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Now Approved: 65 Condominium Development in South Boston

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This week, the Boston Planning & Development Agency approved the development of a new mixed-use building along South Boston’s notable West Broadway street. The project, with a total overall project floor area of approximately 98,000 square-feet, will deliver 65 condominium residences and 9,000 square-feet of ground-floor retail in this bustling Southie district. Conveniently situated along the intersection of West Broadway and A Streets, the development bridges the South End, Seaport and Downtown Boston neighborhoods.

87-93 West Broadway‘s 65 condominium units will be comprised of 10 one-bedroom and 55 two-bedroom residences. 88 below-level garage spaces and on-site bicycle storage will be accessible from a new driveway off Silver Street. In addition to the residential units, the building will include an expansive lobby area and an open-air seating area at grade on the corner of A Street and West Broadway. Penthouse units will feature private roof decks, while all residents will have access to a common roof deck.

87WBroadway2The neighborhood harbors a number of residential developments, ranging from single-family homes to multi-unit condominium and apartment complexes. Several MBTA bus stops run nearby the site, and the Broadway Red Line MBTA station is just one block away – providing a connection to South Station and more Boston excitement. The project compliments its surrounding buildings, including several of four to six stories in height, as well as the nearby Macallen Building with a height of ten stories along Dorchester Avenue.

The commercial first floor will feature a glazed curtain wall with spandrel glass, terminated by a projecting horizontal sign band. The main body will be clad in a smooth surface indicative of stone, punctuated by vertical open and closed balconies. The top floor will be set back slightly, clad in a textured metal tile. The resulting combination of vertical recessed elements will create a visually attractive structure, complimenting surrounding buildings.

87-93 West Broadway is expected to enter its construction phase in mid-2018, with expected completion by the end of 2019. Stay tuned to Bushari’s Crane Watch for further renderings, floor plans and pre-sales.

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Bushari Welcomes Tammi McElroy

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We are happy to announce Tammi McElroy as the newest member of the Bushari Real Estate team. Tammi is an accomplished real estate professional whose career in the industry started in New York City in 2002. For over a decade she worked as a residential sales and rental agent, specializing in international relocations, at two of Manhattan’s top firms. Tammi’s experience in both sales and rentals provides her with extensive market knowledge and enables her to effectively price and market properties.

Tammi grew up in Boston before attending Hunter College in New York, where she double-majored and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Media Studies. Prior to beginning a career in real estate, she spent more than ten years in human resources and television production at NBC Studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Her work with the timely demands of the set crew and on-air talent has given her insight to successfully meet deadlines and to comfortably engage with a wide spectrum of personalities. Sellers looking for an agent who can provide a strategic marketing plan for their home will not only benefit from Tammi’s sales experience but also from her continuing educational studies of Direct and Interactive Marketing at New York University. Her ability to price and market properties often leads to competing offers; she is relentless in exceeding the expectations of her clients throughout the home buying and selling processes.

Tammi’s hobbies and interests include photography and video; she is active member of Boston’s large community of photographers and her photos have been featured on Boston 25 News and, most recently, one of her photos was selected for gallery exhibit and silent auction at the Fairmount Copley Plaza, to benefit Transition House, a non-profit organization committed to breaking the cycle of domestic violence. She is an avid reader, and if she is wearing headphones, she’s probably not listening to music but either an audiobook or podcast about real estate or professional development. Tammi also enjoys skiing and swing dancing.

Tammi is a member of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors and the Greater Boston Real Estate Board.

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Now Pre-Leasing: Montaje Apartments at Assembly Square

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Bushari is delighted to announce that agents Nicole Blanchard and Daniel O’Leary of 617Living have partnered with management company Greystar and Montaje at Assembly Row as the development’s exclusive listing brokers.

The highly-anticipated mixed-use project is the latest addition to Somerville’s bustling Assembly Row. The block has become a thriving district that combines shopping, dining and modern living. Both indoors and outdoors, its vibrant scene has grown into a welcomed attraction for all ages. Montaje will bridge the lively culture of Assembly Row with nearby downtown Boston.

The residences at Montaje will occupy two new structures comprised of one 20-story, 236-foot tower and one 6-story, 77-foot building. In total, 447 luxury residential apartments will abide within the two buildings. An additional 40,000 square-feet of retail space will be constructed at ground-level, as well as a parking garage for residents.

