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Alexion: Blame It On Brazil or Kanuma -The Stock Dives, And The Movers Get…

Alexion's New CEO Ludwig Hantson is making major executive changes By Mitchell Young New Haven: In spite of unexpected sales and earnings growth announced by Alexion Pharmaceuticals [Nasdaq: ALXN] just weeks ago, the…
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With Trump's Legal Pick Lieberman Is Likely Off FBI Job List

By Ana Radelat ctmirror.com Trump Picks Lieberman Associate Kasowitz As Personal Lawyer In Russia Probe Washington – President Donald Trump’s decision to hire attorney Marc Kasowitz to serve as his private lawyer during…
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Rescigno to Retire from Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce

CHAMBER RELEASE New Haven, CT (May 22, 2017) – After 17 years of service as the President of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce (GNHCC), Anthony Rescigno announced today his plans to retire on December 31, 2017. A…
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Dems Say Yes To Pot Cash, Casinos, Big Cuts To Munis

Democrats would slash municipal aid, allow casino, legalize pot By Keith M. Phaneuf ctmirror.com Hartford: House and Senate Democrats Tuesday recommended opening a new casino, legalizing marijuana and imposing deep cuts to…
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Senate GOP Not Ready To Share CT Budget Fix With The Public

By Keith M. Phaneuf ctmiror.com Another question of public access arose Monday in the struggle to balance the next state budget. While Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and three of the four legislative caucuses either have released —…
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Health Insurers Seek Big Rate Hikes, Blame Obamacare’s Uncertain Future

By Ana Radelat ctmirror.com Hartford: The state’s health insurers are asking for sizeable rate increases for individual and small-business policies sold in 2018, led by Anthem, which is seeking an average 33.8 percent…
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Auto Dealers Cite Tesla Cheating Report, To Stop Exemption Bill

Dealers Are Charging Up to Challenge Tesla - with Cars Too The DMV report says Tesla's Greenwich showroom violated Connecticut's auto sales law. BMW is expected to make a near total committmen to electric vehicles in the…
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Casino Revenues Stable, Foxwoods Weak, Mohegan Up

Mashantucket, Uncasville: Connecticut’s casinos have reported mixed results for April. Foxwoods reported slot revenue of $39.4 million for the month, down 3% compared to $40.7 million in April of 2016, the state received…

After Layoffs, Investigation, New CEOs - Alexion Reports Results

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By Mitchell Young New Haven: Worry warts that reacted to Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s [Nasdaq: ALXN] announcement that it…

That’s The Spirit, Bradley Adds New Airline to The Mix

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Windsor Locks: Will Connecticut residents have something new to complain about or will they revel in a new low cost travel…

Across Connecticut - Craft Beer Is Brewing

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Anderson Sant’anna Delima, Head Brewer at Hell or High Water Brew Pub In South Norwalk, [2012 Interview With New York Times]…

New Haven Biotech To Go Public In $125 Million IPO

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By Mitchell Young New Haven: Biohaven Pharmaceuticals founded in 2013, is developing treatments for neurological diseases…
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What The GOP Obamacare Replacement Bill Means For You And CT

By, Arielle Levin Becker, ctmirror.com Members of Congress will begin moving forward today with efforts to pass the American Health Care Act, a proposal to replace many of the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the…
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Connecticuters [not our word] Earn $11 Million in 2016 with Airbnb

HARTFORD: In July the State of Connecticut cinched a deal with Airbnb, the home sharing company, to collect taxes from its “host” facilities. According to the company, Connecticut’s 2,400 active hosts earned more than $11…
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There is No Stemming These Women's Tech Chops

Connecticut Technology Council Announces the 2017 Women of Innovation® Finalists and Awards Gala. HARTFORD: The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) announced the 50 Women of Innovation finalists for its 2017 Women of…

We're #1 – Hydrogen Company Acquisition

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MERIDEN: Proton OnSite founded in 1996 is expected to be sold and merged into Nel ASA, an Oslo, Norway based hydrogen…

