ULI Boston/New England: What's NEXT? The Future of Fort Point


2020-02-13T17:30:00 - 2020-02-13T19:30:00

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    Over the past decade, the Seaport District has transformed from a series of industrial buildings and parking lots, to one of the city’s hottest 24/7 destinations for luxury apartments, restaurants, retail and office space. Despite this momentum, the district is not without controversy, as many have criticized its lack of diversity, equity and inclusion and glass box buildings.

    The Fort Point neighborhood is poised for even more dramatic change as the Gillette World Shaving Headquarters building and adjacent sites are now being re-imagined and redeveloped this decade. Join Brian Kavoogian of National Development and Jess Hughes from Tishman Speyer to hear about their visions for the future of Fort Point in this program hosted by Boston’s ULI NEXT initiative.

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    Jess Hughes

    Tishman Speyer

    Jess Hughes joined Tishman Speyer in 2018 and is currently responsible for the company’s operations in the Boston region including acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, and development. She joined Tishman Speyer from JLL, where she was a Managing Director in the Boston Capital Markets group and member of JLL’s International Capital Group. Previously, she was a Senior Vice President at Beacon Capital Partners, responsible for acquisitions and dispositions in major US markets, as well as establishing Beacon’s offshore offices in London and Paris. Ms. Hughes has a BA in History from Dartmouth College. She serves as a board member at the Boston Center for the Arts.


    Brian Kavoogian

    Managing Partner, National Development

    Brian Kavoogian is a Managing Partner of National Development, one of metropolitan Boston’s largest real estate operating companies. The firm has successfully acquired and/or developed over 30 million square feet of real estate with a value of over $4 billion and is currently investing its $300 million fully discretionary Fund III. The fund invests in well-located commercial real estate in which value can be created at the property level through the repositioning and redevelopment of under-performing, under-managed and/or under-capitalized real estate as well as selective ground-up development throughout New England, with a particular focus on the Boston metropolitan area. The firm invests in office, multi-family, industrial, life science, health care and hospitality-related properties. Its investors consist primarily of endowments, foundations, pension funds, and family offices. Brian is involved with a number of civic, charitable and industry-related organizations. He is Past Chairman of both of the region’s real estate trade organizations, the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and NAIOP Massachusetts, where he remains on the Board of Directors. Brian is Past Co-Chair of Heading Home, one of the region’s largest social service agencies focused on homelessness and is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the Tisch College at Tufts University. In 2015, he was appointed by Governor Charlie Baker to the board of the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency where he serves as Vice Chair. Brian is an Overseer of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and a member of the Partners Healthcare System, Inc. Corporation. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Tufts University and Past Vice Chair of the Greater Boston YMCA. Brian received a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University.