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Peter Arsenault Named a Rising Star

July 2024

Northstar’s Peter Arsenault was recently featured in the New England Real Estate Journal’s Rising Stars Ones to Watch issue. 

Below is an excerpt from what he said about the accomplishment he is most proud of, the key people in his life who have contributed to his success, and what our president, Kirstin Brown, had to say about Peter. 

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment is Peter most proud of?  

I was interested in transitioning to the Owner’s Project Management field and after completing numerous life science construction projects as a construction manager, Northstar onboarded me. For the past three years, I have represented Takeda Pharmaceutical, Finch Therapeutics and Ambri, a battery technology company. In the last year, I was able to support Northstar expanding our presence in the healthcare industry and now represent Boston Children’s Hospital. To improve R&D adjacencies, I am leading the 31,000 SF TI to deliver flexible lab space for their research development group that is dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of children.

Who are the key people in Peter’s life that have contributed to his success?

The most influential people have been my mom and dad. Growing up, they taught me values such as work ethics, problem solving and being a leader. They always supported and encouraged me to follow my dreams and become the best person that I could be, no matter what challenges I had in front of me. I would not be the person, husband, or father I am today without their love and guidance.

On what makes Peter a rising star.   

Peter’s perseverance and hard work in transitioning from construction management to owner’s project management are exemplary. After receiving advice to gain more experience in the life science industry, he diligently expanded his knowledge and returned to Northstar, where he was hired. The expertise he gained has been instrumental in driving Northstar’s expansion into the healthcare field.

Peter has over 20 years of experience working in the construction industry for firms including B.W. Kennedy & Co. and Chapman Waterproofing Company of Boston. During his career, Peter has managed a variety of projects for life science clients (design/build), TI, educational, commercial, government and non-profit firms, including several high-profile projects such as the Fast 14 on I-93.  As a project manager, Peter is responsible for ensuring that projects are completed on time and within budget. He is involved in all phases of the project, from initial planning through construction and close-out.

 Click here to read about all the New England Real Estate Journal’s Rising Stars