Cummings in the News

Welcome to Cummings Properties' media page, where readers may view the latest news and press coverage of both Cummings Properties and Cummings Foundation.

Modern Conveniences Blend with History

A city within a city on a site with its rich history proudly displayed: that’s the Cummings Center in Beverly. Opportunities for Cummings Center employees to take care of personal business and enjoy a palpable sense of history make this a great place to work, says Stephen Drohosky, vice president and general manager for Cummings Properties. (More)

NeuroMetrix Opens New Clean Manufacturing Facility in Woburn
Citybiz- 1/12/2015

NeuroMetrix began 2015 with a new 6,000-square-foot production facility at Cummings Properties' 4-B Gill Street location. The opening of the Woburn site coincides with NeuroMetrix's launch of its latest pain-management device, called Quell. (More)

FASTSIGNS going strong after 20 years in Woburn
Woburn Patch - 1/12/2015

WOBURN, January 9, 2015 - FASTSIGNS moved to 400 West Cummings Park, Suite 1975 in 1994. Twenty years later, business is booming at the same Cummings Properties location - so much so that the sign company doubled its space in October 2014, moving down the hall into 2,592 square feet in Suite 1850.

Cummings Properties account manager Robb LaBossiere and founder Bill Cummings visited FASTSIGNS co-owners Dan and Sean Shah during Christmas week to present them with a commemorative captain's chair as a thank you for their long tenancy. (More)

Cummings Foundation Awards $10 Million in Grants

Philanthropy News Digest - 1/7/2015

The Cummings Foundation in Woburn, Massachusetts, has awarded grants totaling $10 million to eight nonprofits in the Bay State, the Boston Business Journal reports. (More)

Business briefs: Newman named to Chamber board
Wicked Local Danvers- 1/7/2015

Scott Newman from Cummings Center in Beverly has been named to the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

Newman is the leasing officer at Cummings Properties, which is a full-service commercial real estate development, property management and construction firm providing real estate solutions to businesses in 10 communities in Greater Boston.

Prior to joining Cummings, Newman held a variety of sales and business development roles over the course of 20 years for both Fortune 500 and startup companies. (More)

MassPay to double its space at Cummings Center
Beverly patch - 12/30/2014

BEVERLY, December 2014 - With revenue growth of 150 percent over three years, it is no surprise that MassPay has outgrown its corporate headquarters at Cummings Center. The HR & Payroll software and services provider will move from its 3,000-square-foot office at 900 Cummings Center to a 7,300-square-foot suite at 500 Cummings Center in March to keep up with that growth. (More)

Winchester Multicultural Network Receives $1 Million Cummings Foundation Grant
Winchester Patch - 12/22/2014

DECEMBER 2014 - Winchester Multicultural Network (the Network) was recently awarded a million-dollar grant through Cummings Foundation's Major Grants Program. The grant, payable over 10 years, will provide for staff and a more suitable office space, and will allow the Network to expand its programming.

Founded by Winchester resident Sandy Thompson, the 24-year-old nonprofit's mission is to promote the recognition, understanding, and appreciation of diversity; advocate for each and every person's civil rights; and confront intolerance. (More)

Cummings Properties donates $53,000 to North Shore nonprofits
Beverly Patch - 12/11/2014

Thanksgiving week Cummings Properties distributed $327,000 to local nonprofits, including a total of $53,000 to organizations in Beverly, Danvers, Peabody, and Salem. The donations were made in honor of the commercial real estate firm's full-time staff members, who were each invited to select a charity to receive $1,000 through the Employee Directed Giving program. (More)

Cummings Properties begins development at new
Beverly campus

NEREJ- 11/28/2014

Beverly, MA Cummings Properties has begun to develop its Dunham Rd. location, the firm's most recent acquisition. A 475-car central parking structure is nearing completion, and the foundation has been laid for 48 Dunham Rd., a planned 144,000-square-foot mixed-use building. (More)

Bill Cummings and John Fish among tonight's BBJ Power 50 honorees
Boston Business Journal - 11/6/2014

Top leaders from the real estate and construction sectors are scheduled to attend tonight's Boston Business Journal Power 50 event along with Boston MayorMartin J. Walsh and House Speaker Robert DeLeo.

Developer Bill Cummings of Cummings Properties fame, construction magnate John Fish, Citizens Bank CEO Jerry Sargent and Boston Private Bank & Trust Co. CEO Mark Thompson are expected. So are a couple dozen top executives from other sectors. (More)

The Bridge Spot to Offer "Bridge Basics" Series
Woburn Patch - 10/31/2014

WOBURN - For about the price of a movie, many area residents are turning to learning and playing duplicate bridge for an evening (or morning or afternoon) of entertainment. Considered an institution among regional duplicate bridge players, Woburn's Bridge Spot is the largest bridge club in New England and one of the 25 largest in the country. (More)

Cummings Center proposes new housing at office park - 10/20/2014

BEVERLY - What was once a proposal for a six-story hotel at the Cummings Center is returning as a pitch for apartments and condominiums. The company is bringing before both the City Council and Planning Board seeking a zoning change for 2.1 acres on the corner of Elliot and McKay streets. (More)

Cummings Properties Helps Teen Center celebrate 10 years
Beverly Citizen - 10/18/2014

The Greater Beverly YMCA celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Douglas Stephens Teen Center & Early Learning Center located at the Sterling Center YMCA campus at 254 Essex St., on Monday, Oct. 13. (More)

Al's Cafe to open first suburban location at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn
Woburn Patch - 10/9/2014

Well-known Boston sandwich shop and winner of a Phantom Gourmet "Steak-and-cheese Throwdown" earlier this year, Al's Cafe expects to open its fourth location at Cummings Properties' TradeCenter 128 in Woburn in mid-October.

