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.
Cassandra L. Bartman
Ron C. Berry
Kellie K. Biggins
Joshua W. Cohen
Hayley B. Copp
Zackary B. Corr
Steve F. Crusco
Victoria A. Edwards
Cayla E. Franco
Laura R. Gribbell
George D. Kassas
Elyse C. Kelley
Sarah F. Kjellman
Jon M. Mareno
Gabriela E. Martinez
Catharine B. McGauley
Brian D. McInerney
Kerin O. Petitti
Bridget M. Robbins
David J. Sanchez Jr.
Griffin T. Scott
Lora E. Shea
Monica C. Singh
Raymond J. Witkos
Property Site Team
Steve R. Berry
Timothy F. DiGaetano
Jose Rolando Gamarro-Flores
A. Nolan Howard
Paul J. Howell
Rick G. Humphreys
James M. Kennan
Antonio J. Pacheco
Steven J. Rizzuto
Paul L. Sullivan
Rob W. Waters
Founded in 1936
By Samuel W. Poorvu, a young Lithuanian immigrant.
Post Office Development
Focus on Post Office building and developing nationwide.
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.
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 286,000 SF Class A lab, R&D and office development.
CDP Grand Opening
Cambridge Discovery Park Building 400-500 officially opened Q1 2020.
REFA Swain Award Recipient
The Bulfinch Companies is awarded the Robert S. Swain Jr. Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contributions made to the real estate industry.
Bulfinch’s Joelle Denham Named to Boston Real Estate Times’ Outstanding Women of 2022
April 29, 2022
As Bulfinch’s first-ever CFO, Denham helps guide strategic planning and development of…
Needham’s old Muzi dealerships could make way for lab or office ‘headquarters location’
April 12, 2022
By Catherine Carlock, The Boston Globe The life-science lab market is set…