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


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



Founded in 1936

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


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.”


Second Generation Joins Bulfinch

S. Lawrence Schlager


First Office Development

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

1985 - 1990

Third Generation Joins Bulfinch

Robert A. Schlager and Eric D. Schlager


Significant Portfolio Expansion

Culminating in over $250 million of property acquisitions.


First Needham Place

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


Bulfinch Develops Cambridge Place

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


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.


Developer of the Year

NAIOP awards Bulfinch Developer of the Year.


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.


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.


Bulfinch Breaks Ground

Construction is underway at 400-500 Cambridge Discovery Park, a new world class 270,000 SF Class A lab, R&D and office development.


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.

Bulfinch Breaks Ground on 270,000 SF State-Of-The-Art Lab and Office Building at Cambridge Discovery …

January 25, 2019

Bulfinch announced today that construction is underway at 400-500 Cambridge Discovery Park,…

Bulfinch Strengthens Portfolio with the Acquisition of 10 Brookline Place

December 3, 2018

Bulfinch, a private real estate investment, development and management firm, today announced…

Bulfinch Promotes Conor Brennan To Senior Vice President, Acquisitions

September 30, 2018

Bulfinch, a private real estate investment, development and management firm, today announced…