With successful locations in Harvard Square and Boston's financial and leather districts, owner Alan "Al" Costello identified the landmark office and technology campus as the ideal location for the sub shop's first suburban location. Local restaurateur Nick Varano also chose this Woburn site for his first venture outside the city, opening Strega Prime there in summer 2013.(More)

Two celebrate 30 years at Cummings
Woburn Advocate - 10/6/2014

Between the two of them, design manager Jim Trudeau and carpenter Gino DiVecchia have worked on every building in the extensive portfolio of Woburn commercial real estate firm Cummings Properties. DiVecchia and Trudeau are the 13th and 14th colleagues to join the 44-year-old firm's “30 Year Club.” (More)

Boys & Girls Club renamed for Cummings Properties' late president
Winchester Star - 9/23/2014

The Boys & Girls Club of Woburn has changed its name to honor a former president and Winchester resident.

The James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn honors the Woburn native and Winchester resident who died of a heart attack in 1996 at age 41.(More)

Covaris Expands to more than 30,000 SF in Woburn
Woburn Advocate - 8/19/2014

For the fourth time in eight years, Covaris is expanding its footprint at Cummings Properties' 14 Gill St. building in Woburn.
According to Cummings Properties account manager Tony Spencer, the international firm is adding approximately 6,000 square feet, for a total of 32,000 square feet. The space includes a complete laboratory, warehouse space, and offices. (More)

Boston Restaurant Associates moves to Woburn
Woburn Advocate - 8/1/2014

After more than 20 years in Charlestown, Boston Restaurant Associates Inc. - parent company of Polcari's Italian Restaurant and Regina Pizzeria - is relocating its commissary to 48 Cummings Park in Woburn.

The firm's corporate offices, currently located in Lynnfield, will also be incorporated into the new location. (More)

Salem State University plaza dedicated
Salem News - 7/23/2014

Cummings Properties' late president, James L. McKeown, a magna cum laude 1977 graduate of Salem State was honored with the naming of a large new plaza on the University's campus in Salem. Shown are his wife Denise McKeown and their two daughters (l-r) Kelly and Molly McKeown, inside the library, adjacent to the James L. McKeown Plaza. (More)

Sage Science Expands to 12,700 SF at Cummings Center - 7/7/2014

Sage Science has increased its footprint by more than 5,000 square feet at 500 Cummings Center in Beverly. The fast-growing company, founded in 2005, develops products for the life sciences research markets.

"We are very happy that Cummings Properties was able to find a perfect space for our ever-growing research and development needs," said Heather Ketcham, vice president of Sage Sciences' corporate operations. "Cummings' leasing and design staff made the process very easy. We love our new space."

Sage recently moved to Suite 2400, the former research facility of Life Technologies, another life sciences firm that expanded and relocated elsewhere at Cummings Center. (More)

Cummings Foundation awards two $100k grants to city, youth club - 6/22/2014

The Cummings Foundation of Woburn has awarded separate $100,000 grants to the Medford Boys & Girls Club and to the city for the proposed Krystle Campbell Peace Garden. Each grant was awarded as part of the foundation's $100k for 100 program, which awards $10 million annually to nonprofits in Greater Boston. (More)

Cummings Announces $10 Million in Local Grants - 6/11/2014

Woburn-based Cummings Foundation, Inc. has announced the names of 100 local nonprofits selected to receive grants of $100,000 each through its $100K for 100 program. Chosen through a competitive review process of more than 430 applicants, the diverse group represents a wide variety of causes, including underserved populations, education, healthcare, hunger relief, and homelessness prevention.More than 250 people gathered at the Foundation's Grantee Reception on June 2 at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn. (More)

CLASS moves office to Wilmington - 6/5/2014

Citizens League for Adult Special Services Inc., more commonly known as CLASS, has relocated its secondary program office from North Reading to Wilmington. The move was effective May 19. According to a statement issued by CLASS, an organization that has been serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1976,... (More)

Biotech Demand Outstrips Suburban Supply
Banker & Tradesman - 5/29/2014

Biotech clusters are forming in communities like Medford and Woburn, as startups lease lab and incubator space at less cost than in Cambridge and leading Route 128 markets. The result: Demand for lab space in suburban Boston is far outstripping supply, with life science tenants in the market for 700,000 square feet and only 400,000 square ... (More)

BBJ presents Visionary Award to real estate veteran and philanthropist Bill Cummings
Boston Business Journal- 5/28/2014

Bill Cummings of Cummings Properties was presented the Visionary Award at the Boston Business Journal's 2014 Best in Boston Real Estate Awards today. Before hundreds at the Sheraton hotel in the Back Bay, Cummings told the crowd he was accepting the honor on behalf of Cummings employees. (More) Click to read Bill Cummings' speech and the introduction by Executive Editor George Donnelly.

