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YLG Walking Tour: Allston/ Brighton

June 13, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Warrior Ice Arena
90 Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135 United States
Eliza Daeschler


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ULI Boston/New England’s Young Leaders Group  is hosting a  Walking Tour of Allston/ Brighton (open to all). The tour will cover a few of the recently completed, under construction, and planned developments in the area. We plan to discuss the rapidly evolving environment, and the future of Allston. This is one of the YLG’s signature events and we are sure our speakers and their projects will be both innovative and exciting.

Featured Projects

Boston Landing 

Project Team: NB Development Group (Developer) Elkus Manfredi Architects (Architect) JMA & Associates (Contractor)

Boston Landing is a mixed-use development encompassing approximately 15 acres of land along the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston’s Brighton neighborhood.  Located along Guest Street, the property is a former industrial area that once served as the region’s largest stockyard. The revitalization of this development will turn the area into a vibrant 21st century destination for like-minded companies, with a focus on work/life balance. Boston Landing’s vision is to create a state-of-the-art development that complements the existing neighborhood fabric through the creation of new office space, retail stores, restaurants, and sports-related uses. Boston Landing is currently home to the New Balance World Headquarters, the Boston Bruins Practice and Training Facility and companies such as Bose, Roche and Proteostasis.  Currently under construction is the Boston Celtics Practice and Training Facility at 40 Guest Street opening June 2018, and the newly opened Lantera residential building totally 295 units.

Boston Landing MBTA Stop Project Team:NB Development Group, Skanska, STV, MassDOT, MBTA, Keolis And the City of Boston

The new Boston Landing at Allston Brighton Commuter Rail Station, along the Framingham/Worcester line ending at South Station, opened in May 2017.  Commuter rail is the lynchpin to the Boston Landing development in that it expands the choice of transportation options to the site thereby unlocking the economic development potential of a burgeoning district.  In addition, the Station returns commuter rail to the Allston Brighton neighborhood that has long been under served by public transportation.



Allston Yards Redevelopment Address: 60 Everett St, Allston, MA 02134
Project Team:  Stop & Shop, The Bozzuto Group, New England Development, South Side Investment Partners (Developers), Stantec, Elkus Manferdi (Master Planners) VHB (Engineers)

The existing, suburban-style shopping center at 60 Everett Street will be redeveloped with housing, open space, offices, retail, and a new, state-of-the-art grocery store. The Allston Yards redevelopment will create a new neighborhood at the nexus of Allston, Brighton, and the new Boston Landing district. The project will provide and build upon a number of critical infrastructure investments: extension and expansion of the street grid through the site, new connections to the Boston Landing MBTA station, improved pedestrian and bicycle connections, and the creation of new pedestrian-scale, publicly-accessible open spaces.   All of this will transform a unique site – currently occupied by an older shopping plaza and large surface parking lots – into a new neighborhood.

Address: 75 Braintree St, Boston, MA 02134

Trac75 boats a desirable mix of studio, 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom units. This fully-amenitized property has been well-received during lease-up, averaging 22 units/month before opening in August 2017. Located less than a five-minute walk to the new Boston Landing Commuter Rail Station and surrounded by amenities. Trac75 has been deemed a walk able destination with a Walk Score of 91 out of 100. Trac75 features a wide range of community amenities including a common roof deck with city views, enclosed vehicle and bike parking, on-site ZipCar, a dog spa, a community room with wifi, catering kitchen as well as an on-site fitness center.

Boston Volvo Village
Address: 75 N Beacon St, Allston, MA 02134
Project Team: The Ciccolo Group (Developers), Arrowstreet (Architects), VHB (Engineers)

Boston Volvo Village in Allston, MA is an adaptive reuse of a 72,000 square foot industrial building constructed in 1924 and was the original home of International Harvester Farm Equipment. Arrowstreet’s design will bring this mixed-use project back to its original industrial style and luster. The new Volvo showroom will highlight Volvo’s leadership in technology and evolution in the automotive industry while also reducing the impact on the neighborhood from a 4 acre parking lot to 3 floors of the 5 story building. In addition to the automotive sales area, the building, equipped with a vehicle sized freight elevator and floors with high structural capacity and tall ceilings, will house two floors of office R&D use. For this project, Arrowstreet worked closely with our client to study multiple changes in program and project parameters, including a late addition of historic tax credits.
The space will become a model for the future for urban car dealerships with limited land. Vehicle storage will move from the parking lot to inside with less vehicle’s in physical inventory due to the emergence of online car shopping and the evolving future of autonomous vehicles. Preliminary plans for Phase 2 call for the present car dealership on 75 North Beacon Street to be developed into several new buildings consisting of multi-family housing and retail program.

