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Boston Business Journal - July 29, 2020

In a time of uncertainty, many company leaders are taking stock of their business and anticipating what is to come. For some, commercial real estate makes up a sizeable portion of operating expenses, especially in pricey markets like Boston and Cambridge, where rental rates remain at record highs. MORE


Woburn Advocate - July 28, 2020

When social distancing regulations prompted Reading’s Burbank YMCA to seek an overflow facility for its summer programming, Cummings Properties offered a solution. The Y will host “Camp Cummings” at a 12,000-square-foot suite at 206 West Cummings Park, Woburn, for the duration of the summer. MORE


Boston Real Estate Times - July 24, 2020

Spectrus has graduated from an incubator lab to 2,400 square feet of space at Cummings Center’s growing biotech cluster in Beverly. The mass spectrometry firm is expected to occupy its new facilities this summer. MORE


Watertown TAB - July 22, 2020

Cummings Properties has expanded its team with the addition of Brian Murrihy. Murrihy will work in both management and engineering as the firm looks to expand the portfolio of properties it designs, builds and operates. MORE


Woburn Advocate - July 21, 2020

To help local businesses find a safer way to return to the workplace, commercial real estate firm Cummings Properties is offering an incentive: free rent. Cummings, which manages 10 million square feet of commercial real estate north of Boston, is hoping to draw businesses that are looking to spread out their workforce or provide suburban workers with “touchdown” locations closer to home. MORE


Philanthropy News Digest - July 21, 2020

Cummings Foundation in Woburn, Massachusetts, has launched its new Cummings $25 Million Grant Program and is accepting Letters of Inquiry. Through the initiative, one hundred nonprofits based in and primarily serving Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties in Massachusetts will be awarded grants of $100,000 each, (mostly) payable over two to five years. MORE


Boston Business Journal - July 16, 2020

The Boston Business Journal recently announced the region's top corporate charitable contributors. The Business Journal publishes its annual list to showcase companies that promote and prioritize giving back to their communities—a feat that is even more important during times of turmoil and crisis like we have experienced in 2020. MORE


The MetroWest Daily News - July 8, 2020

Light technology firm Innovations in Optics is expanding its headquarters in a 15,600-square-foot facility at 10 Gill St., a Cummings Properties building. The new space nearly triples the growing company’s previous operations base in Cummings Park. MORE


Wicked Local Beverly - June 30, 2020

Demonstrating confidence in suburban growth, northeast developer Cummings Properties continues its expansion at Dunham Ridge. The firm is now developing a major new 700,000-square-foot science and lab cluster fronting on Route 128 at exit 19 in Beverly. MORE


Metrowest Daily News - June 21, 2020

Atlantic Tambone has relocated its offices from Six Kimball Lane in Lynnfield to 100 Cummings Center in Beverly. The 1,850-square-foot space will serve as the real estate firm's new base of operations. MORE


Banker & Tradesman - June 15, 2020

As Massachusetts begins a phased reopening, the full economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is still unknown. Business owners face an unpredictable future, yet one thing is certain: work will not be the same for some time. MORE


High Profile - June 12, 2020

International life sciences firm Minovia Therapeutics is expanding its U.S. operations from Kendall Square in Cambridge to include a 4,600 SF facility in Woburn's growing technology cluster. MORE


Community Advocate - June 10, 2020

For over 50 years, Cummings Properties has been a leader in commercial real estate throughout Massachusetts. And although its founder, Bill Cummings, has earned recognition and accolades for his business acumen in the field, it may be another endeavor - Cummings Foundation - that has truly made a more significant impact on the lives of so many. MORE


Beverly Citizen - June 8, 2020

In 2020, Cummings Foundation combined its $100K for 100 and Sustaining Grants initiatives into the Cummings $20 Million Grant Program. Through this streamlined approach, the foundation is awarding a total of $20 million annually to 130 local-area nonprofits. MORE


Woburn Advocate - June 1, 2020

Spring Air is relocating its corporate headquarters from Everett Street in Chelsea to a 4,550-square-foot space at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn. The international mattress company is expected to occupy its new offices at the Cummings Properties-managed campus in July. MORE


Cold Call - May 26, 2020

After billionaire and philanthropist Bill Cummings retires, the management team at Cummings Properties must determine how to move the company forward. Listen to the entire podcast, which premiered on May 26 on Cold Call. MORE


WBZ 4 News - May 26, 2020

"Many folks are looking forward to coming back into the office and miss the face-to face interaction," said Derek Russell of Cummings Properties. "There is such thing as Zoom fatigue." Watch the entire segment, which aired on May 26 on WBZ 4 News. MORE


