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

Michael S. Hitchcock

SVP, Director of Tax + Financial Projects

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, Controller
Daniel Bias
Associate, Senior Property Accountant
Kellie K. Biggins
Senior Associate, Senior Executive Assistant
Christopher Butler
Associate, Senior Property Accountant
Joshua W. Cohen
AVP, Investments
Victoria A. Edwards
Associate, Tenant Coordinator
Donovan Ennevor
Associate, Asset Management Analyst
Cayla E. Franco
Sr. Associate, Property Manager
Hannah Jacobs
Analyst, Investments
George D. Kassas
Sr. Associate, Property Manager
Elyse C. Kelley
AVP, People Operations Manager
Sarah F. Kjellman
Associate, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
Jon M. Mareno
AVP, Director of Engineering
Catharine B. McGauley
Portfolio Manager
Brian D. McInerney
AVP, Portfolio Manager
Kimberly Nauen
Director of Human Resources
Kate O’Connor
Analyst, Investments
Kerin O. Petitti
Senior Associate, Senior Paralegal
David J. Sanchez Jr.
AVP, Tax Manager
Amanda T. Sather
Associate, Marketing Designer
Griffin T. Scott
Associate, Property Accountant
Lora E. Shea
AVP, Financial Reporting Analyst
Raymond J. Witkos
AVP, Controller

Property Site Team

Michael Adduci
Maintenance Technician I
Steve R. Berry
Regional Facilities Manager
Timothy F. DiGaetano
Director of Field Operations
Odilio Escobar
Property Superintendent
Paul J. Howell
Maintenance Technician
Rick G. Humphreys
Regional Facilities Manager
James M. Kennan
Maintenance Technician
Jesus Monterola
Property Superintendent
Antonio J. Pacheco
Property Superintendent
Paul Spivak
Residential Property Manager
Paul L. Sullivan
Site Manager
Rob W. Waters
Lead Engineer

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

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

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.

Bulfinch Continues Growth with New Accounting Team Hires

August 24, 2021

Bulfinch announced today the additions of David Sanchez and Christopher Butler to…

Bulfinch Strengthens Growing Investment Team

August 13, 2021

Bulfinch is pleased to announce the addition of two new professionals, Hannah…

BULFINCH LEASES 60 HAMILTON STREET TO COVID-19 VACCINE DEVELOPER BIONTECH

July 29, 2021

Bulfinch today announced it has leased 100 percent of its 60 Hamilton…