YESTERDAY'S POWER LUNCH
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|Sure, most of NEWiRE?s 400 members packed the Boston Harbor Hotel's Wharf Room yesterday for its annual lunch and induction of new prez, Riemer & Braunstein?s Joan Parsons. But no doubt many were also eager to hear Children's Hospital COO Sandra Fenwick, head of a major user/developer of healthcare space.|
|During the salmon course, we snapped outgoing NEWiRE prez, DLA Piper?s Barbara Trachtenberg (like many CRE attorneys, the busier she is, the less she can say) with Joan, who promised to focus on developing leadership skills, effective networking, and promoting a ?get it done attitude.?As a working mother of four, she knows how overbooked everyone is. So she suggests being organized and getting the most out of professional networking forays. If you're going to take the time to plan a meeting or attend an event, prepare thoroughly and be clear about what you want to gain and can offer.|
|We snapped Children's Sandy Fenwick and her VP of RE Charles Weinstein (guess which one he is). She had the room near tears with stories of youngsters saved by the hospital?s world-class practitioners and ground-breaking research. To support that work, Joan presented Sandy with a $5k check from NEWiRE and Riemer & Braunstein. The mood changed to all-business when it touched on real estate activities of Children's, which owns or leases 4.5M SF in the metro area. She says they're starting to develop a new 120k SF building on Binney Street, are expanding in the suburbs and now puzzling over ?what we can do for our next big building.?|
|A bit more good news from Keller Augusta?s Jodi Dakin, whom we snapped while she chatted with college bud CBRE's Kerry Olson. Jodi says after two very quiet years, her CRE recruiting firm is finally seeing some hires of key senior big names who hopefully can bring growth to their new companies. She also had her first project management-based positions since the sector tanked and sees moderate hiring among construction firms, many for TI jobs.|