Merrill Lynch grows at Cummings Center
Beverly Citizen - 5/21/2014

Merrill Lynch is growing its Beverly location. To accommodate an increase in staff, the global wealth management firm has just expanded its office at 500 Cummings Center to 5,500 square feet."This expansion is really a direct result of the success of this particular office," said Cummings Properties senior account manager Mike Farrell... (More)

Walter Pierce Celebrates with Colleagues at Strega Prime Italian Steakhouse at TradeCenter 128
Woburn Patch - 5/15/2014

Walter Pierce, a 20-year member of Cummings Properties' grounds crew, was feted at Strega Prime Italian Steakhouse on May 8, upon retirement from the Woburn commercial real estate firm. Among the nine current and former colleagues Pierce invited to lunch were fellow Woburnites David Lundquist and Arthur Colucci, also retired from Cummings Properties. (More)

Couple Embraces Eclectic Mix of Global Causes
for $1.2-Billion Fund

The Chronicle of Philanthropy - 5/8/2014

The Chronicle of Philanthropy, somewhat of a "bible" in the nonprofit world, published two very complimentary feature stories about Cummings Foundation in its May 8, 2014 edition. The articles focus on the Foundation's growing support of eastern Massachusetts charities, as well as its work related to healthcare and education in Rwanda. (More)

Cummings Properties Employees Direct $253,000 to Local Nonprofits - 2/24/2014

As directed by its staff memebers, Cummings Properties in 2014 distributed $253,000 to local nonprofits, mostly in Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties. The donations were made in honor of the commercial real estate firm's full-time staff members, who selected all recipients. All were each invited through the Employee Directed Giving program to select a charity to receive $1,000.

The diversity of the recipient list is striking, with participants choosing to support education, human services, youth sports, healthcare, animal welfare, and many other causes. (More)

Suburban Office Tenants Ditch Traditional Designs
Banker & Tradesman - 2/7/2014

Sun-splashed, open and collaborative workspaces have become all but mandatory among creative and tech-sector companies in Boston and Cambridge, but suburban office tenants of all types are lining up for their own makeovers and landlords are breaking out the buzzsaws. (More)

Cummings Properties celebrates 30-year employees
Woburn Advocate - 1/30/2014

On Jan. 23, Cummings Properties officially welcomed five new members to what is known as its "30 Year Club."
The informal group recognizes employees who have been with the commercial real estate firm for at least three decades. (More)

Cambridge Firm Fills 19,000 SF in Woburn
Real Reporter - 1/27/2014

WOBURN - Trimble Navigation has found its way from Cambridge's Kendall Square here to 1 Merrill St. where the mobile computing and tracking firm this past week relocated into 19,000 sf in the stand-alone building. (More)

Beverly residents participating in employee-directed giving
Beverly Citizen - 1/23/2014

Cummings Properties is giving back to the communities where its employees live and where it does business through a newly-expanded employee-directed giving program.
This month, the suburban commercial real estate firm is inviting staff members to each select a local charity to receive a donation of $1,000 from the company. (More)

Hot Property
Banker & Tradesman - 1/20/2014

Each week, Banker & Tradesman commercial real estate reporter Steve Adams will spotlight a commercial real estate property in Massachusetts notable for its high deal activity, unique design or one-of-a-kind special features. (More)

NESC expands in Stoneham
Stoneham Sun - 1/9/2014

North East Sports Consultants, a sports-media content provider for Internet and television, recently expanded its Stoneham operations. The company moved within its current home at 92 Montvale Avenue into an 8,300-square-foot suite on the second floor. (More)

Snow-fighting behemoth added to Cummings Center fleet
Beverly Patch - 12/26/2013

Heavy snowfall calls for a heavy-duty clean-up effort. For Cummings Center and its nearly 80-acre campus, that means deploying its 18-member "Snow Team" with plows, snow blowers, and shovels. Pictured here is the firm's newest vehicle, a 1983 Norland rotary snow blower. (More)

Olsen Leases 3,000 SF
The Real Reporter - 12/17/2013

WOBURN - Aiming to deliver spotless vehicles to a cus- tomer, Olsen Cadillac has opened a proprietary 3,000-sf detailing center here at 475 Wildwood Ave., a distinct 29,500-sf stone building managed by Cummings Properties, which oversaw negotiations for the Olsen operation. (More)

Founders of Cummings Properties recognized by NAIOP, North Shore Chamber, Irish International Immigrant Center
Boston Business Times - 12/11/2013

WOBURN, Mass. - In the past month, Bill and Joyce Cummings have been honored by three major local organizations for their leadership in business and philanthropy. The Winchester couple's Cummings Foundation, which is the principal beneficiary of commercial real estate firm Cummings Properties, has granted more than $20 million during the past two years, to greater Boston nonprofits alone. (More)

