If you don't see images, click here to view
Story Ideas  .  Events 
 
To ensure delivery, please add newsletter@bisnow.com to your address book, learn how
Real Estate Bisnow
Real Estate | Legal | Tech/Fed IT | Association/Non-Profit | The Scene
Washington | New York | Chicago | Dallas-Fort Worth | Houston | Boston
   
January 12, 2010 
 
 
Top 100:
CBT HERE, THERE,
EVERYWHERE

 
CBT Architects has a big Boston footprint: a 1M SF mixed use project rising on the 19th century Atlantic Wharf; re-design of the 1960’s era Prudential Center; and restoration of several stately 1800’s mansions on Beacon St in the Back Bay. The 120-person firm has also turned abroad to the UK, Curacao, Abu Dhabi, and Taiwan.
 
CBT's Weiyu Lai, Margaret Deutsch, Shawnie Wang, Chris Coios, and John Carlson, and Richard Bertman

After 42 years treading gingerly through complex local development guidelines here, founding partner Richard Bertman (right) says the firm has a chance to be more adventurous in designing projects in the Mid East, Caribbean, and Asia, where the above residential tower will be built. He tells us “Boston is much more conservative.” We snapped him at CBT with Weiyu Lai, Margaret Deutsch, Shawnie Wang, Chris Coios, and John Carlson.

Philip Casey, Jaejoung Kang, Junior Li, John Bedell and Henry Celli.

The design team on one of the city’s most ambitious current projects, Boston Property’s nearly 1M SF, $400M Atlantic Wharf: Philip Casey, Jaejoung Kang, Junior Li, John Bedell and Henry Celli. About 60% built, the new 31-story, 750k SF office tower is rising behind and around three historic structures, which, when completed in 2011, will house about 85 rental apartments and 30k SF of ground floor retail. With six years of public approvals under their belt, and more “still trickling” in, project manager Phil says the biggest hurdle was designing a contemporary glass tower that’s compatible with the historic wharf buildings that sit on Boston Harbor. “It took a lot of permitting.” Stow that one away for Best Understatements of 2010.

CBT's Chuck Schwalm and Johanna Flynn

We snapped Chuck Schwalm and Johanna Flynn fine tuning elements of the United Teen Equality Center in Lowell, an 1840 church being expanded and converted into an afterschool center. The one-year project should start this summer. With the kids reviewing designs, Chuck says it had to be “crazy” and cool. One element the youngsters wanted: convert the old church steeple into a solar chimney.


RAY VISION
 
Raymond Property’s Ted Raymond at CBRE Market Outlook

We found Raymond Property’s Ted Raymond at last week’s CBRE Market Outlook, sizing up prospects for future deals. You'll recall Ted was early to join the 1980’s effort to transform the Charlestown Navy Yard into a vibrant waterfront neighborhood of housing, retail, offices, and labs. Recently, he accepted an offer from a buyer for two Back Bay properties: 161 Commonwealth Ave, an underused parking lot, and 163 Commonwealth Ave, an existing brownstone.


LEGAL EAGLES: RE STYLE

 
Posternak Blankstein & Lund colleagues Frank Aronson and Kathryn Groothius Graber with Prince Lobel's Rob Schlein

At a recent NAIOP meeting, we snapped Posternak Blankstein & Lund colleagues Frank Aronson and Kathryn Groothius Graber with former colleague Rob Schlein, now practicing real estate law at Prince Lobel. Frank negotiated the relocation of the Cambridge District Court to, of all places, Medford last year and just dried up a drainage issue there. Rob is drawing up leases for restaurants and seeking public funds to do feasibility studies to build new wind turbines. And Kathryn is negotiating leases for BJ’s Wholesale Club at sites she couldn’t disclose. (Yes, we flashed a BJ's membership card. No, it didn’t help.)

 
Send story ideas to Susan Diesenhouse, susan@bisnow.com
 
 
 
 
Goulston & Storrs
 
Reznick (Building)
 
Turner
 
ARM
 
Advertise
 
 
CONTACT EDITORIAL                             CONTACT ADVERTISING                              CONTACT GENERAL INFO

This newsletter is a journalistic news source which accepts no payment for featured interviews. It is supported by conventional advertisers clearly identified in the right hand column. You have been selected to receive it either through prior contact or professional association. If you have received it in error, please accept our apologies and unsubscribe at bottom of the newsletter. ? 2009, Bisnow on Business, Inc., 1323 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036. All rights reserved.

Real Estate Bisnow Sent Using iContact
;