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Industry Pulse 
New  England  Condo  Virtual  Expo   
Is Coming! 
Attention Property Managers, Board  
Members, Condo, HOA, and Apartment  
Owners! Cooperator Events announces its  
first virtual Expo in New England, taking  
place on June 23, 2021 from 10:00 am to 4:00  
pm. This virtual gathering will be a who’s  
who of New England’s industry professionals.  
Explore the virtual exhibit hall, interact with  
vendors and service providers at their booths  
through text and video chat, and attend a full  
day of seminars, panel discussions, and vir- 
tual networking, all from the convenience of  
your office or home computer. 
Best of all, the event is completely FREE to  
attend; just visit to register.  
You’ll receive an email confirmation with a  
link to attend the event that will activate on  
the day of the show, unlocking a wealth of in- 
formation on everything from better manage- 
ment practices to boiler repair. It’s that easy!  
New England Condominium Presents  
FREE Webinars—a Valuable Resource for  
Boards  and Managers  at newenglandcondo. 
New England Condominium,  
a Yale  
Robbins Infomedia publication, has been  
a resource for the boards, managers, and  
residents of co-ops, condos, and HOAs for  
decades, both in print and online—and we  
are pleased to provide another platform in  
our toolkit: Cooperator Events, a series of  
FREE educational ‘town-hall’ style webinars,  
sponsored by leaders in the multifamily in- 
dustry and focusing on issues and challenges  
facing today’s boards. We have assembled  
expert panels on everything from legal ques- 
tions  around  the  COVID-19  pandemic  to  
optimizing your insurance coverage to dis- 
infecting your community’s pool. Registra- 
tion and attendance are FREE to all—just  
visit, choose  
the webinar you’d like to attend, and sign up.  
It’s that simple. You’ll get an email link and  
reminders for the event, and will have the  
opportunity to submit questions for the pan- 
elists before AND during the webinar itself.  
Past events are archived and available on-de- 
mand at  
Serving on your board is a big job, and a  
big  responsibility,  but  sound,  timely  advice  
from industry veterans can help lighten the  
load and make your building or association  
run more smoothly. We’re committed to  
helping you achieve that, and look forward  
to ‘seeing’ you at an upcoming webinar!  
NESEA BuildingEnergy Conference Goes  
The Northeast Sustainable Energy As- 
sociation (NESEA) will hold its 2021 Build- 
ingEnergy  Boston Conference  — designed  
by and for practitioners in the fields of high- 
performance building and design, energy ef- 
ficiency, and renewable energy—online this  
BuildingEnergy Boston annually brings  
more than 1,000 industry leaders and emerg- 
ing professionals together to learn from and  
share ideas with each other. Sessions are cu- 
rated by a volunteer NESEA-Member con- 
tent committee to ensure that conference ses- 
sions are genuinely useful to attendees. 
The 2021 conference will be held virtually,  
Wednesday–Friday, May 5–7. Wednesday  
will feature a Methods & Materials Show- 
case with live product demonstrations, net- 
working events, and a keynote presentation.  
Thursday and Friday will feature accredited  
conference sessions that offer best practices  
and lessons learned, case studies and proven  
data, technical how-to’s, emerging technolo- 
gies, and innovative policies and programs. 
Getting at 
 is the theme of Buildin- 
gEnergy Boston 2021. On its website, NESEA  
says, “We believe that focusing on  
empower building professionals with key in- 
sights to successfully approach and navigate  
challenges in their own work. Conference  
sessions will share what knowledge/experi- 
ence/resources  practitioners brought to the  
table and a commitment to getting at  
they chose a certain path or course of ac- 
tion. Presenters will share their approach to a  
given challenge, in addition to what the data  
show, what they learned, and, our favorite,  
what they would never do again.” 
For more information, visit 
IREM Program Eyes Crime Prevention 
The Boston Chapter of the Institute of  
Real Estate Management (IREM) will pres- 
ent an online seminar on “Crime Prevention  
through Environmental Design: Multifamily  
Manager Video Surveillance” on June 23. 
The program in IREM’s Online Learning  
Series will be led by Dion O’Brien, Philip E.  
Bogucki, and Clayton Burnett of Security. For  
details and to register, visit  
CAI-CT Presents Condo, Inc. 
The Connecticut Chapter of Community  
Associations Institute (CAI-CT) will pres- 
ent its Condo, Inc. program virtually this  
month. The program will be split into three  
segments, on May 12, 19, and 26. The role of  
a community board is to protect and increase  
property value in an association. Becoming  
a good board member is a process; but, you  
can minimize the errors and the time it takes  
you to get up to speed by attending this semi- 
nar. The course will cover legal, financial, in- 
surance, and other issues, along with a Q&A  
To register, visit 
Industry News 
Tellier Joins Goldman & Pease Firm 
The Needham, Massachusetts-based  
law firm of Goldman & Pease, LLC, has an- 
nounced that attorney Paul M. Tellier has  
joined the firm.  
