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May 18, 2018

Development over Massachusetts Turnpike would add two buildings

Parcel 12 view from Boylston Street

In yet another proposal to build over the Massachusetts Turnpike, developer Samuels & Associates is pitching the idea for two new buildings where the artery runs between Newbury and Boylston streets in Back Bay.

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May 17, 2018

Another developer wants to build over the Mass. Pike

Samuels & Associates filed initial plans with the city Thursday for a two-building complex above the highway along Massachusetts Avenue between Newbury and Boylston streets. It hopes the buildings will enliven a forlorn stretch of the Back Bay.

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May 17, 2018

Samuels proposes $350M mixed-use air-rights project over Mass. Pike

Parcel 12 view from Boylston Street

Five years after getting approval from state transportation officials to develop on air-rights above the Massachusetts Turnpike, Boston-based real-estate development firm Samuels & Associates notified city planning officials that it intends to develop a $350 million project at the end of Boylston and Newbury streets.

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April 20, 2018

Pierce Boston Sales in Fenway Moving Briskly as Project Continues

As the Pierce Boston tower presides in a new way over the Fenway, sales within the residential project also continue to grow. The project was completed and opened on March 1.

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March 30, 2018

Robotic Furniture

Ori Systems

IT'S NO EXAGGERATION to say that robotics startup Ori is reimagining the potential of interior space. The company, which takes its name from “origami,” the Japanese art of paper folding, combines robotics, architecture and design to enable space to intelligently and effortlessly adapt to people and their everyday activities. 

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March 28, 2018

Fenway's Latest Luxury Apartment Building is Filling Up

“Pierce Boston’s grand opening this month only adds to the area’s vibrancy, with downsizers moving in from the suburbs and young singles and families putting down their roots in the building,” says Joel Sklar, president and principal at Samuels & Associates. 

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March 27, 2018

Home of the Week: Tall windows catch view at Fenway’s Pierce Boston

Pierce Boston

If you move here, put your iPad in the trash, throw the laptop out the window, and unplug the flat-screen TV. Distracting electronics are not needed when living in Pierce Boston, the glass-clad, sharply angled skyscraper that is Fenway’s version of the Zakim Bridge — a landmark visible in all directions.

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March 26, 2018

Fenway's Big Swing

Pierce Boston

The magical year of 2004 changed so much about Fenway—and not just an end to 86 years of Red Sox-related misery. It’s also the year that zoning restrictions along Fenway’s Boylston Street began to be lifted, allowing for a string of taller buildings to pop up. Goodbye, Burger King and D’Angelo. Hello, new apartments, condos—and even a Target.

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March 20, 2018

Building Boston: A Chat with Joel Sklar of Samuels & Associates

Joel Sklar

Meet Joel Sklar. He’s president and principal at Samuels & Associates, a Fenway-based real estate development company responsible for Pierce Boston, the Verb Hotel, and the Landmark Center, among other projects.

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March 5, 2018

Samuels & Associates Opens Residential Tower in Boston

Pierce Boston

Samuels & Associates, in partnership with Landsea, has announced the grand opening of Pierce Boston, a residential tower located at the intersection of Brookline Avenue and Boylston Street in Boston’s Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood. 

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