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Pierce Boston

Pierce Boston is proud to bring sophistication and dramatic architecture to The Fenway neighborhood, with soaring, panoramic views and walls of shimmering glass.

Inside, each Pierce residence is designed to a higher standard. Step into airy floor plans complemented by floor-to-ceiling windows, natural light and stunning skyline views. Every element within a Pierce residence is intentionally crafted to provide an unparalleled living experience, including hardwood floors, select stone and tile accents and superior appliances.

Owners can take full advantage of exclusive amenities, sky cabanas, a swimming pool and roof deck. Needless to say, living here has its privileges.

Condo sales begin in May.

Van Ness

Located at 1325 Bolyston St. in Boston, Van Ness epitomizes what it means to live, work and play in the new Fenway. Smart, dynamic and luxurious, the Van Ness complex is actually two buildings joined by ground-floor retail. The 172 luxury apartments are all well appointed, with the sleek amenities contemporary city dwellers have come to expect — open floor plans, stainless steel appliances and large common areas.

The Van Ness community features unique retail and restaurant opportunities. Target is paving the way, catering to the high-traffic of The Fenway and its eclectic residents. Craft Beer Sellers recently opened it's doors in April, and Bostonian Barber is coming soon later this summer.

Retail spaces are now leasing.

 

Continuum

Built on the border of Harvard University’s southern campus and the vibrant neighborhood of North Allston, Continuum is convenient and comfortable luxury living at its best. Not only is the location surrounded by green space (Continuum is bordered by Smithfield Park and a short walk from the Charles River), but it’s also steps from public transportation and less than a mile from the Mass Pike.

Featuring unique retail and restaurant opportunities, Continuum is adding some flavor to the diverse North Allston neighborhood with Our Father’s Deli coming later in 2016. Dave DuBois, the owner, is hoping to bring back a piece of Boston that he remembers from childhood with deli food, an outdoor patio and full bar. 

Retail spaces are now leasing.

Our Purpose

More than just property developers, we forge meaningful partnerships with neighborhoods and clients. These relationships foster a sense of transparency that helps us create authentic, innovative and sustainable places to live, work and play.

We believe that people should be able to live, work, shop and play in dynamic communities that inspire and enrich all aspects of their lives.

Our Capabilities

Development

Development is our core capability and one that has evolved harmoniously with the firm. To us, development is about much more than creating new spaces — it’s about creating new communities that, through organic growth, become something more than they were. More livable. More shoppable. More accessible.

Committed to developing solutions that forge long-lasting, positive relationships, we are absolutely aware of the importance of maintaining a sense of respect, deal after deal, project after project.

For development inquiries, contact Sarah Scheffel at 617-603-5473

Leasing

Guided by creativity, our new urban and lifestyle projects take an inspired approach to leasing and merchandising. They deftly mix residential alongside (or above) retail with high-quality restaurant and entertainment components. We strive to reach a productive and exciting balance between strong national and local retailers, and restaurateurs.

Perfect for businesses looking for flexible and inspiring spaces to call home, our office leasing options can accommodate workforces (and aspirations) of nearly any size.

For retail leasing inquiries, contact Sabrina Sandberg, VP of Marketing & Merchandising at ssandberg@samuelsre.com or 617 603 5429

For office leasing inquiries, contact Peter Sougarides at 617 603 5426

For residential leasing inquiries, visit the specific property site. 

Property Management

Our asset and property management team manages all day-to-day operations, contract administration, lease administration coordination and planning aspects for our current 14-property portfolio.

For asset management inquiries, contact Geoff Kahl at 617 603 5417

If you are currently a commercial tenant of Samuels & Associates and would like assistance, contact Kristy Partlow 617 603 5470

Our People

Steve Samuels, Chairman

Steve Samuels, Chairman

Chairman & Principal

The founder and chairman of Samuels & Associates, Steve Samuels has built a team of professionals committed to the core principles of the firm — place making, community engagement and positive street level experiences. “I see the intersection of creativity and functional practicality as the firm’s greatest strength,” he notes, “we come up with out-of-the-box solutions and bring them into reality. Everybody here carries a very distinct tool to the dance to be able to get the job done.”

A third generation developer, Steve has been involved in the development world since he entered Ohio State University to study real estate.

Steve is also an avid guitarist, skier, tennis player and hiker, with a penchant for making things with his hands. “I have a multitude of interests outside of the business,” he points out.

Currently serving on the board of directors for the Boston Police Athletic League, Steve is also on the board of Emerson College and the Children’s Hospital Trust, serving on their real estate committee.

Joel Sklar, President

Joel Sklar, President

President & Principal

Real estate is in Joel’s DNA. The son of a Cuban architect, he grew up in Miami, traveling to inspect sites with his father and even helping to design two of his childhood homes. After attending the University of Florida and Harvard Law School, Joel became a partner at Goulston & Storrs. After leaving to conduct real estate deals on his own, he soon joined his friend, Steve Samuels, who was looking for some help in growing a development company.

Joel is passionate about seeing a new district come to life after years of work. “That’s the best part, watching our new project come to life and be woven into the fabric of the community in which it resides.”

Outside of work Joel enjoys being, quite literally, outside. He loves cycling, boating, tennis “and any other sports I can still survive.” He’s also quick to add, “I’m a big fan of American craft beers.”

Joel serves as Chair of the Boston Main Streets Foundations and as a member of the Board of Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation, a non-profit CDC that builds affordable housing and promotes economic development in Roxbury.

Leslie G. Cohen, Chief Operating Officer

Leslie G. Cohen, Chief Operating Officer

Principal, Chief Operating Officer

Leslie Cohen is the COO of Samuels & Associates. She is responsible for executing the strategic vision of the firm across numerous multi-billion dollar developments in Boston and the surrounding communities. Since joining Samuels & Associates in 2002, she has successfully overseen the rise of major projects like Pierce, a 30-story luxury residence in The Fenway and Continuum, a pioneering mixed-use development in the heart of North Allston, MA.

Cohen serves as the President of CREW Boston (formerly NEWiRE); she is also a member of ULI and active on the local and national level, while also serving on the NAIOP MA Board of Directors. Cohen serves on the building committee at the West End House in Allston, on the Board of Trustees and Grounds Committee at Tufts University, and volunteers at the Heath School.

In 2013, Cohen was selected as a Boston Business Journal’s 40 under 40 honoree, and in 2014 she was chosen as a recipient of Bisnow’s 2014 Top 50 women in commercial real estate award. 

