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G R E AT E R H A R T F O R D ' S B U S I N E S S N E W S w w w. H a r t f o rd B u s i n e s s . c o m For more B2B news visit OCTOBER 26, 2015 Volume 23, Number 48 $3.00 Subscribe online Reinvented and reinvigorated. Book of Lists 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 Reserve Your Space Today! Ad Space Closing: 11/30/15 Release Date: 12/28/15 Index ■ Week in Review: PG. 6 ■ The List: PG. 10 ■ Deal Watch: PG. 11 ■ Nonprofit Notebook: PG. 16 ■ Movers and Shakers: PG. 18 ■ Opinion & Commentary: PG. 20 Airbus Connection Connecticut's aerospace industry is the largest supplier base for France's Airbus. Find out what Airbus Americas' president thinks about Connecticut's competitiveness and the company's prospects of expanding its relationships with in-state suppliers. PG. 3 Broker Boost Find out why some insurance brokers will be getting extra business from the state's health insurance exchange during the upcoming open enrollment season. PG. 5 Hartford's realty 'ambassadors' relay their short, long views By Gregory Seay gseay@HartfordBusiness.com A nytime an employer wants to open doors, expand, relocate or shrink operations, they typically turn to commercial realty brokers. These middlemen, who link buyers to sellers and tenants to landlords, for office-, industrial- and retail-space sales or leasing, are the marketplace equivalent of "first-responders'' to clients who rely on brokers' contacts, advice and expertise to find that perfect building or undeveloped acreage. They also serve, in a real sense, according to John Glascock, UConn finance professor who heads the university's Center for Real Estate Studies, as "ambassadors to the community.'' So who better to give the public a glimpse through their lenses of not just the current state of the Greater Hartford region's com- mercial realty environment, but also what these veteran observers see as potential gains and setbacks on the economic horizon for BROKER INSIGHTS Hartford commercial real estate executive Christopher E. Ostop brokered last summer's $71.1 million sale of six buildings in downtown's Constitution Plaza. P H O T O | S T E V E L A S C H E V E R Continued on page 14 Doc merger reshapes Hartford's physician landscape By Matt Pilon mpilon@HartfordBusiness.com A merger of nearly 200 Hartford County doctors is all but complete. Rocky Hill's Connecticut Multispe- cialty Group (CMG) and New Britain-based Grove Hill Medical Centers' 75 physician- partners voted this month to tie the knot, creating one of the largest doctor-owned practices in Greater Hartford. The groups, which have approximately 900 employees and 28 offices between them, say the deal is a merger of equals involving two financially healthy, doctor-owned orga- nizations that see a long-term need to develop Continued on page 12 CMG CEO Dr. Jarrod Post will be Starling Physician's new chief medical officer starting Jan. 1. P H O T O | C O N T R I B U T E D Winter Green Guide Bloomfield researchers are experimenting with fossil fuels to cut emissions while keeping electricity affordable. See Special Insert GreenGuide C O N N E C T I C U T CLEAN, CHEAP POWER Bloomfield researchers experiment with fossil fuels to cut emissions while keeping electricity affordable A s u p p l e m e n t o f W I N T E R 2 0 1 5 A LONG, HOT SUMMER FOR CT SMOG ECOMPANY: NORWALK AQUARIUM FINDS MONEY, QUIET IN BATTERIES

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