Great Workplaces for Over 25 Years
Our office experience includes major office parks, corporate headquarters buildings, laboratories, and historic renovations. Creating quality office environments has been part of our mission from the beginning.
Staples World Headquarters
650,000 s.f. office building located within National Development’s 9/90 Corporate Center.
Staples World Headquarters
A World Class Corporate HQ
National Development acquired 82 acres of land at the intersection of the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) and Route 9 to create a premier suburban office park west of Boston. The centerpiece of the park is Staples World Headquarters, a flagship building that includes two six-story wings centered on a three story central element containing a 600 seat restaurant, auditorium and conference/training center.
In order to meet an aggressive 13 month construction schedule, Staples utilized National Development to coordinate all aspects of design, permitting and construction. National Development has recently worked on the adding a major parking structure to the original plan.
A 600,000 square foot office park acquired in partnership with Charles River Realty Investors.
Acquiring and Enhancing Quality Office Assets
National Development-acquired Unicorn Park is one of National Development’s high profile acquisitions. Purchased in partnership with Charles River Realty Investors and CIGNA, this premier suburban office park consists of 601,164 square feet of Class A office within six buildings on 29 acres about 15 minutes north of Boston. The site offers a commanding highway presence along I-93 and features two fitness centers, three cafeterias, a conference facility, and is adjacent to a hotel.
Upon acquisition, the park was leased to 52 tenants ranging in size from 1,300 s.f. to 46,000 s.f. As the new owner, National Development initiated a significant capital improvement program to improve the property. This plan is focused on maximizing tenant retention and attracting new tenants to the park. Focal points of the improvement plan include major site landscaping improvements, new park signage, the installation of energy saving lighting and significant common area upgrades to select buildings. National Development’s strategy also includes redevelopment, sale or partnering with major tenants on select individual buildings within the park.
A 414,000 s.f. life science research building located in the heart of Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, in joint venture with Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Specialized Building for Life Sciences
The property was permitted in 2003 for a 600,000 s.f. mixed-use project that included a 30-story residential tower. National Development assessed the economic feasibility of the project and determined that the best use for the site would be a nine story, 425,000 s.f. life science research building with no housing component. The new building, Longwood Center, is designed to accommodate a mix of lab, clinical and office uses for institutional and corporate tenants seeking space in the Longwood area.
What did the National Development team need to accomplish in order to make the Longwood Center project a success? First, we needed to act quickly. The land acquisition deal was signed and the acquisition completed in a lightning-fast, ninety-day period. Second, it needed community involvement. The project team began to work with the construction manager, city officials, area constituents, and designers to ensure that the project met the needs of the life sciences market and the rigorous demands of the community.
343 Winter Street
66,000 s.f. renovation and expansion of a former R&D facility into a first-class office building.
101 Station Landing
160,000 s.f., five-story, Class A office building located within the Station Landing project.
274 Franklin Street
21,000 s.f., six-story renovated office building with ground floor retail uses located in the heart of Boston’s financial district.
MetroNorth Corporate Center
1.3 million s.f. office park that includes the headquarters for Raytheon Corporation's Missile Defense division, ArQule and two class A multi-tenant office buildings.
Two first-class office buildings totaling 169,000 s.f. on the Boston waterfront in Charlestown.
Howard Clock Building
A 56,000 s.f. historic renovation of the United States Watch Company into a first class, multi-tenant office building.
Fort Point Portfolio
Six classic office buildings acquired in Boston's Fort Point Channel area totaling 400,000 s.f. and a parking garage.