65 Bay Street Brownfield Office/Industrial Development, Boston, MA - On behalf of Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation provided a broad range of financing, transaction, and development management services for redevelopment of 5 acre brownfield site in inner city neighborhood of Boston for $14 million, 80,000 SF office/industrial project. Assessed market potentials and feasibility, formulated development strategies, participated in marketing overtures to potential users, structured public and private debt and equity financing integrating seven lenders and numerous other funding sources, negotiated lease and sale option with build-to-suit tenant, advised on assembling project team, community and public approvals, and aspects of construction.

 

 

Paragon Mills, Commercial/Industrial/Mixed-Use Development, Providence, RI - Assisting Olneyville Housing Corporation, a community development corporation, in acquisition and redevelopment of 120,000 SF mill complex for office, industrial, residential, and artist live-work space. Negotiated purchase and sale agreement for acquisition and providing ongoing assistance in exploration and management of market, financial, design, and aspects of project and in structuring of financing integrating federal and state historic tax credits and New Markets Tax Credits.

 

Telecom City / River's Edge, Malden, Medford and Everett, MA - Evaluated market potential and formulated preliminary development strategies and, then, assisted Mystic Valley Development Commission, a consortium of three municipalities, in soliciting and evaluating proposals, and negotiating and structuring land disposition and development agreements with selected master developer for redevelopment of 30 acre riverfront brownfield area for approximately 700,000 SF of high tech office, R&D and residential and 7 acre public park.

 

 

Community Maritime Park, Pensacola, FL - Assisted Community Maritime Park Associates, a non-profit developer comprising prominent business and civic leaders, in acquisition and predevelopment of a 30 acre site on downtown waterfront for waterfront park, multi-use ballpark, maritime museum, and over 300,000 SF of private mixed-use development. Assisted in preparing successful proposal in response to City RFP, development programming, evaluating site capacity (including Florida Development of Regional Impact), market and financial feasibility, supportable land value, real estate taxes and TIF revenues, and negotiating master lease and development agreement including $40 million of public financing. Subsequently, engaged by City of Pensacola to assist City and CMPA in negotiating master lease and development agreement between CMPA and private developer to implement the project by means of construction of public improvements and long term staged disposition and development of private project components.

 

 

Medford Square Redevelopment Strategy, Medford, MA - In collaboration with multi-disciplinary team, assisted city in evaluating and formulating market, programming, financing, and implementation strategies to capitalize upon redevelopment potential of surface parking lots for residential, mixed-use development including more than 200 units with approximately 500 space public parking deck.

 

Sewall School and Town Garage, Brookline, MA - On behalf of Town and working group of community interests, evaluated market and development potentials and fiscal and economic impacts and assisted in formulating development and disposition strategies for 2.5 acre site occupied by Sewall School and Town Garage for approximately 60,000 SF of private development (new and rehab) of residential, senior housing, office, medical office, retail and other uses, geared to achieving a balance of financial and other community objectives. Assisted Town in RFP preparation, culminating in disposition and development of Kendal Crescent, a mixed-use project including 31 residential units.

 

Natick Armory Redevelopment, Natick, MA - Assisted Town in evaluating potential and formulating development strategies for 5-acre town-owned site and state-owned armory for $40 million, 100 - 150 residential units, senior center and other uses.

 

 

Town Center Property Redevelopment, Natick, MA - On behalf of Natick Center Associates and two property owners, evaluated potential and formulated strategies for redevelopment of existing buildings and land for housing, office and retail.

 

Assembly Square Redevelopment Potentials, Somerville, MA - On behalf of the City, evaluated market and development potentials for alternate forms of commercial development - retail, office, R&D, light manufacturing, and hotel, for 150 acre Assembly Square area (an underutilized, brownfield site) and other large-scale redevelopment areas of City, culminating in recommended development strategies, including staged increases in density of development corresponding to long term rail infrastructure improvements.

   

 

Watertown Arsenal (Army Materials Laboratory) Redevelopment Strategy, Watertown, MA - As part of a multidisciplinary team, provided market and economic feasibility and economic/fiscal impact analysis for alternate reuses including office, R&D, industrial,residential and hotel; participated in development strategy formulation and public participation process for mixed-use redevelopment of 30+ acre urban site containing 300,000 SF of historic buildings.*

 

Midtown Cultural District Development Strategy, Boston, MA - For Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and task force comprising property owners, developers and community interests, assessed market potentials and feasibility of potential mixed-use development in City's adult entertainment district under alternate programmatic, phasing, and zoning scenarios, resulting in recommended policy guidelines, development strategies, and programmatic and design vision for million+ SF mixed-use residential/office/retail/entertainment development incorporating new and historic older structures to act as focal point for evolving cultural/entertainment district.

 

Downtown Convention Hotel, Mixed-Use Development, Albuquerque, NM - Assisted City in strategizing convention center expansion and related hotel and mixed-use downtown development. Provided assistance in developer solicitation, proposal evaluation, and structuring of public financing for +$80 million mixed-use project including 400-room flagship hotel and major office/retail component.*

 

Konover/I-95 Development, Fort Lauderdale, FL - Assisted City of Fort Lauderdale in evaluating and implementing the assemblage and disposition of 18 acre redevelopment area. Services included cost-benefit analysis of public land assemblage, including detailed estimates of City tax and fee revenues, strategic planning, RFP preparation, proposal evaluation, and negotiation assistance for proposed $75 million, 420,000 SF office park development.


City Hall Area Redevelopment Evaluation and Strategy, Fort Lauderdale, FL - On behalf of City, formulated strategies for relocation and redevelopment of City Hall along with consolidation of other City administrative facilities in new building, with disposition and redevelopment of City Hall site and other City-owned sites for other public and private uses to facilitate redevelopment of underutilized multi-block area of downtown; evaluated financial costs and benefits of strategy relative compared with renovation of existing City Hall.


Downtown Specialty Retail/Mixed-Use Project, Delray Beach, FL - Assisted Community Redevelopment Agency in evaluating and strategizing proposed $20 million specialty retail, mixed-use project. Assistance included market and feasibility analysis for retail, office, and residential use, programming, tax increment financing analysis, and strategies for site assemblage, marketing/disposition and public financing.*


Downtown Riverfront Redevelopment Strategy, Bangor, ME - On behalf of City and private land owner, Guilford Transportation, evaluated market potentials and feasibility for hotel, residential, office, retail, restaurant and entertainment development for 20 acre downtown, waterfront site. Formulated 500,000 SF mixed-use development strategy and strategies for assemblage, public financing, and disposition and prepared solicitation materials.*


Dinner Key Redevelopment Strategy, Miami, FL - Assisted City of Miami in evaluating development potential and strategizing implementation for redevelopment and disposition of 16 acre site in Coconut Grove for up to 700,000 SF of residential, hotel, and commercial use.


Neighborhood Development Strategy, Roxbury, MA - As part of a team consulting to the Boston Redevelopment Authority, analyzed office and residential market and development potentials for the Dudley Square commercial center.


Inner City Industrial/Economic Development Strategy, Grove Hall, MA - For City of Boston's Public Facilities Department, evaluated market potential and economic feasibility of alternate forms of economic development and formulated a strategy for industrial incubator.*


*Project performed by Barry Abramson as a senior officer of other firm

 

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