Woburn Patch - May 24, 2020

As the tentative early stages of Massachusetts' reopening began May 18, Woburn's Cummings Properties resumed construction at its range of projects across the north of Boston area. MORE


Boston.com - May 22, 2020

Since Gov. Charlie Baker announced Monday that offices would be included in the first phase of the state's gradual reopening plan, the calls Derek Russell and his team have received from those who they lease office space to have shifted from those initial inquires back in March. MORE


Woburn Advocate - May 22, 2020

In the latest edition of his business book, "Starting Small and Making It Big," Cummings chronicles his business ventures, calculated risks during market downturns and lessons in both entrepreneurship and philanthropy. MORE


Beverly Citizen - May 22, 2020

The property owners for one of the largest business parks in the region have begun planning for the safe return of tenants and their employees, all while adhering to state-mandated guidelines laid out in Gov. Charlie Baker's phased reopening plan. MORE


Boston Business Journal - May 5, 2020

New Horizons at Choate, in Woburn, and New Horizons at Marlborough both underwent coronavirus testing by the National Guard in late April. Of the hundreds of tests performed of all residents and staff at both facilities, only one resident and one employee initially tested positive at Choate, and none of the residents or staff initially tested positive at Marlborough. MORE


Woburn Advocate - April 27, 2020

A number of local companies are joining in the fight against COVID-19 by shifting their business operations to help reduce the spread of coronavirus, showing support for frontline workers, or offering expertise to local businesses. Many leasing clients of Woburn-based Cummings Properties provide essential health care, biomedical, research, food-related, and other services. MORE


Development Magazine - April 21, 2020

The leader of this Massachusetts commercial real estate firm offers his perspectives on the industry and discusses his company as it celebrates 50 years in the business. CEO Dennis Clarke took the helm at Cummings Properties 15 years ago after holding various leadership positions with the company. MORE


Boston Business Journal - April 15, 2020

The Cummings Foundation has donated $500,000 to the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund in an effort to help support at-risk community members. The Woburn-based foundation announced the donation during a Zoom call attended by Lauren Baker, Massachusetts first lady, who is in part spearheading the relief fund, along with foundation trustees and volunteers. MORE


Woburn Advocate - April 8, 2020

Woburn-based Cummings Foundation announced $500,000 in grants to support COVID-19 relief efforts in Boston and the north suburbs. Five emergency response funds will each receive $100,000 to support communities, individuals and black and Latinx small business owners affected by the coronavirus. MORE


Beverly Citizen - March 19, 2020

Businesses at 48 Dunham Ridge recently welcomed an aromatic new neighbor: PROVA, Inc. The French extract and flavor manufacturer moved its North American headquarters from Danvers to a 14,000-square-foot facility at the Cummings Properties-managed campus earlier this month. MORE


New England Real Estate Journal - March 6, 2020

The New England Real Estate Journal (NEREJ) held their Life Science & Healthcare Summit on February 13th at the Newton Marriott. Speaking on the 9 a.m. panel on Life Science design for growth and state of healthcare construction in New England were Tom Jensen of Boston Appraisal & Consulting, Robert Yacobian of Cummings Properties, Mark Pelletier of Maugel Architects, and Elizabeth Krol of Partner Engineering and Science. MORE


Boston Business Journal - February 20, 2020

Dennis Clarke graduated Harvard University 30 years ago with a liberal arts degree, an interest in real estate and no clear path to a career. After a few stints in sales in other industries, he approached several CRE firms looking for a job. Bill Cummings agreed to see him and offered him a job in sales at a local newspaper he'd recently started. MORE


Woburn Advocate - February 11, 2020

Suburban-Boston commercial real estate firm Cummings Properties kicked off its 50th anniversary celebration at a recent party with nearly 400 employees and guests. The firm used the occasion as an opportunity to thank the many colleagues, clients and communities that have supported its growth over the past five decades. MORE


The Salem News - February 3, 2020

BEVERLY—Motion control company Harmonic Drive LLC is switching gears from Peabody to Beverly. Officials last week cut the ribbon on a new, 97,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing plant at 42 Dunham Ridge. Turns out, the maker of gearheads, gear component sets and servo actuators, is returning to its roots. MORE


The Salem News - January 24, 2020

BEVERLY—The YMCA of the North Shore plans to move its administrative staff from Cabot Street to Cummings Center to free up space for more affordable housing. The YMCA is planning to expand the number of affordable housing units at 245 Cabot St. from 45 to 67. The $22 million project is expected to begin in late spring or early summer. The Y's administrative staff will move to new office space at 200 Cummings Center in April. MORE


