REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS BY SERVICE
"Your expertise, creativity, and forceful advocacy of the public’s interests in the negotiation resulted in a deal that saved the City millions of dollars in publicly funded improvements, set staged land sale pricing that would improve as the development market recovers, locked in requirements to fulfill the community’s vision and maximized flexibility and control in the relationship with the private master developer...”
Al Coby, City Manager, Pensacola, FL
Thaddeus Cohen, Community Development Director, Pensacola, FL
“Abramson & Associates provided financial feasibility analyses and development strategies for major downtown projects that were far more incisive than anything I have seen produced by other economic development or real estate consultants. Barry gave our projects his sustained personal attention and… when his work was concluded, we understood our projects’ feasibility from both the municipal and private development perspectives with analyses and strategies that were grounded in real world commerce, wise to the politics of municipal decision making, and which provided a common sense approach for moving forward.”
Joyce Moss, AICP, Executive Director
Natick Center Associates, Natick, MA
NONPROFIT REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
Charles Street Jail Redevelopment, Boston, MA - On behalf of Partners Healthcare, evaluated market and development potentials, institution-related program options, and strategies for development for major hospital-owned urban property to accommodate over 500,000 SF of mixed-use residential, hotel, office, retail and/or other development at the MassGeneral Hospital campus in Boston.
Paragon Mills Redevelopment, Providence, RI - Assisted Olneyville Housing Corporation/One Neighborhood Developers, a community development corporation, in acquisition and redevelopment of 120,000 SF mill complex for $40+ million project for private and non-profit offices and incubator space. Provided market and financial analyses and programming guidance, financing explorations and packaging, coordination with design/engineering, construction, legal team, negotiation of purchase and sale agreement for building acquisition and assistance in negotiation of anchor tenancy and exploration and structuring of financing integrating New Markets and federal and state historic tax credits and other sources.
Durkee Brown Viveiros
65 Bay Street, Dorchester, Boston, MA - On behalf of Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation provided a broad range of financing, transaction, and development management services for redevelopment of 5-acre brownfield site in inner city neighborhood of Boston for $14 million, 80,000 SF office/industrial project. Assessed market potentials and feasibility, formulated development strategies, participated in marketing overtures to potential users, structured public and private debt and equity financing integrating seven lenders and multiple other funding sources, negotiated lease and sale option with build-to-suit tenant, advised on assembling project team, community and public approvals, and aspects of construction.
Community Maritime Park, Pensacola, FL - Assisted Community Maritime Park Associates (CMPA), a non-profit developer comprising prominent business and civic leaders, in acquisition and predevelopment of a 30-acre site on downtown waterfront for park, multi-use ballpark, maritime museum, and over 300,000 SF of private mixed-use retail/restaurant, office, residential, and hotel development. Assisted in preparing successful proposal in response to City RFP, development programming, evaluating site capacity, market and financial feasibility, supportable land value, real estate taxes and TIF revenues, and negotiating master lease and development agreement including $40 million of public financing. Subsequently, engaged by City to evaluate a proposed master lease and development agreement between CMPA and private developer to implement the project by means of construction of public improvements and long-term staged disposition and development of private project components. Based on evaluation, was engaged to assist City and CMPA in renegotiating the master lease resulting in significant improvements in cost-efficiency of contracted public improvements, enhanced disposition terms and fulfillment of planning objectives for private development, and greater control and flexibility in CMPA’s master lease relationship with master developer.
Urban Design Associates
Downtown Site Redevelopment, Seacoast Region, NH - On behalf of a private educational institution, evaluated redevelopment potential of underutilized downtown property for alternative mixed-use programs for residential, commercial, hotel, and institutional, including strategies for public-funding participation and disposition through land lease.
Urban Residential Mixed-Use Project, Boston, MA - On behalf of property owner/developer (joint venture of Boston Community Development Corporation and private developer), evaluated market and financial potential and formulated strategies for programming and other elements of development for proposed 300 unit high-rise residential project with retail and office in fringe Roxbury/South End location.
Stull & Lee
Stull & Lee
Inner City Retail Development, Washington, DC - Provided strategic and transaction structuring guidance to Manna CDC for proposed 100,000+ SF inner city retail project. Represented CDC in partnership negotiations with private developer and assisted in formulating development strategies and exploring options for public-private financing including Enterprise Zone tax exempt bonds, tax increment financing, and New Markets Tax Credits.