ULI Boston: December Member Lunch - Damien B. Chaviano, Riverside Development


Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST



Join us on December 3rd to hear from Damien Chaviano, Principal at Mark Development LLC, and learn the latest on the Riverside development. The Riverside site is adjacent to the Charles River Greenway, flanked north and south by open space and golf courses, adjacent to a major highway interchange and most significantly at the end of the Green Line's Riverside branch. This location is largely isolated from surrounding properties, yet is at a nexus of transportation  infrastructure. In October of 2020, the City of Newton unanimously approved a project to allow for approximately one million square feet of development made up of 582 apartments, a new hotel and an abundance of retail and office space.



Damien Chaviano

Mark Development

At MARK Development (MD), Damien is involved in all facets of the development process, with direct responsibility for the capital structuring and deal underwriting of the company’s mixed-use projects. Since joining MARK, Damien has helped sourced a pipeline of 2.0+ million square feet of development with an estimated total project cost of $1.0 Billion. To capitalize the portfolio, Damien has identified strategic partnerships with both high net-worth investors and institutional capital sources with a long-term “generational” investment horizon. Before joining MD, Damien was part of the Samuels & Associates team responsible for bringing several notable projects to the Fenway and Allston neighborhoods in downtown Boston. In addition to being part of the acquisition efforts, Damien sourced structured debt (including EB-5), preferred equity and common equity for projects such as Pierce Boston, Continuum, Van Ness, Verb Hotel and Landmark Center. Outside of the office Damien finds time to serve on the Board of Milagros Para Ninos at Children’s Hospital and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Urban Mixed-use Product Council. He also volunteers with College for Every Student, a nonprofit that helps underserved youth “prepare for, gain access to and succeed in college.” Damien is graduate of Middlebury College and received a MSRED from MIT.

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