Winner of the 2015 Commercial Brokers Association Landlord of the Year Award.
Our Current Projects
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.
Located at 1325 Boylston 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. It's followed by local and regional stores all serving an important purpose in the neighborhood. BloDry Boutique, Bostonian Barber Shop, Craft Beer Cellars, and MiniLuxe all offer coveted goods and services. Additionally, the dining options are becoming increasingly impressive with Blackbird Doughnuts, By CHLOE. and, now, Eventide which will open later this month.
Retail spaces are now leasing.
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 2017. 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.
Also opening this month is Trader Joes. The national market chain will provide a convenient grocery shopping option to residents and the neighborhood alike.
Retail spaces are now leasing.
201 South Huntington
Samuels & Associates in partnership with Eden Properties is excited to bring a unique residential development to one of Boston's most dynamic neighborhoods, Jamaica Plain. The project will be an adaptive re-use of the 1925 Goddard House as well as a six-story free standing building on site.
The handsome Shepley Bulfinch brick structure and the modern building sit on a two-acre hillside overlooking the Emerald Necklace. Inside both, apartments will be inspired by a blend of modern & traditional, with fresh and clean white accented by bright, saturated hues of green.
Tenants will not only have their choice of a wide-range of unique layouts and styles, but will also have access to amenities that include a fitness center, lounge and unparalled views of the Emerald Necklace.
4th & 5th Delray
Being built only a few short blocks from Atlantic Avenue and two miles of award-winning beaches, 4th and 5th Delray will become part of an already vibrant scene in Delray Beach, Florida. The project is mixed-use development including the world-class iPic Theaters complex, Class A office space, retail shops and a 326-space parking garage.
Office tenants will enjoy modern space unlike any other in Florida, complete with a large terrace over-looking the street and showcasing everything Delray Beach has to offer. Similarly, retailers seeking accessible and sophisticated storefront space in a lively location will be impressed by the options available at 4th & 5th Delray.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 617 603 5429
For office leasing inquiries, contact Peter Sougarides at 617 603 5426
For residential leasing inquiries, visit the specific property site.
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
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
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
Principal, COO, Head of Asset Management
Leslie Cohen is the COO and Head of Asset Management for 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 served as the President of CREW Boston (formerly NEWiRE); she is currently on the NAIOP MA Board Management Committee, and is a member of ULI. Cohen serves on the Board of Trustees and the building committee at the West End House in Allston, on the Building 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
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, General Counsel
Principal, General Counsel
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
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.
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.
Alexa Rozelle is a Financial Analyst at Samuels & Associates, where she is responsible for developing detailed reports to identify market trends and financial forecasts, and underwriting of new developments and potential acquisitions, including conducting physical due diligence of new developments.
Prior to joining Samuels & Samuels in 2018, Alexa worked as an analyst for Duff & Phelps, LLC Real Estate Advisory Group. Upon starting her career in real estate sales, Alexa quickly discovered she enjoyed the analytical side of the industry.
Alexa received her MBA with a focus in Real Estate & Business Analytics from UMass Amherst and earned a BS in Environmental Economics & Policy from UC Berkeley, where she played Division I lacrosse. She is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of Massachusetts and is a member of Boston Real Estate Finance Association (REFA).
When she’s not busy working, Alexa enjoys traveling, staying active, and trying new restaurants in search of tasty food and notable wine.
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.
Ben Couture is the General Manager of Pierce Boston. Not only is he responsible for managing the day-to-day and behind-the-scenes operations at Pierce Boston, but for creating a sense of community and building personal relationships with residents as well. Since joining Samuels & Associates in 2013 as a General Manager for 1330 Boylston, Ben has brought together a passionate team of employees, all of whom work together to create a successful, supportive and steady community. He is continuing to cultivate that kind of work atmosphere for Pierce Boston.
As an alum of Southern New Hampshire University’s Undergraduate and Graduate programs in business, Ben has put a unique stamp on the neighborhood. With survey scores consistently above average and a large number of return residents during his time at 1330, he is proud to have had a hand in growing the presence of Samuels & Associates in The Fenway. With Pierce Boston opening in 2018, he expects to maintain that level of success.
