Departments

Real Estate Department’s Mission

We manage, develop, acquire and lease the Agency’s real estate with a focus on fiscal responsibility and community development. We treat our property like we live next door, and strive to find ways to use our real estate to make the lives of Bostonians better. Our efforts fund the Agency’s planning and economic development functions, while supporting the Agency’s mission to guide inclusive growth in our city.

Our Real Estate Assets

The BPDA’s 13 million square feet of real assets span Boston’s neighborhoods. Our two largest land holdings are the Charlestown Navy Yard and the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park in South Boston. The Agency’s downtown properties include well known properties such as Long Wharf, Quincy Market, and the Custom House Tower; while our neighborhood based properties clustered in Roxbury, Charlestown, the South End, and Chinatown provide the greatest near term community development opportunities.

To learn more about out how we redevelop our real estate and our property inventory visit BPDA Owned Land.

Role at the Agency

Our department is organized into five divisions: Leasing, Dispositions, Capital Construction, Operations, and Administration. Staff members are based at both Boston City Hall and at 22 Drydock Avenue in the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park. Our work includes actively marketing and negotiating opportunities with private and public entities for the redevelopment, reuse, and leasing of our property. We manage design, construction, and tenant relationships associated with all property assets owned by the BPDA. Through close coordination with the Agency’s Planning and Development Review departments, we ensure development on our property is planned through community engagement, aligned with community objectives, and conducted in an open and transparent way. In addition, we work closely with our colleagues on the Finance and Legal teams to ensure commitments on the use of our land are honored and that rent is collected appropriately. We also regularly collaborate with other city and state entities on shared goals and initiatives involving public land and represent the Agency within the greater Boston real estate development community.

Contact Us

To report an issue in the Marine Park, please contact the park Municipal Police at 617.635.4444 or visit the Municipal Police Office at the 12 Channel Street lobby.

To inquire about property available for lease, please contact BPDALeasing@Boston.gov.

For operational issues in the Marine Park or at other BPDA-owned property, and for all other inquiries, please contact BPDARealEstate@Boston.gov.

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