History

Over three decades of history. Six million square feet of development. Nearly 2,000 units currently under management. Our story is bright and ever evolving. Here are some of the milestones that made us who we are today.

’18

01/02

Launches thefenway.com, a riotously good resource on Boston’s most energetic neighborhood – revealing where to eat, drink, park, live, shop, sweat and stay.

Community

Pierce Boston, a bold new 30-story luxury tower, opens in The Fenway.

’17

01/02

The Pioneers Gallery photographic exhibition is hung in 401 Park, celebrating the builders, grafters and gifters that gave Boston the building that it is today.

Community

Plaza (Arcade) by Alexandre da Cunha is commissioned and installed at Pierce Boston, bringing a slice of concrete-and-steel sculptural genius to the streetscape.

Community

’16

Winner of the 2015 Commercial Brokers Association Landlord of the Year Award.

Awards

’15

01/03

Cut the ribbon at Continuum, a vibrant mixed use residential and retail development, located in lower Allston, adjacent to Harvard’s Allston Campus.

New opening

Broke ground on Pierce Boston, a mixed-use tower with 109 condominium units, 240 rental units and over 20,000 square feet of retail space.

Groundbreaking

Opened Van Ness, a mixed-use residential, retail and office space. Home to Boston’s first urban Target.

New opening

’14

01/05

Our very own Leslie Cohen is named a Power Woman in Real Estate by BISNOW – a nationwide initiative to acknowledge women making waves in the industry today.

Awards

Accepted Fenway CDC Joyce Foster Community Impact Award

Community
Awards

Steve Samuels, Samuels & Associates received A Better City, Norman B. Leventhal Land Development Award

Awards

Lifted the veil on The Verb, a music-inspired hotel at 1271 Boylston Street, in the heart of The Fenway.

New opening

Received approval for the expansion of Landmark Center to include retail and residential space.

Development

’13

01/02

Broke ground on Continuum, a mixed-use residential and retail project on Harvard University-owned land in Allston.

Groundbreaking

Received approval for Pierce Boston, a residential and retail development at the intersection of Brookline Avenue and Boylston Street in The Fenway.

Development

’11

01/02

Landmark Center, a mixed-use office and retail building in The Fenway, is acquired for redevelopment.

Development

Construction begins on Van Ness, a mixed-use building in The Fenway with 172 rental units, 30,000 square feet of retail and 232,000 square feet of office space.

Groundbreaking

’10

Tasty Burger opens in a Samuels-owned building in Fenway, creating a lively new destination at the site of a former gas station.

New Opening

00s

01/06

Undertook a significant and challenging pro bono project to revitalize The Mecca at Grove Hall, an urban shopping center in Roxbury, MA, creating over 400 jobs and opening with 100% occupancy.

2001
Development

Partnered with Edens & Avant to purchase 36 retail centers in the Northeast from Konover & Associates.

2002
Development

Sold 11 of the properties purchased only two years prior for $205 million, earning a significant return on the investment while improving the occupancy rates from 43% to 90%.

2004
Development

Broke ground on the Fenway Triangle Trilogy, a one million square foot, mixed-use development in the heart of Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.

2004
Groundbreaking

Began work on mixed-use waterfront village The Hingham Shipyard, bringing 240,000 square feet of maritime charm to Hingham, Massachusetts.

2006
Groundbreaking

1330 Boylston, a 450,000 square foot mixed-use development, opens with 200 luxury apartments, street-level retail space and 90,000 square feet devoted to the Fenway Community Health Center.

2008
New Opening

90s

01/02

Produced the pioneering 440,000 square foot South Bay Center in Dorchester, MA, the first development of its type in an urban location.

1993
Development

Sold a portfolio of 20 shopping centers to Edens & Avant for $250 million while remaining as leasing and property managers for the majority of the locations.

1998
Development

80s

Developed Brookside Shopping Center in Bridgeport, CT, a 119,000 square foot shopping center that services over 250,000 people.

1986
Development