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 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.

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. 

The Brynx

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. 

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 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 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 Rachel Ottley at 617 603 5470

Our People

Steve Samuels, Chairman

Steve Samuels, Chairman

Chairman & Principal

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

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

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

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

Joel Sklar, President

Joel Sklar, President

President & Principal

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

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

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

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

Leslie G. Cohen, Chief Operating Officer

Leslie G. Cohen, Chief Operating Officer

Principal, 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

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

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

Roger DaPrato, Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

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

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

Abe Menzin

Abe Menzin

SVP, Development

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

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

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

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

Alexa Rozelle
Alexa Rozelle

Alexa Rozelle

Financial Analyst

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.

General Manager
Angel Rivera

Angel Rivera

General Manager

Angel Rivera is the General Manager of 1440 Beacon. Not only is he responsible for managing the day-to-day and behind-the-scenes operations at 1440 Beacon, but for creating a safe, friendly, and well-maintained environment for residents. With Angel's strong listening and effective communication skills, he ensures all residents will enjoy an excellent living experience in 1440 Beacon.

After five years in the retail industry, Angel started his career at Samuels & Associates n 2015 as a Leasing Consultant at 1440 Beacon, a time when the building was being renovated. Angel quickly learned the day-to-day business operations and was promoted to Assistant General Manager for 1440 Beacon. Angel then took on a new role as Assistant General Manager at Pierce Boston, where he experienced all aspects of property management and lead his team to great success. 

When Angel is not working, he loves to spend time with family and friends. He enjoys travelling to new countries d spending time outdoors with his partner and two dogs. 

Austin Paul

Austin Paul

Director of Finance

Austin Paul is the Director of Finance 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

Ben Couture

General Manager

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

Brett Jones

Property Accountant

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

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

Brittany Wigdor

Brittany Wigdor

Assistant Controller

Brittany Wigdor is an Assistant Controller at Samuels & Associates, responsible for supervising property accountants and overseeing the day to day accounting of property assets.

Prior to joining Samuels & Associates, Brittany was a senior accountant for Sullivan & Folan, LLC.

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

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

Catherine (Kate) Sullivan

Catherine (Kate) Sullivan

Corporate Controller and Human Resources Manager

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

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

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

Chelsea Salvatore

Chelsea Salvatore

Project Manager

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

Christopher Caine

Development Manager

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

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

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

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

Claudia Montan

Claudia Montan

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.

Courtney Jarrell

Courtney Jarrell

Senior Lease Administrator

Courtney Jarrell is a Senior Lease Administrator at Samuels & Associates, where she is responsible for reviewing and abstracting lease documents and related communications for Samuels’ commercial portfolio. She also serves as a member of the legal team and supports the development, leasing, operations and accounting teams. On working at Samuels, Courtney says: “Growing up as an athlete, teamwork has always been an important value to me; one that is necessary not just in sports, but in the workplace as well. I am happy to be a part of the S&A team where they too share the same values and work together to achieve the common goals for the organization. The people here are wonderful and the S&A development projects are very impressive.”

Courtney brings a long range of real estate and accounting experience to the Samuels team, having served as a Leasing Agent at Harvard Real Estate and a Licensed Real Estate Agent at Allen Associates Properties, Inc. While working at Harvard, she completed graduate coursework in the principles of financial accounting and real estate through the Harvard Extension School, as well as courses in commercial leasing and legal analysis of CRE transactions through NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. Courtney is a licensed real estate salesperson in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a member of NAIOP’s Developing Leaders Program, an exclusive program geared for real estate professionals 35 and under.

Courtney holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and spent a semester abroad in Ireland studying law, history and literature at Dublin City University. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family & friends, traveling, sports, music, reading & writing, cooking, and taking summer vacations on Cape Cod and in Ocean Park, Maine.

Elaine Forczyk

Elaine Forczyk

General Manager

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

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

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

Eleonora Vizcardo

Eleonora Vizcardo

Senior Property Accountant

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

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

Elliot Mortell

Elliot Mortell

General Manager

.As the General Manager at Continuum in Allston, 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.

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, 1330 Boylston as well as 1440 Beacon in Brookline up until his current position. With 8 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.

Emily Simard

Emily Simard

Leasing Manager

Emily Simard is the Leasing Manager at Samuels & Associates, responsible for retail and office leasing of Samuels & Associates’ properties. She brings a strong track record of working in real estate leasing, investment sales, and client support to the Samuels team.

Emily was most recently a member of Avison Young’s Urban Leasing Team, specializing in local tenant representation accounts and landlord listings in Boston. She has also worked at CBRE/New England, and Marcus & Millichap in New York.

