Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Clear for Takeoff at The Mastlight

We are excited to announce the beginning of our newest lease-up! The Mastlight is a brand-new apartment community under construction at the Union Point master development in Weymouth, MA - Located on the site of the old South Naval Air Station. How did The Mastlight get its name you may be asking? Throughout the 20th Century and most notably during World War II, the Naval Air Station was home to a majestic fleet of blimps and other military aircrafts. When docking and navigating at night, a “Mastlight” was a bright beacon or light atop a mooring that was designed to safely guide the aircraft to a stop. We at Corcoran are proud to bring this element of United State Military history into modern-day apartment living!


The Mastlight is the first building to be designed along the new “Patriot Parkway” corridor that serves as the main connecter from Route 18 in South Weymouth to Route 3 in Rockland. Apartments will feature Soaring 9’ ceilings with sweeping views, private washer and dryer, stainless steel appliances, premium quartz counters, self-closing two-tone wood cabinetry, moveable kitchen islands*, externally-ducted kitchen exhaust, plank flooring in kitchens and entryways, NEST learning thermostats, video intercom, valet trash and more!

An all-inclusive amenity package will provide everything you need to satisfy your active lifestyle. Our fitness studio will feature TV mounted equipment, heavy bag and High-Interval Training Equipment. Break a sweat with friends in our yoga studio and fitness on demand. Relax, study or entertain friends for the big game in our community room with full kitchen, TV and fireplace. When you go outdoors you will find a saltwater swimming pool with deck, bbq grills, rooftop deck, outdoor patio area and more!



We could write ten pages full of reasons why you should be calling The Mastlight home in 2018. If you are a commuter to Boston, you will enjoy the ease of walking out your front door, strolling down Trotter Road for about 4-5 minutes depending on your pace, and boarding the MBTA Commuter Railat the South Weymouth Station – just four quick stops to South Station.


If you are looking to learn more about The Mastlight and how to make it your home, give our leasing team a call today at 781-660-5520 to learn all about what life will be like! 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

USGBC Recognizes MetroMark as LEED Gold Certified!



Developing and managing apartment communities that meet today’s sustainable standards is something that we take great pride in here at Corcoran Management Company. In 2007 Parkside Commons became the first LEED-certified multifamily apartment community in New England to be recognized for such an honor. Since then, Corcoran has developed three more LEED-certified communities and have set initiatives at older established communities by retrofitting and updating physical aspects to meet modern standards.

We are extremely honored and proud to announce that MetroMark, a new high-end apartment community infused with charm and personality in Jamaica Plain, has been named as Corcoran’s newest LEED certified community!

Electric car charging stations available for residents at MetroMark

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) recognized MetroMark as LEED Gold certified, an honor that highlights our efforts in energy efficient design, water efficiency, reusable materials, neighborhood impact and many more small factors that help leave a positive contribution to the environment. Another large factor in helping MetroMark receive this honor is the close proximity to public transit and outdoor biking/walking trails for residents to get to work via methods other than their own automobile. The MBTA’sForest Hills Station is adjacent to the entrance of the community while the Southwest Corridor Bike Path is located behind the property and can get residents to downtown points throughout Boston.


For more information on Corcoran’s commitment to sustainable development and energy-efficient management tactics, visit our website’sofficial page on sustainability

Friday, July 28, 2017

Professionals and Students of Longwood Medical Area - COME FIND YOUR NEW HOME WITH US!

Some of the most prestigious and internationally-recognized hospitals and medical schools in the world are located in our backyard. BethIsrael Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham &Women’s Hospital and the world-renowned Harvard Medical School are all within a one-mile radius of each other. Each year, thousands of new doctors, nurses, assistants and students from all around the globe begin to call Boston their new home.

MetroMark's Bike Repair Shop!

Finding the perfect place to live with nearby access to the Longwood Medical Area facilities can be a challenge for even the savviest of apartment-hunters. Boston, and even the surrounding communities, have seen a dramatic influx of newly-developed apartment communities that offer a wide variety of apartment finishes and lifestyle amenities. However, for those medical professionals and students looking for their next home, we have the perfect choice for you – MetroMark, located less than 15 minutes from the Longwood area has all of the everyday conveniences and cozy apartment finishes that you will love to walk home to each night.

