Established. Experienced. Entrepreneurial.
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
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.
Chief Executive Officer
Managing Director and General Counsel
SVP, Property Operations
SVP, Director of Leasing
SVP, Chief Information Officer
VP, Director of Marketing
John M. Beres
Kellie K. Biggins
Joshua W. Cohen
James P. Cronin
Timothy F. DiGaetano
Mark R. Diorio
Christina E. Hennessey
Michael S. Hitchcock
Rick G. Humphreys
Elyse C. Kelley
Catharine B. McGauley
Fran D. Meyers
Antonio J. Pacheco
Dylan J. Park
Kerin O. Petitti
Amanda T. Sather
Eric D. Schlager
Robert A. Schlager
Katherine F. Shoss
Mark J. Strangio
Paul L. Sullivan
Michael B. Wilcox
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.
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 TOPS OFF 280,000 SF LEED GOLD REGISTERED BUILDING AT CAMBRIDGE DISCOVERY PARK
April 10, 2019
The Bulfinch Companies, Inc. (Bulfinch), a Boston-based, private commercial real-estate investment firm…
CANDEL THERAPEUTICS LEASES 16,000SF OF LAB/OFFICE AT 117 KENDRICK STREET IN NEEDHAM, MA
March 29, 2019
Bulfinch announced today that Candel Therapeutics, a Massachusetts based biotechnology company, has…
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,…