Transom is a real estate development firm founded on experience, creativity, and craftsmanship. We seek to create lasting value not just for the people who live and work in our buildings but also for the people who see them every day. Our team is committed to enhancing the neighborhoods we serve by delivering a compelling design that fits the context of the neighborhood.
In fact, each project is distinct in its own way. This is a result of our partnerships with professionals whose crafts are creative and inspiring. We hold ourselves accountable to developing dynamic places that balance respectful with unconventional, while simultaneously delivering predictably good results.
We challenge ourselves to create a high standard of process and product for real estate in Boston. Most importantly, we know that investing time, resources, and creativity are all necessary to make it happen.
Jan 17, 2020
Northampton St. Residences Approved
The Northampton Street Residences, a 47 unit income-restricted project has been approved by the BPDA. The development will be built on a 9,586 SF surface parking lot located on Northampton Street between the Southwest Corridor Park and the Newcastle Court residential building. Units will be a mix of studio, 1BR, 2BR, and 3BR units. As the site is located approximately 400 feet from the Massachusetts Avenue MBTA Orange Line 0 parking spaces are included on-site.
Nov 05, 2019
Permit Pulled for Demo at 212 Stuart Street
A permit has been pulled to demolish the single bay service garage that sits on the site at 212 Stuart Street in Bay Village. This demo will make way for the approved 19 story tower to feature 131 residential rental apartments and approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Apartments will range from studios to three-bedrooms with resident amenities to include a landscaped rooftop deck.
Oct 08, 2019
South End Building Trades for $13.75 Million
The property at 46 Plympton Street in Boston's South End has been acquired by Transom Real Estate for $13.75 million.
The property at 46 Plympton Street features a Class B office building that was constructed in 1900. The 27,885 square foot property sits only a block away from the Exchange South End redevelopment site.
Sep 08, 2019
Northampton St. Residences Under Review
Transom Real Estate along with Harbor Run Development have proposed a 47 unit project on the surface parking lot located on Northampton Street between the Southwest Corridor Park and Newcastle Court in Roxbury. The project would include a mix of studios through three bedrooms, all designated affordable along with a pocket park. No parking would be included on-site as the project is located just steps from the Orange Line.
May 09, 2019
East Boston Development Under Official Review
The project at 282 Bremen Street in East Boston is now under official review by the BPDA.
The proposed project will include 165 residential apartment units, 2,000 square feet of live/work space on the first floor of the building to help activate the street and provide artist live/work lofts, and 2,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space plus amenity, lobby, circulation, and accompanying storage spaces, served by a garage that can accommodate up to 68 parking spaces utilizing stackers, in a new 5-6 story building along Bremen Street of varying heights with related upgrades in public realm improvements including pedestrian and vehicular access, landscaping and streetscape design.
Mar 22, 2019
Mixed-Use Project Proposed in East Boston
Transom Real Estate has proposed a 125,000 square foot mixed-use project along Breman Street in East Boston.
Project Locus calls to revitalize a non-conforming and outdated industrial project site in a residential section of East Boston. The 125,000 square-foot mixed-use development will feature approximately 165 residential units, 8,500 square feet of street-level retail/lobby space and garaged parking in a building that varies in height between five and six stories along Bremen Street.
Jan 18, 2019
BPDA Approves 55 Unit Project in South Boston
The Boston Planning Board has approved the upcoming mixed-use project at 21-35 West 2nd Street in South Boston, just a few blocks from Broadway Station. The development will feature 55 units along with 2,600 square feet of ground-floor retail. Seven of the units will be designated as affordable and there will be 2 car sharing spaces on site. The development team, Transom Real Estate will also add outdoor seating, street lighting and sidewalk improvements to the area.
Oct 30, 2018
South Boston Mixed-Use Development Under Review
The proposed project calls for the construction of a new 49,928 square foot six-story mixed-use building with 55 residential units, approximately 2,600 square feet of ground-floor retail space in South Boston, MA.
