Many of the finest real estate developments in Massachusetts sit on spacious lots with well-tended yards extending to the edge of scenic wetlands. These properties are impressive, but nitrogen pollutants from their septic systems and fertilized lawns seep into nearby harbors, estuaries and ponds.
May 2018 CRE Insider
Community activists and hotel developers agree on one thing: the Fenway/Kenmore Square area of Boston needs more hotel rooms. New mixed-use residential, office and retail developments have been constructed over the years as Fenway Park expanded its entertainment offerings beyond Red Sox games to include concerts and sporting events of all varieties.
My brother Gary and I literally grew up in the hotel business. Well before we were born, our grandfather Irving Saunders – an astute, affable guy with no hotel experience – became the owner of the Copley Square Hotel in the heart of the Back Bay.
Rarely does a mature city find the opportunity to re-shape a major portion of its landscape at the scale of the emerging Seaport neighborhood. Not since the filling of the Back Bay has Boston experienced such an opportunity.
Gary Johnson joined CambridgeSeven in 1978 as a model maker, working on Carpenter & Co.’s Charles Square project in his first assignment. He was named president of CambridgeSeven in January.
Great hotels have a great story to tell – a story in which design, architecture and programming fuse into a unique experience that appeals to each guest’s physical senses and deep emotions, leading to great memories.
Hotel investors worldwide consider Boston to be a top destination for hotel investment in the United States. Anchored by world-famous institutions in both higher education and health care, Boston is a diverse and thriving economy that is only getting better.