Thursday, October 21, 2021

CMC Setting Communities Apart

Mio Weymouth has already reached a stabilized occupancy rate of 95% after beginning to lease one year ago with the grand opening of this apartment community. Mio provides several options for transportation as it is located steps away from the commuter rail and minutes away from the highway. This property has an eco-friendly approach when it comes to transportation with Electric Vehicle Charging stations on site as well as Mio's very own bikes for residents (or pets!) to use at their leisure.

Exterior photo of the Mio property

Dog sitting in a basket on a Mio bike

Mio has state of the art amenities that cannot be found anywhere else in the Weymouth area. Residents can indulge in a beverage from Mio's very own specialty beer tap and sit back in the community room or out by the firepit on the tranquil outdoor roof deck. Although the beer tap may be a 21+ luxury, there are several amenities perfect for residents of all ages. 

The community room includes a TV lounge, library, kitchen, a ping pong table, and beautiful views of South Weymouth. The fitness center is located just downstairs with HIIT equipment, free weights, and cardio machines. Mio also provides additional outdoor options with cozy seating by a glass fire pit under a beautiful wooden pergola and bistro lights as well as patios with grilling stations and even an outdoor pizza oven. This community happily welcomes four-legged friends who also get their own amenities including a dog run to play with fellow resident pups or they can even get pampered at the pet spa and grooming station. Mio's most unique amenity is the sport simulator where residents can practice their golf swing any time of year or see if they can get a lucky strike while bowling all within just a few steps away from home. 

Exterior photo of the Mio property

Indoor Sport Simulator

The upscale amenities don't stop when it comes to each apartment home in Mio's community. The residences feature stainless steel appliances, modern kitchens with built-in pantries, lift-up cabinets, and sleek quartz countertops. Apartments also include in-home washers and dryers, oversized windows for greater natural light, and plank flooring that covers the kitchen and living areas. Mio's environmental efforts extend throughout the residences with high efficiency plumbing fixtures that reduce costs and conserve energy. All apartments also utilize modern ventilation techniques to provide fresh air at all times. Mio offers spacious floor plans ranging from 513 square foot studios up to 1,185 square foot three bedroom apartment homes. 

Studio apartment floor plan
Studio Apartment

One bedroom apartment floor plan
One Bedroom Apartment

Two bedroom apartment floor plan
Two Bedroom Apartment

Three bedroom apartment floor plan
Three Bedroom Apartment 

Mio has it all when it comes to providing the ultimate lifestyle for our residents and their furry friends. From entertainment, relaxation, to transportation Mio has it covered. 

Do you want your next home to be full of one of a kind experiences? Please visit our website or contact the leasing office at 781-337-3232 to schedule a tour of your future home today! 
 
















Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Clean and Green Energy Efficiency at CMC

Corcoran Management Company has been ahead of the curve and a recognized leader in energy conservation among the Multi-Family segment in the real estate industry. Are you looking for a place to call home that is environmentally friendly and saves you money? Look no further and join a Corcoran community today! 

Green Earth

High Efficiency Boilers, LED lighting and Low Flow Water Fixtures have been the CMC standard for as long as these items have been available resulting in a companywide culture of energy conservation. High efficiency boilers are an effective tool in saving the environment because they last much longer than standard boilers and they also reduce costs for heat. Score for our residents who don't have to pay for the dreaded high heat bills in those cold winter months!

High-Efficiency Boiler

In the same vein, CMC has also reduced costs and become more eco-friendly with LED lighting installed throughout our properties in addition to Low Flow Water Fixtures for sinks, toilets, and shower heads to conserve water. CMC is diligent when it comes to energy efficiency in order to make the best investment not only for our company, but also for our residents.

  Incandescent lighting versus LED lighting

Low Flow Faucet saves 700 Gallons per Year which is equal to 45 showers worth of water     Low Flow Toilet saves 13,000 gallons per year which equals $140 in water costs


Our culture of energy saving is attributed to accomplishing national recognition in the U.S. Department of Energy Efficiency’s Better Buildings Challenge in addition to achieving LEED and Energy Star Certification at several properties in the Corcoran Management Company portfolio. All of these efforts promote the protection of our environment, cost reduction, and a more sustainable lifestyle for our residents.

Better Buildings Challenge Logo

Corcoran Management Company Properties with Energy Star Certification

Label Year 2018Weymouth Commons 

Label Year 2020Beverly Commons, Carlton Oaks, Faxon Commons, Quincy Commons, Shrewsbury Commons, Skyline Commons, Stone Run East, Weymouth Commons East 

Corcoran Management Company Properties with LEED Certification

LEED SilverParkside Commons, Chelsea Place, The Mastlight, The Commons at Southfield Highlands 

LEED GoldMetroMark, Station Row, Union & West

 LEED Certification Levels from certified to silver, gold, platinumENERGY STAR certification logo

According to Jonathan Owens, CMC's Energy Efficiency Manager, "The recipe for Corcoran Management Company’s success with energy conservation initiatives is a commitment from the team at all levels of the company. The Energy Efficiency Committee has high level participation and expertise, resulting in a streamlined approval process for projects and investment. The success is also the result of our continued search for new opportunities and technologies as well as a resolve to be forward thinking to drive a future with even lower carbon emissions."

