The Dolben Company was founded in 1929 to fulfill the property and investment needs of a wide array of businesses. Since then, we’ve evolved into a respected industry leader known for developing and managing multifamily housing with integrity and an ongoing commitment to providing honest, personal and exceptional service. Today, we are a family-owned, fourth-generation company that is proud to maintain a long list of satisfied customers.
We attribute our legacy of success to the highly talented members of our team – friendly, loyal people who are experts in their field and truly care about providing the absolute best to our clients.
To our residents, this means we are committed to creating and maintaining communities that they are proud to call home. We will consistently provide prompt, professional service with attention to even the smallest detail.
To our investors and clients, this means we maintain an owners’ perspective and manage properties as if they were our own. We understand the goals and objectives of each asset and combine seamless, finely-tuned management expertise and business acumen with innovative solutions and a personal approach.
To our employees, this means we foster an inclusive, collaborative atmosphere that inspires ongoing education and professional growth. We encourage communication and a corporate culture that promotes a sense of ownership.
We work tirelessly to uphold these objectives – every day, with every task and at every level. The cumulative effect is a very different experience, whether you are a resident, a client, an investor or an employee.
May 13, 2020
Construction Continues at Luxury Waterfront Apartment Complex in Lynn North Shore
Construction continues at Breakwater in Lynn, MA, The Dolben Company's future luxury waterfront apartment complex, with HDS Architecture serving as the architect. Callahan’s construction team has started to oversee the structural steel construction, with wood framing scheduled to start in June. The project remains on-schedule despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
The multifamily development will include 331 apartments in two buildings with a total of 481,201 square feet, as well as on-site below grade and on-grade parking. In addition to spectacular waterfront views, Breakwater will feature many high-end amenities such as two, waterfront, third-floor outdoor amenity decks/courtyards, a fitness center, game room, pet wash, and outdoor fire pit. There will also be a harborwalk along the waterfront, which will be available for public use.
The Breakwater apartment complex, which overlooks Lynn Harbor, will completely transform a section of real estate previously vacated for more than 35 years. The Breakwater project received two major grants from the State of Massachusetts. The first grant is an $1,000,000 infrastructure grant from the Seaport Economic Council for improvements to the seawall, to ensure the harbor is a viable place to live for years to come. The second grant is from MassWorks to help with traffic on the Lynnway, a busy highway that connects Lynn to Boston.
“Dolben has collaborated on multiple projects over the years with Callahan and have enjoyed working with the team each time,” said John O’Connor, Director of Development at Dolben. “We believe the project, owner and general contractor benefit when approaching a project like this as a single team. Covid-19 has created a whole new set of challenges, but Callahan has dealt with these head on from the beginning and am happy to say that to this date we have seen little to no impact to the project.”
“Given Breakwater’s waterfront location, Callahan has worked closely with Lynn Redevelopment, LLC, a joint venture between The Dolben Company, Inc. and Minco Development, and HDS Architecture to improve the resiliency of both the property and the harbor. Our extensive knowledge from other waterfront, multifamily residential projects has been utilized at Breakwater,” said Pat Callahan, President of Callahan Construction Managers. “Callahan has also collaborated extensively with all project teams to implement additional site safety protocols in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The Breakwater is scheduled for a March 2022 completion.
Apr 23, 2020
Framing Begins for 300+ Unit Waterfront Development in Lynn
Structural steel framing has started for Breakwater Lynn. The 14-acre waterfront site will be home to 331 units ranging in size from studios through 3 bedrooms. Amenities on-site are set to include a roof deck swimming pool and outdoor games, fitness center, and BBQ along with a dog wash and grooming space and automatic package system.
Mar 22, 2020
Interior Finishing Ongoing for The Q at Quarry Hills
Interior finishing is ongoing for both buildings at The Q at Quarry Hills with first units now expected to open in early May with the second building following in August. The development will feature a total of 269 apartments along with numerous amenity spaces including a rooftop deck with panoramic views of Boston’s skyline, communal workspace, fitness center, and game room.