Cummings Properties Hosts Chinese Delegation - 12/9/2013

On December 5, Cummings Properties hosted a delegation of venture capitalists, commercial developers, and government officials from China at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn. The 20-person group had traveled from Shanghai to learn about practices in "business incubation," the nurturing of startups and small businesses. (More)

Ninety Nine Restaurants Moves Into New Woburn Headquarters
Banker & Tradesman - 12/2/13

The Ninety Nine Restaurants chain has officially hung its horseshoe on a new company headquarters at 14 Gill St. in Woburn. After 30 years at nearby 160 Olympia Ave., the 60-year-old company has fully moved in to its new regional headquarters. (More)

Bill and Joyce Cummings honored at Solas Awards
Boston Business Journal - 11/27/13

The Irish International Immigrant Center will present its annual Solas Awards during a celebration at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum on Dec. 6. Named from the Gaelic word for "light," the Solas Awards are given to leaders whose work inspires and who are committed to giving back to the community. (More)

Bill Cummings named North Shore Distinguished Citizen
North Shore Chamber of Commerce - 11/19/2013

On Tuesday, November 19, the North Shore Chamber of Commerce honored Bill Cummings with a 2013 North Shore Distinguished Citizen Award. As Bill was traveling out of the country at the time, Steve Drohosky, general manager of Cummings Center, accepted the award on his behalf at the Chamber's 2013 Annual Dinner. (More)

Electric vehicle technology converges with on-site renewable energy generation at Cummings Center
New England Real Estate Journal - 10/31/2013

The former site of the United Shoe Machinery Corp. factory in Beverly was once a neglected Brownfield until Cummings Properties purchased it in 1996. Since then, it has been the focus of an $80 million redevelopment and a number of sustainable initiatives. (More)

National Consulting Firm Locates at TradeCenter 128 - 10/29/2013

Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc. (SullivanCotter) recently leased 3,500 square feet of first-class office space at 300 TradeCenter, Woburn. The national consulting firm took occupancy of its new suite in the Cummings Properties-managed building in early October. (More)

Cummings Properties adds two new elements to Cummings Center
New England Real Estate Journal - 10/18/2013

Beverly, MA Cummings Properties has added two new elements to its landmark Cummings Center office and technology park. The commercial real estate firm recently constructed a 14-foot tall, three-tier, stone waterfall on the north side of the campus, as well as a pondside "healing garden" featuring shaded arbors and bench seating. (More)

Cummings Properties renews Middlesex County Superior Courthouse's 139,000 s/f lease at TradeCenter 128
New England Real Estate Journal - 9/27/2013

Woburn, MA The Commonwealth of Mass. has extended its lease for the Middlesex County Superior Courthouse at TradeCenter 128 for a seven-year term. This renewal comes five years after the court moved from the Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse in Cambridge, which was in need of renovations and has since been slated for redevelopment. (More)

Cummings Properties distributed a total of $182,000 to local nonprofits
New England Real Estate Journal - 9/20/2013

Woburn, MA Cummings Properties recently adopted a new variation to its charitable giving, inviting staff members to each select a local charity to receive a $1,000 donation. At the end of August, through its Employee Directed Giving program, the commercial real estate firm distributed a total of $182,000 to local nonprofits. (More)

Cummings Properties Completes its Largest Solar Power System at Cummings Center - 9/16/2013

Cummings Properties has completed its final planned solar array at Cummings Center in Beverly. The award-winning office and technology park now features four very large solar installations, with 5,295 panels generating more than 1.5 megawatts of power.

Built over the past two years on support structures above the campus' four parking garages, the solar arrays help power 50 percent of the common area electrical load for Cummings Center's seven buildings and 2 million square feet of commercial space. (More)

Hot Property - 50 Dunham Road, Beverly
Banker & Tradesman - 8/26/2013

Each week, Banker & Tradesman commercial real estate reporter James Cronin will spotlight a commercial real estate property in Massachusetts notable for its high deal activity, unique design or one-of-a-kind special features. (More)

Microline Surgical Expands into 68,000 Square Feet at Dunham Road Complex 8/21/2013

After carefully exploring the market for a new larger facility in a different location, Microline Surgical, Inc. recently signed a lease directly with Cummings Properties for 68,000 square feet at 50 Dunham Road, Beverly. (More)

Cummings Foundation spreads the wealth
The Boston Globe - 8/25/2013

At The Community Family adult day center in Everett, clients with Alzheimer's disease miss doing their artwork. When art therapy was once offered, the clients would ask for their painting canvases as soon as they arrived in the morning, and stay remarkably focused for hours. (More)

Bill and Joyce Cummings to be honored by NAIOP Massachusetts for charitable work
Boston Business Journal - 7/31/2013

NAIOP Massachusetts announced today that the 2013 Edward H. Linde Public Service Award will be presented to Bill and Joyce Cummings for their philanthropic contributions and service to the greater community. They have donated more than 90 percent of their wealth thus far. (More)

$100K for 100 Grantee Reception
Boston Business Journal - 7/26/2013

Cummings Foundation recently hosted more than 250 representatives of Greater Boston's non-profit community, as it announced $10 million in local grants at the "Grantee Reception." From left: Novaya Real Estate Ventures principal Scott Tully, Cummings Properties President and CEO Dennis Clarke, and The Kraft Group - International President Dan Kraft. Tully and Kraft attended as representatives of Team IMPACT, on of the 100 local organizations to receive a $100,000 grant.

