Established. Experienced. Entrepreneurial.

With close to $3 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

Three Generations of Quality Performance

Bulfinch has been family-owned 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

S. Lawrence Schlager

Chairman Emeritus

Mark R. Diorio

Managing Director, General Counsel

Pamela G. Yang

Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer

Conor Brennan

Managing Director, Investments

Joelle Denham

SVP, Chief Financial Officer

James P. Cronin

SVP, Director of Property Operations

Michael B. Wilcox

SVP, Director of Leasing

Michael S. Hitchcock

SVP, Director of Tax + Financial Projects

Joe Monroy

SVP, Chief Technology Officer

Katherine F. Shoss

SVP, Director of Marketing

Mark J. Strangio

SVP, Corporate Controller

Matt DeNoble

SVP, Director of Asset Management

Robert M. Brierley

VP, Property Management

John M. Beres
Senior Associate, Assistant Controller
Steve R. Berry
Regional Facilities Manager
Daniel Bias
Associate, Senior Property Accountant
Kellie K. Biggins
Senior Associate, Senior Executive Assistant
Joshua W. Cohen
AVP, Investments
Nick Concepcion
Property Superintendant
Timothy F. DiGaetano
Director of Field Operations
Tori Edwards
Associate, Administrative Assistant
Donovan Ennevor
Associate, Asset Management Analyst
Don Erwin
Lead Engineer
Odillo Escobar
Property Superintendent
Cayla Franco
Associate, Assistant Property Manager
Valon Hidra
AVP, Asset Manager
Paul Howell
Maintenance Technician
Rick G. Humphreys
Regional Facilities Manager
George Kassas
Associate, Assistant Property Manager
Elyse C. Kelley
AVP, People Operations Manager
Sarah Kjellman
Associate, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
Jon Mareno
AVP, Director of Engineering
Catharine B. McGauley
Portfolio Manager
Sean Miller
Director of Information Technology
Jesus Monterola
Property Superintendent
Kimberly Nauen
Director of Human Resources
Antonio J. Pacheco
Property Superintendent
Brian McInerney
AVP, Portfolio Manager
Kerin O. Petitti
Senior Associate, Senior Paralegal
Amanda T. Sather
Associate, Marketing Designer
Griffin Scott
Property Accountant
Lora Shea
AVP, Financial Reporting Analyst
Paul Spivak
Residential Property Manager
Paul L. Sullivan
Property Superintendent
Laura Tower
AVP, Property Management
Rob Waters
Lead Engineer
Raymond J. Witkos
AVP, Controller
Parker Wood
Associate, Property Accountant

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

1936

Founded in 1936

By Samuel W. Poorvu, a young Lithuanian immigrant.

1930s

Post Office Development

Focus on Post Office building and developing nationwide.

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.

2019

Bulfinch Breaks Ground

Construction is underway at 400-500 Cambridge Discovery Park, a new world class 286,000 SF Class A lab, R&D and office development.

2020

CDP Grand Opening

Cambridge Discovery Park Building 400-500 officially opened Q1 2020.

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.

Left: New solar panels atop our 117 Kendrick Street property, generating 1,000,000 kw of energy

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