Thinking Beyond

MP Boston is reframing the human urban experience in unprecedented ways.

For the last twenty years, we’ve been working with our city to find new ways to bring people together, create connections, think sustainably and build new partnerships that will take Boston into the future. From our commitment to the minority workforce and affordable housing, to our contributions to city parks and urban livability, MP Boston’s purpose has been transforming neighborhoods and lifting up our community.

Now, we’re setting a new standard for the next generation of buildings on a global scale. We’re seeking out partnerships with top thought leaders. We’re driving innovation by asking questions that have never been asked before. We’re collaborating with the Metabolic Design Office, a team of MIT professors at the forefront of cutting-edge urban research, architecture, design, technology, sustainability and engineering—all executed against the human paradigms of productivity, wellness and social engagement.

Thinking beyond is changing the urban experience of Boston as we know it. Rewriting the rules. Redrawing the map. Rethinking the entire paradigm.

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The Team

Richard G. Baumert - Principal

Richard G. Baumert

Principal

Rich is responsible for all aspects of development, design, programming, marketing, sales and operations for MP Boston. He is recognized for innovating and implementing the signature residential and commercial experiences that have made MP Boston properties the fastest-selling in modern Boston history.

Kathleen C. MacNeil - Principal

Kathleen C. MacNeil

Principal

Kathy leads all construction and design implementation for MP Boston and assists in all development activities. She excels at running large-scale urban construction projects and is an advocate for local preservation, ensuring that all projects uphold the rich history of Boston.

Joseph A. Larkin - Principal

Joseph A. Larkin

Principal

Joe directs the development activities of MP Boston, including all permitting, planning, commercial leasing, asset management, programming, and more. For the last 20 years Joe has worked in a changing Boston and seen what makes this city great, and now has a unique perspective on urban development and a vision for the heights to which Boston can rise in the future.

Our Properties

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The Burnham Building

  • Completed in 2014
  • Historic restoration of the 275,000 sq. ft. masterpiece by the Chicago architect Daniel Burnham
  • Former site of landmark Filene's Department Store
  • 100% leased, including Caffe Nero, Old Navy, Pabu, Primark and Roche Bros. Gourmet Supermarket at retail level
  • World headquarters of Havas/Arnold Communications (800 employees)

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  • Completed in 2016
  • 680-foot high mixed-use residential tower
  • One-of-a-kind residents-only dining, fitness, wellness and social programming
  • Exclusive 23,000 sq. ft., two-story Club for residents
  • The largest sellout in the history of the United States outside of New York City

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Millennium Place

  • Completed in 2011
  • Fastest-selling urban residential development in Boston history
  • 256-unit, 15 story residential condominium
  • First floor retail and restaurant space
  • Sparked significant outside investment in a previously neglected neighborhood

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The Ritz-Carlton Towers

  • Completed in 2001-2002
  • Two-tower, 1,400,000 sq. ft. mixed use development
  • Located on the former site of Commonwealth Center
  • 190-room Ritz-Carlton Hotel
  • 375 luxury residential units
  • 115,000 sq. ft. wellness facility
  • 5,000-seat 19-screen movie theater operation
  • 50,000 sq. ft. of retail
  • 1,000-car below-ground parking
  • Sparked the revitalization of the long decaying Combat Zone

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10 St. James Avenue

  • Completed in 2000
  • First class office property located on the site of abandoned Greyhound Bus Terminal
  • New first-class offices and first-class rehabbed offices
  • Includes retail and a public Galleria
  • 400-car parking
  • Fully leased within one year of completion
  • Brought Pearson Education as new tenant to Boston
  • Created 50 permanent jobs and occupancy for 3,000 employees

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

  • Completed in 2002
  • Historic reconstruction of the 273-guest room original Ritz-Carlton Hotel built in 1927 after default and auction
  • Successfully completed extensive historical commission and landmarks approval processes
  • Extensive mechanical, electrical, plumbing and full façade restoration
  • Re-employment program allowed all pre-renovation employees to return upon completion

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One Charles Condominium

  • Completed in 2004
  • 235-unit mixed-use residential building
  • First-floor retail
  • 250-car parking
  • Originated from a City of Boston development competition won with a 9-0 unanimous vote to develop the Urban Renewal District
  • All residential units sold within six months of first occupancy

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179 Lincoln Street

  • Completed in 2008
  • Restoration of the original Leather District Building and later home of the Teradyne Electronic Company
  • Extensive renovations included asbestos and lead paint remediation
  • Achieved 99% occupancy by the end of 2007, at a time when the total net annual absorption of office space in downtown Boston was only 200,000 sq. ft.

Community Initiatives

Workforce Diversity

Workforce Diversity

MP Boston projects create thousands of jobs, both during construction and after opening. We are committed to hiring minority- and women-owned contractors and proudly support organizations such as The People’s Academy of Dorchester, MA, a non-profit pre-apprenticeship program in the building trades.

 

 

 

Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

MP Boston believes every project should give back to the community. We make it a priority to fund affordable housing in some of Boston’s most underserved communities such as Chinatown and Orient Heights.

 

 

 

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