An impressive area of amenities at Montaje include a 20th floor sky lounge with a chef’s kitchen, dining area and media room; an expansive courtyard with grilling stations and an outdoor fireplace; a resort-style swimming pool; a 24/7 fitness center with yoga and fitness studios; a resident lounge; bicycle storage and repair station; and more. Its stylish residences blend the classic and contemporary design elements known to the surrounding neighborhood. Gleaming chef’s kitchens feature quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances, with select apartments harboring 12 foot ceilings, Juliet balconies and panoramic city views.

Several units at Montaje are now available for showing and pre-lease. Ownership is offering up to two months free in addition to paid broker fees – find select units below and inquire about pricing & availability before the rush!

449 Canal St #349

Studio | 1 Bath

Approx. Living Area: 589 sq. ft.

Rent: $2,485/mo

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449 Canal St #429

1 Bed | 1 Bath

Approx. Living Area: 665 sq. ft.

Rent: $2,570/mo

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449 Canal St #222

1 Bed | 1 Bath

Approx. Living Area: 738 sq. ft.

Rent: $2,785/mo

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449 Canal St #322

1 Bed | 1 Bath

Approx. Living Area: 738 sq. ft.

Rent: $2,815/mo

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449 Canal St #241

2 Beds | 2 Baths

Approx. Living Area: 1,118 sq. ft.

Rent: $3,530/mo

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449 Canal St #213

3 Beds | 2 Baths

Approx. Living Area: 1,453 sq. ft.

Rent: $4,595/mo

More information on this unit.

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3 Bushari Agents Among 2017’s “Who’s Who in Boston Real Estate”

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We’re thrilled that three Bushari agents were named to Boston Agent Magazine’s 2017 class of “Who’s Who in Boston Real Estate.” Congratulations to Randy Horn, Sam Reifman-Packett and Josh Stiles for their recognition, as well as to everyone featured in this year’s edition.

Click on the agent’s photo below to check out their “Who’s Who” profiles via Boston Agent Magazine.

 

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Fall Real Estate Preview – Upcoming Pre-Market Opportunities

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With the fall market in full swing, a wealth of new developments have been wrapping up construction and interior finishing for season completion. Several of these developments include highly-anticipated residences in single- and multi-family configurations. We’re delighted to offer an early glimpse into four new residential developments coming to market over the next several months, each exclusively listed by Bushari agents.

 


8 Greico | East Boston
Exclusively Listed by Sam Reifman-Packett

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8 Grieco is a brand-new residential development coming soon to East Boston. The project will feature three luxury homes, each with two-bedrooms and two and a half bathroom configurations. The developers are planning to push the envelope of cutting-edge home design, with smart technology, luxury finishes and thoughtful floor plans that maximize space and offer open concept living. Each home will also feature outdoor space and private storage in the lower level.

The surrounding neighborhood offers beautiful stretches of waterfront parks adorned with boutique shops, restaurants and public transportation points. East Boston is quickly becoming one of the city’s fastest-growing neighborhoods. Explore more of 8 Greico and subscribe for the latest news on the development via 8Grieco.com.

 


 

The Parsons | Brighton
Exclusively Listed by Eric Tam

Currently undergoing interior finishing, The Parsons will bring four stylish new town homes to a vibrant Brighton street. The project will include two+ bedroom, 3.5 bathroom residences with spacious, open layouts ranging from 1,600 to 1,700 square-feet. The units are complete with a shared patio and parking.

Its sleek, contemporary architecture will be reflective of the dynamic image of its redeveloped suburban space. Its proximity to Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Harvard Business School, New Balance, and the rest of Boston makes these residences a commuter’s dream. Its convenient location, situated by the Massachusetts Turnpike, is ideal for commuters and those ready to be whisked off to more urban excitement. These four residences will be soon hitting the market. Read more at BostonRealEstate.

 


 

456 Meridian | East Boston
Exclusively Listed by MK Real Estate

Currently under construction, 456 Meridian Street will occupy a desirable plot of land in East Boston’s Eagle Hill neighborhood with close proximity to the water. The project will feature three brand-new homes with open floor plans, exquisite finishes and gorgeous custom kitchens. While construction is still ongoing, floor plans, features and finishes may be obtained via inquiries at 456Meridian.com.

 


18 Rush | Somerville
Exclusively Listed by MK Real Estate

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18 Rush Street will bring two luxury units to the bustling East Somerville neighborhood. The project, which is expected to hit the market in October, features residences with thoughtful floor plans offering approximately 1,400 of elegant living space. The area has proven an excellent location for luxury multi-family residences, with two similar units at 20 Lincoln Street selling quickly. More details on these residences will be made available in the coming weeks. Inquire about floor plans, building features and finishes at 18rush.com.

