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Two MIT startups lease Medford lab space with Cummings Properties

Boston Real Estate Times - May 1, 2018

Medford has added two Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) startups to its business community. Inkbit and LayerBio have leased lab and office space on Boston Avenue with Cummings Properties. MORE

Next Step Healthcare chooses Woburn for corporate headquarters

Woburn Advocate - April 24, 2018

Next Step Healthcare, which specializes in skilled nursing facilities, will open its first corporate office in Woburn in May. The company has leased a 10,700-square-foot space at Cummings Properties' TradeCenter 128 business campus. MORE

Cummings Foundation Donates $10M To Boston Area Nonprofits

WBZ-TV - April 20, 2018

It's a $10-million week for about 30 nonprofits in the Boston area, crucial money that will advance the good work being done to help our neighbors. MORE

Resource for expectant parents opens in Beverly

Beverly Citizen- April 11, 2018

New and expectant parents now have additional resources to guide them through pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care. MORE

Singer Island resident known for real estate, philanthropy pens first book

Palm Beach Post - April 9, 2018

Bill Cummings, a part-time Singer Island resident for 30 years, grew up poor, but through a series of highly successful business ventures became one of the wealthiest individuals in Massachusetts. MORE

Philanthropist Discusses Importance of Social Responsibility

NECN Business - April 4, 2018

Bill Cummings grew up poor and then became one of the wealthiest people in Massachusetts. Now, he is focused on giving away nearly all of his wealth to philanthropic causes. He founded the sprawling real estate business, Cummings Properties, and then the Cummings Foundation. MORE

Philanthropist Bill Cummings adds a new title to his portfolio: author

The Boston Globe - March 23, 2018

Bill Cummings first rose to prominence as a Boston-area real estate magnate, growing Cummings Properties from one small building to an 11-million-square-foot portfolio of commercial and office space. MORE


North Shore Pediatric Dental expands at Cummings Center

Beverly Citizen - March 19, 2018

North Shore Pediatric Dental and Orthodontics is expanding its services to include orthodontics for both children and adults. Dr. Audra Reynoso will practice out of 900 Cummings Center, Suite 119-W, located across the hall from North Shore Pediatric Dental's primary location at 116-T. MORE


A foundation for giving: how this real estate mogul has built his philanthropy

Inside Philanthropy - March 18, 2018

Real estate mogul Bill Cummings, 80, rose from humble beginnings to create Cummings Properties in Woburn, Massachusetts, outside of Boston. The commercial real estate business, which began in 1970 with one small building, now boasts 11 million square feet in nearly a dozen communities north or west of Boston. MORE


From the side door to the CEO's office

Banker & Tradesman - March 4, 2018

The midst of a deep regional recession wasn't the best time to be looking for a job in commercial real estate: That was the message that Dennis Clarke got when he cold-called Woburn-based Cummings Properties in 1992. MORE


Ohio software company opens Woburn office

Woburn Advocate - February 20, 2018

Caesar Creek Software has leased 5,500 square feet of office space at 400 West Cummings Park in Woburn. The new office is the company's first location outside of its Miamisburg, Ohio, headquarters. MORE


Medford-raised business leader Bill Cummings releases memoir

Medford Transcript - February 16, 2018

Local real estate magnate and philanthropist Bill Cummings has written an autobiography, due for release on March 1. "Starting Small and Making It Big: An Entrepreneur's Journey to Billion-Dollar Philanthropist" MORE


International Medical Technology Firm Early Sense Moves From Waltham to Woburn - January 31, 2018

International medical technology firm EarlySense, which specializes in health monitoring products for the medical and consumer markets, will relocate its U.S. office to West Cummings Park in Woburn from its current location in Waltham. MORE


Office Design Trends: What's Trendy Vs. What's Right For You - January 19, 2018

With unemployment at very low levels on the North Shore and throughout Greater Boston, companies are looking for ways to enhance their facilities or even relocate in an effort to recruit and maintain talent. MORE


Cusano of Cummings Properties signs enEvolv to 10,000 s/f lease

New England Real Estate Journal - January 12, 2018

Medford, MA enEvolv, a biotechnology firm, will open a new and larger laboratory and research office. The 10,000 s/f space is located at 200 Boston Ave., a commercial building operated by Cummings Properties. It will replace enEvolv's former facility on Morrissey Blvd. in Boston. MORE


Philanthropists Bill and Joyce Cummings - Giving by example

Boston Business Journal - January 4, 2017

The Cummings Foundation has distributed more than $200 million to Massachusetts nonprofits since its inception in 1986, but what the foundation's founders Bill and Joyce Cummings are most proud of these days is the Cummings' Properties Employee Directed Giving... MORE


