People and Property: NH Real Estate and Construction News Roundup

Jewett Construction celebrates opening of Jordan's Furniture, Marie Poole joins Alliance Asset Management ... and more
1. Jewett Construction Team With Jordans Team

Jewett Construction’s team poses with Jordan’s Furniture’s team. Pictured from left to right: Jewett Construction Vice President of Maine Operations Jon Sirois, CPC, PMP; Jordan’s Furniture Vice President of Property Development and Facilities John Hanley; Jordan’s Furniture CEO Eliot Tatelman; and Jewett Construction Superintendent Wayne Hatch.

Jewett Construction, based in Raymond, NH, with operations in Maine, celebrated the grand opening of Jordan’s Furniture at The Maine Mall in Portland. The 120,000-square-foot store with an 8,000-square-foot outlet center features hundreds of designer-inspired showrooms, all set up to make shopping easy. In addition to furniture, there is also Maine’s largest indoor ropes course that both children and adults can enjoy. The ropes course area showcases amazing digital graphics and video displays on North America’s largest indoor LED ceiling.


Marie Poole has been appointed to the position of managing director at Alliance Asset Management, a division of CATCH Neighborhood Housing. Poole will oversee the operations of the organization, which manages 642 residential apartments and 7 commercial units, and supports nearly 1,200 residents. Marie is an accomplished property management professional with over 35 years of affordable housing experience. She began her career at The Hodges Companies in Concord. More recently, Marie worked for New Hampshire Housing as the Section 8 portfolio manager and then was the director of housing for Keene Housing.


New England Cancer Specialists, the region’s largest medical oncology group, has opened a new cancer care facility in Portsmouth at 155 Borthwick Avenue in Portsmouth, adjacent to Portsmouth Regional Hospital. The facility is located in space previously occupied and operated by Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Many staff members from the Portsmouth Regional Hospital oncology team, including Dr. Yoko Fukuda, will be joining NECS, to provide a seamless transition of care for patients.

At the official opening in Portsmouth, on July 14, NECS Medical Director Dr. Devon Evans said, “We are proud to bring our services to the people of Portsmouth and the Seacoast. Our five decades of experience in leading-edge cancer care all come down to making sure we do everything we can for every patient we see.” In addition to a variety of cancer and infusion therapies, the new facility in Portsmouth offers patients personalized financial advocacy, genetic counseling, palliative care services, and social work – the wraparound support patients need on their cancer journey. The Portsmouth facility joins NECS locations in Kennebunk, Scarborough and Topsham, Maine. As at all NECS locations, the Portsmouth facility is adhering scrupulously to all appropriate safeguards regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.


A number of businesses recently contributed donations to the Nashua Performing Arts Center, which will be located at 201 Main Street in the heart of downtown Nashua. Designed by ICON Architecture of Boston, Mass., it will be a flexible venue with retractable seats in the main-floor audience chamber to accommodate diverse theatrical and musical performances, nonprofit events, and celebrations such as weddings and other private gatherings.

The Marzen Group LLC, a systems integration and engineering consulting company based in Nashua, recently committed a significant gift of $40,000 to the Nashua Performing Arts Center through the New Hampshire Tax Credit Program, according to Rich Lannan, president of Nashua Community Arts.

In addition, Marzen Group LLC President and co-owner Bob Blaisdell, along with his wife Marylou, owner of Design Wares on Main Street, have made a personal donation of $25,000 to the Performing Arts Center.

Martha’s Inc., the parent company of Martha’s Exchange and Brew Pub and Martha’s Sweet Shoppe on Main Street, also recently committed to a gift of $25,000 to the Nashua Performing Arts Center through the New Hampshire Tax Credit Program.

And Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, a community bank offering a full-range of financial services for individuals, families, businesses and nonprofit organization in over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, including Nashua, has recently donated $15,000 to the Nashua Performing Arts Center project.




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