Annual Lowell Richards Memorial Harbor Cruise, June 23

Annual Lowell Richards Memorial Harbor Cruise, June 23
Lowell Richards III Memorial Harbor Cruise Lowell Richards III Memorial Harbor CruiseThe Boston chapter of LAI held our annual Lowell Richards III Memorial Harbor Cruise on Thursday, June 23rd to commemorate our former member and Chief Development Officer of Massport. We were lucky enough to be informed by Jim Doolin of Massport, the current CDO, and Rich McGuinness, Waterfront Development Director for the BRA. Given the amount of development currently under way and planned around the harbor (a significant subset of the 14 million square feet (!!) under construction in the city)  they had plenty to speak about. Our thanks to Jim & Rich for an informative and interesting afternoon, Tom Goodwin President, Boston Chapter, LAI

Boston Chapter Annual Meeting

Boston-Chapter-Annual-MeetingAt its January 6th Annual Meeting, the Boston Chapter welcomed twelve new chapter members whose distinguished professional careers include real estate development, banking and finance, property law, architecture and urban design, environmental consulting and engineering, public service and academia. Over fifty members and guests attended the traditional Union Club luncheon event. Guest speaker Brian Golden, Director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) shared intriguing insights on how this powerful agency—responsible for both the City’s planning and its development functions—is becoming more professionally managed, more efficient and more transparent. He also updated the group on projects in the BRA’s pipeline—an impressive volume of commercial and residential development in Boston’s currently burgeoning market. Roger Blood Boston Chapter Scribe