Peter Sougarides, Executive Vice President

Peter Sougarides, Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President, Development & Principal

A Bostonian born and bred, Peter Sougarides has made a legacy of his lifelong passion for bringing positive growth to neighborhoods, particularly the ones in which he grew up. It was this passion that first inspired a Civil Engineering degree from Northeastern University and stints at Sumner Schein and Cabot, Cabot & Forbes.
 
Since joining Samuels & Associates in 2000, Peter has used his considerable expertise to oversee the development of major urban mixed-use projects in the vibrant and ideally located Fenway area. He has successfully overseen the Fenway Triangle Trilogy, 1330 Boylston, and a state-of–art medical facility for Fenway Health, a non-profit health center. He currently leads development of the Van Ness, Landmark and other significant Fenway projects.
 
Peter is on the board of the Emerald Necklace conservancy, A Better City (ABC), the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

 

Tom Bloch, Head of Asset Management

Tom Bloch, Head of Asset Management

Principal, Head of Asset Management

A lifelong lover of architecture and urban planning, Tom Bloch majored in the disciplines as a student at Yale University. From there he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama City, developing roads, sewers and other essential infrastructure components. It was only after his time at Harvard Law School, and a nearly 30-year career at Goulston and Storrs, that he returned to the development world, being hired by Steve Samuels in 2005 as the firm’s General Counsel.

As Tom tells it,  “Buildings are in my blood. I actually dropped out of law school after the first year and worked as a carpenter renovating houses in the Back Bay with my old friend and the super at the time, Bob Vila.”

Both Tom and the firm are passionate about doing the best for the client. It’s about reputation. “Our word is our bond. I’d like to us to be remembered as being good to work with and good to work for.”

While not in the office or spending time as the lawyer and member of the board for Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation, a non-profit CDC that builds affordable housing and promotes economic development in Roxbury, Tom can be found traveling, eating and drinking. “I’m an equal opportunity eater. I love a good Big Mac and I love a fantastic striped bass with coriander sauce…” 

Roger DaPrato, Chief Financial Officer

Roger DaPrato, Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

With extensive experience in the world of real estate finance, Roger brings nearly 30 years of expertise to Samuels & Associates. He began his career in the accounting group at John Hancock, starting down a path that he’s followed ever since. Roger spent 16 years at John Hancock, rising to Chief Financial Officer for the Realty Services department. Immediately prior to joining Samuels and Associates, he spent time at the Codman Company as Vice President and Controller of Property Management.

Passionate about managing major financial transactions that lead to impactful development, Roger is committed to the firm’s key tenet of creative place making. A native of the Boston area, he is proud to have a hand in developing and revitalizing the neighborhoods he has lived and worked in.

Abe Menzin

Abe Menzin

SVP, Development

An expert in all aspects of complex, mixed-use urban development, Abe Menzin is fascinated by the interdisciplinary nature of the field. “I love complex projects,” he notes, “early in my career I managed the construction of large projects, but having a hand in shaping the direction of the project is what drew me to development.”

Abe arrived at Samuels & Associates in 2010 with the desire to, in his words, “work with the best people in the industry.” He’s passionate about working on projects, like the Van Ness and Landmark Center, which make a positive impact on the community. He’s especially fond of those ventures that require large teams, many moving parts and meticulous planning.

While not building communities for thousands of Boston residents, Abe can be found spending time with his four kids and, in the winter, perfecting his backyard skating rink.

Abe holds an undergraduate degree from Tufts University and two master’s degrees, one in real estate development and the other in civil engineering, from MIT. He has served as co-Chair of the CJP’s Real Estate team and was a pro bono real estate advisor for Cradles to Crayons. 

Austin Paul

Austin Paul

Senior Financial Analyst

Austin Paul is a senior financial analyst at Samuels & Associates, where he is responsible for providing primary financial analysis for the firm's current development projects and potential acquisitions. Austin brings to Samuels & Associates extensive skills and experience in financial underwriting, preparing investor materials and offerings, asset valuation, and portfolio analysis and optimization.

Austin was born and raised in rural Pennsylvania and from a young age dreamt of living and working in a vibrant city. “What I like most about Samuels is how we're committed to making the communities we invest in modern, sustainable, and innovative urban places where people can thrive.”

Prior to joining Samuels & Associates, Austin was an associate on the real estate team for MIT Investment Management Company (MITIMCo).

Austin is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and holds a Master of Science degree in real estate development with a concentration in finance from MIT. Outside of work, Austin enjoys traveling, cooking, expanding his palate at new restaurants, and going to concerts.

Becky Bedwell

Becky Bedwell

Senior Construction Manager

Becky is a senior construction manager at Samuels & Associates, and has worked on all of the firm’s ground up projects in The Fenway.  Between projects for Samuels & Associates, Becky served as assistant vice president in the Development and Consulting Services group at Colliers International|Boston. A graduate of Tufts University, Becky has witnessed firsthand the transformation of the neighborhood: “It's been an amazing experience to be a part of the team responsible for transforming The Fenway area.”

Despite living in Boston for nearly 20 years and her admiration for the neighborhood, Becky remains a dedicated Philadelphia sports fan, where she was born and raised. When Becky and her husband are not adventuring around the world, they are in town either at a sports game or watching one.

Ben Couture

Ben Couture

General Manager 1330 Boylston

Ben Couture is the General Manager of 1330 Boylston. Not only is he responsible for managing the day-to-day and behind-the-scenes operations at 1330, but for creating a sense of community and building personal relationships with residents as well. Since joining Samuels & Associates in 2013, Ben has brought together a passionate team of employees, all of whom work together to create a successful, supportive and steady community.

As an alum of Southern New Hampshire University’s Undergraduate and Graduate programs in business, Ben has put a unique stamp on 1330. With survey scores consistently above average and a large number of return residents, he is proud to have had a hand in growing the presence of Samuels & Associates in The Fenway.

Although Ben takes his work seriously, he likes to bring some fun into the day-to-day. Though he has volunteered as a coach and worked with Habitat for Humanity in the past, his newest hobby is taking care of his young daughter.

Brett Jones

Brett Jones

Property Accountant

Brett Jones joined Samuels & Associates as a property accountant in 2015 after graduating from Charlton College of Business at UMass Dartmouth. Working together with property and asset management teams, Brett plays an essential role in the financial integrity of his properties by preparing monthly and quarterly reporting packages as well as annual audit and tax return packages.

Brett has also used his strong accounting background to serve the community. He is a certified tax preparer for the IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which offers free tax help to taxpayers who are low-income, disabled, or have limited English speaking skills.