2013 Salem State University Commencement Address

Joyce and Bill Cummings addressed the 2013 graduates at Salem State University's Commencement.

Cummings Foundation announces $400,000 in Lawrence grants
Rumbo News - 7/15/2013

Four Lawrence organizations have received grants of $100,000 each from Cummings Foundation through its new $100K for 100 program. Along with 96 other greater Boston nonprofits, they were selected from more than 370 applicants during a competitive review process. (More)

Cummings Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $10 Million
Philanthropy News Digest - 7/6/2013

Cummings Foundation in Woburn, Massachusetts, has announced grants totaling $10 million to one hundred nonprofit organizations in the greater Boston area. One hundred eastern Massachusetts not-for-profit convened in the central atrium meeting hall at TradeCenter 128 for the annual award presentations. (More)

Cummings Properties appoints Executive Vice President - 6/13/2013

Cummings Properties has announced the appointment of Eric S. Anderson to the position of executive vice president. Anderson, a 13-year veteran of the Woburn-based commercial real estate firm, is only the third person in the Company's 43-year history to hold the post.(More)

Joyce and Bill Cummings to give commencement address at Salem State University - 5/17/2013

Salem State University will hold two undergraduate commencement ceremonies for the class of 2013, both of which will be held at the O'Keefe Complex on Canal Street on Saturday May 18. The first ceremony will be held for the 672 students graduating from the Bertolon School of Business and the School of Human Services on at 10 a.m.,...(More)

Norway biotech firm Cryogenetics to open lab in Woburn
Boston Business Journal - 5/6/2013

A biotech firm that preserves zebrafish sperm for scientific research plans to open its first location in the United States. Cyrogenetics, which has offices in Norway, Canada and Chile, will open its first U.S. lab in Woburn, the company said Monday. (More)

Cummings Foundation Gives $100K to Each
of 10 Nonprofits

Mass Nonprofit- 4/26/2013

April 26, 2013 - OneWorld Boston, the grant making affiliate of North Shore based Cummings Foundation, recently announced that it has awarded 10 grants of $100,000 each to local charities, the first of 100 nonprofits due to receive similarly sized grants in 2013. (More)

Cummings Foundation Pledges $100K To
The One Fund Boston

Banker & Tradesman - 4/18/2013

The Woburn-based Cummings Foundation has pledged of $100,000 to The One Fund Boston in honor of Marc Fucarile of Stoneham, who was seriously injured in one of the blasts during the Boston Marathon. (More)

Vehicles sought for Touch-a-Truck event
Wicked Local - 4/13/2013

Woburn, MA — The Woburn-based commercial real estate company Cummings Properties is looking for large and unusual vehicles to display at its Touch-a-Truck event on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Cummings Park in Woburn. The event takes place every other year and draws thousands of visitors of all ages. (More)

Woburn residents recognized for 20 years
at Cummings Properties

Woburn Patch - 1/24/2013

WOBURN, MA, January 24, 2013 - Cummings Properties, a local commercial real estate firm, recently held a major event at the Hilton Boston/Woburn for more than 300 employees and guests. This annual affair recognizes staff members celebrating milestone anniversaries with the Woburn-based company. (More)

Allergan Expands Medford Facility with Cummings
Real Reporter - 1/18/2013

Allergan Inc. recently added 10,000 square feet to its facility at 200 Boston Ave. in Medford. The international healthcare company now occupies a total of 37,000 square feet of first-class office and laboratory space at the recently expanded, Cummings Properties managed complex. (More)

Huxtable's work had a major impact on the North Shore
Salem News - 1/9/2013

As the country's best-known architecture critic, Ada Louise Huxtable's influence was felt far and wide. If you're looking for examples, you need look no further than the North Shore. Over the course of five decades she wrote many times about the former world headquarters of United Shoe machinery corporation in Beverly, now known as Cummings Center. (More)

Cummings Foundation seeks grant
proposals from Beverly charities

Beverly Citizen - 12/7/2012

Beverly, Mass - Cummings Foundation, Inc. is soliciting Letters of Inquiry from Beverly charities for $10 million in grants to be awarded in 2013, predominantly in eastern Massachusetts. Through its grant-making affiliate, OneWorld Boston, Inc., the foundation expects to make grants of $100,000 each to 100 not-for-profits. (More)

Cummings Properties to help pay for
part of employees' vet bills

Boston Business Journal - 11/30/2012

Plenty of major employers in the Boston area have started offering pet insurance in recent years. But paying for vet bills? That seems like it could be a first. Woburn-based Cummings Properties and its affiliates began this month offering to pay 25 percent of their employees' major veterinary bills if they take their dogs, cats or other household pets... (More)