China-based entrepreneurs visit Beverly incubator

Beverly Citizen - December 27, 2017

Life sciences and technology innovators in Beverly and Woburn recently had the opportunity to highlight their expertise and initiatives to a delegation of visiting professionals from China. MORE


Woburn nonprofits received $38,000 in Employee-Directed Giving donations

Woburn Advocate - December 13, 2017

Woburn-based Cummings Properties just donated $357,000 to hundreds of local nonprofit organizations via its Employee Directed Giving program. Through this annual philanthropic initiative, employees are invited to select a local nonprofit to receive a $1,000 donation in their honor. MORE


Biotech Firm Leases 10K SF in Medford

Banker & Tradesman - December 5, 2017

Growing Woburn biotech firm enEvolv has leased 10,000 square feet of lab space at Cummings Properties' 200 Boston Ave. property in Medford. enEvolv engineers and produces bio-based chemicals used in the pharmaceutical, energy, nutrition and specialty chemical industries. MORE


Solutions For Living opens Stoneham location

Boston Real Estate Times - November 28, 2017

Solutions for Living, a provider of counseling and conflict resolution services, recently relocated to a 5,000-square-foot office at 92 Montvale Avenue. The nonprofit organization comes to Stoneham from its previous location at 200 Boston Avenue in Medford. MORE


Novogradac & Company signs lease with Cummings Properties

New England Real Estate Journal - November 17, 2017

Novogradac & Company LLP, a certified public accounting and consulting firm with more than 20 locations nationwide, will open its second office in the state this month. The firm leased a 5,200 s/f space at 40 Shattuck Rd. with Cummings Properties, and will take occupancy mid-month. MORE


Billerica resident celebrates 30 years with Cummings Properties

Billerica Minuteman - November 10, 2017

Keith Yianacopolus, of Billerica, a senior grounds worker at Cummings Properties, reached his 30-year anniversary with the Woburn-based commercial real estate firm. MORE


More firms giving employees voice in gifts to charity

Indianapolis Business Journal - October 28, 2017

Boston-based Cummings Properties, a commercial real estate company, is credited with creating what's referred to as employee-directed giving in 2012, when it launched a program to give staff members $1,000 each to donate to charity. MORE


Agrivida Finds "Room to Grow" in Woburn

CityBizList - October 25, 2017

Agrivida Inc., an agritech company focused on animal nutrition, has leased 20,000 square feet at Cummings Properties' 78 Olympia Avenue location in Woburn. In addition to a laboratory and offices, the site features a series of "grow rooms" that allow scientists to grow corn year-round. MORE


Beverly Animal Health Center Announces Relocation

Beverly Citizen - October 12, 2017

Beverly Animal Natural Health Center has relocated from Cabot Street to Suite 99X, 950 Cummings Center, Beverly. At nearly 2,100 square-feet, the new location provides pets and their families with a larger and more modern space for services. MORE


A New Home for EMARC

The Boston Globe - October 6, 2017

EMARC, a nonprofit that works to support those with developmental disabilities, has moved into a new, larger complex on Audubon Road in Wakefield. MORE


Balyo opens headquarters at Cummings Properties in Woburn

New England Real Estate Journal - September 15, 2017

Balyo, a France-based robotics company, opened its U.S. corporate headquarters, including a showroom and warehouse, in a 12,350 s/f space at Cummings Properties' 78 Olympia Ave. MORE


Cummings is Top Charitable Contributor for 2016

Woburn Advocate - September 12, 2017

For the second year in a row, the Cummings organization was named the commonwealth's number one Top Charitable Contributor at Boston Business Journal's 12th annual Corporate Citizenship Summit on Sept. 7 in Boston. MORE


Cummings Properties signs Summa America to 15,600 s/f at 100 Cummings Center

New England Real Estate Journal - August 11, 2017

Summa America, a subsidiary of Belgium-based Summa nv, has chosen Beverly for its American headquarters. The vinyl cutting and imaging equipment manufacturer plans to open a customer experience center this month at a 15,600 s/f space at Cummings Properties' 100 Cummings Center building. MORE


North Shore Journal: Cummings Center

North Shore Journal - July 26, 2017

Vice president & general manager Steve Drohosky appeared on BevCam's (Beverly Community Access Media) "North Shore Journal." Steve joined host Walter Kosmowski for a 30-minute feature on Cummings Center, its history, and the community that has grown there over the past 21 years. MORE


Forget Jumping Through Hoops: How Does Sustained Support for 10 Years Sound?