Brittany Wigdor

Brittany Wigdor

Senior Property Accountant

Brittany Wigdor is a senior property accountant at Samuels & Associates, responsible for the day to day accounting of property assets. Prior to joining Samuels & Associates, Brittany was a senior accountant for Sullivan & Folan, LLC.

A native of Greater Boston, Brittany is a graduate of Stonehill College with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and a Master of Science degree in accounting from Northeastern University. When she is not working in the office she is enjoys visiting the beach and travelling – preferably both at the same time.

Brittany is a certified public accountant in the state of Massachusetts and holds a membership with CREW Boston.

Catherine (Kate) Sullivan

Catherine (Kate) Sullivan

Corporate Controller and Human Resources Manager

A New Yorker through and through, Kate found a second home in the heart of Boston at Samuels & Associates. When the Queens transplant started as a property accountant in 1995, she never imagined that more than twenty years later, she would be corporate controller and human resources manager.

Her responsibilities are wide-ranging, from managing the corporate budget, payroll, tax and audits, to serving as unofficial gatekeeper of all the “good snacks,” but the core of her work is to make the team stronger. As a manager and mentor, Kate holds her team to high standards, setting goals based on their potential.

Kate holds her Bachelors in Accounting and Economics from Queens College. She recharges by spending time with her family and friends in Massachusetts and New York.

Chelsea Salvatore

Chelsea Salvatore

Assistant Project Manager

Chelsea Salvatore is an assistant project manager at Samuels & Associates, responsible for providing support to the senior construction manager, organizing and documenting project submittals and RFI’s and acting as a liaison between the construction and development departments.

Chelsea was originally hired as the receptionist but has moved through the ranks as she developed her career. “I love the fact that I have been given so many opportunities within the company because it has provided me with the chance to see many different sides of the business,” says Chelsea of her work at Samuels.

Chelsea is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree and Master’s degree in Architecture. When she is not working in the office she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons and traveling to her favorite place, Ogunquit, Maine.

Christopher Caine

Christopher Caine

Development Manager

Christopher Caine is a Development Manager at Samuels & Associates. In this role he is part of the development team and responsible for managing the design and preconstruction teams through design development and permitting, as well as supporting the marketing and leasing teams. Chris brings extensive problem solving skills and construction management experience to the team.

“It’s great to be part of Samuels & Associates where we get to create and build interesting and exciting projects for people to enjoy,” says Chris.

Prior to joining Samuels & Associates, Chris was a project engineer for Gilbane Building Company in Boston. Chris is a graduate of University of New Hampshire where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He also holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from Penn State and an MBA from Boston College. Outside of work, Chris enjoys traveling around northern New England for skiing, camping, and exploring the local breweries.

Chris is a LEED AP and holds a construction supervisor license in Massachusetts. Chris is a member of ULI Boston and is active in their Young Leaders Group.

Claudia Montan

Claudia Montan

Finance and Accounting Coordinator

Claudia Montan is the finance and accounting coordinator at Samuels & Associates responsible for the entire accounts payable process and also serves as assistant to the CFO.

Claudia’s customer relations skills have been developed and strengthened through previous experience in the hospitality and travel industries. She has demonstrated a clear ability to build relationships in her community and significantly improve customer satisfaction.

Claudia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston and enjoys traveling, dancing, crafting, camping and watching documentaries. She volunteers for Summer Search, the Boys and Girls Club of Boston and Casa Latina.

Elaine Forczyk

Elaine Forczyk

General Manager

As the General Manager at Northgate Apartments in Rhode Island, Elaine brings a sense of organization and a drive to get things done — and to get them done right. Elaine joined the team in 2014 after Samuels & Associates purchased the property. She is passionate about exceptional customer service and helping people find their perfect home.

After graduating from UMASS Dartmouth, Elaine began her professional career as a social worker. She quickly pivoted and began a new career in property management in her hometown of Fall River, MA. After rising to a District Manager position, she was offered the role of Property Manager for Northgate Apartments, and has been a source of structure and enthusiasm there ever since.

As a New Englander and part of the active community at Samuels & Associates, Elaine enjoys boating out on the scenic Narragansett Bay.

Eleonora Vizcardo

Eleonora Vizcardo

Senior Property Accountant

Eleonora Vizcardo is a Senior Property Accountant at Samuel and Associates, responsible for the preparation of annual budgets and the accounting functions of general ledger and financial reporting, lease administration and treasury management of Samuels’ large scale mixed use properties.

She brings over ten years of experience as an analyst specializing in global cash management with a focus in real estate. Throughout her career, Eleonora has honed her analytical and customer service skills and worked independently as well as with senior leadership to create tools that streamline the accounting process. Prior to joining the Samuels team, Eleonora served as a Project Accountant at Shawmut Design and Construction, where she was responsible for client billings, reviewed internal budgets and worked with project teams on revenue reporting. Eleonora holds a bachelor’s degree in financial accounting from the University of Miami and is currently obtaining her Certificate in Real Estate Finance from Boston University. 

Elliot Mortell

Elliot Mortell

General Manager

As the General Manager at 1440 Beacon in Brookline, Elliot takes on many roles — from marketing to consulting — all while managing the building. He is driven by the ever-changing landscape of his day and takes pride in problem solving. A property constantly on the verge, 1440 Beacon has recently undergone significant renovations under Elliot’s experienced eye.

After graduating from Quinnipiac University in 2008, Elliot immediately went into real estate. He started his career at a firm in Rhode Island before making his way to a property management group in Boston’s seaport. Elliot joined the Samuels & Associates team working first at Fenway Trilogy and 1330 Boylston up until his current position. With 7 years under his belt, he has seen properties and communities grow together.

Elliot takes part in the active community at Samuels & Associates, making frequent ski trips up in New Hampshire.

Franklin Ross

Franklin Ross

Associate

Franklin Ross is an associate at Samuels & Associates, responsible for assisting with project management using his financial analysis expertise and entrepreneurial skills. Prior to joining Samuels & Associates, Franklin was an equity research analyst at the Lynch Foundation and co-founder of KnowYour Corp, a digital marketing startup.

Working on projects in The Fenway gives Franklin a sense of nostalgia: “My dad use to work in the Fenway neighborhood and I remember coming to visit him. It’s great to come to work in the exact same neighborhood that has changed an incredible amount, yet maintained its roots.”

Outside of work, Franklin is a huge Boston sports fan and loves watching a game at home or at the park. Franklin received his Bachelor of Arts degree in public and private sector organizations from Brown University.

Franklin is certified in real estate finance and development from MIT and sits on the advisory board for The Children's Room.