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 favorite hobby is taking care of his young daughters.
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.
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
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 is a project manager at Samuels & Associates, responsible for 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 to project manager 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 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.
AP Manager & Property Coordinator
Claudia Montan is the AP manager and property 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.
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.
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.
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 is a leasing representative at Samuels & Associates, responsible for assisting with both retail and office leasing. 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 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 cooking.
Vice President of Portfolio Operations
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.
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
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.
Greg Contente is a Development Manager at Samuels & Associates, where he is responsible for managing ground-up, mixed-use developments from concept stages through buildout. In this capacity, he leads project teams, permitting processes and project finances.
Greg brings a great deal of commercial real estate experience to Samuels & Associates, with expertise in real estate finance, design coordination and construction management. Prior to joining Samuels & Associates, Greg was a senior development manager for Gale International.
“I look at real estate with an urban planning perspective, always striving to improve the ways people experience their city,” says Greg. “Revitalizing neighborhoods and developing thriving mixed-use properties adds value both to the real estate and to the community.”
Greg has a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and received a Master of City & Regional Planning from the Bloustein School at Rutgers University. He is a professionally certified urban planner and is a member of the American Planning Association. Outside of work, Greg stays active by golfing and playing soccer; he is also a paragliding enthusiast.
Construction Project Manager
Hemant is a Construction Project Manager at Samuels & Associates where he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of construction, including contractor selection, procurement and oversight of cost, schedule, and quality. His role also entails providing technical construction support to the development team for design management, scope development, construction mitigation, and bidding and negotiation of contracts.
Hemant brings to Samuels & Associates extensive skills and experience in commercial construction with a diverse project background in a variety of market segments, including hospitality, academic, transportation, retail and theme park, both in new construction and renovations.
Prior to joining Samuels & Associates, Hemant worked as a Project Manager for Lee Kennedy Co. in Quincy, Massachusetts.
Hemant has a degree in Civil Engineering from India, a Masters in Construction Science and Management from Clemson University, South Carolina, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Outside of work, Hemant enjoys spending time with his family, bike riding, going to the movies, and watching sports.
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.
Senior Asset Manager
Kaoutar Houmairy is a Senior Asset Manager at Samuels & Associates, responsible for underwriting, analyzing, and conducting due diligence for Samuels & Associates’ stabilized assets, and taking on projects relating to asset management, including parking portfolio management and Samuels & Associates maintenance.
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 initially joining Samuels & Associates as a financial analyst, 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.
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.
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.
Vice President of Construction
As Vice President of Construction 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.
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.
As a General Manager at Samuels & Associates, Kristy Partlow is responsible for overseeing the commercial portfolio for Samuels & Associates, which includes 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
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.
Portfolio Operations Manager
A veteran hospitality manager, Malinda spent time with Princeton Properties and Archstone Communities prior to joining the Samuels & Associates’ team in 2011 as General Manager of Fenway Triangle. She has since been promoted to Portfolio Operations Manager.
Passionate about exceeding expectations for the residents across the portfolio, 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 The Fenway neighborhood 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.
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).
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 her fascination with how people act with and within a space. “I believe that the built environment can enhance communities both socially and economically while celebrating local culture and history,” she says. “I enjoy considering what creates a neighborhood’s vibe, why people find successful spaces enticing, and how we can create communities to make people feel and behave in a certain way.”
Mika obtained her bachelor’s degree from Brown University in 2017, where she double majored in Business Economics and the History of Art and Architecture. Mika was active in student life as a member of Brown’s varsity fencing team and as the founder and president of Brown Students in Real Estate.
An avid traveler and food lover, Mika enjoys exploring new places and learning about new cultures. In her free time, she mentors undergraduate students with an interest in real estate, volunteers with United Way, and serves as a board member of the Brown Club of Boston.
Mika is a member of CREW Boston and the recipient of the 2016 CREW Educational Foundation Scholarship.She is also a certified LEED Green Associate.
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.