Hartford Insurance Execs Looking For A Friend In Washington

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By Mitchell Young WASHINGTON: Aetna [NYSE: AET] and Cigna [NYSE:CI] have watched their huge mergers collapse this month…

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Health Insurers Seek Big Rate Hikes, Blame Obamacare’s Uncertain Future

By Ana Radelat ctmirror.com Hartford: The state’s health insurers are asking for sizeable rate increases for individual and small-business policies…
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Connecticut Health Plans Not Happy With Trump ACA Overhaul

Insurers: Trump hasn’t committed to payments that would keep them in ACA exchanges By Ana Radelat ctmirror.com Washington: Despite reports to the…

St. Vincent's Hospital Says No Sale Imminent

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BRIDGEPORT: In meetings in late February [see report] hospital executives told employees that it was considering a potential sale or merger in the…

What The GOP Obamacare Replacement Bill Means For You And CT

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By, Arielle Levin Becker, ctmirror.com Members of Congress will begin moving forward today with efforts to pass the American Health Care Act, a…

Hartford Insurance Execs Looking For A Friend In Washington

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By Mitchell Young WASHINGTON: Aetna [NYSE: AET] and Cigna [NYSE:CI] have watched their huge mergers collapse this month under the weight of lawsuits…

CT Hospitals Launch TV Ad To Protest New Tax Proposal

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By: Keith M. Pahneuf, ctmirror.com Connecticut’s hospital industry launched a new television ad Thursday to protest Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal…

Hospitals Worry Medicaid, Obamacare Changes Could Bring Pain

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By, Arielle Levin Becker [This is a significantly edited version, the complete article can be found at ctmirror.com] With the potential for major…

Hospital Lights Up Cannabis Research

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HARTFORD: St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center’s medical marijuana research program has been approved by the state. The hospital say’s its…

Connecticut On Santa’s Good List For Once

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Connecticut companies may want to move down South to save on electricity and wage costs, but according to the 2016 report by the United Health…

To Err is Human, Unless It Is Happening to You

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State Measure Errors In Connecticut Hospitals HARTFORD: Good news from the Connecticut Department of Public Health, errors or what they call “adverse…

ConnectiCare and CliniSanitas Partner for Retail Locations

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FARMINGTON: Just a month after threatening to pull out of Access CT, Connecticut’s Health Care Exchange. ConnectiCare revealed a new and for a health…

TB or Not TB

Hartford: Cases of Tuberculosis have decreasing in the nation and Connecticut since 1990,with the low hitting in 2013. Things have stated to change…

Technology

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Fuel Cell Picks Up Some Financial Energy

Danbury: FuelCell Energy Inc. [Nasdaq: FCEL] stock went on a world wind trip this week losing 10% of it value on a single day May 2. The stock closed…
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Milford Fisheries Lab Invents “Man Overboard” Rescue Device

Milford: Northeast Fisheries Science Center's Milford Laboratory has developed a “Man Overboard” rescue Device. The device is the invention of Robert…

CT Tech By The Numbers

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Fifty State Tech Reports Present Connecticut Data CONNTACT.com Compiled Comparisons With Our State Neighbors Below The state of Connecticut and many…

CONNECTICUT INNOVATORS: Stitching Together A Next Generation Product

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A Global Healthcare Giant Engineers and Builds New In Connecticut By Mitchell Young NORTH HAVEN: Leon Hirsch was hoping to get his entrepreneurial…

Tech Council Selects Top Women Innovators From 50 Leaders

AWARD RELEASE HARTFORD: Fifty women from across Connecticut were honored for their innovation and leadership during the thirteenth annual Connecticut…

Connecticut's Fastest Growing Tech Company - Reports Results

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STAMFORD: Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc. [Nasdaq:RVLT] was recognized as Connecticut’s fastest growing technology company by the Connecticut…