For those who are looking to enjoy a hassle free commute without having a car, MetroMark is located adjacent to both the Forest Hills orange line (serving many different stations in close proximity) and commuter rail stations. The commuter rail drops residents off in just 5 minutes at the Ruggles station which features FREE shuttle service to the various hospitals and educational centers at Longwood.



Healthcare and medical professionals have time-consuming schedules that don’t leave much room for extra circular activities and relaxation. MetroMark’s array of relaxing resident lounges can ease the burden of stress after a long day. Enjoy lounging and soaking up the sun’s rays on our roofdeck that features stainless steel grills, an outdoor TV and bag toss boards, all while enjoying the view of the Boston city skyline. Within both of our buildings we have a plentiful amount of relaxing space for games, entertaining guests, getting work done and studying – all of which are WiFi powered! And if you need to take some steam off after a long day, our world class fitness facility is here for you, it features a selection of cardio machines, strength training equipment, a yoga room and even a heavy boxing bag!


Medical professionals – the time has never been better to find your perfect home with the perfect daily commute! We have a limited amount of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartment homes remaining. Give our team a call today at 617-541-1818 to make MetroMark your new home!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Why Would You Ever Want to Leave Home?

Ok, so it may be summer time, the appropriate time to venture out of your home or comfort zone and experience all that New England has to offer. From the beaches of Southern Connecticut and Rhode Island, all the way up the coastline towards little Lubec, ME – endless summer adventure waits.

But, who says that you HAVE to leave your home, especially for those who call MetroMark home in Jamaica Plain!

We are happy to share a collection of new photos highlighting the one-of-a-kind amenities that grace this new transit-oriented community that sits adjacent to the Forest Hills MBTA Orange Line and Commuter Rail station. Warning: these photos may cause you to lease an apartment on the spot

 
State-of-the-art fitness facility and yoga studio
A truly sprawling fitness facility - get toned up for the summer with out battle ropes and heavy bag. The perfect compliment to the collection of treadmills, elipticals, bikes and even a rowing machine! Stay tuned - yoga classes will begin soon.

Reading and Study Lounge

Unfortunately for some, summertime means extra school work. Thankfully our study lounge is built with comfortable lounge chairs and Wi-Fi for our residents.

Our gaming room with suffleboard table and board games

Enjoy the Patriots (or if you have another favorite team not named the Jets) game and best your friends in a number of different games including shuffleboard! 

Entertainment kitchen and fireplace lounge

Want to entertain your guests with a delicious food and drink spread? Our entertainment lounge is set right next to a number of outdoor grills for your feast!

The aforementioned grills for your barbecue favorites!

Rooftop terrace deck with skyline view of Boston

Maybe our favorite amenity, our EXPANSIVE roof deck features grills, bar-top seating, an outdoor television and numerous lounge chairs and private seating. 

We hope you join us at MetroMark. Want to make these amenities part of your home? Give our team a call today at 617-541-1818 or email metromark@corcoranmgmt.com





Monday, April 24, 2017

The Heights Amesbury: Now Leasing!

If you are looking for an apartment home in the greater North Shore or Merrimack Valley region, we have the place for you! The Heights Amesbury is a new luxury apartment rental community located in Amesbury, MA just minutes from the intersection of Interstates 95 and 495.





Each apartment home at The Heights features air kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite counters, vinyl plank flooring in living room and kitchens, attractive lighting package, private washers and dryers, energy efficient design, 9 foot ceilings, wooded views and balconies. Whether picking between one of our one, two or three bedroom apartments, The Heights has a floorplan for you






The amenity package at The Heights Amesbury is one-of-a-kind in its region. Our central clubhouse and resident lounge features over 4,500 square feet of community space with Wi-Fi, private fitness and health facility, seasonal swimming pool and sundeck, gas-fired grills with al fresco dining, outdoor fire pit and lounge, and a package notification and storage system. 



Are you or someone you know looking to make the move into a new apartment home for 2017? Give our leasing team a call today at 978-388-0671 to learn more or visit The Heights Amesbury's official website.  Also check out their Facebook page, or Follow them on Twitter and Instagram

Thursday, April 6, 2017

50 West Broadway Gets a Facelift!

In 2009, 50West Broadway, South Boston’s first multifamily apartment community, opened its doors and welcomed residents to 139 brand-new luxury apartment homes. Since the building’s inception – 50 West Broadway has become an integral part in the neighborhood and has spurred on numerous construction projects to bring more housing to a booming area that has a wide variety of restaurants, nightlife choices, recreational activities and conveniences.

