The Personal Touch in High-End Design

His architecture firm has grown to more than 30 employees and expanded its commercial work, but David Hacin likes to keep a hand in the design of Boston’s distinctive residences.

A Long-Term Horizon on Hotel Ownership

For four generations, Saunders Hotel Group has owned and operated properties that are on the short list of travelers visiting Boston. It gives Chairman Gary Saunders a useful position to gauge the future of Back Bay hotel market.

Creating Diverse New Pathways into CRE

Mentorship matters more than ever in the midst of a pandemic., something Carlos Febres-Mazzei knows well. The new chairman of ULI Boston/New England is overseeing a number of equity and inclusion strategies trying to put this knowledge into action.

Pitching Penthouses During a Pandemic

Kevin Caulfield, head of Compass-affiliated Caulfield Properties represents developer Center Court Properties in marketing 62 new luxury units in Beacon Hill’s The Archer Residences.

Advising Retailers on Survival Strategies

Jesse Baerkahn founded Graffito SP in 2007 to work with Kendall Square landlords on livening up its once-forbidding streetscape and now advises advising on some of the region’s biggest future developments. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Graffito has taken a high-profile role on social media detailing the decisions facing retail tenants and landlords. 

A Road Map to Revitalizing Downtown Fitchburg

Francisco Torres is working with Fitchburg to restore vitality and bring more foot traffic to its downtown, helping potential retail tenants seek lease subsidies and providing developers with advice on converting vacant buildings into housing.  

A New Player in Boston Commercial Development

Oxford Properties Group made a splash in 2014 with its big-ticket arrival in Massachusetts, buying five trophy office buildings in Boston and Cambridge. To spearhead its next effort, Oxford in 2018 hired Mark McGowan as its local head of development.

Defining ‘Smart’ Designs for Changing Cities

With the convergence of new technological innovation, we are seeing a drastic shift in how we interact with each other and the environment, CBT Architects Associate Principal Sae Kim says, and it’s changing how he – and we – are seeing cities.

Insider Insights

Since joining HFF’s Boston office to lead its New England hospitality practice, Denny Meikleham has helped it capture approximately two-thirds of hotel transactions in the market including nearly $1 billion worth of sales in 2016 alone.

Reinventing Retail In The Age Of Amazon

In a fast-changing retail landscape, shopping centers’ challenge is to remain frequent destinations. Particularly in the suburbs, that often involves a “de-malling” strategy – tearing down interior space and replacing it with stores with direct entrances.