Fast Growing Branford Software Innovator Acquired By Leading Global…

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Core Informatics CEO: Gabelle wants to "accelerate the digital lab." BRANFORD: Core Informatics one of Connecticut’s fastest growing technology…

CT Venture Arm Invested Broadly To End 2016

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ROCKY HILL: The fourth quarter of 2016 brought a great stash of new cash to 31 companies across Connecticut and beyond, from Ridgefield to Tolland.…

Fast Growing etouches – Hiring and Acquiring

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NORWALK: etouches is a global provider of cloud event management software and one of Connecticut’s fastest growing companies. Ranked 461 on…

Connecticut’s $5 Million Global Venture Challenge Opens Applications to…

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PRESS RELEASE: VentureClash 2017 focuses on attracting Internet of Things, Digital Health, FinTech and InsureTech companies ROCKY HILL: Connecticut…

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Median Home Sale Price Hits Lowest February Mark In Five Years

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Boston: The Warren Group publishers of the Commercial Record have released a report on Connecticut single-family home sales. According to their data,…

Massachusetts Company Wins Over Towns for Senior Living

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Darien: LCB Senior Living (LCB) of Norwood, Mass has purchased One Parklands Drive, formerly one of two office buildings located in Parklands Office…

Investor Manager Picks Up Retail Properties

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Willing Biddle Scoops Up FC Retail Properties Greenwich: Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. (NYSE:UBA and UBP) has acquired a portfolio of four retail…

Downtown Development Garners Team Award

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Westport: Bedford Square, a new mixed-use development in downtown has garnered top honors from the Connecticut Building Congress. The…

The Warren Group Partners with MIT Center

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Warren hooking up with MIT BOSTON: The Warren Group [TWG ] publisher of the Commercial Record announced it entered into a new data sponsorship…

North Haven Proved Open to “Open Space” Purchase

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North Haven: A 30 acre parcel of “Open Space” land at King Highway was purchased by the Town of North Haven for what is being called “passive…

Hartford Architects Take Home Awards

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Boston: Amenta Emma Architects was honored with two awards at the 10th annual IIDA New England Design Awards ceremony on March 2. Symmetry Partners…

Office Building Sold for $4.8 Million

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Darien: 800 Post Road a fully leased three-story office and retail property was sold for $4.8 million. Louis Zuckerman and Patrick Colwell of CBRE…

Funding Company Pulls In Big Financing for Connecticut Apartments

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Windsor: Eastern Union Funding arranged $57.9 million financing in multifamily real estate transactions on behalf of two of its New York-based…

International Manufacturer Earns Gold In Danbury

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Danbury: BELIMO headquartered in Hinwil Switzerland has more than 1400 employees world wide and it emphasizes sustainability and energy efficiency…

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With Trump's Legal Pick Lieberman Is Likely Off FBI Job List

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By Ana Radelat ctmirror.com Trump Picks Lieberman Associate Kasowitz As Personal Lawyer In Russia Probe Washington – President Donald Trump’s…

Malloy and Unions Close to $1.6 Billion Dollar Deal - Extends Benefits…

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By KEITH M. PHANEUF ctmirror.com Hartford: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state employee unions stand on the cusp of a concessions deal worth close to…

Dems Say Yes To Pot Cash, Casinos, Big Cuts To Munis

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Democrats would slash municipal aid, allow casino, legalize pot By Keith M. Phaneuf ctmirror.com Hartford: House and Senate Democrats Tuesday…

Senate GOP Not Ready To Share CT Budget Fix With The Public

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By Keith M. Phaneuf ctmiror.com Another question of public access arose Monday in the struggle to balance the next state budget. While Gov. Dannel P.…

Demcrats Divided On New Taxes - Speaker In, Governor Out, Majority Leader…

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Speaker Aresimowitz [L], won't rule out new taxes, including on the "wealthy", Majority Leader Ritter, new taxes haven't pulled in the anticipated…

