Bulfinch Starts Relationship with First Republic Bank

NEEDHAM, MA - August 15, 2013 - The Bulfinch Companies, Inc., a private Greater Boston commercial real estate investment firm, today announced it has closed a long-term fixed rate loan with First Republic Bank based in San Francisco, CA with regional offices in Boston and New York.

"We elected to work with First Republic Bank because of their speed, depth and range of products and services as well as ease of getting the deal done" said Eric D. Schlager, Chief Executive Officer of Bulfinch. "We are very pleased with our newly established relationship with First Republic and we look forward to completing many more transactions with them in the near future and the years to come." Schlager added that First Republic offered a competitive loan package over 15 years demonstrating the confidence that First Republic places in
Bulfinch's management team and quality of its portfolio.

Founded in 1985, First Republic Bank and its subsidiaries, have over $37 Billion in assets, and provide private banking, private business banking and private wealth management to individuals, families, businesses, nonprofits and foundations. Preferred banking and wealth management offices are located in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Portland, Palm Beach, Boston, Greenwich and New York City.

About The Bulfinch Companies, Inc.
Bulfinch is an entrepreneurial, value-added commercial real estate investment firm specializing in the development, acquisition, management, and repositioning of commercial properties in Greater Boston. Since its inception in 1936, Bulfinch has developed, acquired and repositioned $1 billion in commercial real estate.