Woburn Sun Advocate - January 20, 2020

iCorps Technologies is moving its corporate headquarters from Schrafft's Center in Boston to a 5,000-square-foot space at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn. The information technology consulting firm is expected to occupy its new offices at the Cummings Properties-managed campus in March. MORE


Philanthropy Magazine - January 15, 2020

When Joyce and Bill Cummings signed the Giving Pledge in 2011, greater Boston was surprised. The first donors in Massachusetts to join, the couple were relatively unknown. They didn't live in the city. They didn't appear in social diaries. Indeed, "my friends know me as the woman who goes to Stop & Shop with the coupons," reports Joyce. MORE


Boston Real Estate Times - January 10, 2020

ANDOVER, MA—NexusTek, a national cloud, managed IT services, and cyber security provider (MSP), will move its Massachusetts office in March to a 5,500-square-foot space at 40 Shattuck Road, a Cummings Properties building in Andover. The national IT solutions provider had outgrown its previous location, on Haverhill Street in Andover. MORE


Boston Business Journal - January 2, 2020

Boston Business Journal recently ranked the 25 largest commercial property managers in Massachusetts. Cummings Properties is number seven on the list and is the highest ranked local firm, managing a 10,943,318-square-foot portfolio that is completely within the Commonwealth. MORE


Boston Real Estate Times - December 21, 2019

Hundreds of local nonprofits received a little something extra this holiday season: a collective $553,000 in funding from Cummings Properties' Cummings Community Giving program. This annual philanthropic initiative invites employees of the Woburn-based commercial real estate company to select a local nonprofit to receive a $1,000 donation in their honor. MORE


Woburn Sun Advocate - December 3, 2019

California-based NanoImaging Services recently established an East Coast presence with a new lease at 4 Gill St. in Woburn. The 5,400-square-foot facility will serve as both office and laboratory space for the 12-year-old company, which plans to take occupancy of its new location in spring 2020. MORE


Boston Business Journal - December 2, 2019

This year marks the seventh anniversary of Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back that was first conceived by the 92nd Street Y in New York. It has since become a global philanthropic movement. MORE


Boston Real Estate Times - November 29, 2019

Plummer Youth Promise has expanded its operations with a new 1,638-square-foot office suite at 50 Audubon Road, a Cummings Properties-managed building in Wakefield. MORE


The Boston Globe - November 26, 2019

This might be the best time of the year for Bill Cummings. His Woburn company, Cummings Properties, hands out checks to a long list of local charities starting every Thanksgiving week. The unusual part: Each of the company's 370 employees gets to pick where a small slice of the money goes and can hand-deliver the checks. Employees designate $1,000 donations to a charity of their choosing, or $2,000 if they've been with Cummings for at least 10 years. This week, the Cummings Community Giving Program will dole out $553,000—a new record. MORE


Woburn Sun Advocate - November 22, 2019

The Massachusetts Republican Party is relocating its headquarters from Boston to a 2,200-square-foot space at 400 West Cummings Park in Woburn. The move is scheduled to take place in January 2020. Prompted by a cost-cutting initiative, the change will save the party $346,725 over its multiyear Woburn lease with Cummings Properties. MORE


New England Real Estate Journal - November 22, 2019

Azurity Pharmaceuticals moved its national headquarters to a 14,627 s/f space at 8 Cabot Rd., a Cummings Properties building in a growing biotech community. The pharmaceutical company had outgrown its previous location, on Presidential Way in town, and is expanding its manufacturing site in Wilmington. MORE


Bisnow - November 19, 2019

A Boston-based real estate developer wants in on shopping's biggest day. Cummings Properties is deploying a key retail strategy in its real estate portfolio this holiday season. The developer is offering short-term Black Friday specials of discounted or even free rent at some of its suburban Boston office complexes. MORE


Banker & Tradesman - November 17, 2019

The shakeup at WeWork continues, most recently with a layoff of nearly 20 percent of its workforce. Was its explosive growth too much, too fast? Cummings Properties founder Bill Cummings shares his thoughts on WeWork's reckoning in a new opinion piece in Banker & Tradesman. MORE


Woburn Sun Advocate - November 3, 2019

If residents in the Henshaw Street area have noticed a new aroma, it is likely coming from Freedom Bakery. The specialty baking company recently moved its wholesale commissary to a 6,640-square-foot facility in a building managed by Cummings Properties. Certified kosher, Freedom's products are free of gluten, dairy, soy, peanuts and tree nuts. MORE