Gabrielle Balestrier

Gabrielle Balestrier

Marketing Manager

Gabrielle Balestrier is Samuels & Associates’ marketing manager, responsible for three core areas: asset marketing management, The Fenway neighborhood activations, and social media management. She brings to the Samuels team a passion for content creation and well-developed writing skills honed through experience in product marketing.

Gabrielle discovered Samuels & Associates as a follower of TheFenway.com, and reached out for a potential position as a content writer. Together with the vice president of marketing, she executes live and digital campaigns that affirm the Fenway neighborhood as a premier destination for Boston locals and visitors.

“This company is never afraid to try anything new as long as it is beneficial to the people who live and visit here, and that creativity and willingness to enter new territory is what I love about Samuels,” says Gabrielle.

Prior to joining Samuels, Gabrielle served as the head of content and marketing for Learnivore, a startup that connects people who share or want to develop a specific interest. Originally from Pennsylvania, Gabrielle moved to Boston as a soccer recruit for Suffolk University and still plays to this day. She also enjoys running, hiking, playing chess, and pursuing amateur photography.

Geoff Kahl

Geoff Kahl

Regional Portfolio Manager

A portfolio manager with over 14 years of experience, Geoff Kahl is passionate about outperforming expectations and streamlining the asset management for Samuels & Associates’ operations in the Boston region. Geoff began his career at Archstone, one of the country’s major real estate investment trusts, managing all aspects of its premiere luxury apartment buildings. He joined Samuels & Associates in 2009 and has had a hand in managing some of the firm’s highest-visibility Boston-based projects.

Born in Virginia, but also raised in Texas, West Virginia and Florida, Geoff has left his southern roots and become an adopted New Englander. 

Geoff is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management, the NAA and the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association.

Grace Gorman

Grace Gorman

Senior Paralegal

When Grace Gorman first joined Samuels & Associates as Assistant Lease Administrator in 1999, she saw her role as a stepping stone, not a lifetime commitment.  “Development chose me,” she remarks. “I had never envisioned myself working in real estate…but I soon realized it was the perfect fit.”

In her current role as Senior Paralegal, Grace draws on her extensive experience in Lease Administration as well as a passion for detail and organization. She particularly enjoys the analytical nature of legal writing.

Grace holds a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Boston University as well as a B.A. in French Language and Literature from the University of Rhode Island, and is a member of the Massachusetts Paralegal Association.

A self-described foodie and travel junkie, Grace also enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with family and friends and her dog, Nara.

Graham Morrison Smith

Graham Morrison Smith

Portfolio Analyst

As a Portfolio Analyst at Samuels & Associates, Graham Morrison Smith brings a strong finance background and analytical skills to support Asset Management and Regional Portfolio Managers. Graham also provides detailed and timely customer relations to commercial tenants, as well as operations support including maintaining the portfolio commercial rent roll, account monitoring and collections, risk management support, and tenant sales tracking.

As a transplant from New York City, Graham now calls The Fenway home.  “I really enjoy the neighborhood’s lifestyle, from Major League baseball and live music at Fenway Park, House of Blues, and The Verb Hotel, to the vast green space of the Emerald Necklace, where I play basketball and compete with friends in a softball league.”

Graham holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the George Washington University with a concentration in International Business. He volunteers with the Boston Main Street Foundation in his spare time.  He also enjoys films and movies, American and European history, horology, dogs, and New York Mets baseball.

Jason Bansfield

Jason Bansfield

Regional Portfolio Manager

A proven expert in real estate finance, Jason Bansfield has over 18 years of experience in property and asset management. He started his career at the Massachusetts Port Authority while he was still a student at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. With moves to Fidelity Investments, The Beal Companies, Brickpoint Poperties and The RAM Companies, Jason was looking to get back to his Boston roots and sought a role at Samuels & Associates. “It was meeting the executives here [at Samuels] that ultimately fueled the fire,” he notes.

Perhaps not surprisingly, Jason is passionate about seeing projects come to fruition, “it’s certainly rewarding to see something come to a successful end after a long and complex journey.” But when questioned about his true loves, Jason is quick to answer: family. “With a two-year old, a three-year old and a baby due soon, family is the ultimate passion.”

Jeremy Ouellette

Jeremy Ouellette

General Manager

As a General Manager at Samuels & Associates, Jeremy Ouellette is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Van Ness building, managing the revenue and providing a high level of customer service to all residents, retail and commercial tenants.  Prior to joining Samuels & Associates, Jeremy worked for other real estate management groups in Boston such as Archstone, Equity Residential, and United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc. (UDR).

Jeremy was born and raised in Bedford, MA. Having lived just outside the city, Jeremy knew he wanted to call Boston home. “What I love about working at Samuels & Associates are the people I work with day in and out. We all work hard to see the successes of our commitment to the firm and the properties we manage and develop.”

Jeremy is a graduate of the Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Outside of work, Jeremy enjoys kayaking on the Charles River and spending time with his husband, family and friends. A strong supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Jeremy has raised money for the charity by running the Boston Marathon for 3 years.

Kaoutar Houmairy

Kaoutar Houmairy

Financial Analyst

Kaoutar Houmairy is a financial analyst at Samuels & Associates, responsible for underwriting, analyzing, and conducting due diligence for over 100 of Samuels & Associates’ mixed-use projects.

Growing up in Morocco, Kaoutar was part of the CBRE Wheel Program in the MENA region and received training in Casablanca, Paris, Barcelona, and Madrid offices. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and finance from Alakhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco and received her MBA with a double concentration in finance and business analytics from Babson College.

Despite her extensive training, Kaoutar enjoys continuing her education on the job: “We are encouraged to do and think about things differently. It’s fast-paced but I’m constantly learning and being challenged.”

Prior to joining Samuels & Associates, Kaoutar was the senior consultant for Business Realties in Casablanca, Morocco. Outside of work, Kaoutar loves traveling with her husband and their son to new places around the world (her goal is to do one new country every year), and spending time with family and friends.

Kaoutar holds a membership with CREW Boston and NAOIP. 

Katie Laorenza

Katie Laorenza

Lease Administrator

As the Lease Administrator at Samuels & Associates, Katie Laorenza is responsible for analyzing and abstracting all commercial and retail documents, and for tracking and reporting critical dates for landlord/tenant obligations. Prior to joining Samuels & Associates, Katie was a Senior National Account Manager and Real Estate Specialist for Cresa Boston.

Katie was born and raised in Danvers, MA and is a graduate of Northeastern University with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with a dual concentration in Marketing and Management. Outside of work, Katie loves to travel with her husband and enjoys exploring all areas of Boston.