Marketing Activations & PR Manager
Molly Kalan is the marketing activations and PR manager at Samuels & Associates, where she works with the internal marketing team to support corporate and consumer communication efforts across multiple properties and campaigns. She is also responsible for planning and executing comprehensive and dynamic activations that drive awareness, traffic, and revenue to key developments across the S&A portfolio, with a focus on the redevelopment of 401 Park, formerly Landmark Center.
In addition, Molly manages media relations, digital and influencer campaigns, as well as high visibility events, to boost the Samuels & Associates brand as a leading Boston placemaker, tastemaker, and community builder. “I connect to S&A's mission of creating authentic places that serve and enrich the community. I wanted to join the team responsible for telling this story,” she says.
Molly brings a collaborative work ethic and a background in multimedia storytelling across traditional and digital media to Samuels. Prior to joining S&A, Molly was a senior account executive at InkHouse, an integrated PR, social media, and creative services agency. She is a graduate of Villanova University and holds a Master of Arts in Media Studies from Syracuse University where she taught undergraduate communications students and conducted research on how people express grief online. She has shared her findings at conferences and in publications.
Molly serves on the alumni advisory committee for the executive board of MIT’s Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, advising the chapter's VP of Communications. Outside of the office she looks to explore Boston by bike, check out as much live music as possible, and travel to new places.
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.
Nicholas is a construction manager at Samuels & Associates, responsible for managing all aspects of a project including budgets, schedules, buyout, logistics, and coordination. He works closely with both the construction and development teams to ensure that all project requirements are delivered. He manages the general contractor onsite and works closely with the project lender by keeping them informed on project progress and changes. His eye for detail enables him to quickly identify and solve any potential problems that arise in the field.
Prior to joining Samuels & Associates, Nicholas was a Project Manager for Consigli Construction in Milford, Massachusetts. He joined Samuels because he wanted to be part of the entire perspective of a project with regards to both the upfront planning and financing as well as the end use of the development.
Nicholas is a graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in facilities and environmental engineering. He is currently working towards a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from Tufts University and expects to graduate in 2018. Outside of work, Nicholas enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and biking, as well as participating in Spartan races and triathlons.
Paul Walsh, Jr.
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.
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.
Development and Finance & Acquisitions Coordinator
Samantha Chase is the development and finance & acquisitions coordinator at Samuels & Associates, responsible for supporting the development and finance teams 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.
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.
Executive Coordinator to Chairman Steve Samuels
Sarah Neely is the executive coordinator to the Chairman at Samuels & Associates, where she is responsible for being a gatekeeper between top management and other stakeholders. Sarah brings to Samuels & Associates an extensive skill set and experience in fast-paced environments, with strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and accurately. She enjoys working for Steve Samuels. She finds his creativity and drive inspiring and exciting.
Prior to joining Samuels & Associates, Sarah worked as a research assistant for Alan Dershowitz at Harvard Law School.
Born and raised in upstate New York, Sarah is a graduate of Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY and has taken graduate courses at Harvard University. Sarah is also a personal trainer and group exercise instructor. She enjoys boxing, snowboarding, participating in Spartan races, and spending time with her dog, Diva.
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.
Sean O’Brien is the General Manager of Fenway Triangle, where he is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the building, managing revenue and providing a high level of customer service to all residents and retail tenants.
Sean brings almost 12 years of operational experience to Samuels & Associates, with expertise in finance and accounting, multi-site management, human resources, advertising, and business plan implementation.
Prior to joining Samuels & Associates in 2018, Sean was a property manager for The Dolben Company’s Union Place property. Before that, he spent almost seven years working with a variety of properties in the Berkshire Communities portfolio. During that time, he was awarded Property Manager of the Year 2012, Distinguished Service for the Eastern Division 2013, and Consistency in Operations for his properties in 2014 and 2015.
Sean has a BA in Communications from the University of New Hampshire and holds a Certified Apartment Manager Accreditation (CAM) and a Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor Accreditation (CAPS) from the National Apartment Association. Outside of work, Sean enjoys spending time with his family and friends, seeing live music, playing golf, and is a big fan of all the Boston sports teams.
