course the variety of sweaters, tops, pants, socks, shoes and more from L.L is a premier attraction and with its discount outlet prices, why not splurge! However, there is more to Freeport and its surrounding towns than just shopping. Only about a 3-hour drive up I-95 North from Boston sits endless destinations for hiking, boating, seaside dining, lodging, island hopping, and more. If you want to make a quick day trip from Freeport, there are hundreds of small journeys to many of Maine’s coastal island and peninsulas nearby in towns such as Boothbay, Bar Harbor, Brunswick and more!

New York City




Getting to the majestic sights, sounds and lifestyle of New York City has never been easier. Whether you choose to travel by bus, plane, train or automobile, NYC is one of the easier and most rewarding weekend getaways you can find. If you act early enough, you can get bus tickets for as low as $1! You can usually find a cheap bus round trip to Penn Station for under $50. Amtrak Regional and Acela routes can be more pricey but provide you with effortless comfort to enjoy your trip in style while taking in scenic coastline of Connecticut. If you’re looking for a mix of cost-effective and stress-free, I recommend checking out the MetroNorth, NYC’s commuter line, from stations such as Stamford or New Rochelle. Parking is fairly easy, and both of these stations are located right off of I-95. Once you reach NYC, your choices are endless. Summer is great for dining along the Hudson at the Frying Pan or a baseball game at either Yankee Stadium or Citi Field.

all photos attained via Google search under images labeled for reuse. Credit to Wikimedia




Friday, May 6, 2016

13 Corcoran Communities Recognized by ApartmentRatings.com!

Each day at Corcoran apartment communities throughout the northeast, dedicated property staff work tirelessly to make resident life nothing short of amazing. Whether helping a resident with a simple work order or having a community-wide movie watch party, our staff members bring a positive attitude and always are willing to go the extra mile for a resident. We are thrilled once again that our residents have recognized our efforts once again!



Thirteen different Corcoran communities received the honor of being named a “2015 Top Rated Community” by ApartmentRatings.com, the industry leader in providing apartment-hunters with the first-hand knowledge of apartment communities nationwide. All of the communities listed below were recognized as having a superior score based on what our residents say! Corcoran’s award winning communities include:



Once again, a huge thanks to all of our fabulous residents! 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Congratulations to 15 Corcoran ESOL Graduates!

Congratulations to our ESOL graduates!  The students' commitment to attending a 6 month course that included homework while still performing their CMC duties is admirable.  We are proud of their accomplishment and wish them much future success.


BACK (L to R): Jesus Melo (Uphams Crossing), Josue Perez (Pelham)
MIDDLE: Steve Litcoff (Massasoit CC), William Cardona (Commonwealth), Mario Torres (Commonwealth), Jose Rojas (Pelham), Carlos Seary (W. Broadway Homes), Ferdinan Hochen (Pelham), Boris Shnayder (Pat White), Danny Ortiz (Pelham), Maryellen Brett (Massasoit CC)
FRONT: Javier Ramirez (Commonwealth), Sam Acevdeo (W. Broadway Homes), Patricia Dolmo (Braintree), Chester Veloz (50 West Broadway), Leslie Scribner (Braintree Office), Ivy Mah (Faxon Commons), Cynthia Pardi (Massasoit CC)

Monday, February 29, 2016

Hello Spring, Nice to See You Again

Flash back to roughly 365 days ago, what were your general day-in and day-out thoughts? As a city of Boston resident at the time I can tell you it was a daily mix of stress and anxiousness in awaiting yet another upcoming blizzard that will dump another foot of snow. When spring temperatures finally invaded Boston in late March 2015 it was a re-birth and a celebration of warmer times to come. Well, flash forward to this year and the question many are asking, when can we start going to the beach?

Temperatures in the Boston area are expected to remain floating in the 40’s and even touching the 50’s throughout this week. Quite literally the polar (no pun intended) opposite of last year’s winter hibernation. With the early arrival of spring, its not too soon to plot out some of the best activities, events, holidays, and opportunities in Boston during the spring.


Courtesy Boston Discovery Guide

Sullivan’s Castle Island
The legendary and iconic hot dog and snack stand located upon the tip of South Boston at Castle Island is a 65-year old tradition of tasty lobster rolls, juicy cheeseburgers, delicious french fries and a long menu of longtime favorites. Open 7 days a week from 8:30AM – 4:00PM, Sullivan’s is the perfect place to warm up your taste buds with summer flavor while also enjoying the amazing views of Boston Harbor, Castle Island, and the surrounding skyline of Boston.

Taste of South Boston – Sunday 3rd, 2016 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Presented and hosted by the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation, this year’s annual “Taste of South Boston” will feature tasty delights from a number of South Boston establishments. Such restaurants include: Amrheins, Bastille Kitchen, Worden Hall, Temazcal Cantina, Coppersmith, Committee, Legal Harborside and Lincoln Tavern. The event will be held at the Seaport Hotel Ballroom. Visit the link above for more information and ticket pricing.

The Wizard of Oz – April 12th – 24th at the Citi Performing Arts Center at Wang Theater
The timeless classic is brought to life for almost two weeks worth of shows at the Citi Performing Arts Center at the Wang Theater. Perfect for the whole family, the Wizard of Oz is sure to be a hot ticket, so be sure to get yours from the official website before they sell out.


