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Mary MacDonald joined the Providence Business News as a staff writer covering Government, Development, Real Estate and Manufacturing in December 2014. She previously was a correspondent for The Boston Globe and Telegram & Gazette, an editor at Patch/AOL, and a staff writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University, and a master’s degree in secondary English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Sullivan Real Estate joins Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates

NEW SHOREHAM – The independent real estate firm Sullivan Real Estate on Block Island has joined Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC and will operate...

CBRE/Grossman Retail Advisors merges with CB Richard Ellis N.E. Partners

BOSTON – CBRE/Grossman Retail Advisors LLC announced Tuesday it has merged operations with CB Richard Ellis N.E. Partners LP. The move follows six years of...
THE SANKOFA APARTMENT project has received a $350,000 loan from NeighborWorks Capital. / COURTESY NEIGHBORWORKS CAPITAL

Construction begins on $15M Sankofa apartment project

PROVIDENCE – Construction has begun on Sankofa Apartments, a $15 million development of new apartment homes in the West End. A celebration was held...
BLENDING IN: A 2009 addition to Providence's Hampton Inn & Suites has a five-story base that follows the curve of Weybosset Street. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Drawing inspiration from surroundings

When architects design new buildings for developed settings, they look to the neighborhood for context.The new additions may pay homage to what surrounds them,...
THE STATE AND THE I-195 REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION have indicated that the recently stalled design work on the pedestrian bridge connecting the east and west parcels of the former Interstate 195 land across the Providence River has re-started. They add that construction on the structure could begin as soon as next summer. / COURTESY INFORM STUDIO

I-195 pedestrian bridge design work re-started, construction could begin in summer

PROVIDENCE – Development of a new pedestrian bridge crossing the Providence River and connecting the I-195 Redevelopment District sites on both banks, appears to...
FRANK SHEA is leaving his position as executive director of ONE Neighborhood Builders to become CEO of Urban Edge, a neighborhood redevelopment corporation that serves several neighborhoods in Boston. He is shown in front of a home at 23 Bowdoin St. in Providence that was formerly in foreclosure. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Shea leaving ONE Neighborhood Builders to lead Boston agency

PROVIDENCE – Frank Shea, executive director of ONE Neighborhood Builders, will leave the organization to become CEO of Urban Edge, a neighborhood redevelopment corporation...
CORVIAS CAMPUS LIVING Managing Director Kurt Ehlers said Gilbane has a "long and proven track record" as a national leader in higher education construction. / COURTESY THE CORVIAS GROUP

Corvias Campus Living partnering with Gilbane Building on student housing projects

EAST GREENWICH – Corvias Campus Living, a division of the Corvias Group, will partner with Gilbane Building Co. to construct student housing projects nationwide. Under...
THE MAP shows the percent of households that would be housing-cost burdened, that is, that have to spend more than 30 percent of annual household income on housing costs, including rent/mortgage, utilities and insurance, according to HousingWorks RI.  / COURTESY HOUSINGWORKS RI

HousingWorks: R.I. homeowners, renters burdened by housing costs

PROVIDENCE – Across the state, homeowners as well as renters continue to be burdened by housing costs, according to the 2015 Housing Fact Book,...
JERRY MCDONOUGH, senior managing partner of Integra Realty Resources, believes Rhode Island's commercial real estate market is improving but is not a world-beater just yet. / COURTESY INTEGRA REALTY RESOURCES

Five Questions With: Jerry McDonough

Jerry McDonough, senior managing director of Integra Realty Resources, which has offices in Providence and Middletown, Conn., recently spoke with the Providence Business News...
DESIGNING A BUILDING that combines modern elements with connections to Providence's commercial past was a challenge that Kite Architects took on with its plans for what is expected to be the first building built on the former Interstate 195 land in the city. / COURTESY KITE ARCHITECTS

I-195 land ‘gateway’ building approved, construction could begin in spring

PROVIDENCE – Creating a signature building for the gateway to the I-195 Redevelopment District in Providence was a recent design challenge for Kite Architects. The...
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