Three generations of quality performance

With over $1 billion in assets, we have built a reputation for identifying opportunities and creating valuable and coveted properties across many industries. Bulfinch is a third-generation commercial real estate firm specializing in the acquisition, development, repositioning and management of properties. Our disciplined approach, entrepreneurial mindset, depth of experience and focus on meeting the needs of our tenants and partners have produced an enviable track record and roster of tenants and investors.

Meet the Team

Established. Experienced. Entrepreneurial.

Bulfinch has been family-owned and managed since our founding in 1936, and we continuously strive to uphold the legacy of our founder, Samuel W. Poorvu, who was known as much for his integrity as his pioneering developments. It’s with that spirit that we approach every real estate transaction with passion, ambition and dedication to superior service.

Eric D. Schlager

Chief Executive Officer

Robert A. Schlager

President

Mark R. Diorio

Managing Director and General Counsel

Conor Brennan

SVP, Acquisitions

James P. Cronin

SVP, Property Operations

Michael B. Wilcox

SVP, Director of Leasing

Michael S. Hitchcock

SVP, Chief Information Officer

Katherine F. Shoss

VP, Director of Marketing

Mark J. Strangio

VP, Controller

Community Involvement

Giving Our All to Give Back.

We don’t just help build our communities, we help them thrive through a number of initiatives and programs. Bulfinch’s employees are encouraged to become involved in activities and philanthropy within our industry and in the communities where we work and live. Some causes supported by Bulfinch and employees include:

  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Building Impact
  • Children’s Hospital
  • Combined Jewish Philanthropies
  • Jewish Family & Children Service
  • Pan Mass Challenge

History

1930s

Founded in 1936

by Samuel W. Poorvu a young Lithuanian immigrant building and developing post offices.

1940s

1940s Partnership with USPS Continues to Flourish

Poorvu develops facilities in more than 100 communities nationwide. The Wall Street Journal names Poorvu “The Post Office King of America.”

1955

Second Generation Joins Bulfinch

S. Lawrence Schlager

1969

First Office Development

250,000 SF New Chardon Street, Boston, MA.

1985 - 1990

Third Generation Joins Bulfinch

Robert A. Schlager and Eric D. Schlager

1990s

Significant Portfolio Expansion

Culminating in over $250 million of property acquisitions.

1997

First Needham Place

Bulfinch develops First Needham Place, first spec office on 128 in Needham.

1998

Bulfinch Develops Cambridge Place

300,000 SF of lab and office in Kendall Square, Cambridge.

2000

Further Expansion in Cambridge

Bulfinch expands in Cambridge with (i) Harvard Square development leased to Harvard University and (ii) acquisition of 30+/- acres in West Cambridge developed into Cambridge Discovery Park with nearly 800,000 SF of state of the art biotech and office space.

2007

Developer of the Year

NAIOP awards Bulfinch Developer of the Year.

2012

Life Time Center

Bulfinch acquires old Atrium Mall and begins redevelopment and conversion into a state of the art Medical and Wellness facility known as Life Time Center.

2018

Bulfinch Returns to Boston

Bulfinch made some big moves! We returned to Boston. We changed our look. We updated our website. But one thing that will never change is our commitment to discovering opportunities and delivering value.

Sustainability

Being Green Is Our Focus and Future

Bulfinch is dedicated to protecting our environment by developing a portfolio of energy efficient and sustainable buildings. Our properties help deliver social, environmental and economic benefits for their communities and our tenants. We work side by side with our tenants to help achieve sustainability goals by incorporating energy-efficient designs, systems and technologies.

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