Katie is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson of Massachusetts and holds memberships with ICSC.

Katie Santarelli

Katie Santarelli

Retail Leasing Manager

Katie is the retail leasing manager at Samuels & Associates, overseeing all retail and restaurant leasing for mixed use buildings. With Samuels’ trademark curated approach, she helps to carefully plan neighborhoods, creating a community and helping it thrive. She is hands-on, spending her days outside of the office, building relationships and pitching the locale.

Katie holds a bachelors degree in economics from Boston University. It was at her alma mater that she was introduced to Samuels & Associates, interning at the firm for three of her four college years. She transitioned to retail leasing upon graduation and returned to Samuels & Associates in 2014.

Working with some of the region’s most sought-after restaurateurs and chefs, she has helped invigorate the restaurant scene in the Fenway.

With a seat on the Boston-based committee for the International Convention of Shopping Centers Next Generation, Katie makes an impact on the real estate industry, even outside of work.  She also loves to stay active and enjoys playing hockey, snowboarding, and hiking with her husband John and German shepherd Mac. 

Kellie Bryan

Kellie Bryan

IT Manager

As IT manager, Kellie Bryan manages Samuel & Associates’ information technology and computer systems, oversees the annual IT budget, and ensures that the company is equipped with the necessary IT resources to achieve its goals. Kellie has had a long and distinguished career with Samuels & Associates, having first joined the team in 1995 as a Leasing Assistant.

Kellie holds a Bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and was previously a legal secretary in Burlington, Vermont.  Outside of work, Kellie enjoys photography, hiking and crafting. 

Kevin Luczkow

Kevin Luczkow

Senior Construction Manager

As Senior Construction Manager at Samuels & Associates, Kevin strives to understand the overall needs of the rest of the team — from design to operations and beyond. He brings focus to the construction process, ensuring the team’s goals of building communities are met while staying on budget and on schedule.

With a degree in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, Kevin went on to work in every side of the business, from development to contracting and subcontracting.  Before joining the Samuels’ team, Kevin spent 8 years working for the Kraft Group in Foxborough, MA, helping build everything from Gillette Stadium, to private and multi-unit residences, and Patriot Place.

Kevin started at Samuels in 2015, bringing his approach of finding the fun in the challenges to a team of diverse backgrounds — all with the same goal of transforming neighborhoods

A true outdoorsman, he takes part in the active community at Samuels by skiing, running and biking.  

Kim Wall

Kim Wall

General Manager Continuum

To Kim Wall, it’s all about the residents. As the General Manager of Continuum, she is responsible for nurturing and ensuring the wellbeing of its dynamic community. Kim also manages the behind-the-scenes logistics, fostering a sense of pride, respect and support amongst her team members.

Kim joined Samuels & Associates in 2011 and has been involved with Continuum since the first plans were approved. Such an intimate knowledge of the development gives her the perspective and ability to the ensure Continuum’s core brand tenets are carried throughout every interaction and touch point.

A Revere native, Kim is a lifetime Bostonian committed to helping grow the communities that make the city so unique. 

Kristy Partlow

Kristy Partlow

Senior Commercial Property Manager

As a Senior Property Manager at Samuels & Associates, Kristy Partlow is responsible for managing a number of properties with both retail and office space. Devoted to a hands-on management approach, she is frequently seen outside of the office touring her properties in person.

A graduate of Suffolk University’s paralegal program, Kristy’s first foray into the world of real estate was condo law. After discovering her passion for real estate, she went on to work as a property manager for commercial and office buildings at a large firm in New York City. She transitioned back to the Boston area in 2016, starting her role at Samuels & Associates later that year.

Kristy is pursuing her certificate in property management as well as a LEED accreditation. A native Vermonter, Kristy frequently returns to the state to hike in its famed Green Mountains.

 

Lawrence S. Green

Lawrence S. Green

Senior Construction Advisor

Born and raised in Boston, Larry Green is an engineer and construction director with over 50 years of industry experience. He began his distinguished professional career in 1963 soon after completing time in the U.S. Army. For the next 39 years he worked for multiple development and construction companies, becoming Vice President of Project Development for Beaver Builders Ltd., President of LSG Corporation and President of ABREEN Corporation.

“I made the switch to full-time Samuels & Associates consultant around 2002,” he notes. It’s here that Larry uses his considerable expertise to ensure each of his jobs is on budget and on time. “That’s my passion,” Larry points out.

Not quite sure what he’ll do when he grows up, Larry is an avid pilot, once having owned a Korean War jet trainer and the current owner of a twin engine prop plane. When asked about his ideal development project, he is quick to respond, “nothing with great beauty; something supremely functional.”

A licensed Registered Professional Engineer, Civil and Structural in the state of New Hampshire, Larry is also a licensed Registered Professional Engineer, Civil and holds a Builder’s License, Unrestricted in Massachusetts.

Malinda Andrews

Malinda Andrews

General Manager Fenway Triangle Trilogy

“I love being able to develop relationships with the residents and meeting all types of people. It’s a really dynamic job,” says Malinda Andrews, General Manager for Fenway Triangle Trilogy. A veteran hospitality manager, Malinda spent time with Princeton Properties and Archstone Communities prior to joining the Samuels & Associates’ team in 2011.

Passionate about exceeding expectations for the residents, Malinda is equally as concerned with creating a comfortable home for them. “You learn so much from all the people you come across,” Malinda remarks, in reference to the diverse population that calls Fenway Triangle Trilogy home.

In her spare time Malinda loves taking her two small children to the Boston-area zoos and visiting Boston’s historic North End. She holds a BA from Clark University and has a secret obsession with meteorology. 

Marcus White

Marcus White

General Manager

A savvy team leader, Marcus brings to Samuels a passion for customer service and a strong business acumen. As general manager, Marcus White brings 15 years of property management experience to Samuels.

For Marcus, real estate is more than a profession, “it’s personal. I love all things real estate whether it's creating the right marketing strategy so owners can sell their assets for top dollar or keeping my renters happy and comfortable.”

Born and raised in North Carolina, Marcus moved to Boston five years ago. Outside of work, Marcus loves to spend time outside doing yard work or any fitness activity that is a challenge.

Marcus is a Licensed Realtor, a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) and Accredited Apartment Manager (ARM) in the state of Massachusetts. Marcus holds memberships with NAR (National Association of Realtors), MAR (Massachusetts Association of Realtors), Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), and Rental Housing Association (RHA).

Mika Gross

Mika Gross

Assistant Development Manager

Mika Gross is an Assistant Development Manager at Samuels & Associates, where she provides support throughout the development process from a project’s inception to delivery, including permitting, design, construction and leasing.