Jonathan notes that, "A recent development on Corcoran Management Company’s energy front is that the Corcoran Energy Efficiency Committee has decided it is time to get ready for the electric vehicle era that is bound to be in full swing sometime in the next 5 to 10 years. We have come to understand that electric vehicle charging is going to be commonplace soon and we have made the decision to be proactive in expanding our own charging station infrastructure." CMC has already installed charging stations at several properties including 50 West Broadway, Mio Weymouth, Union and West, MetroMark, Station Row, and The Mastlight. This is a very large goal and will not happen overnight, but we aim to once again be ahead of the curve on implementing yet another potentially earth saving green technology. 

Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Electric Charging Stations at Mio Weymouth 

Thank you to Jonathan Owens for his contributions as well as his insight into what he would like to see in the green future of this company. He said, "If I had to name one thing I would like to be the primary focus in 2022, it would be that we spend more time diving into the data that we collect to better understand the residents' habits and to get a better handle on water consumption... Historically, water consumption has always been where the greatest opportunities are to reduce costs and protect the environment. Occasionally we educate our staff and work to engage them in the effort. Due to COVID-19, we missed a year of spreading the word. I would really like to double up our efforts to re-engage the staff in looking for energy saving opportunities." Jonathan said he also looks forward to Preventive Maintenance efforts on wall hung high efficiency condensing boilers in several of our apartment buildings to extend life expectancy and enhance their performance.

Corcoran Management Company has proved that we value the protection of our planet across our apartment communities in order to provide an excellent living environment for all of our residents. 

Please visit https://www.corcoranapts.com/communities/  to explore your next move with us into a clean and green apartment home!  







Monday, September 20, 2021

CMC's Takeover at Kimball Farm

The heart of Corcoran Management Company lies in its incredible employees, so it is only right to celebrate them all together. The company just held its favored annual company outing at Kimball Farm in Westford, MA. Corcoran employees were rewarded with much deserved relaxion and fun after months of unwavering dedication and hard work in the midst of a global pandemic. The day was filled with unique activities, delicious food, and wonderful conversation among employees from all properties.

Corcoran Management Company employees at Kimball Farm

Corcoran Management Company employees sitting at picnic tables together under a tent at Kimball Farm

Erik Wester, an employee at Ashland Woods, holding up a mini trophy at Kimball Farm
Erik Wester (Ashland Woods)

Corcoran Management Company employees at Kimball Farm
Matt Didio, Don Polsi, Dan Breda, Richard Robertson

The day began with coffee to fuel up for golf as the first event of the day. This was followed by the relay event which consisted of a bounce ball race, a sack race and an egg race. Staff could also compete for the best score in the daylong Skee-Ball tournament, play cornhole and volleyball, or even work on their swings at the driving range. 

Corcoran Management Company employees swinging their clubs at the driving range at Kimball Farm

Corcoran Management Company employees competing in the bounce ball race in the relay event at Kimball Farm

Corcoran Management Company employees with their mini trophies at Kimball Farm
Jack O'Brien, Jack Doherty, Joe O'Brien, Jayson Lebranti 

A delightful lunch was served after a packed morning and everyone was greeted with ten raffle tickets to take their shot at one of several prizes as well as two free drink chips to kick off the afternoon. Employees were also able to cool off with Kimball Farm's famous fresh-made ice cream prepared right on site! Everyone was able to choose from several different flavors and add any topping of their desire. What can be better than that?

Corcoran Management Company employees standing in line for ice cream at Kimball Farm

Amanda Murray, an employee at Halstead Manchester, posing with a gift card she won as a prize
Amanda Murray (Halstead Manchester)

Rick High, the President of Development, giving the opening speech to all of the employees under the tent at Kimball Farm
Rick High, President of Development (Braintree)

Corcoran employees quickly gathered to participate as well as spectate the Longest Drive golf event won by Bill Peach while Ryan Sexton was rewarded for placing his drive closest to the pin.  

Bill Peach and Ryan Sexton posing with their mini trophies for winning the Longest Drive golf contest
Bill Peach and Ryan Sexton

Corcoran Management Company employees holding their mini trophies for golfing at Kimball Farm
Jonathan Owen, Brian Gallagher, Cynthia Buckley, Gary Saltmarsh (Braintree)

As if the day at Kimball Farm was not enough, CMC did not stop there when it came to showing how much the company values its employees. Service awards were distributed to several employees who received their own individual plaques indicating how many years they have been working for the company which ranged from five years all the way to an outstanding thirty-five years at CMC. 

