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HallKeen Management Invests in MB Management

Thursday, November 08, 2012


HallKeen Management Invests in MB Management
Union to Further Strengthen Service to Stakeholders, Residents and Employees
Norwood, MA – November 8th, 2012 – HallKeen Management, of Norwood, Massachusetts is proud to announce that they have made an investment in MB Management, of Braintree, Massachusetts. Both companies have a long history of offering professional property management services throughout the Northeast.  

“This transaction is the best of all worlds for both Companies. It allows both to operate independently while giving both access to complimentary resources of the other. The result will be superior service to clients and residents,” says MB Management CEO, Steve Roberts.

Over the next 12 months, the two companies will largely operate independently while preparing for a full merger.  The two portfolios will be fully integrated by May 2014.  With MB Management’s 2,700 apartments, HallKeen Management is slated to manage over 10,000 units of multi-family and assisted living housing by 2014.

“HallKeen is pleased to finalize the relationship with one of the most respected management firms in New England,” says Andrew P. Burnes, President and CEO of HallKeen Management. “For over 40 years, MB Management has been a key player in the industry.  It is an exciting time for both MB Management and HallKeen, as we bring together our companies into a new era of successful business ventures and expertise.”


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About HallKeen Management HallKeen Management’s current portfolio includes more than 7,300 units of multi-family residential housing in over 110 partnerships, over 350 units of assisted living residences and approximately one million square feet of commercial space, inclusive of light industrial, office and biotech laboratory space. HallKeen Management has a strong presence throughout New England, New York, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, and North Carolina. While retaining prime focus on affordable housing, HallKeen Management manages a diverse portfolio of residential housing, commercial properties and assisted living communities.

HallKeen Management is staffed by a group of dedicated, experienced, and highly motivated individuals. There are 40 employees working at the central office in Norwood, and more than 500 employees working at the various sites. Andrew P. Burnes, President, guides and runs the day-to-day affairs of the company.  For more information, please visit www.HallKeen.com or contact 320 Norwood Park South, Norwood MA 02062 / 781-762-4800.

About MB Management MB Management has been developing and managing market rate and affordable residential properties as well, as commercial properties, for its own investors and others since 1971.   This experience allows MB Management to bring an owner’s perspective to every aspect of property management and allows their clients to benefit from the cost-effective management, marketing, maintenance, and resident retention policies that MB has developed over the past 40 years.  This experience has also earned MB Management properties exceptional rating from State and Federal regulatory agencies. For more information, please visit www.MBManagement.com or contact 220 Forbes Road, Braintree, Massachusetts 02184 / 781-356-2719.

Megan Aucoin Hired as Property Manager for Commercial Properties

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Norwood, MA - January 2012 – HallKeen Management is pleased to announce to that Megan Aucoin has been hired as Property Manager for the company’s commercial management division. Megan comes to HallKeen Management with years of expert property management experience. 

HallKeen’s commercial management portfolio includes over 1,000,000 square feet of office, industrial, retail, and medical office space throughout Massachusetts. Megan will oversee lease administration, property financials, service contract management, and other operational and financial responsibilities.  

Before joining HallKeen Management, Ms. Aucoin worked for Colliers International (formerly Colliers, Meredith and Grew) under the supervision of Dennis Callahan. Megan is currently pursuing her RPA (Real Property Administrator) through BOMA and is studying to take her LEED GA exam in 2012.  

“With the addition of Megan’s professionalism and property management expertise, we will elevate our level of service provided to our existing properties and building owners, but also set a higher standard for our new, 3rd party management business in the future,” says Chad Boulay, Director of Commercial Management for HallKeen Management. “Megan has hit the ground running and it’s been a pleasure working with her thus far. I’m excited to see what she will accomplish.”

Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority and Boston Center for the Arts both Choose HallKeen Management as Property Manager

Friday, December 23, 2011

HallKeen Management is pleased to announce that they have been chosen as management company for two commercial properties - the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority and the Boston Center for the Arts.

The Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority headquartered in Haverhill, MA has contracted HallKeen to manage a five building portfolio with properties located in Haverhill, Lawrence, and Amesbury, Massachusetts. These properties include over 60,000 square feet of office and retail space, a bus maintenance garage, two parking garages with nearly 1,800 parking spaces, and a surface lot with approximately 285 parking spaces. The MVRTA serves the northeast corner of Massachusetts with over one million miles of city, suburban, interurban, and rural scheduled bus routes.

The Boston Center for the Arts located in Boston’s South End, has hired HallKeen as the Property Manager for the 190,000 square foot performing and visual arts complex - including the historic Cyclorama rotunda. The BCA serves as affordable studio, work and exhibition space for working artists of all disciplines, and occupies the majority of a city block on nearly two acres of land located at 539 Tremont Street. Tenants include Hamersley’s Bistro, the Mills Gallery, the Beehive Restaurant, 50 working artists’ studios, and several non-profits.

 “The addition of these two management contracts really diversifies our growing portfolio. The MVRTA contract slingshots us into the world of ‘transit’ property management while the BCA contract allows us to operate this landmark property,” says Chad Boulay, Director of Commercial Management for HallKeen.  “We are truly honored to have been selected as the Property Managers and have the opportunity to partner with great organizations like the Boston Center for the Arts and the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority.” 

HallKeen Welcomes New Director of Commercial Management

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

We are pleased to welcome Chad J. Boulay to HallKeen as the Director of Commercial Management! Mr. Boulay will oversee the operational, financial, construction and building management for HallKeen's Commercial Management and Assisted Living portfolio. He is also responsible for new business development and expansion of HallKeen's Commercial Division. Mr. Boulay brings extensive knowledge in facility operations and asset management, directing both local and national portfolios.

HallKeen's Commercial Management portfolio currently consists of over 1 million square feet of office buildings, sophisticated biotech facilities, industrial research and development facilities, converted industrial mills, warehouses and retail space. The Commercial Management team aims to deliver high quality service, proactive and preventative maintenance, green initiatives, administration and financial planning through specialized and customized management to a select group of clients. Through Mr. Boulay's guidance, the Commercial Management division will be able to reach new goals including additional growth, efficiency and success.

Mr. Boulay received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Assumption College and is currently a member of NAIOP, REFA and BOMA. Prior to joining HallKeen, Mr. Boulay was the Director of Project Management at Equity Industrial Partners overseeing the daily, monthly and annual operations relating to Property Management, Construction and Special Projects of a national portfolio that included approximately 30 million square feet of industrial and office properties. Mr. Boulay focused on the coordination of all capital/R&M projects, lease negotiations, fostering tenant relations and regular site inspections on a national level to ensure the condition, compliance and overall administration of EIP properties.

Mr. Boulay spent over two years as the Assistant Property Manager at One Federal Street for Tishman Speyer, where he managed a 1.2 million square foot, 38-story Class-A office tower, supervised capital projects and managed all building service contracts. Prior to Tishman Speyer, Mr. Boulay was the Director of Operations for Wellesley Management where he directed all phases of property management including 1.75 million square feet of office and industrial properties and 200 residential units.

From all of us here at HallKeen - Welcome Aboard, Chad!