A New England native, Emily received her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Lehigh University. She is an active member of CREW Boston, where she serves on the Membership/Sponsorship Committee. An avid runner, Emily ran the Boston Marathon in 2017 for the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital Team and is always training for her next race. She enjoys traveling the world, but has a special place in her heart for Cape Cod, where she loves to spend time with her family.

Gabrielle Balestrier

Gabrielle Balestrier

Marketing Manager

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

Gabrielle discovered Samuels & Associates as a follower of, 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.

Grace Donnell-Kilmer

Grace Donnell-Kilmer

Development and Leasing Coordinator

Grace Donnell-Kilmer is a Development and Leasing Coordinator at Samuels & Associates. In this role, she serves as an integral member of the development team, managing leasing documents and plans while also providing support for the Principal, Executive Vice President, and Senior Vice President of Development.

Growing up, Grace kept a close eye on real estate market listings with her dad, which sparked her interest in the industry. After spending more than 5 years working as an administrator and human resources assistant for Elkus Manfredi Architects, Grace’s interest in real estate development started to flourish and grew her passion about the future of development in Boston.

Grace received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Loyola University in Maryland. For five months, Grace studied in Cape Town and hopes to return to South Africa to explore further and visit the surrounding countries.

Grace Gorman

Grace Gorman

Senior Paralegal

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

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

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

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

Graham Morrison Smith

Graham Morrison Smith

Assistant Portfolio Manager

As Assistant Portfolio Manager 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 Bohenko

Greg Bohenko

Acquisitions Manager

Greg Bohenko is part of the Acquisitions and Finance team, leading new investment and development deal sourcing, structuring, contracting, financing and approvals. His strong analytical and interpersonal skills paired with his wide range of deal sourcing, financial valuation, and real estate brokerage experience make him a valuable asset for the Samuels & Associates team.

Prior to joining the Samuels team in 2018, Greg was the sales and leasing associate at Capstone Properties. Greg holds a Bachelor of Science and Administration degree in Finance and Management from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Greg became involved in real estate during his sophomore year of college, when he and his roommate built and/or flipped 10 single-family homes throughout the Commonwealth. The projects ranged from traditional fix-and-flip projects to a modular duplex development and sparked Greg’s interest in larger development.

Greg is a member of Urban Land Institute (ULI) Young Leaders Group, REFA, and ICSC Next Generation. In his spare time Greg volunteers with Boston Cares, Squash Busters, and BUILD Rising Leaders, where he is also a board member. Outside of work Greg spends his time traveling, playing tennis and squash, and working toward his lofty goal to snowboard on all 7 continents.

Greg Contente

Greg Contente

Development Manager

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.

Hemant Khaneja

Hemant Khaneja

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.

Jeremy Ouellette

Jeremy Ouellette

General Manager

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

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

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

Jeremy Reardon

Jeremy Reardon

Senior Design and Construction Manager

Jeremy Reardon is a Senior Design and Construction Manager at Samuels & Associates, where he works closely with the Samuels Development and Construction teams on some of our most complex projects to manage overall project constructability . He also manages construction, construction documentation, contracts for various projects.   

Jeremy possesses extensive experience in real estate project management for large projects in both Boston and New York. He began his career in 2002 as a Project Engineer, eventually taking on larger and more complex project management roles, including the development of the MetLife Stadium and the United Nations Headquarters. Other projects he has worked on include The Harlo in The Fenway, the Boston University School of Law, and the redevelopment of the Hingham Shipyard.

Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Bucknell University and a Master of Business Administration from the Boston University Graduate School of Management. He is also a certified professional engineer in Massachusetts. Jeremy loves to travel, and is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the oldest and largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts in the world.

Kellie Bryan

Kellie Bryan

IT Manager

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

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

Kaoutar Houmairy

Kaoutar Houmairy

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. 

Kevin Luczkow

Kevin Luczkow

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.  

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.

Mika Gross

Mika Gross

Assistant Development Manager

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

Mika’s love for real estate grew out of a passion for architecture and 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.

Mike Fitzpatrick

Mike Fitzpatrick

Senior 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. 

Molly Kalan
Molly Kalan

Molly Kalan

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.

Nathaniel Lamy

Nathaniel Lamy

Controller – Property Operations

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

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

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

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

Nicholas Picardo

Nicholas Picardo

Construction Manager

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.

General Manager

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

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

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

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

Rachel Ottley

Rachel Ottley

Senior Property Manager

Rachel Ottley is a Senior     Property Manager at Samuels & Associates, responsible for managing Samuels & Associates’ commercial portfolio. She loves the energy and excitement of property management and considers the constant change and challenge a great fit with her working style.