Inside Philanthropy - June 26, 2017

In past years, we've talked quite a bit about the Cummings Foundation's hallmark program, $100K for 100. This is the program that funds small and mid-sized nonprofits in the Massachusetts counties of Middlesex, Essex and Suffolk, with hundreds of groups vying for invitations to apply for one of the local grants. MORE


Cummings Properties acquires 120,000 s/f building for $12 million

New England Real Estate Journal - June 23, 2017

Cummings Properties has acquired the 120,000 s/f three-story commercial building at 40 Shattuck Rd. for $12 million. The Woburn-based real estate firm worked directly with Boston Properties, the original owner and developer, on the acquisition. MORE


Woburn Lab Triples Space on Commerce Way

citybizlist - June 6, 2017

High-tech materials developer iQLP has tripled its commercial space on Commerce Way, expanding to more than 18,000 square feet. The firm took occupancy of 11,000 square feet of the expansion space in April. Cummings Properties turned over the remaining space on June 1. MORE


From humble beginnings to multimillion-dollar donors

The Boston Globe - June 5, 2017

His father painted houses in Medford, raising a young family in a one-bedroom apartment atop a liquor store, a coin laundry, and a taxi stand on Salem Street. His mother, the daughter of Irish immigrants, was a neighborhood fixture whose idea of socializing was knocking on doors, collecting coins for the March of Dimes or the Cancer Society. MORE


Woburn Cummings founders honored by Greater Boston Chamber

Woburn Advocate - May 12, 2017

Cummings Foundation founders Bill and Joyce Cummings were inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Bostonians during Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting on May 8. MORE


The Top Real Estate Dynasties in Boston, Part II

Bisnow - April 13, 2017

Bill Cummings started his Cummings Properties with a 6K SF building in 1970. Today, the company has a portfolio of more than 10M SF across greater Boston. MORE


Made-In-Massachusetts Skincare Company Grows with Cummings

BioSpace - April 3, 2017

Silk Therapeutics is almost tripling its space from 3,300 square feet to 9,800 square feet at Cummings Properties' 196 Boston Avenue building in Medford. Business has been brisk for the company, which debuted its limited-edition LabGrab skincare line on HSN earlier this month and sold out. MORE


Hamilton Thorne signs long-term lease at Beverly's Cummings Center

Beverly Citizen - March 29, 2017

Life sciences firm Hamilton Thorne recently signed a long-term lease to extend its tenancy at Beverly's Cummings Center. A major modern retrofit of its more than 18,000-square-foot space began in February.

Hamilton Thorne designs, manufactures and distributes precision laser devices and advanced image analysis systems for the fertility, stem cell and developmental biology research markets. MORE


Pharmaceutical Safety Company Opens Beverly Office

Banker and Tradesman - March 21, 2017

Pharmaceutical safety firm SPMD - Safety Strategies for Health Inc. has leased 6,048 square feet at Cummings Properties' 50 Dunham Ridge in Beverly. MORE


Biotech company leases 10,000 SF, relocates and expands in Beverly

Boston Real Estate Times - March 7, 2017

International biotech firm Analytik Jena US will move from 6,600 square feet at West Cummings Park in Woburn, MA, to almost 10,000 square feet at Cummings Center in Beverly this month. MORE


Gymja Warrior gym to open Woburn location

Woburn Advocate - Febuary 28, 2017

Gymja Warrior celebrated its two-year anniversary in January by announcing it would open a second location in Woburn this April. The gym's newest site is currently under construction in a 7,000-square-foot space at Cummings Properties' 10 Gill Street building. MORE


Local Lifestyle reporter impressed by Elliott Landing

Beverly Citizen - Febuary 24, 2017

The "live, work and play" lifestyle philosophy has come to Beverly - in high style, too - at Elliott Landing. In this brand new condominium complex with exceptional amenities, luxurious and gracious living is the essence of every home. The bonus: each one is also beautiful. MORE


Top Indian restaurant to double space at Cummings Park in Woburn

Boston Real Estate Time - Febuary 17, 2017

Godavari restaurant will nearly double its space at 9 Cummings Park this spring, expanding to more than 5,000 square feet. It is ranked as the top Indian restaurant in Massachusetts, according to India New England News. MORE


Woburn library lent temporary space from Cummings

Woburn Advocate - Febuary 9, 2017

Woburn-based commercial real estate firm Cummings Properties has agreed to donate temporary space for Woburn Public Library during its upcoming renovation. MORE


Two Woburn firms celebrate 20 years with Cummings Properties

citybizlist - January 29, 2017

Woburn-based commercial real estate firm Cummings Properties recently recognized the 20-year tenancies of two Woburn companies, ProScience Analytical Services and Compass Search, with commemorative captain's chairs.