Cummings Properties' Gives
$111,000 In Thanksgiving Grants

Banker & Tradesman -11/20/2012

Woburn-based Cummings Properties, a commercial real estate firm, will donate $111,000 to an array of local charities selected by its staff this Thanksgiving. Through the new Staff Giving on Thanksgiving program, employees with 10 or more years of seniority with the Cummings organization were each invited to choose a locally-based not-for-profit... (More)

PoroGen expands in Woburn with Cummings Properties
Boston Business Journal - 11/12/2012

PoroGen Corp. has signed a lease for 30,000 square feet of first-class office, lab, and manufacturing space at 35 Cabot Rd. in Woburn, Mass. (More)

50 Most Influential Bostonians - Bill Cummings
Boston Business Journal - 11/2/2012

William Cummings is founder and president of Cummings Properties LLC, a full-service real estate development company. In 2011, William and his wife, Joyce, made headlines when they revealed that they had donated... (More)

Cummings Opens Arms To Green Tech Tenants
Real Reporter - 8/31/2012

WOBURN - Given Woburn's gritty industrial history, the city as a hotbed for the growing green tech industry might seem counterintuitive, but Cummings Properties has a budding crop of 10 such companies thriving in its Woburn properties, plus a pair each headquartered in the landlord's Beverly and Medford holdings. (More)

$6M From Cummings Aids Dozens of Causes
The Real Reporter - 8/24/2012

WOBURN - Cummings Foundation, principal beneficiary of the earnings of Cummings Properties, recently distributed 60 grants for $100,000 each to a diverse group of Greater Boston non-profits. The $6 million was awarded during the first funding cycle of OneWorld Boston, the foundation´s new grant-making affiliate... (More)

'Foodies' descend on Woburn at TradeCenter 128
Woburn Advocate - 8/21/2012

Woburn, MA - Several hundred of the region's culinary, entrepreneurial, and social media enthusiasts gathered at TradeCenter 128 on Wednesday, Aug. 8, for Mass Innovation Nights' annual foodie edition. The popular networking event was hosted by Cummings Properties... (More)

New executive office suites center to open at
Cummings Center, Beverly

Beverly Citizen - 8/20/2012

Beverly, Mass. - As part of a major expansion of its executive office suites division, Cummings Properties is bringing its move-in-ready office concept to the North Shore. Scheduled to open this month, 40 offices comprising 10,000 square feet will be located at 100 Cummings Center. (More)

Japan nanotech firm Scivax opens Mass. office
Boston Herald - 8/1/2012

Japanese nanotechnology company Scivax Corp. said today it has opened a new sales office in Woburn. Hiromi Miura, president of Scivax USA Inc., said Greater Boston "is an ideal location for a technological development venture like us... (More)

Knittle of Cummings Properties signs Batavia to
5,000 square foot office facility at TradeCenter 128

New England Journal - 7/20/2012

Woburn, MA In a move to establish a foothold in the U.S. market, Dutch firm Batavia Bioservices recently leased more than 5,000 s/f at TradeCenter 128. According to Batavia's president and CEO, Menzo Havenga, the biopharmaceutical firm has grown more than 400% in the last two years. (More)

ENERGY STAR Certifications Awarded To Three Cummings Properties' Buildings
Banker & Tradesman - 7/16/2012

Three Cummings Properties buildings recently earned Energy Star certification by achieving strict energy performance levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Woburn-based commercial real estate firm reportedly has more than 2 million square feet of space with this distinction. (More)

Cummings Adds To Furnished Executive Suite Offerings
In Woburn, Beverly

Banker & Tradesman - 7/9/2012

Cummings Properties recently opened 15,000 square feet of fully furnished, small offices and suites at its 100 TradeCenter property in Woburn, and is constructing another 10,000 square feet at the Cummings Center campus in Beverly. (More)

American Renal signs lease at Cummings Center
Boston Business Journal - 7/2/2012

American Renal Associates is moving to 49,000 square feet of Class A office space at 500 Cummings Center in Beverly, Mass. One of the nation's largest providers of outpatient kidney dialysis services, American Renal will relocate its headquarters ...(More)

From Woburn To Worcester, A New Industry Expands
Banker & Tradesman - 6/25/2012

In 1981, the same year Boston Properties completed Five Cambridge Center, two companies, MedChem Products and BioTek, landed in space renovated for their purposes by William "Bill" Cummings in Woburn."A lot of properties in the suburbs were appropriate for the life sciences - with high ceilings, heavy load floors, and heavy power that had been built for other industries," said Dennis Clarke, president and CEO of Cummings Properties. "We looked at these new laboratory research uses as any other opportunity - how could we accommodate them?" (More)

Having a Ball in Beverly at Cummings Center
Mass Tech - 6/19/2012

More than 500 companies, a community of entrepreneurs, a business incubator, plenty of free parking, restaurants, business services, a commuter rail station just steps away. If you guessed Boston's Innovation District, you'd be wrong...(More)

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Cummings Center
Citybizlist - 6/1/2012

Governor Deval Patrick participated Thursday in a ribbon cutting ceremony for Cummings Center's major new solar installation, atop West Garage at the corner of Elliott and McKay Streets. (More)

Winchester couple shares wealth through Giving Pledge
The Boston Globe - 5/24/2012

