McDermott Ventures Celebrates Significant Milestone + Looks to Future

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Women-owned firm names new President and expands offerings to the real estate and communications industries

BOSTON - Nov. 15, 2017 - Rezul -- In 1997 Pam McDermott opened the doors of McDermott Ventures with her 'rolodex' of contacts and two start-up companies already on her resume.  Twenty years later, the McDermott team is thriving and expanding as it celebrates its 20th anniversary year. McDermott has partnered with hundreds of clients, permitting over 20 million square feet of development in its real estate practice, while also assisting new and innovative companies and individuals with all aspects of their communications and public affairs.

Having spent 20 years collaborating with clients, the team is finally taking time to to share their own milestones and announce a new President and Director of Communications, and expanded real estate offerings for the industry.

"McDermott Ventures is a boutique firm - our clients know that when they hire us they get our individual attention.  We frame complex issues against our 20 years of experience and local political knowledge to provide recommendations aimed at moving projects forward. Our company is also made up of three generations who live in the city, an important asset when you need to communicate to various audiences using digital and traditional communications.", said Pam McDermott, Chairman and CEO.

Carolyn Spicer opened the doors of McDermott Ventures with Pam McDermott in 1997, and has now accepted the role of President, spearheading the expansion of the firm's real estate practice.

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"Carolyn has been a vital component with real estate teams that have created over 20 million square feet of commercial, residential, and mixed use developments in her long career", said

Pam McDermott.  "Her deep knowledge of the local industry and management of complicated urban projects gives her a unique perspective to understand the needs of the market in a changing communications environment."

Carolyn spent the last 20 years managing client services and operations at McDermott Ventures, and is known for her commitment to helping clients achieve success.  Carolyn has served on the Board of Directors of Heading Home, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, and The Boston Architectural College.  She was named a Future Leader by 'Banker and Tradesman' and participated in the Emerging Leaders Program at the Center for Collaborative Leadership at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Carolyn is a native of Massachusetts, has lived in the city for over 20 years and resides in the Fort Point/South Boston neighborhood with her husband, and now her son Charlie.

Maggie Dow has been promoted to Director of Communications and Digital Content at McDermott Ventures.  She joined the firm 4 years ago, after connecting with Pam over their shared alma mater, the University of Vermont.  Since day one, Maggie was an integral part of the McDermott Ventures team. Maggie has managed all media relations and has expanded into digital communications and social media offerings for the firm's clients.  She is a native of Massachusetts and is currently a resident of South Boston, and participates in a variety of city civic initiatives and events.

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Expanded Real Estate Practice

McDermott Ventures has always benefitted from working with like-minded professionals and strategic partners because they bring a deeper expertise in selected fields to provide a broader range of services to clients. Today the team announces some collaborative partnerships with other professionals in the real estate and communications fields, as well as two new services:

McDermott Ventures Collaborations:

·      Life Sciences Real Estate Consulting, working with John Heffernan, Park Street Strategies

·      Messaging, Media Training, Speechwriting, Kristen Daly, KDaly Communications

·      Licensing, Permitting and Legal, Kristen Scanlon, Scanlon Law LLC

·      Placemaking, Deb Byrnes, Retail Resource Inc.

McDermott Ventures/New Services:

·      Neighborhood Communications during Construction

·      Social Media for Permitting/Real Estate

About McDermott Ventures:

McDermott Ventures is a boutique consulting firm, specializing in marketing communications and public affairs, who have looked to the firm to assist with local market positioning and branding, government relations, and B2B opportunities within the top industry engines of the Commonwealth's economy – life sciences, transportation and real estate.   The firm represents Fortune 500 companies, small entrepreneurial firms, institutions and non-profit organizations.

McDermott Ventures 617.557.9190


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Source: McDermott Ventures
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