Roundtable Discussion with Boston Real Estate Development Leaders

Mon, Dec 3, 2018
9 Ash Street House 

While it is global in scope, the REBE Program recently convened a dozen thought-leaders from very close to home – Boston’s diverse and highly accomplished real estate development community – for a roundtable discussion, over dinner at the GSD’s 9 Ash Street House, at a key moment of change in the field. Hosted by Larry Curtis, MAUD ’83, President and Managing Partner of Winn Development, and by the REBE program co-chairs Bing Wang, MAUD ’99, DDes ’04 and Matt Kiefer, LF ’96, and organized by the Dean’s office, the dinner provoked a lively discussion about how the participants address changes in technology and society that affect their businesses; how the GSD can better prepare students for lifelong leadership in this dynamic environment; and how we can communicate the program’s unique attributes effectively in the marketplace. Key insights were to embrace the program’s versatility in providing students both depth of expertise and breadth of understanding of real estate development; to continue to leverage the program’s location in a pre-eminent design school to instill original thinking and thought-leadership in real estate practice; and to highlight the program’s goals of innovation and social impact, both within and outside the University.

The companies represented at this roundtable discussion include Accordia Partners, Basis Investment Group, Berkeley Investments, Boston Properties, Goulston and Storrs, Leggat McCall Properties, Lend Lease Americas, MP Boston, Related Beal, Samuels & Associates, and Trinity Investments.