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September Wrap-Up: Mapping Boston’s Highest-Priced Home Sales

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As summer comes to a close, the real estate market tends to see a rising number of home sales between the transitional seasons. September has brought in a traditional increase in active listings. With a number of new luxury high-rise buildings being developed throughout the city, real estate traffic is booming. From Back Bay penthouses to sprawling multi-family homes, we’re taking a look at the 10 highest-priced homes sold in September 2017.

Multi-Family Residences

212 Commonwealth Avenue | Back Bay

Sale Price: $7,085,000

This classic Back Bay brownstone occupies a premier block of the bustling Commonwealth Avenue. The multi-family residence is comprised of 7,000 square-feet of living area, with 8 total bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. Nine tandem parking spaces were included in the purchase. The historical building is a great opportunity for an investor to develop luxury condominiums.

666 Massachusetts Avenue | South End

Sale Price: $4,360,000

Repped by Bushari’s own Josh Stiles, this multi-family new construction has gone through a brick-to-brick renovation and features all new plumbing, electrical, windows and framing. The building consists of five stunning residences with designs and finishes thoughtfully curated for modern city living. Each of the homes offer European style flat panel cabinets, high-efficiency air conditioning and on-demand hot water systems. The residences are complete with extra storage in each unit. Now dubbed the “Rose and Wind” condominiums, three of the five residences are newly-priced and available for rent.

 

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25 Beacon St #PH | Beacon Hill

Sale Price: $11,833,303

Marketed as Boston’s “most prestigious new address”, the boutique residences at 25 Beacon deliver six divine condominium homes. The floor-through residences directly overlook the State House gardens and Boston Common, bringing in a wealth of sunlight through their 3+ exposures. Luxurious amenities at 25 Beacon include an on-site garage with valet parking for two cars, a 24-hour doorman, direct elevator access, dedicated storage rooms, bicycle storage, a wine cellar and fitness room. This penthouse unit includes an au pair suite with private balconies and a private roof deck. Living at 25 Beacon is truly experiencing a Beacon Hill rarity. Unit 1 is now for sale for $485,000 – see available floor plans and more information at Bushari’s Crane Watch.

1 Franklin St #PH3E | Midtown

Sale Price: $9,000,000

Towering high above every other penthouse in the city, this Millennium Tower residence offers 3,435 square-feet of luxury living space. With three bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, this condominium is curated for exceptional city living. Its custom kitchen is handcrafted by Christopher Peacock with Wolf, Miele and Sub-zero appliances. Its private terrace connects to the great room with a fireplace on one end and a master suite on the other. The home includes 2 valet or self-parking spots plus outstanding Millennium Tower amenities; including an indoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, and La Vie lifestyle program. See more available Millennium Tower residences.

25 Beacon St #3 | Beacon Hill

Sale Price: $8,850,000

Another of 25 Beacon’s supreme condominiums, Unit 3 delivers a world-class 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom residence in the prestigious Beacon Hill neighborhood. Its superior design is matched by quality construction, superb craftsmanship, and the finest finishes and fixtures. Unit 1 is now for sale for $485,000 – see available floor plans and more information at Bushari’s Crane Watch.

1 Franklin St #PH4D | Midtown

Sale Price: $6,350,000

Situated in Boston’s prestigious Millennium Tower residences, this 59th floor penthouse is ideal for those seeking an open, seamless living experience. The 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom home has been designed to allow natural light to shine through, glistening the hardwood floors throughout. Its master suite features a sprawling master bath with a freestanding tub and a grand view of the city below. Residents may take advantage of 2 included valet parking or self-parking spaces as well as all of the amenities that make Millennium Tower famous. See more available Millennium Tower residences.

168 Beacon St #1 | Back Bay

Sale Price: $4,750,000

This magnificent 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathroom duplex offers a wealth of entertaining space throughout its extra-wide floor plan. Its parlor level includes a formal living space, baronial dining room and custom eat-in kitchen. Its kitchen has been graciously updated with marble countertops and top-of-the-line appliances. All rooms are accented by soaring ceilings, beautiful crown moldings, fireplaces and large windows. 168 Beacon Street is a true Back Bay classic.

 

Single-Family Residences

5 Concord Road | Weston

Sale Price: $15,600,000

Located approximately 12 miles west of Boston, Weston is known for some of the highest-rated schools and lowest crime rates in the state. Taking advantage of its supreme location in central Weston, 5 Concord Road perfectly embodies the artistic ideals of its period architecture, adapted to modern family living. This sprawling 9 bedroom, 6 bathroom estate is modeled after Westover Plantation, a beautiful Georgian style mansion by Williamsburg, Virginia. The 18.5 acre residence comprises over 12,500 square-feet, with a carriage house garage, pool and pool house. Additional features include a massive wine cellar with room for 4000+ bottles, a sauna, hot tub, exercise room, and three separate laundry areas. “Wow” is an understatement!

