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On Friday August 25th our Girls Inc. class at the Thorndike Exchange Experience Center focused on what it means to be a leasing representative for the Thorndike Exchange project with an emphases on residential leasing. Tiana Winter explained to the girls that as a leasing consultant she interacts with potential and existing residential tenants on behalf of the landlord.
Week 7 of The Exchange Experience brought 10 girls from Girls Inc. to Thorndike’s Experience Center to learn about public policy and how it is important to economic development and the Thorndike Exchange project. Allison Lamey, Director of Economic Development for the City of Lowell, started the class by letting them know that as a youth she was also a member of Girls Inc! Allison then gave the girls an overview of the city and talked about her role as a city planner.
What an exciting week 6 we had at the Thorndike Exchange Experience Center with the girls from Girls Inc. Last week the girls learned how crucial the architecture and design of a building is to a development project and how that relates to the work of construction contractors and engineers. This week the girls learned how contractors and engineers take what architects give them and make it come alive. Demonstrating that for us this week was a project engineer from AMEC Foster Wheeler, Melinda Ferullo.
This week at the Thorndike Exchange Experience Center, 8 girls from Girls Inc. came together to learn the ins and outs of Architecture and Design from Lauren Saunders, a Cube 3 Design Architect. Architects from Cube 3 are responsible for designing, Thorndike Exchange, the luxury boutique apartments and commercial and retail spaces.
Tuesday, August 1st, marked the halfway point of the 8-week Girls Inc. education program at Thorndike’s Experience Center. This week’s lesson focused on Marketing and Communications, taught by Paula Doucette, Director of Marketing and Communications at Lupoli Companies.
On Tuesday, July 25, Shaw Rosen, VP of Residential Real Estate at Lupoli Companies, taught the girls the “nuts and bolts” of Property Management. While snacking on muffins, yogurt and fresh fruit, the girls listened to Shaw explain the importance of Property Management in Real Estate Development.
Week two of The Exchange Experience took place Tuesday, July 18 at the Thorndike Exchange Experience Center. This week, Director of Brand Vision at Lupoli Companies, Jaime Chemaly, taught the girls all there is to know about developing a brand and how a brand works.
The Exchange Experience
Lupoli Companies is partnering with Girls, Inc. of Lowell on an educational outreach program that uses the Thorndike Exchange project as the framework for an 8-week real estate workshop.
the new - old way of transportation
There is a sense of nostalgia and charm one gets when hopping on the Trolley in the heart of Downtown Lowell. Operated by the National Park Service, visitors or residents of the city of Lowell can ride the authentic trolleys free of cost. Covering nearly two miles of track throughout downtown, users of the trolley can start their journey at the Mack Station, conveniently located near the Lowell National Park Visitor Center.
Benefits of Living in Lowell
If you are looking to experience big city living without the associated high costs, Lowell is the place to be. Similar to Boston, Lowell is very walkable, has a number of transportation options, educational systems like UMASS Lowell and with numerous events throughout the year, it is the perfect destination for people of all ages.
The New Urban and Quality of Life
In the middle of the 20th century, Americans began leaving the city and moving to the suburbs to improve quality of life for their families. Studies from all over the world have now acknowledged that this urban sprawl and greater dependence on the auto have largely contributed to the world-wide obesity epidemic.
A Look Inside the Officaial Grand Opening of the Experience Center
The Experience Center is an innovative pre-leasing space that highlights all the Thorndike Exchange has to offer. Sal Lupoli addressed a large group made up of City officials and local business and residents.
Explore the Thorndike Exchange Experience Center
Lowell’s most anticipated mixed-use development, Thorndike Exchange is well on its way to transforming the old Thorndike Factory Mill into a thriving ecosystem of residential, commercial retail space.
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