ProScience Analytical Services, located at 22 Cummings Park in Woburn, was founded in 1996 by the late Jack Yee. Jack's wife, Hong Lee, is president of ProScience and works closely with her brother-in-law, CFO Harvey Yee, and General Manager Dennis Sanchez. MORE


ClearChoice Dental moves into Woburn TradeCenter 128

Woburn Advocate - January 29, 2017

ClearChoice Dental Implant Center recently opened at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn. It is the first and only New England location of the national dental chain. MORE


Coast Guard buoy lands at Beverly development

Boston Globe - January 25, 2017

At 14 feet tall, the Coast Guard buoy now rising at the corner of Elliot and McKay streets in Beverly is hard to miss. Cummings Properties, the Woburn development agency that purchased the buoy for $1,000 during a Coast Guard auction in South Weymouth, sought a landmark with a nautical theme to place outside its new Elliot Landing condominium complex. MORE


Woburn Medical Associates moves into new addition

Woburn Advocate - January 14, 2017

WOBURN - Woburn Medical Associates started seeing patients Jan. 9 in its new office at 23 Warren Ave. This practice, part of Winchester Physicians Associates, approached its property manager, Cummings Properties, last year regarding its desire to upgrade and expand its space; however, the doctor's office wanted to remain open and fully operational during the project. MORE


Cummings Properties Employees Choose Local Charities for $326,000 in Donations

citybizlist - December 30, 2016

It's the most wonderful time of the year at Cummings Properties. Employees are invited each November to select local charities to receive $1,000 each from the Woburn-based commercial real estate company through its Employee Directed Giving program. MORE


Woburn native celebrates 40 years with Cummings

Woburn Advocate - December 9, 2016

WOBURN - Cummings Properties recently recognized the 40-year anniversary of its longest tenured employee and very first heavy equipment operator, George Holland, by purchasing a new backhoe and naming it "Corporal" in his honor. MORE


Elliott Landing Open House

Tri-Town Transcript - November 20, 2016

Curious local residents who have watched Elliott Landing take shape over the past several months will have an opportunity this weekend to get a glimpse inside the luxury complex. MORE


Bill Cummings named Boston Business Journal Game Changer

Boston Business Journal - October 27, 2016

The sixth-annual Boston Business Journal Power 50: The Game Changers. It includes men and women from multiple industries and professions who are making a difference in their business communities, blazing trails and leaving their mark on the local economy. MORE


Sportsmen's Barbershop relocates to Cummings Center in Beverly

Wicked Local Beverly - October 17,2016

After many decades located on Enon Street in North Beverly, Sportsmen's Barbershop has made the move downtown, opening in its new Cummings Center location on Oct. 5. MORE


Cambridge biotech company Sample6 relocates to Woburn

Wicked Local Woburn - October 17, 2016

WOBURN - Sample6, an MIT and Boston University spinout, is moving from Cambridge to its new 6,500-square-foot headquarters at Cummings Properties' 12 Gill St. property in Woburn this month. MORE


Employees celebrate 25 years with Cummings

Wicked Local Woburn - October 3, 2016

WOBURN - Ernie Agresti, vice president of administration, and Jim Gillette, purchasing manager, celebrated 25 years with Cummings Properties last month. MORE


Cummings Concourse unveiled at Boston's Museum of Science

Wicked Local Woburn - September 27, 2016

WOBURN - Visitors to Boston's Museum of Science are now being greeted by a transformed lobby, including highly visible signage for the newly named Cummings Concourse. This designation recognizes a $2.5 million donation by Woburn commercial real estate firm Cummings Properties. MORE


Former United Shoe Machinery employees reunite

Salem News - September 21, 2016

BEVERLY — More than 20 years after the opening of Cummings Center, everyone in the city still knows of someone who used to work at the site when it was "The Shoe," according to Beverly historian Fred Hammond. MORE


Cummings Organization Named Top Charitable Contributor in Massachusetts

Wilmington Apple - September 19, 2016

BOSTON, MA — The Cummings Organization was named the Commonwealth's number one Top Charitable Contributor at Boston Business Journal's 11th Annual Corporate Citizenship Summit on September 8 at Artists for Humanity's EpiCenter in Boston. MORE


Verde Farms doubles space in Woburn to 8,600 square feet

Wicked Local Woburn - September 14, 2016

WOBURN — Verde Farms has doubled its footprint to 8,600 square feet at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn. This is the organic meat supplier’s second expansion since relocating from Somerville last year. MORE


Cummings celebrates 50-year anniversary of first building

Woburn Patch - September 6, 2016

Cummings Properties recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the purchase of its building at 10 Henshaw Street in Woburn. Little did Bill Cummings know in 1966 that buying a 6,000-square-foot "beat-up" concrete building would change the trajectory of his career as well as the face of nearby Washington Street. MORE


Courtagen expands to 25,000 SF in Woburn

Woburn Patch - September 1, 2016

Courtagen took possession of its new 25,000-square-foot headquarters at 8 Cabot Road in Woburn in early August, more than a month ahead of schedule. MORE

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