Written by Jim Farrell for the New England Real Estate Journal
Boston, MA The rental and retail markets have changed considerably because of COVID. That reality is not lost on Chevron Partners, a privately-held boutique real estate development, investment, asset and property management firm – nor their architectural firm, DJSA Architecture of Raynham, who teamed up with Chevron Partners on a unique building upgrade in the city’s historic Winthrop Sq.
This beautiful, elegant six-story building dating back to the early 1900s is being rehabilitated to take its place as a premier office boutique and retail building in downtown. Known as 10 Winthrop Sq., the building blends the characteristics of the “old” with the “new” – the modern building systems and conveniences that will make it especially appealing to tenants.
Envision a building with beautiful brick and beams, cast iron columns, and ceiling heights ranging anywhere from 11 to 15 feet, and you get a sense of what 10 Winthrop looks and feels like. Marcel Safar, Esq., founding principal of Chevron Partners said, “Dennis (DJSA) worked with us to provide a crisp, clean, refined look to this brick and beam building. You will not see duct work or conduit anywhere; the design beautifully blends the old and the new.”
10 Winthrop Sq. is ideally positioned to attract the right blend of office and retail clients. And they will have plenty of eyes looking in their direction! The property sits directly across from the new 1.8 million s/f Winthrop Center, with 812,000 s/f of office space, 321 luxury rental apartments and a public space called The Connector. The area has a daily foot traffic count of nearly 250,000.