FBI Director: I'd Rather Be In Connecticut

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Comey: No regrets over Clinton emails, but he’d rather have been on the CT shore By Ana Radelat ctmirror.com Comey: No regrets over Clinton emails,…

CT Non-Profits Targeted For Sales Tax

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Rep Jason Rojas, D-East Hartford: Taxing non-profits are an option. Finance panel eyes ending sales tax exemption for nonprofits By: Keith M Phaneuf…

Labor To Business, "You're Not Paying Enough Taxes"

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Labor Study: Businesses can pay more to preserve CT’s quality of life By Keith M. Phaneuf ctmirror.com HARTFORD: Connecticut businesses can afford —…

realtors2016The New Haven Middlesex Association of REALTORS® Commercial Investment Division (CID) announced the CID “2016 Deals of the Year”. CID recognized industrial and commercial real estate transactions topping $220 million in the Greater New Haven market during 2016, according to CID Chairman Vance Taylor.  

“CID, comprised of over 135 commercial real estate agents doing business in the Greater New Haven area, recognized brokers who have distinguished themselves in a variety of notable real estate transactions,” said Taylor. “The $220 million in transactions completed by our brokers represent only the top tier of the countless deals done by our members in 2016 and are, in effect, the tip of the iceberg.  For those who think the New Haven economy is showing signs of weakness, we’ve got the numbers to show quite the contrary!”

Business Sale 

Brokered by Vance Taylor of the, Commercial Real Estate Group a $260,000 sale of a specialty fireproofing contracting company located at 17 Canal Street in Terryville. The CID did not release the name of the company.  Passive Protection Inc. is a fire prevention contractor located at that address. 

Industrial Sale

John Bergin of H. Pearce / George J Smith brokered the sale of an industrial property at 430 Sniffens Lane, Stratford. The building and property were purchased by the Coating Design Group, the facility was 35,488 square feet and it sits on 2.1 acres, the purchase prices was $1,950,000.  Bergin represented the buyer, Coating Design Group. David Gorbach of Colonial Realty of Fairfield represented the seller, Putney Associates of New York and was formerly occupied by Advanced Graphics.

Industrial Lease

Stephen Press, of Press|Cuozzo Realtors leased 335 Putnam Avenue, Hamden. The 45,788 square feet is3.47 acres. The property value of the lease was $1,150,000

A former industrial building that had been converted to an AT&T call center. Press represented the building ownership, 335 Putnam Avenue, LLC, and procured the tenant, Love Center Deliverance Ministry, on this long-term lease Leased to a church that also has an option to purchase. 

Land Lease

Lou Proto of The Proto Group was the sole broker on a land lease at 893 North Colony Road, Wallingford, 1.86 acres for a value of $2,900,000 to Centerplan Development. Centerplan has built a 10,730 square foot retail center which will be occupied by Starbucks, Great Clips, an AT&T phone store, Hannoush Jewelers and Panchero’s Mexican Grill. The lessor of the land is Fulton Forbes, Inc, David Leigh, Trustee.

Land Sale

Press|Cuozzo Realtors’ Stephen Press  brokered the sale of a property at 2300 Whitney Avenue, Hamden with 15,000 square feet of building on 5.53 acres. The entire property sold for $1,800,000. The former Centerville Lumber property, was on the market for more than five years.  The buyer Jordan a number of building set on 5.5 acres. 

The Press represent the estate of Oscar Roos, and Centerville Lumber, Inc., as well as procuring the buyer, Jordan Properties.

Mixed Use Sale

Eileen Russell & John Bergin of H. Pearce/George J. Smith sold 300 Soundview Ave Fairfield, The property is a4,348 square foot three family home and a cell tower on 0.18 The price for the complete property was $755,500. The buyer was 17 Mile LLC and the seller Patricia Boyle.

Most New Transactions

Bill Clark, Vice President of the The Geenty Group was recognized for 39 new transactions (sales and new leases). Clark in his early seventies said he had no interest in retirement and had a total of 79 completed lease and sales transactions in the year.