Mika’s love for real estate grew out of a passion for architecture and design and her fascination with how people act with and within a space. “I love S&A's dedication to place making as well as to Boston's history. I feel incredibly fortunate to be part of a team that holds community values so dear.”

As a student at Brown University, Mika worked as a project director for Brown Student Agencies, where she managed a team of project managers to secure new revenue-producing business ventures to better serve the university community. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Brown in 2017, where she double majored in Architectural Studies and Business Economics. Mika was also active in student life, having been a member of Brown’s varsity fencing team and founded and led Brown Students in Real Estate.

An avid traveler and art lover, Mika is a certified LEED Green Associate and a recipient of the 2016 CREW Educational Foundation Scholarship.

Mike Fitzpatrick

Mike Fitzpatrick

VP of Development

A trained civil engineer, Mike Fitzpatrick has extensive experience building communities from the ground up. But his passion for the craft of development began long before he graduated from UMASS Amherst with a BS in civil engineering. “From a very young age I’ve had an interest in building and transforming things from scratch,” he notes.

It was this deep-rooted interest in making things that inspired an engineering education and an eight-year career with BSC Group. But, while working on the Hingham Shipyard redevelopment project, Mike was exposed to the dynamic and integrated development model of Samuels & Associates. He was hooked.

As Mike says, “I love challenges. I love uncovering the unique conditions of any given project and then finding the solutions.” As a current VP of Development working in a vibrant urban environment, these challenges are never in short supply. 

Nathaniel Lamy

Nathaniel Lamy

Controller – Property Operations

As controller of property operations, Nathaniel brings to Samuels & Associates a wealth of technical accounting knowledge. In this role, he is responsible for reporting financials to joint venture partners, investors, and lenders, and supervises individual property accountants.  

Prior to joining Samuels & Associates, Nathaniel was a senior auditor at PKF, P.C. where he took an interest in real estate from auditing major players in Boston: “I was drawn to Samuels & Associates by the quality of properties and potential of the firm’s work that is in the pipeline.”

Nathaniel is a graduate of College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and accounting. Outside of work, Nathaniel prefers to be hiking a trail in Maine or wakeboarding on the lake.

Nathaniel is a certified Public Accountant in the state of Massachusetts.

Paul Walsh, Jr.

Paul Walsh, Jr.

General Manager

Paul Walsh, Jr. is a General Manager at Samuels & Associates, responsible for overseeing all building matters for Landmark Center, both operational and financial. Paul has a long history with Landmark, having served as the building’s operations manager for 4 years before starting in his current role.

For Paul, working at Samuels has been exciting since Day One: “Being a part of transforming a neighborhood and working with such a tight knit group has been so much fun. The future is exciting and to think we have so much more to do is amazing!”

Paul started in real estate in 1998 as an HVAC apprentice at Waltham Woods Corporate Center. Since then he has worked in every type of building the real estate industry has to offer. Prior to joining the Samuels team, Paul was the Chief Engineer at a number of large scale properties, including 101 Arch Street and 45/55 Hayden Avenue.

Paul possesses a Real Property Administrator certification from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) where he is also a member. He obtained his Massachusetts Refrigeration Technicians License from The Peterson School in Westwood, MA. In his spare time, Paul volunteers with Habitat for Humanity. He enjoys building things, spending time with his family, playing golf and watching hockey, baseball and football. 

Peter Zimmons

Peter Zimmons

Assistant Controller

Peter Zimmons is the Assistant Controller at Samuels & Associates, responsible for overseeing the Company’s accounting and financial systems and ensuring accurate financial reporting. This includes monitoring the daily operations of assigned portfolios of operating properties and development projects as well as preparing monthly and quarterly reporting packages for assigned entities. He also oversees all property accountants.

Prior to joining Samuels & Associates, Peter was a Senior Property Accountant for Synergy Investments, where he was responsible for the reporting and analysis of a 1MM square foot portfolio of office and retail assets in Boston’s Financial District and Seaport.

Peter received his Bachelor’s from the University of Delaware and completed the Real Estate Finance certificate program at Boston University.  He maintains a membership in NAIOP Massachusetts and their Developing Leaders program.

A native of New York’s Capital District, Peter spends much of his time outdoors; particularly hiking in the Adirondacks, residing at the beach in Gloucester, and skiing the southern Rockies

Sabrina Sandberg

Sabrina Sandberg

VP of Marketing & Merchandising

A consumer goods brand marketer by trade, Sabrina heads the marketing department at Samuels & Associates. Having worked for global brands such as PUMA, Tretorn and Carlsberg Brewery, both in the States and abroad, and for the American Express brand at Ogilvy & Mather, she brings a diverse range of strategic marketing experience to the firm. She believes in Samuels & Associates’ approach in doing things differently, unlike any other real estate company.

Sabrina is thrilled to be shaping communities through her work. “To be able have a tangible and long-lasting impact on a community is compelling. To listen to people, understand their needs and bring their stories to life, while fulfilling their needs— it’s truly rewarding.”

A native New Englander, Sabrina grew up in Boston and attended Stonehill College. Sabrina currently serves on Mayor Martin Walsh's Onein3 Council.

Samantha Chase

Samantha Chase

Development and Leasing Coordinator

Samantha Chase is the development and leasing coordinator at Samuels & Associates, responsible for supporting the development team throughout the entirety of each project. Samantha brings to Samuels & Associates her knowledge in creating marketing materials, managing project portfolios, and the day to day tasks that go along with development projects.

Prior to joining Samuels & Associates, Samantha was the brokerage assistant for the Institutional Portfolio Services (IPS) Group and Tenant Rep (TR) Group at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).

Samantha is a graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. Outside of work, Samantha loves running, traveling, and interior design.

Sarah Greco

Sarah Greco

Operations and Development Coordinator

Sarah is an operations and development coordinator at Samuels & Associates, and the primary support to three of five Samuels’ partners. In her role, she is responsible for handling a variety of day to day operations to the corporate office, including implementing the design and ambiance of the office. In addition, she is also the event coordinator for corporate events and ICSC Boston events.

For Sarah, the Samuels team is the best part of her job: “As a team, we are supportive of one another and encourage everyone to be their best. Personally, I have grown so much since starting here and can’t think of a better group of people to see every day.”

Prior to joining Samuels & Associates, Sarah was the administrative assistant to the property manager at WinnCompanies.

Sarah is a graduate of Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and a specialization in film studies. Outside of work, Sarah loves going for long jogs, spinning and enjoying a glass of red wine. She is a volunteer at Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC).