Rachel joined Samuels after several years of experience managing commercial property, luxury condominiums, and industrial property. Most recently, she served as a commercial property manager at Cushman & Wakefield, where she managed 1.3M square feet of office, industrial flex, and industrial property in Greater Boston. She also served as a member of the Stratton Elementary School Rebuild Committee and the president of the Children’s Village Day Care Center, where she planned, coordinated and executed its relocation.

Hailing from Cambridge, Rachel holds an Associate of Science degree in Fashion Merchandising from Lasell College. She enjoys cooking, traveling with family, and volunteering for the Greater Boston Food Bank and Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts.

Ramie Schneider

Ramie Schneider

Senior Development Manager

Ramie Schneider is a member of the development team at Samuels & Associates, overseeing the day-to-day coordination for the company’s development projects from inception and permitting through completion. She uses her project management skills to execute approved business plans on time and on budget. Additional roles include mentoring and supervising assistant development managers assigned to her projects, actively representing Samuels & Associates at industry events, and building the company’s industry network.

A Cleveland native, Ramie came to Boston for college and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on real estate. During that time, she completed an internship at Samuels & Associates and caught the “real estate bug.” After graduation, she moved to Washington, DC to join National Real Estate Advisors and worked on a number of real estate development projects on the East Coast as a Development Associate and Manager, often requiring in-depth involvement with consultants, contractors, and city and county officials. She also spent time in Cleveland helping her father, who owns a real estate development company, build the city’s first 20-story luxury residential high-rise apartment building. Most recently, she was a Development Manager at Bozzuto working on their development projects in the Greater DC and Boston regions.

Ramie is currently a member of NAIOP and has previously been a member of CREW and ULI. In her spare time, she likes to stay active through running and crocheting. She enjoys being with her friends and family, spending time outside, exploring new neighborhoods and traveling abroad.

Sabrina Sandberg

Sabrina Sandberg

VP of Marketing & Merchandising

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

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

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

Sarah Greco

Sarah Greco

Operations and Development Coordinator

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

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

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

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

Sarah is a certified notary public.

Sarah Neely

Sarah Neely

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.

Sarah Scheffel

Sarah Scheffel

Development Manager

Sarah Scheffel is a Development Manager at Samuels & Associates, where she is responsible for managing all aspects of a development project, including design, permitting and construction. She works closely with the development, construction, finance and leasing teams internally, and manages external consultant teams through- out the development process.

Sarah is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business and a minor in Spanish. Following graduation, 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 Samuels 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.” In her spare time, Sarah enjoys travelling, trying new restaurants and spending time with family and friends.

Sarah is a member of CREW Boston and a volunteer with Last Hope K9 rescue.

Sean O'Brien
Sean O'Brien

Sean O'Brien

General Manager

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.

Sharlene Hansen

Sharlene Hansen

Accounting Systems Manager

As the Accounting Systems Manager at Samuels & Associates, Sharlene Hansen is responsible for negotiating, administering, and managing accounting contracts with Yardi, MRI, Nexus, SX Business, Rentalytics, VTS, and other accounting-based and accounting-integrated contracts. Sharlene also onboards new products to continually improve reporting.

Sharlene is no stranger to Samuels & Associates. From 2010 to 2014 she was a Residential/Commercial Property Accountant.

Sharlene brings over 20 years of financial industry experience to the Samuels team, having most recently served as Senior Accounting Manager at Kensington Investment Company and as Corporate Accountant at Winstanley Enterprises. For Sharlene, real estate has many components: “Real estate is legal, finance, permitting, engineering, building, infrastructure, municipalities, perception, demographics, architecture. There is so much that goes into creating a building, and that amazes me – being able to manifest a vision into something tangible. I love that Samuels & Associates is committed to creating properties that are authentic, innovative and sustainable places to live, work and play.”

Sharlene holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from Suffolk University, Boston. She is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family & friends, trying out new cooking recipes, and loves reading solved and unsolved mystery stories.

Tyesha Miller

Tyesha Miller

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).

Our Careers

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


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


On-site Residential Concierge

Reports to:  General Manager, Assistant General Manager and Concierge Manager


Samuels & Associates is a mixed-use Real Estate developer, owner and manager.  In its Residential division, Samuels & Associates manages over 1800 high-end, luxury apartments.  The Concierge is primarily responsible for providing excellent customer service to all residents, guests and visitors while helping to build long-term relationships.