Clark responded to a question about the total deal volume said “he wanted to keep the number of transactions above his age.”

Clark’s deals filled a variety of businesses from a small screen printer, to small manufacturers, to service companies, repair business and on the Shorelines most popular dance studios. Shoreline Ballet leased 4,474 square feet at 1795 Boston Post Road, Guilford. Kathryn Contessa is the owner and artistic director of the school. 

Office Lease 

Robert Motley and Evan O’Brien, of Cushman and Wakefield lease 108 Leigus Rd, Wallingford. The totlal property is 298,000 square feet offices. The office lease was for  42,136 square feet for seven years to Burns and McDonnell of Kansas City. Motley and O’Brien represented the tenant, Jon Putnam of Cushman and Wakefield represented Gale Development, the owner. The value of the lease was in excess of mid-seven (7) figures. 

Office Sale

Frank Hird and Rich Lee, of O,R&L Commercial brokered the sale of 1-3 Long Wharf DriveNew Haven. The 300,000 Square foot building and 12.57 acres sold for $73,000,000

O,R&L co-listed and sold the property with the Investment Sales Group at Newmark, Grubb Knight Frank in New York City.  The 300,000 square foot medical office building was sold to Healthcare Trust of America. The property received serious offers from dozens of investors and REITS (Real Estate Investment Trust).    

Retail Sale

Real Living Wareck D’Ostilio Commercial ‘s Ken Ginsberg, and Robert Cole of Arnold Peck Commercial World, co-brokered 45,59, & 81 North Main St, Bristol A 42,951 SF retail center with 17 unitson 3.5 Acres. The property sold for $4,725,000 with Ginsberg representing the seller and Cole represented the buyer the seller was Ettcon & Company 

 Tenants in the building include Subway, Family Dollar and Oak Hill School. The new owner plans to fill a former CVS space, with a use that will complement the new hospital planned for across the street.

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Retail Lease

Lou Proto of The Proto Group lease 55 Village Green, Litchfield 37,170 square feet at a total cost of $10,215,000. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company has signed a long-term ground lease to relocate its Litchfield store. The new 38,000 SF store will relocate to 55 Village Green Drive just several hundred yards to the east of their existing store. 

Build to Suit

Robert Motley of Cushman & Wakefield and Frank Hird O,R&L Commercial  co-brokered 800 Boston Post Road, Guilford a 10,000 square foot medical office build to suit. Frank Hird Represented the tenant, CT Gastroenterology for a new headquarters for the practice. 

Multi-Parcel Sale

This property on Chapel street in one of the best locations in New Haven has been vacant for 24 years. Fred A. Messore  of  Colonial Properties, Inc in Orange. The property at

1142 Chapel Street, New Haven is a 8,228 square foot commercial building combined with two contiguous parcels. The additional parcels at 166 York St, is a 3,618 square foot mixed use building on .06 acres and a parking lot around the corner at 169 Park Street, of .12 Acres. The total transaction was $2,300,000.           

The CID provided their Community Service Award – to Carl Russell of H.Pearce Real Estate.

This award recognizes service in a variety of areas such as: charitable and civic organizations, Chamber of Commerce, involvement or leadership with a real estate association or affiliated professional Institute, Society, or Council. The recipient of this award will also be recognized by the National Association of Realtors in the organization’s National Commercial Awards.” Carl has been a senior instructor for the National Association of Realtors’ Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) program since 1980. Carl is a past president of the CT Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), the CT CCIM Chapter, Connecticut CID chapter, and New Haven Middlesex Association of Realtors, and has been named “Realtor of the Year” by both the Greater New Haven Board of Realtors and Connecticut Association of Realtors. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Orange and was President for 2013-2014. He founded the “Rotary Club of Orange Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race”, which in its 4 years has raised over $40,000 for Rotary and their great causes.

He is also President of the Real Estate Educational Foundation since 2011,  the charitable affiliate of the New Haven Middlesex Association of REALTORS® .