Corcoran Management Company employees posing with their 5 year plaques at Kimball FarmCorcoran Management Company employees posing with their 10 year plaques at Kimball Farm
Corcoran Management Company employees posing with their 15 year plaques at Kimball Farm
Corcoran Management Company employees posing with their 15 year plaques at Kimball Farm
Corcoran Management Company employees posing with their 25 year plaques at Kimball Farm
Corcoran Management Company employees posing with their 30 and 35 year plaques at Kimball Farm

Marquisa Gaines gave a fantastic introduction to the Diversity Equity and Inclusion working group which aims to promote DEI initiatives at CMC. The group provided orange pins at the outing to raise awareness about the group and its efforts to incorporate greater diversity, equity, and inclusion into the company culture. The group was excited to announce that they will be hosting a cultural potluck to celebrate different kinds of food, music, and cultural traditions that reflect the diversity of CMC's staff. 

CMC ended the lovely day with a cocktail reception, competition awards, and the distribution of raffles and gift baskets to each respective winner.

Louis Alvarado, an employee at Union & West, posing with the gift basket he won 
Louis Alvarado (Union & West)
Two employees posing with the gift baskets they won

Sarah Marinho, an employee at 50 West Broadway, posing with the gift basket she won
Sarah Marinho (50 West Broadway

A special thank you to Virginia Olson (Braintree, 35 years!), Jamie Beaulieu (Braintree), Brian Gallagher (Braintree), Teresa Barcelos (Braintree), Christy Markie (Braintree), Kelli Ahearn-Lucas (Braintree), Vincenzo Costa (Skyline Commons), Heather Barkhouse (Beverly Commons), and Jessica Braga (Parkside Commons) for being the committee members who made this such an enjoyable day!

Corcoran Management Company would not be where it is today without its wonderful staff who all contribute to the growing success of this company every single day. 



Are you seeking employment at a company that values and celebrates you? Apply today and you can join in on the fun at Kimball Farm next year!

 

For more information on available positions please visit the careers page on the Corcoran Management Company website: https://www.corcoranapts.com/about-us/careers/

Corcoran Management Company Logo


Another special thank you to the staff at Kimball Farm for providing such a great venue to celebrate a memorable occasion for all! For more information please visit the Kimball Farm website: https://kimballfarm.com/  

Ice cream at Kimball Farm



Thursday, August 26, 2021

Dog Days of Summer at The Ledges, The Commons at Boston Road, and Station Square Apartments

 The Ledges Apartments in Weymouth threw a Puppy Pool Pawty so residents could get together and cool off their pups in this summer heat. The Ledges has its very own dog park that is perfect for residents to provide their furry friends with plenty of exercise within their own community. The resident pups of The Ledges enjoyed splashing around in the dog pools for the afternoon with other fellow canine residents and their owners. The Puppy Pool Pawty also featured two raffle basket giveaways with Petco gift cards, dog treats, and new toys for the winners to show off to their friends at the "pawty".   



The Commons at Boston Road located in Billerica rang in National Dog Day with a contest for the best dressed dogs in the community. The winner also received a fun doggie gift basket to benefit the owner as well as the most dapper dog of the day!



Station Square Apartments in Mansfield also got in on the fun of National Dog Day as the pup-arazzi with several Instagram posts of adorable pooches in the community. The Station Square staff even posted photos of their own dogs to get in the spirit of an iconic holiday. Our pet-friendly communities love to highlight their four-legged friends just as much as their residents, so if you are looking for the right place for you and your loved one, look no further and join a Corcoran community today!


For more information please contact the leasing offices at 

The Ledges Apartments: https://www.theledgesapts.com/contactus or (781) 335-2626


The Commons at Boston Road: https://www.commonsatbostonroad.com/contactus or (844) 826- 2010
 

Station Square Apartments: https://www.stationsquaremansfield.com/contactus or (774) 719-2211 








Monday, August 16, 2021

Game on at MIO, The Mastlight, and the Commons at Southfield Highlands

 

On Sunday, August 15th, residents of  MIO, The Mastlight, and The Commons at Southfield Highlands got their game on in two Ultimate Mobile Gaming Trucks. The Mastlight satellite lot was the perfect location for these three Weymouth communities to get together for an entertaining Sunday afternoon just minutes away from home. 

The Ultimate Mobile Gaming Trucks feature five high-definition televisions with surround sound that amplify the gaming experience. The truck provides several gaming options including P5X, Xbox X, PS4, XBox1 and Nintendo Switch which make the experience enjoyable for residents of all ages. Residents were able to play games ranging from Madden and FIFA to Call of Duty and Fortnite, or even the classics such as Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart. 


The Ultimate Gaming Truck also features two high-definition televisions outside of the truck that residents could watch as they munched on complimentary snacks and drinks before heading back in for another round of gaming.



This event was a hit for the residents as they were able to enjoy such a unique experience and they had the opportunity to make new connections with fellow Weymouth neighbors. Would you like to be a part of one of a kind experiences like this at your next home? Check out MIO, The Mastlight, and The Commons at Southfield Highlands to get your game on with us!  



For more information please contact the leasing offices at



MIO: https://mioweymouth.com/#contact or (781) 337-3232


The Mastlight: https://www.mastlight.com/contact or (781) 660-5520


The Commons at Southfield Highlands: https://www.thecommonsatsouthfield.com/contactus
 or (833) 290-7708