  • Serve as first point of contact for customers visiting the Pierce Boston.
  • Establish warm and inviting relationship with customers and showcase our high-end community.
  • Have customer-focused and highly informational written and verbal communications.
  • Obtain and maintain resident or vendor contact information to insure constant and consistent follow-up.
  • Assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of programs to maximize resident and community success levels.
  • Assisting Residents with the move-in or move-out process.
  • Help tour and inspect common areas, Amenity Spaces, resident floors, mechanical rooms and exterior of the community to insure perfect presentation and report maintenance deficiencies.
  • Take ownership to personally resolve resident or customer problems (or find someone who can).
  • Assisting Team Members with special projects or daily tasks.
  • Process and notify guests of receipt of mail, messages, and packages via the Yardi Concierge software. Assist guests in the sending of mail, messages, and packages.
  • Maintain current information and knowledge regarding local restaurants, shopping attractions, special events and services.
  • Maintain close communication with all departments.
  • Maintain cleanliness and order in the Concierge desk area.


  • College degree preferred.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of sales experience in retail, hospitality or multi-family environment.  Multi-family experience strongly preferred.
  • Great people skills.
  • Warm, friendly, engaging and inviting personality.
  • Excellent with phone, written and in-person sales techniques.
  • Strong sense of accountability – insure what is promised is completed.
  • Appearance and demeanor appropriate for high end properties and customers.
  • Self-motivated, proactive and hard-working.
  • High energy and commitment to high performance in a busy, multi-task and fast-paced working environment.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and contribute to team goals and a harmonious work environment.
  • Prqoficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with Yardi/MRI or other property management programs a plus.


As a Samuels & Associates team member, you represent Samuels & Associates.  While you are on the job, Samuels & Associates Residential expects you to wear clothing and accessories that are appropriate in a professional business environment.  If a uniform is required at the property, you are expected to wear it. 


Schedule:         40 hours per week, including weekends.  Weekly schedule may vary monthly and is based on the needs of the property and our customers.  This may include late daily hours.

Salary:              Competitive base hourly rate, paid bi-weekly.

Job Location:  Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

General Manager – New Development (starting 2019)

Reports to: VP of Portfolio Operations

Job Description

The General Manager provides leadership, direction and support to a property operations team to facilitate the effective management of a large urban mixed use development and deliver superior customer service while maximizing the value of the asset. He or she will work collaboratively to develop the long-term strategy, annual business plans and operating budget. 

Essential Functions

  • Partner effectively with Leasing, Engineering and Construction Management as a senior member of the team.
  • Oversee daily site operations, contracted services, support personnel and building engineers.
  • Manage the development’s finances and administration, including preparation of annual budgets and capital plans, monthly and quarterly reporting, annual operating expense and real estate tax reconciliations, rent collection.
  • Provide oversight for tenant improvements and capital projects. Facilitate the RFP & bidding process, as well as hire & manage architects, engineers, contractors and consultants for this work.
  • Coordinate with company’s leasing group and outside brokers as required.
  • Interact and work with company’s Accounting and Asset Management groups as required.
  • Provide continuous feedback to the property operations team to assist in their development.
  • Assist in solving problems, including employee relations, tenant service issues and building operational issues.
  • Implement corporate policies, procedures and operating goals.
  • Communicate and implement the business plans to the property operations.
  • Expand business development opportunities that enhance financial performance of the portfolio.
  • Develop strategic relationships with key tenant decision-makers. Attend meetings with targeted customers to assess satisfaction and identify areas for service improvement and leasing opportunity.
  • Create monthly/quarterly management reports, annual business plan/operating budget.
  • Coach, mentor and motivate employees to ensure optimal performance and support them in their career development.
  • Works closely with the RPM in all aspects of management including administrative and financial duties.
  • Assumes responsibility for supervising staff and managing the property.
  • Works closely with the RPM in developing an integral team that effectively sells the quality and professionalism of Samuels & Associates Residential.
  • Inspects property common areas, apartment units and grounds on a regular basis.  Offers recommendations to management regarding improvements to the overall operation of the community.
  • Familiarizes one’s self with all aspects of maintenance.
  • Understands and completes all financial and operational reporting requirements. 
  • Responsible for the collection of all rent/fee payments from both current and previous residents.
  • Insures daily community deposits in regard to rent collections and any other miscellaneous income. 
  • Oversees processing all community invoices.  Assists in monitoring and recording paid invoices into various administrative logbooks. 
  • Oversees non-payment notices to all delinquent residents and completes follow-up activity in regards to non-payment of rent or eviction proceedings.
  • Maintains a general working knowledge of state laws with regard to collection of delinquent accounts. 
  • Oversees the preparation of preliminary account reviews for those residents on notice.
  • Warmly greet prospective residents, qualify, determine needs and preferences, professionally present community and specific apartments while providing features and benefits.
  • Answer incoming phone calls and handle accordingly, whether prospect call, resident issue, service request, etc.
  • Correctly complete all lease applications, assist with application verification, and notify prospective resident of results.
  • Organize and file all applicable reports, leases and paperwork.
  • Insure daily input of all resident information in relation to walk-in traffic, move-ins, move-outs, apartment conditions, etc.  Maintains all current and previous resident files.
  • Ability to understand and explain legal documents (i.e. leases and addenda). Complete all lease paperwork, including related addendums.
  • Understands and applies principles of Fair Housing.
  • Oversees the overall marketing efforts and offers input and suggestions in regards to promotions, advertisements, rate increases, etc.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of market and competitive properties.
  • Strategically manage renewals of existing residents and tenants.
  • Assists the overall team effort through effective leadership.
  • Analyzes concerns associated with apartments that are slow to lease and offers recommendations.
  • Oversee the management of YieldStar rent recommendations based on market knowledge, building attributes and individual apartment features and amenities.
  • Earns respect of leasing staff and maintenance team through cooperative management.
  • Oversees the handling of resident service requests and various concerns as required.
  • Oversees the follow-up activity as needed with new and current residents in order to establish and maintain positive resident relations.
  • Attends and assists with resident social functions and activities.
  • Identifies and maintains team attendance and participation in training seminars as requested.
  • May be required to drive motorized vehicle on or off property for Company business and run errands as necessary.
  • Represents the Company in a professional manner at all times.  Consistently maintains a professional courteous attitude when dealing with residents, coworkers and the general public.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The Company may revise this job description from time to time as business needs require.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of all the functions of the job, nor to limit the Company’s right to assign other functions to an employee in this position.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Job Skills