PLEDGING TO GIVE: Philanthropists Bill and Joyce Cummings of Winchester, signers of the Giving Pledge, spoke at the spring meeting of Women in Development of Greater Boston. (More)

One World Boston, Cummings Foundation
award $100,000 grants to seven North Shore nonprofits - 5/9/2012

Beverly Hospital has been working for years on expanding its surgical services department. Last year the conclusion of a million dollar campaign for more operating space helped to outfit three brand new operating rooms. (More)

Tag Team
Banker & Tradesman - 5/7/2012

Mary Guay and Stephanie Aitchison have recently been made co-managers of the leasing and operations department at Cummings Center in Beverly. They jointly oversee client relations with the almost 550 tenants at the North Shore business center. (More)

Massachusetts Science Center Corp. gets new office thanks to Cummings Properties and BREW's contest
New England Real Estate Journal - 5/4/2012

Woburn, MA Entrepreneur Michael Bergen has established an office at 165-M New Boston St. for his not-for-profit organization, Massachusetts Science Center Corp. (MSCC). The move from a home office to commercial space was made possible through a contest presented by Cummings Properties and Boston Region Entrepreneurship Weeks (BREW), which offered a free office for one year. (More)

2011 BOSTONIAN OF THE YEAR RUNNERS-UP Bill and Joyce Cummings to give 90 percent to charity
The Boston Globe - 1/1/2012

WOBURN, MA - In promising to donate most of their considerable fortune to charity, Bill and Joyce Cummings say they are trying to set an example for the country's wealthiest 1 percent. The Winchester couple, having made hundreds of millions in commercial real estate in Eastern Massachusetts, signed on in May to the Giving Pledge... (More)

Cummings Properties buys former Parker Bros. headquarters in Beverly
Salem News - 12/23/2011

BEVERLY, MA - The woodland site of the former Parker Brothers headquarters at 50 Dunham Road has been sold to Woburn-based Cummings Properties, said officials for Cummings Properties and Jones Lang LaSalle, the commercial real estate services firm that brokered the deal. (More)

Carlson named leasing director at Cummings Properties
CityBiz - 12/12/2011

WOBURN, MA - Cummings Properties has appointed Lars Carlson as the firm's leasing director, a newly added position at the Woburn-based commercial real estate firm. A native of Sherborn, Mass., Carlson holds a Bachelor's degree from Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y. He gained his initial experience in commercial real estate at the Massachusetts Office of Business Development, a government agency that works with large companies looking to expand or relocate to the commonwealth. Carlson accepted to his first leasing position with Maynard-based Wellesley Management... (More)

Woburn joins elite biotech-zoning list
Boston Business Journal - 12/5/2011

WOBURN, MA - The city of Woburn has joined almost two dozen other Massachusetts cities and towns in winning designation as a platinum-level "BioReady community" from the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. The designation is reserved for communities that have smoothed the siting and approval... (More)

'Coworking' comes to Woburn
Woburn Advocate - 12/1/2011

WOBURN, MA - Coworking, the hot new concept in office space, has arrived in Woburn. Launch at TC128, a coworking facility created by Woburn-based Cummings Properties, recently opened at the landmark TradeCenter 128 campus. Catering to start-ups, freelancers, and cubicle-averse small business owners, coworking... (More)

The holidays are here -- the bow is up
Woburn Advocate - 11/25/2011

WOBURN, MA - A sure sign the holiday season has arrived is the installation of the giant red bow on Tower Office Park at the I-95 and I-93 cloverleaf. This larger-than-life holiday symbol was first displayed in 1990, and has since become an annual Cummings Properties tradition. Both local residents and highway commuters anticipate its appearance each year. (More)

Looking back at 'The Shoe'
The Salem News - 11/23/2011

BEVERLY, MA - When in 1996 Cummings Properties bought "The Shoe," the building complex in Beverly that housed the United Shoe Machinery Corp. from 1899 to 1976, they made it over as gleaming, modern office buildings. But Cummings saved several reminders of the site's industrial past, including photographs and... (More)

Microphone manufacturer's Sudbury
expansion music to Cummings' ears

Banker and Tradesman - 11/21/2011

SUDBURY, MA - An audio equipment manufacturer company has almost doubled its footprint in Sudbury, bringing its home at 144 North Road, owned by Cummings Properties, to 95 percent occupancy. (More)

Cummings Properties gives free offices
to three entrepreneurs

Boston S/F - 11/10/2011

WOBURN, MA - Cummings Properties recently announced the winners of “Make It Real,” an office space giveaway contest conducted in partnership with Boston Region Entrepreneurship Weeks (BREW). Three local companies - City Gate Language Services, Virtual Knowledge Workers, and Massachusetts Science Center Corporation - were the top vote... (More)

BREW bus to offer free lunch, prizes,
entrepreneur resources Friday

Woburn Advocate - 10/25/2011

WOBURN, MA - The BREW Bus will roll into TradeCenter 128 on Friday, Oct. 28, bringing with it a wealth of entrepreneur resources, a free cookout lunch and raffle prizes. Cummings Properties is welcoming the bus for the concluding event of Boston Region Entrepreneurship Weeks (BREW). (More)