Sarah is a certified notary public.

Sarah Scheffel

Sarah Scheffel

Assistant Development Manager

As an Assistant Development Manager at Samuels & Associates, Sarah is responsible for coordinating commercial tenant build outs, and assisting the development team on new land development projects. She works closely with architects, engineers, city planners, contractors, and retail tenants to open new restaurants, shops and offices in Boston.

After graduating from the University of Connecticut with a BS in International Business, Sarah came to work at Samuels as the receptionist. She quickly discovered a passion for commercial real estate development and worked hard to expand into a larger capacity within the company. What she enjoys most about her role is the unique challenges, “no two days are the same here, and there is an incredible team of people to learn from at S&A coming up with new creative solutions.”

Sarah was born and raised in West Hartford, CT. In her spare time, Sarah loves exploring – whether it be the European countryside or local neighborhoods. 

Stacia Lyons

Stacia Lyons

Executive Assistant to the Chairman

Stacia joined S&A in 2012 and brings a unique mix of real estate and administrative and human resources background to S&A.  In her current role, Stacia is the executive assistant to the Chairman at Samuels & Associates.  

Stacia’s career in commercial real estate began over 20 years ago, at Star Markets Company’s, as the assistant to the Vice President of Real Estate. This position sparked Stacia’s interest in the industry and increased her understanding of the retailer and tenant side of the business.  After the sale of Star Markets, Stacia moved to an owner/developer/landlord organization, Crosspoint Associates.  As an executive assistant/office manager, she actively played a role in the in areas of acquisition, financing, leasing and property management of grocery-anchored shopping centers office buildings.  In addition, she managed all the human resources functions for the company. 

Stacia has a BA in mathematics from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.  Stacia is a member of numerous professional organizations, including Boston Executive Assistants, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), and the National Employee Benefits Advisory Forum.

Steve Bonelli

Steve Bonelli

Senior Vice President, Finance & Acquisitions

To Steve Bonelli, it’s all about making places — creating something that people can enjoy. As he says, “Underwriting and analyzing a complex project, putting it together and then seeing it come out of the ground, something that I’ve had a hand in — that’s what I’m passionate about.”

Steve joined Samuels & Associates in 2013, impressed with the firm’s work in and around The Fenway. “Samuels is one of the best firms in the city for place making. We make spaces that are truly transformative,” he remarks.

Outside of work, Steve is passionate about the outdoors, particularly hiking and downhill skiing with his wife Nancy and son Ryan.

A business administration and international finance graduate of the University of Vermont, Steve also holds a master’s degree from MIT in real estate development. He is involved with the MIT alumni association and is a member of the Boston chapters of ULI, NAIOP, and REFA. 

Tori Boyd

Tori Boyd

Receptionist

Latoria (Tori) Boyd is the face of Samuels & Associates, greeting visitors with a smile and a cup of coffee. She is responsible for managing the front desk, directing phone calls and supporting all office operations. Tori uses her strong background in customer service and warm personality to make Samuels & Associates’ guests and visitors feel welcome.

Born and raised in Boston, Tori is a graduate of Berklee College of Music where she attended on a full City Music Scholarship and majored in Music Business and Management. She spends her weeknights and weekends writing and performing her original music.

Our Careers

We are always looking for talented people to join the Samuels & Associates team. Please email your resume to Leslie Cohen at lcohen@samuelsre.com if you are interested in being considered for future opportunities.

Current Openings

Sr. Construction Project Manager

REPORTS TO: Director of Construction

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: In the design and planning stages of a multi-phased mixed use high-rise development project in the City of Boston, review, evaluate and advise Vice President of Development and Director of Construction of cost impacts, constructability issues, and schedule implications. Upon construction commencement, act as the developer’s on-site representative overseeing all aspects of construction on behalf of the Owner.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Concept / Schematic Phase:

  • Provide technical construction management support to the development team.
  • Provide technical expertise in materials, products, techniques and procedures.
  • Review the general contractor’s project schedule for logic and accuracy.
  • Review the conceptual budget from the general contractor and identify strategies to achieve development budget.
  • Review due diligence reports from the owner’s consultants.

Construction Documents:

  • Review progress of construction documents and budget at each schedule milestone, typically after schematic documents, 50% design documents, and permit submission documents.
  • Provide feedback on constructability and identify potential schedule impacts.
  • Lead value engineering exercises as required.

Permitting / Preconstruction Phase:

  • Meet with city departments and monitor permit review progress and acquire all required approvals and permits.
  • Review plans and specifications to assure a complete scope of construction is captured and identified.
  • Finalize construction budget with the general contractor.
  • Review the general contractor’s qualifications and assumptions and provide feedback to the owner.
  • Participate in contract negation with the general contractor.

Construction Phase:

  • Attend weekly owner, architect, and general contractor project meetings.
  • Attend weekly meetings with the general manager and tenant coordinator of the existing building to coordinate tenant relocations and upcoming construction activities.
  • Hire owner consultants required for testing and inspections
  • Participate in the general contractor’s subcontractor scope review meetings
  • Review and approve the general contractor’s subcontractor approval letters.
  • Review all testing reports from the geotechnical engineer, material testing, commissioning agent and special inspectors.
  • Review all requests for information and monitor response.
  • Review all submittals and monitor approval.
  • Prepare monthly construction update for the developer’s report.
  • Create and maintain a detailed cost report and monthly forecast
  • Coordinate Commissioning and LEED inspections and reporting.
  • Coordinate with and monitor the Contractor quality of work.
  • Review general contractor’s monthly requisition for payment including verification of stored materials and subcontractor lien releases.
  • Review all change order requests, allowances, and owner change orders for approval.
  • Review all project close-out documents with the general contractor and owner prior to contract closeout.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Qualifications:

The successful candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree and have a minimum of 10-15 years prior experience working with either a real estate developer, general contractor or in a construction management role overseeing large complex multi-year construction projects. Prior experience with mixed use high-rise construction, phased occupancy, tenant relocations and multi-residential apartment and condominium construction is required. The candidate must be well organized and an effective communicator that is able to direct and motivate the design and construction team. 

Our History

2016

Winner of the 2015 Commercial Brokers Association Landlord of the Year Award.

2015

Opens Van Ness, a mixed-use residential, retail and office space. Home to Boston's first urban Target. 

2015

Breaks ground on Pierce Boston, a mixed-use tower built to house 109 condominium units, 240 rental units and over 20,000 square feet of street-level retail space

2015

Opens Continuum, a mixed use residential and retail development, located in lower Allston adjacent to Harvard's Allston Campus.