  • Demonstrates commitment to deliver outstanding customer service.
  • Advanced situational judgment – ability to know what is needed to satisfy the customer
  • Takes ownership to personally resolve customer problems (or find someone who can).
  • Listens well, asks clarifying questions and checks for agreement with customers.
  • Committed to following-up with customers in all instances in a timely manner.
  • Strong sense of accountability – ensures that you will do what you say that you are going to do.
  • Creates a personal connection with customers – smiles, warm greetings, acts friendly and respectful, listens.
  • Take and maintain ownership of Customer Service situations that are immediately present.
  • Follow-up on all situations to verify expectations are met or exceeded.



  • College Degree preferred.
  • Real Estate or business-related course of study preferred. 
  • Sales experience required.
  • Previous Real Estate leasing and/or sales preferred. 
  • Property Management and leasing experience essential. 
  • Excellent communication, organizational and leadership skills necessary. 
  • Computer literacy required. 
  • Experience with computerized property management and / or accounting software preferred.
  • Experience with Yardi, MRI, YieldStar and LevelOne is helpful.
  • Experience with Computers w/Internet and e-mail capabilities, Telephone, Facsimile, Photocopier, Vehicle.
  • Ability to interpret, evaluate and communicate detailed written or verbal instructions to others accurately and quickly, including answering phones, attending meetings, written correspondence or other forms of communication. 
  • Ability to organize various office systems through adjusting, connecting, lifting, pulling, pushing, bending or folding for the purpose of proper records development and/or management.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull or carry up to 15 pounds for the dissemination of documents, supplies, materials, etc. to various locations throughout the office/facility.

Physical and visual activities that are commonly associated with the performance of the essential functions of this job.  “Commonly associated” is not intended to mean always or only.  There may be different experiences that suggest other ways or circumstances where reasonable changes or accommodations are appropriate.


  • Valid Drivers’ License, good driving record and Auto Insurance required.

Other Requirements:

As a Samuels & Associates team member, you represent Samuels & Associates.  While you are on the job, Samuels & Associates Residential expects you to wear clothing and accessories that are appropriate in a professional business environment.  If a uniform is required at the property, you are expected to wear it. 

Reasoning Development

  • Moderate. Must be able to apply principles of logical thinking to a variety of practical situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may occasionally call for minor deviations. Must be able to think rationally beyond a specific set of instructions.
  • High. Must be able to work at a fast pace, perform duties while under pressure, and meet deadlines in a timely manner, to interact/communicate with other associates, residents, visitors and the public in a professional and pleasant manner.

Our History


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


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.


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 expansion of Landmark Center to include retail and residential space.


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


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.

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 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 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.