Cummings Properties designs space for growing
start up, Levant Power Corporation

Woburn Patch - 10/13/2011

WOBURN, MA - Cummings Properties welcomes Levant Power Corporation to 475 Wildwood Avenue, Woburn. This green technology company is behind GenShock, an energy-harvesting technology that recovers waste energy from vehicle shock absorbers, improving fuel efficiency and vehicle ride and handling. (More)

Emerging Technology Center is newest
incubator lab space in Woburn

Woburn Advocate - 10/13/2011

WOBURN, MA - Cummings Properties recently announced plans for its newest incubator laboratory suites at 300 West Cummings Park in Woburn. Suitable for early-stage technology and life science companies, these labs were designed to meet the growing demand for small-scale laboratory and research space. (More)

Waddell & Reed leases 6,000 square feet at
TradeCenter 128

Boston SF - 10/10/2011

WOBURN, MA - Cummings Properties recently welcomed Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors to its flagship TradeCenter 128 in Woburn. A client since 1991, Waddell & Reed went through a long period of expansion at the commercial real estate firm's well-known West Cummings Park campus, before moving to the landmark Route 128 location. (More)

Mass Innovation Nights new product party coming to TradeCenter 128
New England Real Estate Journal - 10/10/2011

WOBURN, MA - On Wednesday, October 12, at 6 p.m., Cummings Properties and Launch, the new Cummings co-working space for entrepreneurs, will host the latest Mass Innovation Night (MIN), one of a series of grassroots events designed to leverage the local social media community and showcase a wide range of new and innovative products from local companies. This 31st monthly gathering of innovators, business experts, and social media mavens will be in the TradeCenter 128 atrium at 300 TradeCenter. The October event is also part of BREW (Boston Region Entrepreneurship Weeks), the second annual celebration of entrepreneurship in the Boston region. "There is a vibrant entrepreneurial... (More)

New solar panel installation at
Beverly's Cummings Center underway

Beverly Citizen - 9/21/2011

BEVERLY, MA - Beverly boasts an abundance of green plants and trees, but the city is taking “going green” a step further by making strides towards becoming an energy-efficient community. The city has already taken a number of steps to increase energy efficiency in Beverly, as Beverly High School now ranks among the top public high schools in... (More)

Touch-A-Truck is coming to Woburn Sunday
Woburn Advocate - 5/18/2011

WOBURN, MA - The Cummings Properties Touch-A-Truck event is here again. Truck enthusiasts of all ages are invited to this free community event on Sunday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West Cummings Park, Woburn. Attendees will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of large and unusual vehicles including 150-foot cranes, giant plow trucks, public safety vehicles, tow trucks... (More)

Signing away half their fortune
Boston Globe - 5/10/2011

WOBURN, MA - Bill and Joyce Cummings don't live on a sprawling estate, own a jet, or otherwise flaunt their wealth, but the Winchester couple will soon start acting more like billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates. Earlier this month, the Cummingses became the first people in Massachusetts to sign the Giving Pledge promising to donate at least half their fortune to charity. The pledge was established last year by Buffett... (More)

New Executive Suites opens at 100 TradeCenter
Woburn Advocate - 4/14/2011

WOBURN, MA - Century Executive Suites, a new executive office center, will open at 100 TradeCenter to meet the growing demand for flexible, small-scale office arrangements. Its first 20 newly finished offices will be ready for occupancy in mid-May, and will be managed by Patricia Whelchel, general manager of Century's affiliate... (More)

Joule Unlimited leases 7,000 SF
from Cummings Properties
Boston SF News - 3/21/2011

WOBURN, MA - Joule Unlimited, Inc., a producer of renewable fuels from sunlight and waste CO2, has signed a lease for 7,000 square feet of lab space at 1-B Gill Street in Woburn to supplement its current headquarters location in Cambridge, MA. According to Cummings Properties Leasing Agent Robb LaBossiere, the Woburn-based real... (More)

TradeCenter Executive Suites reaches full capacity
Woburn Advocate - 3/17/2011

WOBURN, MA - For the first time since opening in June 2009, TradeCenter Executive Suites (TCES) reached 100 percent occupancy on March 1. Located in the TradeCenter 128 building, the 35,000 square foot executive office suites center is home to client firms from a diverse mix of industries, including law, healthcare, and... (More)

Development stage companies cite
three reasons to move locations

Mass High Tech - 3/2/2011

NEWTON, MA - When you think of areas ideal for manufacturing, the affluent Massachusetts city of Newton doesn't usually come to mind. But for Somerville-based Second Wind Inc., a 20,000-square-foot facility hidden away from the city's upscale restaurants and pricey homes was the perfect fit. (More)

Cummings Center entices entrepreneurs with new penthouse suites
Boston SF News
- 2/28/2011

BEVERLY, MA - Cummings Center has developed the top floor of its 100 Cummings Center building to create more space for early-stage businesses. The former Microsoft site has been transformed into one and two office "penthouse suites" ranging in size from 150 to 500 square feet. With this new offering, Cummings hopes to continue its long tradition of catering to... (More)

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