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IMAGINE BOSTON 2030: What’s been Done and What’s to Come in 2017

IMAGINE BOSTON 2030: What’s been Done and What’s to Come in 2017

Since Mayor Martin J. Walsh rolled out his Imagine Boston 2030 initiative in 2015, which vows to develop 53,000 new units of housing by 2030, we have been closely following the promises he’s made and progress that has occurred. Today, affordable housing is more critical than ever, as seen by ...

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Closing the Gender Gap in Boston’s Real Estate Industry

Closing the Gender Gap in Boston’s Real Estate Industry

Diversity is a critical topic in today’s local real estate industry, and a recent Banker & Tradesman series examines attempts made to improve opportunities for women and minorities. It notes two recent studies highlighting both the progress among women in the industry, while also the wage gap that pers...

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2017: What's on Our Affordable Housing Radar

2017: What's on Our Affordable Housing Radar

Last year was critical for affordable housing in Boston, and 2017 may be even more important. With new leadership in Washington, D.C., new initiatives from Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and the enactment of the Community Preservation Act, Boston’s affordable housing landscape will continue to evolve. Here’s what we’re keeping an eye on in the year ahead. First, we anticipate continued progress by Mayor ...

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A Celebration for Generations

A Celebration for Generations

“The holidays are about bringing our community together,” said CEO Vanessa Calderón-Rosado during our annual Three Kings Celebration last Thursday. As many know, Latino culture encourages community celebration, and the holidays are the perfect excuse to do just that. In fact, in some Latin American countries, like Puerto Rico, the excitement of the Holidays lasts nearly two months and the largest,...

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2016 in Review: IBA Leads the Way in Affordable Housing

2016 in Review: IBA Leads the Way in Affordable Housing

It was a wonderful year for IBA. We moved forward with key projects, the City of Boston made significant strides in preserving and expanding affordable housing, and CEO Vanessa Calderón-Rosado was recognized for her work in the sector. IBA has played a powerful role in the real estate community, and we’re taking a look back at some of this year’s key highlights: IBA’s Developments:...

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Rebuilding a Home for those Who Need it Most

Rebuilding a Home for those Who Need it Most

In our constant efforts to improve the lives of our community, we unveiled the new & improved Residencia Betances with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the property last Wednesday. The ceremony marked more than just the completion of renovations to the building, it celebrated the improvements that will help us provide even better care to our 11 residents, who were previously homeless and suffer fr...

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IBA CEO Speaks at Affordable Housing Panel in Boston

IBA CEO Speaks at Affordable Housing Panel in Boston

Recently, our CEO Vanessa Calderón-Rosado was a panelist at Bisnow Boston’s Affordable Housing Conference. Vanessa and fellow panelists Karen LaFrazia, St. Francis House Executive Director, Paul Donahue, RED Capital Managing Director, and moderator Jeff Sacks, Partner at Nixon Peabody, discussed the state of the affordable ...

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Villa Victoria Study Featured on Mayor Walsh's Reading List

Villa Victoria Study Featured on Mayor Walsh's Reading List

As part of his Imagine Boston 2030 initiative, Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently released a recommended reading list designed to, according to the press release, offer “residents the opportunity to learn more about the background on some of t...

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Our CEO Vanessa Calderón-Rosado is Awarded as a Woman of FIRE

Our CEO Vanessa Calderón-Rosado is Awarded as a Woman of FIRE

[caption id="attachment_4366" align="alignright" width="300"] Dr. Vanessa Calderón-Rosado[/caption] This past Friday, IBA CEO Vanessa Calderón-Rosado was honored as one of ...

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Boston Should Pass the Community Preservation Act 

Boston Should Pass the Community Preservation Act 

A statement from our CEO: [caption id="attachment_4366" align="alignright" width="300"] Vanessa Calderó...

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Up Next for 2016: Renovating Residencia Betances

Up Next for 2016: Renovating Residencia Betances

It’s been a busy 2016 so far for IBA. In addition to launching the West Newton/Rutland Streets revitalization project, we are thrilled to announce that we have officially closed financing on another renovation project, this time at Residencia Betances. Residencia Betances has been a part of the IBA family for more than 20 years, and is an incredible ...

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IBA Moves Forward in 2016

IBA Moves Forward in 2016

[caption id="attachment_4366" align="alignright" width="267"] IBA CEO, Dr. Vanessa Calderón-Rosado[/caption] As we continue into the New Year, we’re excited to see some of the progress being made, both here at IBA and more broadly in Boston to preserve affordable housing. First, we are thri...

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LEGIT.Yoga: Making Inner Peace Accesible

LEGIT.Yoga: Making Inner Peace Accesible

For centuries people have been using yoga as a means to relaxation and finding inner peace. This exercise, with its extreme focus on breathing and taking control of your body, has a calming quality that can sometimes be hard to find elsewhere. Theresa Okokon knew this, and she also knew that yoga classes are not readily available in some communities. After managing a group home for young men and ...

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Helping Boston Get 53,000 New Housing Units

Helping Boston Get 53,000 New Housing Units

[caption id="attachment_4366" align="alignright" width="267"] IBA CEO, Dr. Vanessa Calderón-Rosado[/caption] Last year, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh set an ambitious goal for housing in the City of Bost...

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