BOSTON—The Boston Real Estate Times today released its list of the top 10 commercial developers in Boston. The ranking is based on square footage developed in Massachusetts in 2019.

#1: The Davis Companies

Jon Davis (Photo: The Davis Companies)

Firm Name: The Davis Companies

Square footage developed in Massachusetts: 3,700,000 SF

Area developed in the world: 9,300,000 SF

Number of employees in Massachusetts: 110

President/CEO: Jonathan Davis, CEO and Founder

Address: 125 High Street, Suite 2111, Boston, MA 02110

Phone number: (617) 549-0323 Website:

Project Highlights: 100 Shawmut Luxury Condos in Boston, MA (Fall 2020), Omni Hotel in Seaport – Boston, MA (2020), Terminal 21 Apartments in Pittsburgh, PA, The Georgia International Trade Center, The Quad Life Science Campus in Cambridge (2nd phase), 88 Black Falcon Pier in Boston, MA.

What sets The Davis Companies apart from all the others? In their words: “The Davis Companies development process is fully integrated from conception to completion. We operate across a wide range of asset classes including: office, life science/laboratory, luxury condominium, apartment, retail, urban industrial and self-storage hubs. Our unique trading desk concept generates a variety of transactions, including direct development, third party joint ventures and a multitude of financial instruments. Our team’s holistic approach to planning and design, and our significant development and construction experience inform: project feasibility and design, accurate cost underwriting, and allow us to assess a variety of transactions for on-time, on-budget delivery for projects large and small. . The Davis Companies is committed to making new developments and improving existing assets with consideration for the environment. Our development experience includes nearly 2 million square feet that have been LEED certified. Our successes in delivering environmentally friendly buildings demonstrate both the Davis Companies’ strong commitment to responsible development and the support of our investor and tenant partnership for energy efficiency and ecological design.

#2: The HYM investment group

Thomas N. O’Brien

Company Name: The HYM Investment Group, LLC

Square footage developed in Massachusetts: 1,547,900 SF

Number of employees in Massachusetts: 36

President/CEO: Thomas N. O’Brien

Address: One Congress Street, 11th Floor, Boston, MA 02114

Phone number: (617) 248-8905 Website:

Key Project Highlight: This year, HYM Investment Group will complete The Sudbury, the 46-storey residential tower that is part of the 4.8-acre Bulfinch Crossing mixed-use development. The 480-foot residential tower will become a new staple of Boston’s skyline, offering 360-degree panoramic views of Boston Harbor, North End, the Financial District, Back Bay and the Charles River. This new luxury destination will include 368 apartments and 55 condominiums for sale.

#3: AvalonBay Communities

William M. McLaughlin

Company Name: AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

Square footage developed in Massachusetts: 1,000,000 SF

Number of employees in Massachusetts: 400

Chief of New England at Avalon Bay: William M. McLaughlin

Address: 600 Atlantic Ave., 20th Floor, Boston, MA 02210

Phone: (617) 654-9503 Website:

#4: Samuels & Associates

Steve Samuels

Firm Name: Samuels & Associates

Square footage developed in Massachusetts: 1,000,000 SF

Number of employees in Massachusetts: 137

Chairman/CEO: Steve Samuels, Chairman and Principal; Joel Sklar, President and Director

Address: 136 Brookline Ave. Boston, MA 02115

Joel Sklar

Phone number: (617) 603-5458 Website:

Project Highlight: The renovation and redevelopment of 401 Park was completed in 2019. The historic building at the corner of Park Drive and Brookline Ave. became a hub of innovation and entertainment, where in 201.9 the famous Time Out Market opened alongside Trillium Fenway and a brand new one-acre green space that replaced a parking lot. In the winter, the space was transformed into a seasonal skating rink, creating a year-round experience for visitors, office tenants and residents of the Fenway neighborhood.

#5: Cummings Properties

Denis Clarke

Business Name: Cummings Properties

Square footage developed in Massachusetts: 627,393 SF

Number of employees in Massachusetts: 413

President and CEO: Dennis Clarke, President and CEO

Address: 200 Cummings Park West

Phone number: (781) 935-8000 Website: Project highlight: 48 Dunham Ridge, Beverly, MA

#6: The Bozzuto Group

Toby Bozzuto

Company name: The Bozzuto Group

Square footage developed in Massachusetts: 620,000 SF

Area developed in the world: 800,000 SF

Number of employees in Massachusetts: 4

Number of employees worldwide: 2,700

President/CEO: Toby Bozzuto

Address: 6406 Ivy Lane Suite 700 Greenbelt, MD 20770

Phone number: (202) 276-4730 Website:

Key Project Highlight: The Abby, nestled on seven acres in Quincy, Massachusetts, began construction in 2019. The Abby is Bozzuto’s largest project offering 610 apartments and 45,000 square feet of retail space supporting the community. The Abby is an example of a successful public-private partnership with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). In 2019, Bozzuto Development successfully negotiated five (5) rights for its Allston Stop and Shop project in Boston, MA. Allston comprises 164 units and is the first of four buildings scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2021 and be delivered in the third quarter of 2023.

#7: Wilder

Company name: Wilder

Square footage developed in Massachusetts: 600,000 SF

Number of employees in Massachusetts: 55

Number of employees worldwide: 80

Chairman/CEO: Andrew LaGrega, Tom Wilder, David Mallen

Address: 800 Boylston Street, Suite 1300, Boston, MA 02199

Phone: (617) 896-4913 Website: Key Project: Arsenal Yards, Watertown, MA

#8: Nordblom Company

Pierre Nordblom

Company Name: Nordblom Company

Square footage developed in Massachusetts: 475,000 SF

Area developed in the world: 550,000 SF

Number of employees in Massachusetts: 65

Number of employees worldwide: 75

President/CEO: Peter Nordblom

Address: 71 Third Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803

Phone: (781) 272-4000 Website: Project Highlight: The BEAT – Nordblom’s 700,000 square foot redevelopment of the former Boston Globe headquarters/distribution center into a world-class office campus

#9: Drew Company, Inc.

John P. Drew

Company Name: The Drew Company, Inc.

Square footage developed in Massachusetts: 325,000 SF

Area developed in the world: 1,500,000 SF

Number of employees in Massachusetts: 10

Number of employees worldwide: 400

President/CEO: John P. Drew

Address: 2 Seaport Lane, 9th Floor

Phone: (617) 385-5193 Website: Major Flagship Project: Gables Seaport, 501 Congress Street, Boston, MA

#10: Intercontinental Real Estate Company

Pierre Palandjian

Company Name: Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation

Square footage developed in Massachusetts: 306,000 SF

Developed area in the world: 2,003,000 SF

Number of employees in Massachusetts: 97

Number of employees worldwide: 110

President/CEO: Peter Palandjian

Address: 1270 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02135

Phone: (617) 779-0482 Website: Project Highlight: The Key @ 12th in Oakland, CA and Porte (845 W. Madison) in Chicago, IL.

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