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ABC’s Reap named to state Council on Housing Stability … and more
Molly Kaylor

The Community Development Finance Authority has added Mollie Kaylor of Auburn to its staff as director of housing and community development. She will work with municipal and nonprofit partners to maximize the impact of Community Development Block Grant resources. Prior to joining CDFA, Kaylor served as a business resource specialist at the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs.

Cushman & Wakefield arranged the financing for the recent acquisition of Evolve at Rye, a 40-apartment mind and memory care community, by Benchmark Senior Living. The Cushman & Wakefield National Senior Housing Capital Markets team of Rick Swartz, Jay Wagner, Sam Dylag and Jack Griffin secured financing for Benchmark through Harbor One.

Joshua Reap, president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors New Hampshire/Vermont has been named by Gov. Chris Sununu to the newly established New Hampshire Council on Housing Stability. The goal of the council is to update the statewide homelessness plan and address broader issues with housing affordability and stability.

Kerry Robert Tull has joined VHB as a senior project manager/senior geologist for its Massachusetts/Rhode Island Site Investigation & Remediation practice and the southern New England markets.

For the ninth consecutive year, the Tower of Toys initiative is collecting unwrapped children’s toys, sports equipment, cosmetics, movie certificates and gift cards to benefit children and families in need. Donations, accepted through Thursday, Dec. 17, are formed into a toy-filled tower at the Atrium of the Beacon Building at 814 Elm St., Manchester. Tower of Toys is sponsored by the Red Arrow Diner, the Beacon Building, Belmont Hall and Restaurant, Cross Insurance, Colliers International, Dick Pratte Cabinetry, Downdog Flow Yoga & Pilates, Flexecution Inc., Intown Manchester, Just Flow Events & Marketing and Melanson. Last year, the Tower of Toys benefited nearly 350 children from local families.

Donations can be delivered at the Red Arrow Diner corporate headquarters at the Beacon Building. Sidewalk drop-off donations can be made by calling Amanda Wihby at 603-935-8121. Additional drop-off donation locations include Alley Cat Pizza and Orangetheory in Manchester.

The Maine Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers has given Maine infrastructure a grade of C- for its 2020 report card. The grade, awarded through a survey of Maine civil engineers, means the state’s infrastructure is in mediocre condition. For more information, visit

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