This event is Sold out. To be placed on the waitlist please contact Eliza Daeschler at eliza.daeschler@uli.org

 Member Non-Member
Private Sector $70 $95
Public Sector/Nonprofit $50 $70
Young Leader (under 35) $50 $70
Student (full time) $35 $50
Register online before June 11th, 2018.

Featured Speakers

Erin Harvey, Senior Leasing and Marketing Manager,  NB Development Group

As the Senior Leasing and Marketing Manager for NB Development Group, Erin Harvey coordinates the leasing and marketing for the Company’s real estate portfolio. Erin is responsible for managing Broker relations, lease analysis and execution, retail build-outs, property tours, marketing strategy, and is involved in the acquisition of new properties. Erin has leased over 30,000sf of retail in the first phase of a multi-phase strategy and has been involved in recent office/lab transactions totaling over 725,000sf. Erin has a broad range of experience working in Boston’s commercial real estate industry. Prior to joining NB Development Group in 2011, Erin held positions at Columbia Group Realty Advisors, The Chiofaro Company and Paradigm Properties.


Keith Craig, Director,  NB Development Group

As part of the Senior Management Team, Keith Craig is involved in the day to day operations of the Company. As Director, Keith is responsible for all aspects of development including strategy, financial analysis, entitlements, programming and design, directing team members and third party consultants, managing contracts, and project execution. Keith has 17 years of experience in Boston’s real estate community. Prior to joining NB Development Group, Keith worked for Northland Investment Corporation, an owner and developer of residential and commercial real estate, Epsilon Associates, Joslin, Lesser & Associates (now NV5), and the City of Somerville. Keith also spent several years as a Senior Project Manager with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) managing the design and development review process for a range of complex development projects, including major area colleges and hospitals. While at the BRA, he facilitated the entitlement and permitting process for more than 10 million square feet of development.


Lauren Jezienicki, Vice President, Bozzuto

Lauren serves as a Vice President in the Boston regional office and is responsible for identifying development opportunities and overseeing the company’s New England development pipeline of nearly two million square feet.  Prior to joining Bozzuto, Lauren worked at The JBG Companies in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where she served as a Vice President of Development, responsible for the underwriting, design, entitlement, construction, and delivery of nearly one million square feet of urban multifamily projects.  Prior to working at The JBG Companies, Lauren was an Assistant Development Manager at The Shooshan Company in Arlington, Virginia on the Liberty Center project, a one million square foot mixed-use project in the Ballston neighborhood.  Lauren graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s in business administration and Columbia University with a master’s in business administration.  She is an active member of NAIOP Massachusetts and the Urban Land Institute.  Lauren also serves on as an Executive Committee Board Member of the Design Museum Foundation.

Paul Dawson, Director of Asset Management,  The Grossman Companies

Paul worked in architecture and real estate development before spending eight years with Charter Capital Management, a real estate investment firm in Boston. More recently, he co-managed a 2 million square foot portfolio of retail, office and mixed-use properties for Crosspoint Associates (Natick, Mass.). He joined The Grossman Companies in 2012.




Justin DiCristofalo, Associate, Arrowstreet

Justin DiCristofalo is an Associate at Arrowstreet, an architecture, planning, and interior design firm based in Boston. With a dual background in design and construction management, he is experienced in coordinating all aspects of building systems from design through construction. Justin’s unique perspective on design detailing and documentation and his technical skills in 2D and 3D design media have contributed to the success of a wide array of projects. His project work ranges from complex mixed-use and unique infrastructure to multi-family housing.  His most recent project is the adaptive re-use of a historic industrial farm equipment building into the showroom of the future for Boston Volvo Village in Allston MA.


This event is Sold out. To be placed on the waitlist please contact Eliza Daeschler at eliza.daeschler@uli.org



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