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.
John M. Beres
Steve R. Berry
Kellie K. Biggins
Joshua W. Cohen
Timothy F. DiGaetano
Rick G. Humphreys
Elyse C. Kelley
Catharine B. McGauley
Antonio J. Pacheco
Kerin O. Petitti
Amanda T. Sather
Paul L. Sullivan
Raymond J. Witkos
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.
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.
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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