New England Real Estate Journal - November 1, 2019

Beer innovator Sandymount Technologies is preparing to move its base of operations from Somerville to a 6,948 s/f facility in Cummings Park. MORE


Woburn Advocate - October 7, 2019

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's “FED Zeppelin”! This 2,460-pound airship was made entirely of canned goods, water bottles and a few bags of rice by a team of colleagues from Woburn-based Cummings Properties. The unique sculpture won the People's Choice Award from Canstruction Boston. MORE


The Boston Globe - October 7, 2019

Jonathan Saltzman's article “Biotech workers decry arduous commutes” (Business, Sept. 25) calls for infrastructure improvements and flexible work schedules, but does not suggest one obvious solution to traffic woes: the suburbs. MORE


Beverly Citizen - October 4, 2019

BEVERLY—Commuters, entrepreneurs and young professionals who often work remotely or on a tight budget now have an alternative to their home office or local coffee shop as Launch Coworking has opened a space in the Cummings Center in Beverly. MORE


New England Real Estate Journal - September 27, 2019

Beverly, MA—Cummings Properties recently recognized nine companies that have been leasing clients of the commercial real estate firm for 20 years. In celebration of their long-term relationship, Cummings Center representatives delivered a commemorative captain's chair to each of the following businesses. MORE


My Social Good News - September 10, 2019

WOBURN, MA—Woburn-based commercial real estate firm Cummings Properties recently cut checks totaling $265,000 to local charities through its Cummings Community Giving program. All of its leasing clients of 20 years or more, as well as select associates of the organization, had the opportunity to direct a $1,000 donation to a local nonprofit of their choice. MORE


Woburn Advocate - August 6, 2019

WOBURN, MA—Cummings Properties recently hosted staff from Rwanda's brand-new University of Global Health Equity for an afternoon of professional development. Two senior members of the campus operations department visited the Woburn commercial real estate firm to learn its best practices for in-house facilities maintenance. MORE


Woburn Advocate - August 5, 2019

WOBURN, MA—While many local high school students are spending the summer babysitting or working retail jobs, Woburn High School senior Danielle Crawford is getting hands-on experience—while getting her hands dirty—as part of Cummings Properties' summer landscaping crew. MORE


Commercial Property Executive - July 31, 2019

Until 2000, when Boston real estate developer Bill Cummings and his wife, Joyce, signed the Bill and Melinda Gates Giving Pledge, few of their longtime Winchester, Mass., bridge and PTA friends would have guessed the couple was eligible to join the Billionaire's Club, the group of ultra-wealthy individuals and families who pledge more than half their wealth to help cure society's ills. MORE


Boston Real Estate Times - July 10, 2019

WOBURN, MA—Alloplex Biotherapeutics is relocating from an incubator at SmartLabs in Cambridge to a 4,700-square-foot facility at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn. The cellular therapeutics company is expected to move in September to the Cummings Properties-managed campus. MORE


Philanthropy News Digest - June 14, 2019

The Cummings Foundation in Woburn, Massachusetts, has announced grants totaling $10 million to a hundred Boston-area nonprofits through its $100K for 100 program. Now in its eighth year, the program awards grants of $100,000 over two to five years to nonprofits that are based in and primarily serve Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties. MORE


Woburn Advocate - June 5, 2019

WOBURN, MA—Root AI is relocating from an incubator at Somerville's Greentown Labs to a 5,000-square-foot facility in Woburn. The robotics and agricultural tech company is expected to move in July to 78 Olympia Ave., a Cummings Properties building. MORE


Boston Real Estate Times - May 9, 2019

WOBURN, MA—Fifty local nonprofits received awards on May 2 that likely made not just their day, but their decade. Woburn-based Cummings Foundation granted these organizations a cumulative $15 million through its Sustaining Grants program, which provides ongoing funding for 10 years. Each organization's total grant ranges from $200,000 to $500,000. MORE


NEREJ - March 8, 2019

WOBURN, MA—New England Flag & Banner has relocated from its longtime Watertown location to 12 Henshaw St., Woburn. The 127-year-old company leased 7,500 square feet from Cummings Properties. New England Flag & Banner makes custom hand-sewn appliqué banners, flags, and table drapes. Its clients include colleges and universities, professional sports teams, and corporations from across the country. MORE


NEREJ - March 8, 2019

BEVERLY, MA—Montessori Kids Universe will open soon at Cummings Center. The 11,000 s/f space at the 600 building is one of the first New England locations for the national franchise. The center offers the Montessori-based method of education, with a low child-to-teacher ratio and a focus on children's natural instincts of curiosity and imagination. MORE


