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

Pamela G. Yang

Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer

Mark R. Diorio

Managing Director, General Counsel

Conor Brennan

Managing Director, Investments

Joelle Denham

SVP, Chief Financial Officer

Julia A. Arsenault, CPM, LEED AP, Fitwel

SVP, Director of Property Management

Michael B. Wilcox

SVP, Director of Leasing

Joseph F. Monroy

SVP, Chief Technology Officer

Katherine F. Shoss

SVP, Director of Marketing

Matthew H. DeNoble

SVP, Director of Asset Management

Mark J. Strangio

SVP, Corporate Controller

Robert M. Brierley

SVP, Institutional Operations

S. Lawrence Schlager

Chairman Emeritus

Jessica Aylward
AVP, Senior Controller
Cassandra L. Bartman
Associate, Senior Property Accountant
Ron C. Berry
AVP, Senior Financial Analyst
Kellie K. Biggins
Senior Associate, Senior Executive Assistant
Christopher Butler
Senior Associate, Senior Property Accountant
Norb Callahan
AVP, Applications Manager
Patrick H. Capece
Associate, Property Accountant
Joshua W. Cohen
AVP, Investments
Hayley B. Copp
Senior Associate, Assistant Controller
Zackary B. Corr
Associate, Tenant Coordinator
Victoria A. Edwards
Associate, Tenant Coordinator
Donovan Ennevor
Senior Associate, Asset Management Analyst
Cayla E. Franco
Senior Associate, Property Manager
Laura R. Gribbell
AVP, Asset Manager
Hannah Jacobs
Analyst, Investments
George D. Kassas
Senior Associate, Property Manager
Elyse C. Kelley
AVP, People Operations Manager
Sarah F. Kjellman
Associate, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
Jon M. Mareno
VP, Director of Engineering
Gabriela E. Martinez
Associate, Tenant Coordinator
Catharine B. McGauley
Portfolio Manager
Brian D. McInerney
VP, Portfolio Manager
Kate O’Connor
Analyst, Investments
Christina Page
Associate, Marketing Designer
Kerin O. Petitti
AVP, Legal Operations Coordinator
Bridget M. Robbins
Associate, Administrative Assistant
David J. Sanchez Jr.
AVP, Tax Manager
Griffin T. Scott
Associate, Property Accountant
Lora E. Shea
AVP, Financial Reporting Analyst
Philip Wilkes
Senior Associate, Assistant Controller
Raymond J. Witkos
AVP, Valuation + Performance

Property Site Team

Steve R. Berry
Regional Facilities Manager
Andrew Carr
Maintenance Technician
Augustin Chavez
Engineer
Timothy F. DiGaetano
VP, Director of Field Operations
Odilio Escobar
Property Superintendent
Joseph Felton
Maintenance Technician II
Jose Rolando Gamarro-Flores
Facilities Technician
A. Nolan Howard
Property Superintendent
Paul J. Howell
Lead Engineer
Rick G. Humphreys
Regional Facilities Manager
James M. Kennan
Maintenance Technician
Jesus Monterola
Facilities Specialist
Antonio J. Pacheco
Property Superintendent
Steven J. Rizzuto
Property Manager
Paul Spivak
Residential Property Manager
Paul L. Sullivan
Site Manager
Rob W. Waters
Chief Engineer

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.

2021

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 and Harrison Street Announce Osborn Triangle & Life Time Center Achieve Fitwel Ratings

May 27, 2022

Osborn Triangle and Life Time Center join buildings from around the world…

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…