People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News Rundown

Holloway Commons renovation begins, Workforce Housing Coalition names Comstock … and more

North Branch Construction of Concord has begun the fast-track expansion and renovation of Holloway Commons, the University of New Hampshire’s flagship dining hall. Construction will include two new additions and extensive renovations to existing spaces on multiple floors.

Construction is expected to be complete next February. Design for the project is provided by Miller Dyer Spears, Inc. of Boston.


Robin A. Comstock, former CEO and president of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, has joined the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast as executive director.

Comstock, a resident of Nottingham, will replace outgoing Executive Director Ashlee Iber who was with the organization since 2013.


Engineering firm Wright-Pierce, with offices in Portsmouth and Manchester, has hired Michael A. Stein, as senior project manager in the firm’s Wastewater Practice Group.

Prior to joining Wright-Pierce, Stein worked with communities throughout New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine, including major pump station upgrades for the city of Portsmouth.


Jewett Automotive Design & Construction, Raymond, has been selected to design-build a new Kia showroom for the AutoServ Dealer Group, based in Tilton.

The new showroom will be built on a site shared with the owner’s AutoServ Collision Center.

In addition, Jewett Automotive has retained the team of Bruce Ronayne Hamilton Architects and Emanuel Engineering for an extensive design-build renovation of the Exeter Subaru dealership in Stratham.


Jackman Commercial Realty Inc., Manchester, has listed a one-acre parcel of commercial land on Route 101 in Bedford just west of Wallace Road. The property has over 230 feet of frontage along Route 101 with visibility in both directions.


Three new business tenants have taken space in two Brady Sullivan Properties locations in Nashua.

New England Brickmasters and Metro Walls have leased space at 131 Burke St. The Nashua location marks the brick and masonry company’s expansion into New Hampshire, which now occupies 3,000 square feet of warehouse garage space. Metro Walls has established itself at Burke Street with 13,500 square feet of warehouse space. Charles N. Panasis and Benjamin S. Kelley of Brady Sullivan negotiated the transactions.

J&M Fitness, better known as Curves, will be relocating to Vantage Point at 3 Bud Way. The health and fitness company will be occupying more than 2,400 square feet of space.

The transaction was negotiated by Chris Norwood of NAI Norwood Group and Elizabeth A. Sachetta of Brady Sullivan Properties.


Windstream, a provider of advanced network communications and managed services, has been selected by the Keene-based, multi-location real estate firm The Masiello Group to install a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solution.

The system integrates voice, unified messaging and presence management, mobility and cloud services onto a single unified, scalable, high-capacity network.

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