Stacia joined S&A in 2012 as an Executive Assistant and with her brought an eclectic mix of real estate, administrative, human resources and construction experience to S&A. She is currently transitioning from the Executive Assistant to the Chairman to a new role as Tenant Coordinator within the Development Team. As Tenant Coordinator, Stacia will be responsible for managing commercial tenant build outs and assisting the development team.
Stacia has over 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. She started in the real estate/construction department at Star Markets Company, Inc. in Cambridge. 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.
Stacia has a BA in mathematics from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Stacia is a member of several professional organizations, including International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Boston Executive Assistants, Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), and the National Employee Benefits Advisory Forum.
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.
Senior Property Accountant
Tyesha Miller is a Senior Property Accountant at Samuels & Associates, where she is responsible for annual budget preparation, property financial reporting and cash management, commercial CAM reconciliations, and general ledger accounting. Tyesha brings a wide range of financial support experience and excellent interpersonal skills to her role.
Prior to joining the Samuels team in 2018, Tyesha held senior property accountant positions at KS Partners, LLC and The Mount Vernon Company. She also served as a staff accountant at the New Boston Fund and the Urban Edge Housing Corporation.
A Boston native, Tyesha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Northeastern University. In her spare time Tyesha volunteers with The Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts in Dorchester and spends time traveling, exploring makeup artistry and playing board games (especially Scrabble).
We are always looking for talented people to join the Samuels & Associates team. Please email your resume to Leslie Cohen at email@example.com if you are interested in being considered for future opportunities.
WHY WORK WITH US?
We believe that people should live, work and play in dynamic communities that inspire and enrich all aspects of their lives. That is the standard we set for our residents, tenants and partners, but it is also the approach we take with our employees. At Samuels & Associates, we maintain a creative, positive and engaging work environment. Everyone – from the newest employee to the most senior principal – is encouraged to speak up and share ideas. It is that mantra that produces consistently great work and happy employees.
Beyond that, we encourage a work, life balance that starts with the benefits Samuels & Associates offers every employee:
- Competitive Salary
- Paid time off, sick time, personal days and holidays.
- Summer Fridays (we take off at 2 pm from July 4th through Labor Day!) **Corporate Office Only
- Full medical and dental benefits
- Team outings and monthly birthday celebrations **Corporate Office Only
- Leadership training
- Financial Wellness Education and Consultation
- Access to on-staff Executive Coaching
- Time off to volunteer
- A stocked kitchen and frequent treats
- Proven track record of promoting from within
Opens Van Ness, a mixed-use residential, retail and office space. Home to Boston's first urban Target.
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
Opens Continuum, a mixed use residential and retail development, located in lower Allston adjacent to Harvard's Allston Campus.
Receives approval for the expansion of Landmark Center to include retail and residential space, as well as Boston’s first Wegmans supermarket.
Opens The Verb Hotel at 1271 Boylston Street in The Fenway.
Accepts the 2014 Prism Awards for Achievement in Building & Design for the Hingham Shipyard/Moorings
Steve Samuels, Samuels & Associates receive A Better City, Norman B. Leventhal Land Development Award
Accepts Fenway CDC Joyce Foster Community Impact Award
Leslie Cohen named a Power Woman in Real Estate by BISNOW.
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.
Breaks ground on a mixed use residential and retail project on Harvard University-owned land in Allston (Barry’s Corner).
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.
Acquires Landmark Center, a mixed-use office and retail building in The Fenway.
Tasty Burger opens in a Samuels-owned building in Fenway, creating a lively new destination in a former gas station site.
Began The Hingham Shipyard, a mixed-use waterfront village in Hingham, MA.
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.
Broke ground on the Fenway Triangle Trilogy, a one million square foot, mixed-use development in the heart of Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.
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%.
Partnered with Edens & Avant to purchase 36 retail centers in the Northeast from Konover & Associates.
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.
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.
Produced the pioneering 440,000 square foot South Bay Center in Dorchester, MA, the first development of its type in an urban location.
Developed Brookside Shopping Center in Bridgeport, CT, a 119,000 square foot shopping center that services over 250,000 people.
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, 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.
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.
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 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 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.