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The Schochet Companies News

Press releases, events, and related news.

The Chairman's Challenge

Richard Henken is co-chairman of the Rental Housing Association MassHousing Chairman's Challenge Committee.

Summer Theatre Program at Pinecrest

Read an article from the Athol Daily News, July 7, 2009 about the Summer Theatre Program at Pinecrest.

Federal Management Recognized by City of Boston English Works Campaign

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the English Works Campaign awarded the first 'City of Boston/ English Works Campaign Certificate of Recognition' to 11 unique local businesses and labor management partnerships for their support of English language classes for immigrants in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Other key labor, community, and educational partners were also recognized.

Searles Buyers Granted More Time

Berkshire Development Partners LLC is working on its second extension in an effort to finalize its purchase of the Searles/Bryant complex.

Federally Subsidized Housing Offers Right Risk-Adjusted Returns

by Richard J. Henken

Smart investors are continually on the lookout for opportunities to earn strong risk-adjusted returns. A fresh, little-known asset class can reward investors who understand its hybrid benefits. In strong markets, projects backed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development provide a unique opportunity to combine bond-like fixed-income properties with the potential for growth through real estate appreciation.

New Villages proposed for Smithfield

The developer of Newport's Brick Marketplace, who owns 100 acres off Route 116 here, is among a number of business-oriented leaders about to unveil their vision for the creation of two new villages in town.

HousingFinance.com: The Case for Preservation

Last September and October, housing officials sat across a table from the owners of Starrett City, the nation's largest privately owned affordable housing complex, located in Brooklyn, N.Y. Armed with a stack of market studies and financial statements, officials argued Starrett City would provide the owners a stronger and more predictable return if kept affordable than if Starrett City Association attempted to remove the property's income restrictions.

Brick Market Place

Recent months have seen a second wind for the historic Brick Market Place, thanks to the ongoing renovation efforts of Schochet Associates, a development and property management company located in downtown Boston. Boasting over four acres of retail along America's Cup Ave., Brick Market Place has long been a treasured shopping destination in the city, and now sees a bright future as a centerpiece to the economic revitalization of the city's historic downtown area.

Multi-Housing News: 20/20 Vision

"The future is already here," points out Daniel Gehman, AIA, LEED AP and principal at TCA (Thomas P. Cox: Architects). With an accelerated pace of innovation evident in the past five to 10 years, industry observers believe that the groundwork is already being set for the apartment of 2020. While anything is possible, those interviewed for this special report agree "the paradigm is shifting to denser spaces that are highly amenitized," as Gehman puts it.

Health Care Reaches Out

Ten health care facilities employ creative land use strategies to integrate medical care and wellness services into their communities.