From top left clockwise: Laurel Beyer, Ana Bonilla, Sean Clarke, Eileen McEleney Woods, and Cindy Stumpo.
The Boston Globe and Boston Design Week:
What Does a Runaway Real Estate Market
Mean for the Design Industry?
April 28 @2:00pm
What does a runaway seller's market mean for the design industry and luxury development? What are the challenges the industry is facing now, and what opportunities do they now have? How has the pandemic affected the housing market and design? Join Eileen McEleney Woods, Address and realestate.boson.com editor of The Boston Globe, in conversation with industry professionals as they discuss trends they are seeing in the industry now, and what is to come.
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Laurel Beyer, Head of Marketing, Cronin Development -Laurel oversees all aspects of marketing, public relations and brand strategy for Cronin Development. In this role, she has developed the digital and physical marketing assets for The St. Regis Residences, Boston and leads the relationship with Marriott’s International Branded Residences team. Prior to joining Cronin, Laurel was the CMO of Arrowstreet Architecture and Design and held a variety of senior executive positions for WS Development, Tanger Outlets and Simon Property Group where she led the marketing for many mixed-use retail developments across the country.
Ana Bonilla’s eclectic and colorful designs are influenced by her childhood in Peru, living abroad in Paris, and global travels over the years. Experiencing both financial freedom and financial loss growing up, Ana learned the art of creating a beautiful home by mixing heirloom pieces with new and reimagined furniture, an art which she carries through her work today. Her company, AnaVera Design takes on a range of projects, everything from reimagining existing spaces through new furniture layouts and thoughtfully selected design pieces to whole home renovations.
Sean Clarke is president of Clarke, New England's exclusive distributor of high-performance appliance brands including Sub-Zero, Wolf, Cove, ASKO, The Galley, Best and Scotsman. Sean drove the company's Boston showroom initiative, spearheading the research and strategy for Clarke to purchase and develop its first urban-based showroom. The location, which is known as Seven Tide, opened at 7 Tide Street in the Boston Seaport. Clarke now has 3 locations (Boston and Milford, MA, as well as South Norwalk, CT), each of which are known as New England's Official Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove Showroom and Test Kitchen.
Cindy Stumpo is an entrepreneur and residential contractor. She is the founder of C. Stumpo Development, a privately owned custom home builder and developer based in eastern Massachusetts. Stumpo and her work have been featured in numerous national publications, including Forbes Magazine. Her construction work and dynamic personality led to a television series on HGTV called "Tough As Nails".
Eileen McEleney Woods
Eileen Woods edits and handles Web production for Address — a national award-wining weekly print section on buying and selling real estate, home design, DIY, and gardening — and realestate.boston.com, which is the online version of all of the above with listings, open houses, and snapshots of the Boston-area market. She also writes the free weekly real estate newsletter. Woods worked previously as a copy editor on the magazine and wrote its On the Block real estate column. A UNH grad, she was a layout and slot editor on the Globe’s night copy desk. Before coming to the Globe, she was a copy editor at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, news editor at The Vermont Standard in Woodstock, Vt., and a reporter at The Recorder in Greenfield. She joined the Globe in 1999.