While 50WB has withstood the test of time over the last eight years and maintains a sleek and modern look, we figured the time is now to introduce some new renovations that will brighten up our common areas and welcome home residents each night! Check out some of the renovations and upgrades that were completed recently!

Mosaic Tile Accent Wall

There is a common thought that bright and warm colors are sensors that can trigger happier thoughts or put someone in a good mood. We put that thought into action in our new resident entranceway at 50WB. Residents who get off of the neighboring MBTA Broadway Red Line Station will be greeted by an inviting and welcoming new mosaic tiled accent wall with colors and design meant to infuse positive thoughts. This glossy and silken wall creation has brought new wave of artistic flare and design to the community.

New Resident Clubroom and Lounge
                                     
Bright and warming colors aren’t just limited to our new entryway – we also wanted to bring this new fresh look to our resident clubroom and lounge area located right next to our office and outdoor courtyard. What was once a more secluded community space has now been opened up to accommodate the active worker and student residents looking to relax and get their work and studying done. Furnished with a comfortable selection of chase lounge chairs, plush couches, and a workspace resembling a conference room, 50 WB’s new clubroom is perfect for inspiring creativity. In addition – residents can access the internet through a new high-speed 5G wireless network that extends throughout the club room and even to the outdoor courtyard area.

Package Concierge Storage
                                     


Our award winning staff is on-site 7 days a week, but we know that sometimes our residents arrive home from their late night shift hoping to pick up their package after our leasing office closes at 6:00PM. That’s why we’ve added the Package Concierge system in order to store your packages until you can pick them up, no assistance required! So how does Package Concierge work you may ask, it’s rather quite simple. The top level of the parking garage at 50WB is home to the set of “lockers” that make up Package Concierge. When a delivery is made (whether its from UPS, FedEx, USPS or others) they will be delivered and stored securely in one of the randomly-assigned lockers. The resident will then get an email or text notification to their phone that will feature a unique code that is entered into a computer screen, and as long as the correct code is entered, the locker will open, and the package can be brought to your apartment upstairs! It’s simple, safe and easy – to learn more about how the system works, give our leasing staff a call at 617-269-9300

Friday, March 17, 2017

Why You Should be Calling Parkside Commons Home!

It's officially springtime in Boston (ok, maybe another snow storm delays it for a week) and it's the perfect time of the year to find your new home. Looking to live minutes from the city, but without the city price tag? Parkside Commons in Chelsea is your perfect place, and here is why:

FREE Shuttle Service to the Blue Line

No one enjoys the stand-still traffic of the morning commuter, and I mean nobody. Well lucky for you, Parkside Commons offers complimentary shuttle service Monday through Friday to the Beachmont MBTA Blue Line station, a perfect and stress-free way to get into Boston. The shuttle runs from 6:00AM up until 9:00AM and runs every 30 minutes. When coming home each night, the shuttle will run from 4:30PM – 6:45PM and the last shuttle will wait until 7!



Outdoor Amenities for Your Summer


The summertime here in New England can get HOT. Last July we saw almost three straight weeks of mid-90’s temperatures with very little rain relief. You have to be able to cool off somehow right? Where better than right outside your own apartment home at Parkside’s courtyard style pool and sundeck. Lined with lounge chairs all across the deck, the pool at Parkside is perfect for relaxation and escaping the heat. What also goes with outdoor pool fun? Delicious foods that are grilled to perfection. Parkside features a stainless steel California-style outdoor kitchen area that allows you to grill up burgers, chicken, steaks and more! Entertain your family and friends in this awesome area equipped with plenty of extra seating.



A Sprawling Fitness Facility

Looking to get tone before the summer months? Parkside Commons’ fitness facility has all the strength training and cardio equipment machines needed to get you in your best shape! Our HOIST-built strength training machines and cables will test and enhance your muscle strength. Whether you choose biking, cross-trainers or the regular old treadmill, we have what you need to get in shape. Enjoy complimentary water while working out and also catch up on your favorite shows or follow along your favorite team on built-in TV technology.

On-Site Staff 7 Days per Week!


