BOSTON—Transwestern has hired Chase Bourdelaise as director of research for the Northeast region, marking the first time the firm has had a single head of research for its New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut offices, has learned exclusively. He’ll be based out of the Boston office, and he’ll be responsible for crafting custom research projects for the firm’s clients and brokers, publishing quarterly research reports and tracking market trends and statistics.

“There are a number of trends dramatically affecting our clients’ decision-making processes, such as urbanization of the workforce, collaborative work environments and, most importantly, technological innovations that improve efficiency,” says Transwestern’s Steve Purpura, managing partner and Northeast market leader. “As regional director of research, Chase will enable us to track these trends and their impact, draw parallels between the markets and ultimately provide the insight we need to best advise our clients.”

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