Chris Guilmet Selected as a Connect CRE Next Generation Award Winner

In the fast-paced world of the life sciences and pharmaceuticals industry, delivering complex projects on time and within budget is critical. Chris, a Senior Project Manager at Northstar, exemplifies the skills, dedication, and leadership required to excel in managing complex projects. With a role overseeing over 900,000 square feet of projects, Chris’s expertise ensures seamless coordination from design to closeout, encompassing everything from MEP installations to new lab fit-outs. His commitment to delivering successful and predictable outcomes makes him an invaluable asset to Northstar and its clients.

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The Men of Northstar: Charting Their Course Over the Next One to Three Years

After the inspiring words by Northstar’s women during the annual Women in Construction Week celebration, we turned our attention to acknowledging the equally significant contributions of the men within our company. We asked them to share their goals and aspirations for the next one to three years to celebrate their vision for personal and professional growth.

From advancing their knowledge about sustainability to building relationships to mentoring our younger members of the team, their dedication to personal and professional excellence shines through. With an unwavering commitment to embodying the values of the Northstar Way, our team is ready to continue shaping the future of being an owner’s project manager with their expertise and unwavering determination.

Join us as we explore the professional aspirations of Northstar’s men for the upcoming one to three years and learn their strategies for accomplishing their goals. 

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Lisa Bagshaw and Danica Woo Featured in NEREJ’s Women in Construction Spotlight

Lisa Bagshaw and Danica Woo, two of Northstar’s talented project managers, were recently highlighted in the Women in Construction Spotlight issue of the New England Real Estate Journal.

Below are snippets of their perspectives on what has been the driving force behind their success, a standout project from the past year and who inspired them to pursue a careers in the A/E/C industry.

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How being a female Owner’s Project Manager has evolved over time and aspirations for the future of the industry

As Women in Construction Week draws to a close, we spotlight Lisa Bagshaw, Natasha Marcuard, and Danica Woo, three professionals shaping the construction industry.

Their stories highlight their goals and achievements and signify the shift towards inclusivity and opportunity for women in owner’s project management (OPM) and the construction industry.

As we celebrate their accomplishments, we recognize their role in reshaping the industry’s landscape and paving the way for future generations of female leaders.

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Celebrating The Women of Northstar during Women in Construction Week

As we celebrate Women in Construction Week, we are shining a spotlight on the women of Northstar. Celebrated annually, Women in Construction Week champions the vital role women play in shaping the industry’s culture and future. 

This year’s theme is ‘Keys to the Future’, which celebrates the strength and knowledge that women bring to our firm, and the construction industry. At Northstar, our dedicated women comprise nearly 40% of our team with expertise across all levels of project management overseeing more than $3.0B in construction. Their diverse backgrounds enable them to drive growth in the industry and within our company by bringing unique strengths and skills to solve problems and develop solutions.
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Northstar Announces Executive Leadership Change – Kirstin Brown Named New President

Tom Fanning will continue to provide leadership and guidance to the management team and work full time servicing his clients

Northstar, a real estate services firm providing project management and development management services, announced a strategic leadership transition. Tom Fanning, a co-founder and President of Northstar since its establishment in 2010, is stepping down from his role as President. In alignment with the company’s succession plan, Tom will transition into a pivotal role, providing leadership and guidance to the management team and working with clients on ongoing and future projects.  

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A conversation with our Intern, Gene Mongan: His View from the Construction Site

Northstar is committed to mentoring and nurturing the next generation of talent with a passion for pursuing careers in project management. As part of our internship/co-op program, we collaborate with institutions such as Northeastern University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and CREST (Commercial Real Estate Success Training) to identify exceptional candidates.

We had the pleasure of introducing Gene Mongan to our team for the past six months. Gene joined us from Northeastern University, where he recently graduated with a degree in Architecture with a minor in Business Administration. Gene began his graduate degree studies in Architecture this fall. We took the opportunity to sit down with Gene to gain insights into his experience as a part of our Northstar team throughout his internship.

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Northstar Celebrates Pat Burns’ 5-Year Anniversary

Please join us in congratulating Pat Burns on five years with Northstar!

Pat is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in project management, facility-related operations, and maintenance. His expertise spans various aspects of project management, including tenant fitouts, permitting, core and shell, and cost analysis. Currently, he works on the Sanofi account and a prominent wealth management company. 

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John Townsend Featured in NEREJ’s Ones To Watch – Industry Leaders Spotlight

Our life science leader, John Townsend, was featured in the New England Real Estate Journal’s Ones To Watch – Industry Leaders Spotlight issue.

Below is the excerpt from what he had to say about what accomplishment he is most proud of. 

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Northstar Honors Our Tom Grady and Dan Landry on Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day dates to 1919 and is dedicated to honoring our nation’s military veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces. We thank our veterans, past and present, and their families for the service and sacrifice they make every day. We are indebted to you for all you have given to our great country.

We want to also thank and recognize two Northstar employees, Tom Grady and Dan Landry, veterans of the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps, respectively.

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Northstar Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity Build Day

Team Northstar knows its way around a construction site, but we aren’t usually the ones swinging a hammer, pick or sledgehammer and doing the actual building.

On a warm fall morning, ten team members had the opportunity to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston, where we worked on a home as part of The First Malden Habitat Homes in Malden, Massachusetts. Our tasks on this day were assisting with framing walls for the house, setting wall panels, and grading an area to receive a garage slab.

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A conversation with our Co-op, Tamara Nikotina: Her View from the Construction Site

Northstar believes in mentoring and fostering the next generation of talent who are interested in a career in the project management field. As part of our co-op program, we partner with Northeastern University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and CREST (Commercial Real Estate Success Training), to identify candidates.

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Lisa Hamilton and Natasha Marcuard Featured in NEREJ’s Women in Commercial Real Estate

Two of Northstar’s talented shareholders, Lisa Hamilton and Natasha Marcuard, were recently featured in the New England Real Estate Journal’s Women in Commercial Real Estate Spotlight issue.

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Please join us in congratulating Chris Packard on his 10th Anniversary at Northstar!

As one of Northstar’s Principals, Chris has 22 years’ experience in development and project management within the commercial real estate, institutional and multifamily sectors, specializing in multifamily development.

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