6 Mount Vernon Place | Beacon Hill

Sale Price: $8,000,000

Harboring a corner lot in Boston’s prestigious Beacon Hill, this five-story single-family home delivers the elegant lifestyle known to the neighborhood. 6 Mount Vernon Place delivers impeccable views, overlooking the State House lawn, and Public garden. An elevator, skylights, two sprawling private decks and assigned outdoor parking complete the residence.  The home is currently in its pre-construction phase, and development will commence when the buyer decides on a desired floor plan and finishes.

181 Clyde Street | Brookline

Sale Price: $6,600,000

Abutting Brookline’s coveted Country Club, this outstanding 8,000 square-foot estate delivers impeccable shingle-style gambrel architecture. The 5 bedrooms, 7 bathroom home is filled with top-of-the-line amenities, with an outdoor patio, outdoor kitchen and three-season room with radiant heat. Its gourmet chef’s kitchen offers an oversized island and walk-in pantry. Finishing touches include a wine cellar, gym and media room. The property boosts an air purification system as well as a three-car heated garage.

175 Beacon Street | Brookline

Sale Price: $6,300,000

Available for the first time in over thirty years, 175 Beacon Street offers a gross area of 8,350 square-feet with two outdoor parking spaces, a private roof deck and elevator. Located on a highly-desirable second-floor block of Beacon Street, the home presents a unique opportunity for condo conversion, outstanding single-family residence or use as an apartment building. It has maintained much of its original elegant detailing including fireplaces, moldings and well-proportioned entertaining rooms with high ceilings and dramatic windows.

134 Chestnut Hill Road | Newton

Sale Price: $6,045,000

Custom built in 2008, this English Manor blends classic, sophisticated architecture with modern, updated living. Its extraordinary spaces afford easy living and grand entertaining with stellar craftsmanship along its grand foyer, state-of-the-art kitchen, and sprawling bedrooms. The residence offers five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and three half bathrooms. It’s conveniently located in premier Newton, with easy access to Boston College and Coolidge Corner.

56 Cart Path Road | Weston

Sale Price: $4,750,000

Situated in the highly desirable neighborhood of Weston, 56 Cart Path echoes the classic adage of “location, location, location”! This exquisite shingle colonial residence is privately set on 2.85 acres in exclusive Weston’s Golf Club subsection. Superbly crafted, a generous foyer leads to a cathedral, coffered great room with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows, fireplace and patio doors. Its chef’s kitchen features custom cabinets, a large island, professional appliances and adjoining breakfast room overlooking a private backyard. The living room opens to an outdoor entertaining area that features a grilling station with granite counters, fire pit and bar area. The home is complete with a home theater and wine cellar, gym, and heated, three-car garage.

 

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The Parsons – Coming Soon

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The Brighton neighborhood has become a hotbed for suburban residential developments. While downtown Boston sees an influx of high-rise towers throughout the city, its surrounding suburbs have boomed with modern dwellings. Its location is ideal for those looking for residential or commercial properties cheaper than downtown, but still relatively close to job centers in the city. Credit for its boom can be given to the rise of commercial activity following New Balance’s footsteps into the area.  The Brighton neighborhood has since become a thriving hub of boutique businesses and residences flanked by lush green parks and gardens.

Amongst the exciting new developments underway in the neighborhood is The Parsons residences at 88-94 Parsons Street.

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The multi-family project, which is now undergoing interior finishing, will bring four outstanding new town homes to a vibrant street in Brighton. The Parsons is comprised of 2+ bedroom, 3.5 bathroom residences with spacious, open layouts ranging from 1,600 to 1,700 square-feet. The residences are complete with a shared patio and parking. Its sleek, contemporary architecture reflects the dynamic image of its redeveloped suburban space.

Residents will benefit from The Parsons close proximity to Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Harvard Business School and New Balance Headquarters. Its convenient location, situated by the Massachusetts Turnpike is ideal for commuters and those ready to be whisked off to more urban excitement.

These four residences will be soon hitting the market. Inquire now at BostonRealEstate.com.

88-94 Parsons Street | Brighton

4 townhouses | 2+ bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms

1,600 – 1,700 square-feet

Parking available

$899,000

Exclusively listed by Eric Tam | eric@bushari.com | 617-803-5683

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Winthrop Square Tower Height Lowered Over Flight Path Concerns – Condominiums Unaffected

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One of Boston’s most highly-anticipated residential structures has been knocked down a peg. Millennium Partners, developers of Boston’s upcoming Winthrop Square Tower, have announced their intentions to lower the height of the proposed building from 775 feet to 702.