Tellier “helps clients to succeed by de- 
veloping and implementing practical strat- 
egies to achieve their goals and by provid- 
ing exceptional service,” the company said  
in a press release. Tellier’s practice includes  
both real estate and civil litigation matters  
in both state and federal court. He repre- 
sents property managers, condominium  
associations, landlords, and owners in  
all aspects of buying, selling, managing,  
and operating residential and commercial  
properties and has advised individuals and  
companies on business formation, the pur- 
chase and sale of businesses, and corporate  
governance and compliance.  
Tellier graduated magna cum laude  
from Boston College in 2006 and from  
Northeastern University School of Law in  
2009. Prior to joining Goldman & Pease,  
LLC, he practiced at Schofield Law Group,  
LLC for over 11 years and represented cli- 
ents in similar matters. He is admitted to  
practice law in Rhode Island, Massachu- 
setts, and the U.S. District Court for the  
District of Massachusetts.  
Tasha Davis Joins Schochet Team 
The Schochet Companies has hired  
Tasha Davis as portfolio manager, accord- 
ing to a press release. Davis joins Schochet  
from Peabody Properties, where she was a  
multi-site senior community manager re- 
sponsible for supervision of five sites. Prior  
to that, she held positions as senior com- 
munity  manager  for  Trinity  Management  
LLC; and as property manager for Maloney  
Properties, Cruz Management, and Hall- 
Keen Management Co.  
Davis holds a  
Bachelor of Science  
degree from  Cam- 
bridge  College and  
anticipates receiv- 
ing a masters in  
Urban Affairs from  
Boston University  
in May 2022. She is  
a candidate for Cer- 
tified Property Manager and has obtained  
certification in the following areas: Insti- 
tute of Real Estate Management (IREM)  
Accredited Residential Manager; National  
Center for  Housing  Management; Site  
Based Budgeting Specialist; Certified Oc- 
cupancy Specialist; New England Afford- 
able Housing Management Association  
Tax Credit Specialist; Spectrum Enter- 
prises Certified Credit Compliance Profes- 
sional; IREM—executive councilor, as well  
as receiving a Communities of Quality-Ex- 
emplary Family Property Award in 2015.  
First Condos in CT Raised for Concrete  
A building in the Willington Ridge Con- 
do complex in Willington, Connecticut, re- 
cently became the first condo in the state to  
be raised and lifted for pyrrhotite removal,  
according to a news report on WTNH.  
The Connecticut Department of Hous- 
ing has estimated that more than 35,000  
homes in the state are facing the potential  
for failed concrete foundations due to the  
possible presence of a naturally occurring  
iron sulfide, pyrrhotite, in the concrete.  
The concrete originated from the JJ Mottes  
Concrete Company in  Stafford  Springs,  
Connecticut, during the years 1983 – 2015,  
the state website explains. “The mineral is  
found in a Willington, Connecticut, quarry  
that no longer supplies aggregate for resi- 
dential foundations,” the website says. 
The state is providing financial assis- 
tance to homeowners who have crumbling  
foundations due to pyrrhotite, where the  
home, condo, planned unit development,  
or home addition was built between Janu- 
ary 1, 1983, and December 31, 2015. 
At the end of March, Congressman Joe  
Courtney joined community leaders, engi- 
neers, and residents at the Willington Ridge  
Condo complex to watch Foundation Solu- 
tions of New England begin work on lifting  
the building to replace the foundation. 
Real Estate &  
Want to Live Like a Champ? 
Tom Brady’s former home, a condo at 314  
Commonwealth Ave. in Boston’s Back Bay  
neighborhood, hit the market this spring.  
The asking price: a cool $6,995,000. 
The 3,422-square-foot condo in the Bur- 
rage Mansion has 10 rooms, including three  
bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The  
unit encompasses the entire second floor of  
the mansion and overlooks Commonwealth  
Avenue. Campion and Company, which has  
listed the property, described the mansion  
as “a landmark corner building that is the  
epitome of style and opulence with museum- 
quality detail throughout its graciously scaled  
The longtime Patriots QB and his su- 
permodel  wife,  Gisele  Bündchen,  sold  the  
condo for $5,285,000 in 2008, before mov- 
ing to Beacon Street, according to Masslive. 
com. Most recently, the couple moved to  
Florida  after  Brady  joined the Tampa  Bay  
Buccaneers.  According  to  the  
New York  
, Brady and his wife spent $17 million  
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