2014

Receives approval for the expansion of Landmark Center to include retail and residential space, as well as Boston’s first Wegmans supermarket.

2014

Opens The Verb Hotel at 1271 Boylston Street in The Fenway.

2014

Accepts the 2014 Prism Awards for Achievement in Building & Design for the Hingham Shipyard/Moorings

2014

Steve Samuels, Samuels & Associates receive A Better City, Norman B. Leventhal Land Development Award

2014

Accepts Fenway CDC Joyce Foster Community Impact Award

2014

Leslie Cohen named a Power Woman in Real Estate by BISNOW. 

2013

Receives approval for The Point, a residential (320 unit) and retail (33,000 square feet) development at the intersection of Brookline Avenue and Boylston Street in The Fenway.

2013

Breaks ground on a mixed use residential and retail project on Harvard University-owned land in Allston (Barry’s Corner).

2012

Begins construction on Van Ness, a mixed-use residential (172 rental units), retail (30,000 sq. ft.) and office (232,000 sq. ft.) building in The Fenway.

2011

Acquires Landmark Center, a mixed-use office and retail building in The Fenway.

2010

Tasty Burger opens in a Samuels-owned building in Fenway, creating a lively new destination in a former gas station site.

2006

Began The Hingham Shipyard, a mixed-use waterfront village in Hingham, MA.

2006

Started the 1330 Boylston project, a 450,000 square foot mixed-use development that opened in 2008 with 200 luxury apartments, street-level retail space and 90,000 square feet devoted to the Fenway Community Health Center. 

2004

Broke ground on the Fenway Triangle Trilogy, a one million square foot, mixed-use development in the heart of Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.

2004

Sold 11 of the properties purchased only two years prior for $205 million, earning a significant return on the investment while improving the occupancy rates from 43% to 90%.

2002

Partnered with Edens & Avant to purchase 36 retail centers in the Northeast from Konover & Associates.

2001

Undertook a significant and challenging pro bono project to revitalize The Mecca at Grove Hall, an urban shopping center in Roxbury, MA, creating over 400 jobs and opening with 100% occupancy.

1998

Sold a portfolio of 20 shopping centers to Edens & Avant for $250 million while remaining as leasing and property managers for the majority of the locations.

1993

Produced the pioneering 440,000 square foot South Bay Center in Dorchester, MA, the first development of its type in an urban location.

1986

Developed Brookside Shopping Center in Bridgeport, CT, a 119,000 square foot shopping center that services over 250,000 people.

Our Community

Honored to call New England our home, we proudly support a number of local charitable and industry organizations. 

Allston Village Main streets

A non-profit dedicated to the health and vibrance of Allston, MA, Allston Village Main Streets promotes various local businesses and village-wide infrastructure improvements.

Audubon Circle Neighborhood Association

The Audubon Circle Neighborhood Association was formed in 1982 to represent the residents, property owners and business owners of the Audubon Circle neighborhood. The Circle is a historic, residential "pocket" neighborhood in Boston's Fenway district tucked between Brookline on the west, Kenmore and Fenway Park on the east, the Massachusetts Turnpike and Boston University to the north, and the Boston Fens to the south.

Back Bay Association

The primary focus for the Back Bay Association (BBA) and its 400 members is to ensure the economic vitality of the Back Bay and to initiate programs that improve, promote, and protect the quality of life in the neighborhood.

Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. Boston Children's is the #1 ranked children's hospital in 8 of the 10 evaluated specialties, according to the 2014-15 edition of Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.  

Boston Main Streets Foundation

Established in 1995 to help revitalize the city’s neighborhood commercial districts, the foundation has become a national model and was chosen by the Pew Partnership for Civic Change as one of the 19 Solutions for America.

crew boston

CREW Boston, formerly New England Women in Real Estate (NEWiRE), is the region's leading professional organization promoting the advancement of women within the commercial real estate industry.

Emerald Necklace Conservancy

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is a private non-profit stewardship organization founded in 1998 to maintain, restore and protect the parks of the Emerald Necklace designed by Frederick Law Olmsted for all to explore, use and enjoy. Governed by a board of directors, the conservancy brings together representatives of both the private and public sectors to carry out these goals.

Emerson College

While Emerson remains committed to its historic mission as a specialized academic institution, its curriculum reflects the emergence of interdisciplinary study as a mode for teaching and learning, and affirms new directions for the fields of communication and the arts.

Fenway Alliance

A consortium of academic, cultural and arts organizations, the Alliance works collaboratively to enhance the cultural, environmental and economic vitality of the Fenway area.

Fenway CDC

Fenway CDC builds and preserves affordable housing and champions local projects that engage the entire Fenway community in protecting the neighborhood’s economic and racial diversity as well as its long-term vibrancy.

Fenway Civic Association

Fenway Civic is a board-driven, all-volunteer, member-supported organization whose goal is to promote and sustain a vital, livable neighborhood.  Its volunteers write periodic newsletters, organize a variety of special events for members, and are fully informed participants in all public processes.  Unlike many community organizations, FCA does not receive public funds and has no financial stake in the decisions being made, enabling it to act wholly in the best interest of the neighborhood.  There are no corporate sponsors, no slick brochures, no hired staff, and no office.  But what FCA does have is the ear of our public officials and the respect of the residents, institutions, and businesses, who depend on FCA leaders for their expertise, experience and honest work on behalf of a better Fenway.

INternational council of shopping centers

Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 63,000 members in over 100 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials.  As the global industry trade association, ICSC links with more than 25 national and regional shopping center councils throughout the world.

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Research International

The leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide, the mission of the Foundation is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of cutting-edge research.

NAIOP

NAIOP Massachusetts is the acknowledged leader in real estate advocacy and policy development for owners, developers and investors. It is the premiere organization for education and networking for the commercial real estate industry.

Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB)

NABB's purpose is to combat community deterioration, to preserve and protect the architectural beauty of the Back Bay, and to further Back Bay's residential character.

NUESTRA COMUNIDAD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation is devoted to building the wealth and enhancing the physical, economic, and social well-being of Roxbury and other underserved populations in greater Boston through a community-driven process that promotes self-sufficiency and neighborhood revitalization.

Urban land Institute

The ULI Boston District Council, Serving the Six New England States, (ULIB) is committed to advancing ULI’s Mission to “provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities” through its evolving platform as the leading real estate organization for convening and sharing best practices in our region.

west end house

West End House is the largest youth development agency in the Allston-Brighton community providing high-impact programs that ensure that our young people are succeeding academically, exploring and mastering the arts, developing career readiness skills and adopting healthy lifestyles.