The project calls for a $1.02 billion, 55-story luxury tower situated in the bustling Financial District. The developers recently discovered that the 775 foot tall structure would have stood in the path of of one of Boston Logan Airport’s runways, thereby diverting planes to other runways and sending them over communities north and west of the city that already endure increased air traffic. In talks with the Federal Aviation Administration, Millennium Partners found that a building no larger than 702 feet above sea level would be within the boundaries and avoid hindering takeoffs. In order to comply with federal rules governing building heights near airports, the height of the tower was lowered by 75 feet.

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Massport’s Logan airspace map suggests a limit of 725 feet at Winthrop Square.

The 1,100,000 to 1,500,000 square-foot mixed-use project will contain residential and commercial uses as well as a below-grade garage with 550 parking spaces. The reduced height will discard five to seven floors of proposed office space as opposed to condominiums. These residences at Winthrop Square Tower are expected to redefine luxury living in the neighborhood, as it is one of the few residential high rise buildings in its proximity. It is rare for a building of this height to be proposed in the Financial District, as most of the city’s skyscrapers are situated in the Back Bay neighborhood to avoid flight path issues with Boston Logan. Millennium and its architects are currently studying plans to see if they could add to the width of the tower to avoid greatly reducing its gross square footage. The plans for the project were already controversial, as a massive tower could potentially cast shadows on the surrounding Norman B Leventhal Park and several historic structures. Though the shorter tower will cast a shorter shadow, an upgrade in its width is not without consequences.

We can expect a new round of detailed plans to be unveiled by Millennium Partners and their architects later this year. Stay up to date as more details come to light through Bushari’s Crane Watch on BostonRealEstate.com.

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Rebuilding Work Commences on Fire-Ravaged Waltham Development

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This week, developers Daiwa House and Lincoln Property have commenced a rebuilding initiative on Downtown Waltham’s luxury residential development, The Edison on the Charles. The 10-alarm fire, which spread across five buildings along Elm Street, left the complex disintegrated to rubble.

While the cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time, fire safety advocates voiced that the wood used to construct the building was susceptible to this type of damage. “It’s like a box of matches because it’s all unprotected wood. It fails rapidly which means you have the collapse of the building fairly quickly,” claimed Chief David Mottor, president of Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts. Since the building had no smoke detectors or sprinkler systems yet installed, it wasn’t possible to alert firefighters to stop the flames early on.

Developers of the project seek to rise the building from the ashes. John Noone, Executive Vice President of Lincoln Cooper Street LLC’s Northeast region plans for cleanup of the demolished structures to commence next week, with construction of the development’s five buildings starting after. “We’ve received our insurance proceeds and we’re going to proceed and rebuild exactly the same project, in the same location, with all the benefits that the city of Waltham is going to attain from this development”, Noone remarked.

The Edison on the Charles will feature 264 residential apartments consisting of four studios, 174 one-bedroom residences and 86 two-bedroom residences. Taking advantage of its location along Cooper street, the development is conveniently located along the bank of the Charles River with easy access to the Greenway and several acclaimed shops, restaurants and museums. Just down the street, the Waltham train station will whisk residents to more Boston excitement. Interstates 90 and 95/128 are a short drive from the project. Luxury amenities at The Edison on the Charles will include garage parking, a state-of-the-art fitness center, outdoor communal space with a swimming pool, and a resident lounge. While the damage has been a significant setback, developers Daiwa House and Lincoln Property are looking forward to delivering much-needed residential space to the growing neighborhood.

Read more about the development, along with forthcoming renderings and floor plans via Bushari’s Crane Watch.

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Bushari Welcomes Allison Friedman

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We are happy to announce Allison Friedman as the newest member of the Bushari Real Estate team. Allison is an energetic sales professional who strives to provide her clients with the highest level of service; by gaining a true understanding of her clients and their goals and remaining fully committed through each step of the process, she aims to make each transaction smooth and seamless.

Allison grew up on Cape Cod, working for her family real estate firm and graduated from the University of New Hampshire. After spending eight years in high-end software sales, Allison decided to take the tools and knowledge that she had gained in that industry and applied them to her true passion: real estate. She is strategic, organized, accountable and understands the importance of a strong work ethic, making her an asset to those she works with.

Allison currently resides in Somerville with her husband and Goldendoodle. In her spare time, you can find her at the beach or on the ski slopes, depending on the season.