Plans also include an innovative building-managed car share service for residents, in an appropriately designed building along with related improvements in landscaping, site design and pedestrian access that is consistent with the character and housing needs of the surrounding community.
Jun 15, 2017
212 Stuart Street, 19-story tower featuring 133 apartments and ground-floor retail, approved in Bay Village
212 Stuart Street, a new mixed-use tower located in Bay Village featuring 133 apartment residences and 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, was approved at last night (June 15th, 2017)’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. Resident amenities at 212 Stuart Street will include an outdoor landscaped rooftop deck with a southern exposure and sweeping city views, in addition to common space. 11 residences at 212 Stuart Street will be designated affordable; developer Transom Real Estate will also make a $3,309,507 contribution towards the creation of affordable housing in Boston. As part of the 212 Stuart Street project, public realm improvements will be made to the adjacent Church Street public plaza. 212 Stuart Street will require additional approval by the City of Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) in order to proceed with construction.
Dec 29, 2016
New Bay Village residential tower renderings released
Developer Transom Real Estate has released new renderings of the proposed 19-story 212 Stuart Street apartment tower in Bay Village. The new renderings released provide perspectives of the tower’s ground floor and massing along Stuart Street. The latest 212 Stuart Street renderings are posted above.
Dec 11, 2016
Former Related Beal executives propose 19-story Bay Village apartment tower
Transom Real Estate, a newly formed real estate development entity comprised of three former Related Beal executives, proposes to construct a 19-story apartment tower in Bay Village. The tower, 212 Stuart Street, would feature 131 residential apartments with 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The development team has submitted a Project Notification Form (PNF) for 212 Stuart Street to the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA). 212 Stuart Street is now under official review.
May 06, 2016
Four contiguous vacant Bay Village parcels sell for $13.5 millionA total of four contiguous vacant parcels located in Bay Village sold today for a combined $13.5 million as recorded in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds. The parcels sold total approximately 7,736 square feet of land area and include the following:212 Stuart Street (3,183 square feet)222 Stuart Street (3,151 square feet)17 Shawmut Street (702 square feet)19 Shawmut Street (700 square feet)212 Stuart Street was sold today for $6 million to Stuart Acquisition 12 LLC, a limited liability company (LLC) registered in Massachusetts. The other three parcels were sold today with a separate deed for $7.5 million to Stuart Acquisition 22 LLC, a LLC registered in Massachusetts. The registered agent for both LLCs is law firm Sherin and Lodgen. The official buyer of the four parcels has not been disclosed.Development has been proposed for the parcels in the past. An eight-story residential building was approved for construction by the Boston Redevelopment Authority for 212 Stuart Street in 2006; the approved building was never built. 212 Stuart Street's then-owner was Metropolitan Housing Partners of New York.Hera Development Corporation of Brighton, MA acquired the 212 Stuart Street site in 2007 for $6.5 million and had an agreement to buy the other three adjacent parcels. Hera Development Corporation proposed to construct a 10-story office building in 2008; the proposed building was never built. The following is a rendering of the proposed building:Rendering by Hendren Associates212 Stuart Street was sold in 2012 for $3.3 million by Hera Development Corporation to Northwood Investors, then-owner of Boston's Revere Hotel. A preexisting three-story commercial building at 212 Stuart Street was demolished in summer 2014. 212 Stuart Street changed hands again in December 2014 when it was sold for $5 million to Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, who also bought the Revere Hotel around the same time. 222 Stuart Street, 17 Shawmut Street and 19 Shawmut Street were owned by Vasilios Kotzampaltiris since 1983 and have been used as a parking lot.The following is the deed for today's sale of 212 Stuart Street (sold for $6 million): The following is the deed for today's sale of 222 Stuart Street, 17 Shawmut Street and 19 Shawmut Street (sold for $7.5 million):
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