We love to take care of our residents at Parkside Commons. Throughout the course of the year we hold a number of resident events and gatherings to promote a sense of community and offer a place for new residents to meet and greet. Our team is on-site 7 days per week, and in addition we also offer 24-hour emergency maintenance if needed.

If you want to learn more about Parkside and our staff give us a call today at 617-884-2400! Visit us at www.parksidecommonsapts.com to learn about today's pricing and how to call Parkside your new home!

Friday, January 20, 2017

U.S. Department of Energy & HUD Recognizes Canterbury Towers in Worcester for Energy Efficiency!


image courtesy of Rick Cinclair - Worcester Telegram

Sustainable development, construction, maintenance, leadership and education have come to the forefront over the past decade plus. We are proud here at Corcoran Management Company to say that we were one of the very first private management firms in the country to get aboard this initiative. 2008 saw with the construction of Parkside Commons, New England's FIRST large-scale multifamily apartment community to be recognized as LEED certified. Since that point, Corcoran's management and maintenance teams have worked with outside vendors and government agencies to learn and implement physical improvements to both older and newer communities that will help sustainability. 
Last week, John Corcoran, Director of Energy Efficiency, along with Gary Saltmarsh, Director of Maintenance held a ceremony at Canterbury Towers, a 156-unit affordable community in Worcester to celebrate recogniztion from the US Department of Energy's "Better Buildings" initiative. A number of factors went into this award. Upgrades in new condensing high-efficiency boilers, LED light fixtures, energy saving windows, aerators on water fixtures and more attributed to Canterbury for being recognized for this honor. In addition, Gary and John work to provide extensive hands-on training for all of CMC's maintenance staff on the importance and procedures with energy efficiency. 
CMC has also developed LEED friendly communities at The Commons at SouthField (LEED Silver), The Commons on the Green (LEED Gold), 50 West Broadway (Energy Star Recognized) and the newest community, MetroMark, will be seeking LEED Gold in the coming year. 
To read more about CMC's sustainable efforts, visit our website!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Slow Cooker Recipes for NFL Divisional Round Weekend!


Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

Alert! This is not a drill – there are just FIVE football games, college or pro, left on the plate for the 2016-17 season. Doesn’t it feel like yesterday was the 1st Sunday after Labor Day in which 32 NFL teams have aspirations of making a deep run a the Super Bowl? Well, we are here, and this weekend brings us three tremendous divisional round games, and one game that all but likely won’t be close (played down the street in Foxborough). As you sit back on your couch with friends and enjoy the full slate of Saturday and Sunday’s games, we suggest you whip up one of the following easy-to-make and delicious slow cooker recipes! [

Slow-Cooker BBQ Dip
Only 15 minutes of prep is all you need to create this amazing combination of two smoky and creamy cheese and chicken dips. All it takes is a red onion, cream cheese, shredded chicken, green onion, a variety of spices and a tin foil divider to separate your two dips! It’s perfect to put on the coffee table, finish the job with a bag of Tostitos scoops and you are all set!

Slow-Cooker Chili Mac ‘n Cheese Dip
Yes, this looks as tasty as it sounds. A bit more complex and might take a bit more time than the BBQ dip, but this is sure to be a smashing success. To start, combine canned chili, onion, cheese, cream cheese, hot sauce, and 1/3 cup of lager beer into the slow cooker. Cook for an hour on high. In another pot, bring water to a boil, and cook the macaroni until al dente. Then mix macaroni into the slow cooker and stir thoroughly. Serve with sour cream and cilantro.

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Ranch Wings
If you were putting together a power rankings of football foods, buffalo wings would be a mortal lock to be in the top 3. This particular recipe is easy as can be. Place the wings in a large slow cooker. In a separate large bowl, mix together buffalo sauce, ranch seasoning and season with salt and pepper. Pour mixture over chicken wings and stir to coat. Cover and cook on high 2 ½ to 3 hours. Heat the broiler, and broil the wings for 5 minutes until crispy, garnish with chives and ranch dressing.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Enchilada Dip
This is a perfect dish for enchilada and queso lovers. In the slow cooker, combine shredded chicken, enchilada sauce, pepper jack, cream cheese, jalapeno, and taco seasoning. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Stir until creamy, then cook, covered, on low, 30 minutes to 1 hour. Serve with your favorite brand of chips!


The internet is a vast place with thousands of amazing slow cooker style recipes. For more, be sure to check out Delish! Enjoy the games, and Go Pats!