Photo credit: Associated Press and Yahoo Sports

Red Sox Home Opener – Monday April 11th 2:05PM
With vengeance on their mind after a disappointing last place finish in 2015, the revamped Red Sox face the Baltimore Orioles in the 2016 home opener. Expect newly required ace David Price to toe the rubber in addition to another fantastic season opening ceremony at Fenway Park. Tickets for the game aren’t easy to come by, but Ace Ticket has covered!

120th Boston Marathon – Monday April 18th

Simply the greatest day of the year to be in the city of Boston. Over 30,000 runners from around the world will descend upon the Commonwealth to run the 26.2 mile trek from Hopkinton Center to Copley Square. Bars and restaurants stretching from Fenway all the way down Boylston Street into Copley are jam packed and produce positive energy that gives runners the extra boost needed to finish.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Big Date in Jamaica Plain is Nearing....

The month of April in New England is viewed as a fresh-awakening and this year it will bring with it the grand opening of MetroMark, Jamaica Plain’s newest luxury apartment homes just steps away from the Forest Hills MBTA station. After months of cold, sheltered, snowy and gloomy days, you can enjoy baseball at Fenway, running along the Charles, outdoor dining throughout the hub, and a MetroMark hard hat tour.




Renderings courtesy of Neoscape, Inc. 2015"

The Leasing Team invites you to visit and be the first to reserve an apartment home beginning in April. See for yourself sleek kitchen designs featuring quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and dark smooth-faced wooden cabinets. Throughout your living spaces you will experience the look and cleanliness of wood plank floors. Bedrooms are configured with spacious closets for your entire wardrobe.

You can certainly find luxury finishes throughout the city of Boston, but the amenities at MetroMark are what separate it from the rest - all without the downtown luxury price tag! The sprawling roofdeck will provide majestic views of the Boston skyline and a cozy place to chill out with friends and neighbors. Pet lovers can rejoice as one of MetroMark’s two sunny courtyards will be a pet run, perfect for tiring out your little furry friend.




There are just too many amenities to name right here. To view them all, and to learn more about the MetroMark and Jamaica Plain lifestyle, visit our website – www.metromarkapts.com

Friday, February 5, 2016

Super Bowl 50



No matter whether you call yourself a die-hard Patriots fan, our just a casual watcher of the games, anyone who watched the Patriots this year thought they were destined to play for their 2nd consecutive Super Bowl title in San Francisco during Super Bowl 50. Nearly two weeks later, the devastating loss still sits fresh in the memory banks of those watched an ugly performance on January 24th in Denver. But what’s that old saying? Life Goes On? Alas, the final game of the NFL year will commence Sunday around 6:37PM when the 15-1 Carolina Panthers face the vaunted defense, and dormant offense of the Denver Broncos.


With no dog in the fight, it serves as the perfect occasion to throw a small party with friends, check out some of this year’s popular commercials, enjoy Coldplay during the halftime show and even take part in having a few “entertainment units” on the game. In a simple manner below, you will find WHY each team will win the game.

Carolina Panthers Will Win Super Bowl 50 IF

They can run the ball with even just moderate success. In the AFC Championship the Patriots flat out abandoned the idea of running the ball, leaving Denver edge rushers Von Miller, Demarcus Ware, and Malik Jackson to feast on a depleted Patriots offensive line. If the Panthers can bet positive yardage from every-down back Jonathan Stewart as well as rushes from backup Mike Tolbert and quarterback Cam Newton. Speaking of Newton, Carolina should have success and will win as long as he does not turn the ball over. As far as the Panthers’ defense goes, play smart, keep it simple, don’t try to do too much. Peyton Manning’s lack of arm strength doesn’t help out Denver at all. If Carolina can stop the run, they should be fine.

Denver Broncos Will Win Super Bowl 50 IF

That electric and cheetah-like defense plays the game of their lives. There aren’t stud receivers on the Panthers for All-Pro Denver Cornerback’s Chris Harris and Aqib Talib to cover. In return the linebacking core must be able to contain the run and limit the big play capabilities of the Panthers. No one really expects Peyton Manning to light up the Panthers defense. Denver receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders might not put up big numbers, but they might only need one or two big plays to make a difference. If Denver is able to stop Carolina, and move the ball on the ground with running backs CJ Anderson and Ronnie Hillman then they Broncos will hoist another Lombardi Trophy.

FINAL SCORE PREDICTION:

CAROLINA 20

DENVER 16

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Progress is Happening at MetroMark!

We finally got a taste this morning of the much anticipated (and hated) New England winter weather. Despite the temperatures dropping down into the low 20’s, and with an early Tuesday snowstorm on the horizon, construction is going full-steam ahead at 3611 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain, the future home of 283 luxury-apartments known as MetroMark.




For the past few months construction crews have been busy putting together the framework and foundation of the community’s two buildings. Upon completion, MetroMark will feature luxury finishes, high-end amenities, and just like the fellow 02130 community, an artistic flare and cultural connection.


If you’ve driven by Forest Hills recently or taken the “T” you may have noticed some new changes to the area. The famed “Casey Overpass” has been torn down, and brings new light (literally) to the Forest Hills section of Jamaica Plain. The Arborway/Washington Street intersection will continue to undergo construction for the next few months, but the long term benefits will bring safer access for bikers/pedestrians and will help with congestion. The City of Boston’s initiative to re-configure the Forest Hills intersection is right on track to be complete around the same time that MetroMark will see its first move-ins! Leasing and hard hat tours are expected to begin in the spring of 2016, our first residents will be able to call MetroMark home in the summer! We can’t wait to show you what the MetroMark lifestyle is all about.