Northstar News

TripAdvisor HQ achieves LEED Platinum certification!

May 2017

Proud to announce TripAdvisor HQ has recently received LEED Platinum certification by US Green Building Council, the highest green rating achievable. 

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Northstar recognized as one of Boston Business Journal’s 2017 Best Places to Work!

April 2017

The Northstar team is excited to be named one of Boston Business Journal’s 2017 Best Places to Work!

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Kronos completes Phase 1 of their 500,000 square foot headquarters in Lowell!

April 2017

Congratulations to Kronos and the project team on the completion of Phase 1 at the new headquarters in Lowell!

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Northstar Employee Update

March 2017

We are pleased to announce recent promotions and additions to the Northstar Team!

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2016 Harvard Team Year-End Update

January 2017

Our Harvard team has been busy this past year and are happy to share updates of recently completed and kicked-off projects!

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National Grid Grand Opening in Waltham!

January 2017

Northstar and National Grid gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the new Customer Meter Services facility located at 130 West Street in Waltham.

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Welcome New Northstar Employees!

December 2016

Northstar would like to welcome two new employees – Scott Jantzen and Michael Bongiorni!

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Northstar Holiday Party

December 2016

Northstar employees gathered for the annual Holiday Party to celebrate the success of the firm, individual accomplishments and personal milestones. It was a fun-filled night were we saluted company growth to 26 full-time employees, the addition of two Northstar babies, an engagement and marriage.

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Northstar Community Outreach!

November 2016

This month Northstar volunteers helped pack 3500 bags for the United Way’s annual Thanksgiving Packing Project – bags contained food for families in need this holiday season. In addition, Northstar volunteers  helped clean and organize The Home for Little Wanderers’ Toy Room. The Toy Room provides essentials for local children and families.

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Kristen Tomlinson panelist for BUILDING SUCCESS

October 2016

Northstar’s Kristen Tomlinson will be on the panel for Simpson Gumpertz & Heger’s upcoming BUILDING SUCCESS symposium on November 1st, Sign-up now!

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Northstar Welcomes John Schena as Senior Vice President!

October 2016

Northstar Project & Real Estate Services is proud to welcome John Schena as senior vice president. John brings 24 years of progressive experience in the commercial real estate industry to Northstar, including 17 years as a senior manager responsible for large capital programs within corporate portfolios which ranged from 15 to 23 million SF with annual capital spend over a $200 million. John’s clients include notable corporations such as American Express, adidas Group, Verizon and Cisco Systems.

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Northstar Employee Update

September 2016

John Townsend promoted & Kerry Logue joins the Northstar team!

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“Topping off” Ceremony Held for 100 Binney Street

September 2016

The 100 Binney Street project team, including Northstar project managers Anthony Warren, Danielle Blake and Lisa Hamilton, gathered on September 16th for a “topping off” ceremony.

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Northstar partners with Emmanuel College

August 2016

Northstar is pleased to announce their partnership as Emmanuel College’s Owner’s Project Manager in the construction of Julie Hall, a new 692-bed dormitory.  The 20-story, 315,000 GSF facility is located in the heart of Boston and will include underground parking, covered bike storage and a café.

Northstar named 2nd best place to work in Boston!

June 2016

We are happy to announce that Northstar Project & Real Estate Services was awarded 2nd place in the BBJ’s Best Places to Work, extra-small category. The evening was a testament to Northstar’s belief that fully engaged and energized employees provide outstanding services to our clients.

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TripAdvisor awarded Needham Green Business of the Year!

June 2016

Newton Needham Camber has chosen Trip Advisor as its Needham Green Business of the Year!

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Northstar recently participated in the 2016 Run of the Charles and the results are in!

May 2016

Northstar registered two boats in this year’s Run of the Charles – the largest flat-bottomed boat race in New England.

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Northstar one of 2016 Best Places to Work in Massachusetts!

April 2016

The Boston Business Journal named Northstar one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Massachusetts!

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An Unlikely Story wins multiple awards!

April 2016

We are proud to announce that An Unlikely Story has won three prestigious design awards.

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Cassandra Charles delivers opening remarks at IFMA Event

March 2016

On March 1st, Northstar’s Cassandra Charles gave the opening remarks at the Active Shooter Situations Presentation.

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Northstar at the Greater Boston Foodbank

March 2016

Northstar employees recently volunteered at the Greater Boston Foodbank, organizing and packaging almost 10,000 lbs of food!

 

Lisa Hamilton selected as CoreNet Young Leader

March 2016

Congratulations to the selected participants of CoreNet’s 2016 Leadership Program Class. We are proud of Northstar Project Manager, Lisa Hamilton!  TripAdvisor’s new headquarters in Needam, MA is also featured in this month’s Newsletter. Northstar is proud to have closely collaborated with TripAdvisor on this exciting project.

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Northstar and Ella Properties close on West Street

March 2016

Northstar and JV Partner Ella Properties recently closed on a $4.8M land acquisition at 124 West Street in Waltham. The JV has full building lease and intends to deliver the project in December of 2016.

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Harvard plans big redo of Allston grad housing complex

March 2016

We are excited to congratulate our client, Harvard University on advancing their plan for Soldiers Field Park.  We are proud to be a member of their project team and are excited to commence construction.

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Northstar at the 2016 IFMA NYC Chapter Awards for Excellence

February 2016

2016 IFMA NYC Chapter Awards for Excellence Dinner held on January 28 at The Pierre Ballroom, New York, NY. READ MORE

2015 Annual Holiday Party

December 2015

Northstar celebrated the holiday season at Cinquecento in the South End
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Engineering News-Record Awards

November 2015

ENR named Alexandria Real Estate Equities Owner of the Year at its annual awards breakfast.

Economic Impact Awards

November 2015

Northstar clients TripAdvisor and Baxalta honored at the 12th Annual Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards Luncheon.  TripAdvisor won Gold in the Greater Boston region and Baxalta won Silver in the Greater Boston region.
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Northstar’s 5th Anniversary Party

October 2015

Northstar celebrates its five year anniversary in its new office location at 1050 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA.
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid News Coverage

August 2015

Popular author Jeff Kinney is branching out, bringing his love of books to the masses by opening up a book store in his hometown. TODAY’s Erica Hill reports.
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4th Annual Summer Sailing Series

August 2015

Northstar sets sail every August out of the Boston Yacht Haven.

Flying with ARE

May 2015

Northstar flies high with Alexandria Real Estate.

CREW Boston (formerly NEWIRE) Awards

April 2015

Kirstin Brown, Northstar Principal, was named the “Entrepreneur of the Year”.

Run of the Charles Canoe Race

April 2015

Team Northstar participated in the 24-mile canoe race to celebrate the Charles River Watershed Association’s 50 years of improvements to health, beauty and enjoyment of the Charles River.
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Halloween

October 2014

Northstar gets festive at the weekly construction meeting with Alexandria Real Estate.

Tough Mudder

May 2014

Team Northstar competed in Dover, VT at the Tough Mudder hosted at Mount Snow.
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CoreNet Awards

November 2012

Lee Burneson, Northstar Principal, was awarded CoreNet’s Regional Service Provider of the Year.