BXP: Redeveloping One of Boston’s Iconic Destinations
Boston’s Prudential Center is a marquee, mixed-use, urban center consisting of 3.6+ million square feet across approximately 20 acres located between Boylston Street and Huntington Avenue. It boasts four office towers, approximately 4,050 parking spaces, and a shopping and dining destination that is an important part of Boston’s skyline, as well as a source of hometown pride.
When the center was purchased by BXP in 1998, it sparked a vision for the city inspired by the intersection of innovation and history. It would transform premier real estate into a destination. BXP's leadership set out to create an extraordinary team of internal and external professionals who could understand and execute the permitting and development plan needed to maximize investment and ultimately realize a vision for the city.
Iovino’s JV Wins Bid Protest to Begin NYC Climate Change Project
Climate change is threatening all coastal cities, including prominent New York City. A collaboration between the city and the federal government introduced a one-of-a kind solution to protect Manhattan’s East Side from coastal flooding: The East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project. After an RFP process, two competitive bidders rose to the top. But when the city awarded the work to Iovino’s joint venture, an Article 78 proceeding – more commonly known as a bid protest – was filed. Read how Goulston & Storrs used ‘stacking’ as a foundational legal strategy to clear the way for Iovino to start construction.
Successfully Defended Iovino in One of the Largest Bid Protest Actions in New York City
Represented an Iovino Enterprises joint venture in the successful defense of multiple challenges to the JV’s winning bid of over $1.2 billion for the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project that will protect lower Manhattan from flood risk due to coastal storms. See details here. Our team defeated multiple applications for temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions sought in separate proceedings by a losing bidder and by community groups at both the trial court and appellate court levels.
Tricon Residential in Nationwide BTR and SFR Housing Projects
Tricon Residential in connection with all aspects of construction and development, including land and homebuilding, for numerous built-to-rent (BTR) and single-family-rental (SFR) housing projects across the U.S., including California, Nevada, and Texas.
Vicinity Energy in EPC Contract
Vicinity Energy in the drafting and negotiating of an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract for a reverse osmosis water treatment plant in Philadelphia, PA.
Global Nonprofit in Construction Law Matters
A large global nonprofit institution in connection with construction law matters related to the company’s headquarters located in Washington D.C.
Pembroke Real Estate Construction and Development in Boston's Seaport District
Representation of Pembroke Real Estate LLC, an international real estate advisor that acquires, develops and manages properties and places—specializing in mixed-use and office environments in the world’s leading cities—in connection with construction, development, leasing and other aspects of the Commonwealth Pier Revitalization Project, a transformative project that will modernize and reposition the existing building and Commonwealth Pier for its next generation of use as a vibrant place for work, retail, events and active public waterfront experiences within Boston’s Seaport District.
Northland Investment Corporation Construction Law Matters
Representation of Northland Investment Corporation, an industry-leading real estate private equity firm, in connection with construction law matters related to the company’s portfolio of 13 residential and commercial properties across the United States. Our team works closely with Northland through each step of the construction and procurement process, including: selecting, negotiating and drafting contracts; advising on standard industry contract forms and how to leverage each for the greatest benefit; permitting and licensing issues; environmental and other regulatory compliance matters; requirements for insurance and surety bonds; change orders, schedule disputes and payment disputes; labor and employment issues; investigations, disputes and litigation; inspections and warranty issues; claims for construction defects; and mechanic’s liens.
Winthrop Center $775M Construction Loan
Represented Cale Street Partners, a London based real estate investment firm, in the $775M construction loan for Winthrop Center in Boston, MA. Our team conducted a risk assessment on the construction and design documents and provided permitting, condominium and transactional advice.
Joint Venture $32M Construction Loan
Representation of a joint venture in connection with the $32 million dollar construction loan in Washington, D.C.
Cytyc Corporation Leasing and Construction The Campus, Marlborough, MA and Costa Rica
Handled construction and leasing matters for Cytyc Corporation in connection with its 175,000 square foot corporate headquarters in Marlborough, MA, and its manufacturing facilities in Costa Rica.
DivcoWest Cambridge Crossing Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville, Massachusetts
Representation of DivcoWest with respect to Cambridge Crossing, its 42-acre, 5-million-square-foot, mixed-use redevelopment of a former railyard on a site that overlays Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville, MA. The planned development includes a centralized retail square, multifamily residential components, 20 acres of green space, a 370,000-square-foot office building, a 390,000-square-foot office building and significantly improved road infrastructure. The parcel also encompasses a light rail commuter station that will be redeveloped by the MBTA in collaboration with the Cambridge Crossing project.
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority Issuance of RFP for Development of Two Hotels
Representation of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority in the issuance of an RFP for two upper mid-scale hotels to be developed on public land as part of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston’s Seaport District; negotiation of a Development Agreement, Ground Lease, and Room Block Agreements with the designated developer, who ultimately built an Aloft and an Element on the site.
Boston Properties Joint Venture with Delaware North Hub on Causeway TD Garden Expansion Project
Representation of Boston Properties (in a joint venture with Delaware North) regarding its “Hub on Causeway" TD Garden expansion project, a redevelopment which will encompass more than 1.5 million square feet of mixed-use retail, office, hotel, and residential. The firm’s representation includes joint venture formation with Delaware North, acquisition of the project by the JV, development of the first phase of the project and expansion to the Boston Garden development, phase one leasing, as well as options for future tower developments at the site. The site includes North Station, one of Boston’s two inbound terminals for buses, Amtrak, and MBTA commuter rail trains.
Boston Properties Construction of Atlantic Wharf, Boston, MA
Represented Boston Properties, Inc. (REIT) in connection with the Atlantic Wharf project in Boston, MA.
Mass General Brigham and Brigham and Women's Construction of Brigham Building for the Future
Representation of Mass General Brigham and The Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Inc., in connection with the Brigham Building for the Future in Boston, MA.
New England Development Construction Matters Nationwide
Representation of New England Development in connection with design, consulting, and construction contracts for many projects, including the redevelopment of Palm Beach Mall, a retail shopping center in West Palm Beach, FL, and the redevelopment of Chestnut Hill Square, a mixed-use, retail, residential and office project in Newton (Chestnut Hill), MA.
Northeastern University Construction Contracts for Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building
Representation of Northeastern University in connection with design and construction contracts for construction of the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building in Boston, MA.
Joslin Diabetes Center Construction Contract for Translational Center for the Cure of Diabetes
Representation of Joslin Diabetes Center, Inc. in connection with construction contract for construction of the Translational Center for the Cure of Diabetes in Boston, MA.
Greystar Real Estate Partners Large-Scale Development Projects in East Coast and Mid-Atlantic Regions
Representation of Greystar Real Estate Partners in connection with numerous large-scale development projects on the East Coast and mid-Atlantic regions, including acquisitions, financing, construction, and entitlement work. Representative projects include Elan Union Market in Watertown, MA (a 282-unit multifamily residential and mixed-use development with more than 11,000 square feet of residential amenity space and structured parking for 420 cars), and development of the cutting edge 35 story luxury Adaire tower in Tysons Corner, VA.
Berklee College of Music Real Estate Matters
Representation of Berklee College of Music in all of their real estate activities including in the development and construction of a multi-use tower (including dormitory, cafeteria, classrooms, recording studios and practices rooms) on Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.
Developers of Seaport Square Construction Matters
Representation of the developers of Seaport Square, a 6-million square foot mixed-use development in the Seaport District of Boston.