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Dakota Partners hires two new execs … and more

Penn Lindsay and Chris French have joined Waltham, Mass.-based regional affordable housing developer Dakota Partners as vice president of acquisitions and development for New England and vice president of acquisitions and development for Maryland and Virginia, respectively.

Lindsay has nearly twenty years of real estate development experience. Prior to joining Dakota, he was vice president of development for Wishrock, a developer of affordable housing based in Portland, Maine. French previously was vice president of acquisitions for national affordable housing developer WinnCompanies as well as manager of his own affordable housing firm, CRF Development.

National engineering and construction management firm CHA Consulting Inc. has acquired Frazier Engineering of Lowesville, N.C., a civil engineering firm focused on sewer system assessment and rehabilitation. The firm will be rebranded as CHA Consulting Inc. as a result of the acquisition.

Lakes Region Community Developers recently received a $3,000 grant from the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation in support of its Adult Dental Program. It is a cost-share program that helps LRCD’s tenants, most of whom do not have dental insurance, pay for dental services. In 2021, the program provided 27 dental grants to low-income adults. Grants to residents have been for fillings, crowns, root canals, extractions, dentures, x-rays, cleanings, and more.

Mark Ranieri has joined Bangor Savings Bank as a mortgage loan officer at its 999 Elm St. office in Manchester. He has over 17 years of residential lending experience, most recently as a senior loan originator with Waterstone Mortgage Corp.

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