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Our Current Projects

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

Steve Samuels

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

Joel Sklar

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

Leslie G. Cohen

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. 

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.”

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.

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.

Peter Sougarides

Peter Sougarides

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.

 

Roger DaPrato

Roger DaPrato

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.

Tom Bloch

Tom Bloch

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…” 

Kay Nilakantan

Kay Nilakantan

General Manager Van Ness

It wasn’t until her first job that Kay got a glimpse of her future profession. “I fell into real estate by chance,” she remembers of her time at New Boston Fund, “I started off in the finance division and transitioned to the property management group.” From there Kay spent time at Archstone Communities prior to joining Samuels & Associates.

“I’m passionate about serving people; providing exceptional customer service — that’s what I find to be the most rewarding part of my day-to-day,” she notes, “I absolutely love interacting with people from all walks of life.”

Kay holds a BA in Psychology from Brandeis University.

In her spare time Kay loves museum-hopping, visiting new places around the world, and has recently discovered her green-thumb as a budding gardener. She also spends some time each year volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, “It’s incredibly rewarding to help build a home for a family in need,” she remarks. 

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.

 

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. 

Grace Gorman

Grace Gorman

Legal Coordinator & Lease Administration Manager

A 15-year veteran of Samuels & Associates, Grace Gorman arrived fresh out of college. “Development chose me,” she remarks. “I had never envisioned myself working in real estate… but I soon realized it was the perfect fit.”

Currently a Legal Coordinator and Lease Administration Manager, Grace holds a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Boston University as well as an undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island. She has a passion for detail, enjoying the analytical nature of legal writing and drafting. “I’d probably be a wedding planner if I weren’t doing what I’m doing right now. It’s all about organizational skills,” she notes, lightheartedly.

A mother of two, Grace loves to travel, relax in the Northeast wilderness and spend her precious free time with family and friends. “The Cape Ann beaches are a particular favorite.”

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. 

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. 

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. 

Sabrina Sandberg

Sabrina Sandberg

VP of Marketing & PR

Sabrina is the VP of Marketing and Merchandising at Samuels & Associates, leading the firm’s marketing and PR efforts and its retail leasing and merchandising strategy.

She brings a wealth of experience in marketing and strategy for global brands including PUMA, Tretorn and Carlsberg Brewery, both in the States and abroad. This multifaceted insight into the world of consumer trend-spotting uniquely positions her to advance Samuels & Associates’ proactive, holistic approach to community-building and large-scale development. 

Sabrina has a passion for understanding and aligning community wants and needs with development opportunities to achieve a larger neighborhood vision with long-lasting impact.

A native New Englander, Sabrina grew up in Boston and attended Stonehill College. She is a member of CREW Boston, and serves on NAIOP’s Marketing Committee and the United Way’s Executive Real Estate Committee. Sabrina previously served on Mayor Martin Walsh's Onein3 Council (Spark). She lives in Somerville with her husband and their dog, Prince Harry.

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.

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.