Mar 06, 2020
Foundation Work Underway for Breakwater in Lynn
Foundation work for Building A at Breakwater in Lynn is now well underway. Breakwater will feature 331 waterfront apartments plus a new playground and harbor walk. The two-building project will also include a great room, cyber-café, fitness center, pet grooming and indoor play area, outdoor courtyards, turf gaming area, water feature, BBQ grills, and fire-pit.
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Dec 12, 2019
Breakwater in Lynn Breaks Ground
Breakwater, the upcoming 331 unit apartment project along the Lynn Waterfront broke ground yesterday, 12/11. Along with the luxury residential units the project includes the development of a harbor walk and linear park along the shoreline. Units will range in size from studios through 3 bedrooms.
Dec 09, 2019
Trac 75 Refinanced for $25 Million
Trac 75 in Allston has been refinanced for $25 million via Bank of America. The property was sold to Trac 75 LLC for $42.5 million in August of 2018.
The property features a 93,000-square-foot mixed-use building located steps to Union Square and the Boston Landing development. Trac 75 features 80 rental residential apartments; 11 apartments are designated affordable. Apartments include studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom configurations, ranging from 430 to 1,188 square feet in size.
Nov 10, 2019
Pre-Leasing Kicks off for The Q at Quarry Hills: First Units Expected to Open in January
With interior finishing underway for the first building and facade install nearly complete for the 2nd, pre-leasing has now kicked off The Q at Quarry Hills in Quincy. First units are expected to be complete in January. Floorplans range in size from 600+ square-foot studios through 1270 square foot 2 bedrooms with Prices from $1900 - $2775 per month.
Aug 09, 2019
Work Continues on Building Envelope for 1st Building at The Q at Quarry Hills
Work is ongoing for the building envelope at the first of two building at The Q at Quarry Hills. The new apartment complex will feature 269 apartments in total, a mix of studio, 1, and 2 bedrooms. Resident amenities are set to include two courtyards, a fitness center, and business center. The buildings also have underground parking to accommodate up to 224 cars with additional surface parking also available. Construction on the first building is expected to be complete sometime this fall.
May 20, 2019
Framing in Place for the 1st Building at The Q at Quarry Hills
Framing is in place with sheathing going up for the first of two buildings at The Q at Quarry Hills. The Quincy development is set to include 269 apartments between 2 5-story buildings. Community amenities will include a resident’s lounge and club room, outdoor landscaped courtyards with water features and seating areas, a fire pit, and an outdoor kitchen, plus a fitness center. First units are expected to be ready for occupancy in late 2019.
Dec 27, 2018
Georgetown Apartment Complex Refinanced for $31.76 Million
The apartment complex located at 9 Patriot Lane in Georgetown, MA has been refinanced via Lancaster Pollard for $31,767,900 million.
The property features a 7-building multifamily complex totaling 303,651 square feet that is a luxury apartment community charmingly located between Boston and New Hampshire that has become a gem for all homeowners in the area.
Dec 18, 2018
Great Pond Residences in Randolph Refinanced for $50.188 Million
The Great Pond Residences in Randolph have been refinanced via KeyBank for $50.188 million.
The new-construction apartment community features 234 luxury, market-rate residences. Amenities at Great Pond Residences include an outdoor grilling area, an outdoor fire pit, a swimming pool and a single-story clubhouse featuring a great room, a conference center, a community room, a billiards room, a kitchen, and a fitness center. Residences at Great Pond Residences feature high-end appliances, in-unit laundry and luxurious finishes throughout.
Aug 09, 2018
Trac 75 Sells to Private Group for $42.5 Million
Trac 75, located in Allston has sold to Trac 75 LLC, a private group owned and operated by Zhiqiang Gui and Xiaojie Zhang of Brookline for $42.5 million.
The property features a new construction 4 to 6 story, 93,000-square-foot mixed-use building located steps to Union Square and the Boston Landing development. Trac 75 features 80 rental residential apartments; 11 apartments are designated affordable. Apartments include studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom configurations, ranging from 430 to 1,188 square feet in size.
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