Boston Real Estate Times - February 12, 2019

BEVERLY, MA—When Cummings Properties purchased 50 Dunham Road in December 2011, the 54-acre site included just one building that was 90 percent vacant. Undeterred by the market’s disinterest and by others’ perception of a property with significant limitations, Cummings saw potential. The Woburn-based firm’s vision for an expanded business and technology campus, Dunham Ridge, is now being realized. MORE


CoStar - February 8, 2019

Boston developer and investor Bill Cummings, founder of Cummings Properties, has developed and invested in millions of square feet of commercial real estate across Massachusetts, but it's an education building some 6,900 miles away that stands out right now. MORE


Wicked Local Beverly - January 22, 2019

Sciessent LLC, a 20-plus year Cummings Properties client, recently relocated its corporate headquarters and development center to a 12,000-square-foot custom lab and office space at 100 Cummings Center in Beverly. This space will operate as Sciessent’s innovation hub for its global business and offices. MORE


Wicked Local Woburn - January 15, 2019

WOBURN—Foster & Eldridge relocated from its longtime Cambridge office to TradeCenter 128 in Woburn, becoming one of Cummings Properties’ newest clients. The law firm leased 13,379 square feet of office space. MORE


BioSpace - October 30, 2018

WOBURN—WuXi NextCODE Genomics USA Inc. is expanding its Massachusetts presence, complementing its Kendall Square headquarters with a lab in nearby Woburn. The international bioinformatics firm has leased 5,000 square feet at 2 Gill Street from Cummings Properties. It maintains additional facilities in Shanghai, China and Reykjavik, Iceland. MORE


Chronicle - October 12, 2018

The Chronicle crew visited with Bill Cummings at his home, at grant recipient Mission of Deeds, and at the historic Cummings Center campus in Beverly. Watch the entire segment, which aired on October 12 on WCVB Channel 5. MORE


GlobeSt - September 26, 2018

BEVERLY, MA — High-tech manufacturer Harmonic Drive, LLC is returning to its roots here. The company that began operations here nearly 60 years ago has purchased nearly five acres of land at the Dunham Ridge office technology campus in Beverly owned by Cummings Properties and has started work on its new 100,000-square-foot headquarters and high-tech manufacturing facility. MORE


Bisnow - September 25, 2018

Large life science and technology companies flocking to Greater Boston have generally settled around Kendall Square in East Cambridge or in the Waltham vicinity of Route 128. But the North Shore innovation and real estate communities say their market is ideal for businesses just starting out. MORE


Boston Real Estate Times - September 24, 2018

ANDOVER, MA — Disco Hi-Tec America, Inc., an international advanced technology company with nearly 5,000 employees worldwide, will open its first facility in Massachusetts in November. The firm will relocate from Manchester, New Hampshire to a 7,200-square-foot space at 40 Shattuck Road in Andover, which it recently leased from Cummings Properties. MORE


New England Real Estate Journal - September 21, 2018

Woburn, MA — The Cummings organization, made up of commercial real estate firm Cummings Properties and its affiliate Cummings Foundation, was named the Commonwealth’s “Top Charitable Contributor” at Boston Business Journal’s Corporate Citizenship Awards. This is the third year in a row the organization has achieved the No. 1 ranking. MORE


Wicked Local Woburn - September 13, 2018

WOBURN — Woburn-based commercial real estate firm Cummings Properties recently cut checks totaling $77,000 to local charities through its new Client Directed Giving program. Each of its leasing clients of 20 years or more had the opportunity to direct a $1,000 donation. MORE


Boston Real Estate Times - August 22, 2018

WOBURN, MA — Adlai Nortye, a clinical-stage global biopharma firm, has opened a custom-built 4,500-square-foot lab at Cummings Properties’ 12 Gill Street building in Woburn, MA. MORE


New England Real Estate Journal - July 6, 2018

Cummings Properties has appointed Eric Anderson to the position of president. Anderson, an 18-year veteran of the commercial real estate firm, will be the fourth person to hold this position in the 48 years Cummings Properties has been in operation. MORE


Wicked Local Woburn - June 26, 2018

WOBURN – Orthopedic technology company Ossio has established its U.S. corporate headquarters in Woburn. The company has leased a 3,000-square-foot office at Cummings Properties' TradeCenter 128 business campus. MORE


Wicked Local Woburn - June 5, 2018

WOBURN – Pure Drive Golf is now open at the 224 West Cummings Park in Woburn. The new 4,600-square-foot indoor golfing facility provides golfers the ability to virtually experience more than 100 famous "bucket list" golf courses from around the world. Additionally, the facility offers professional instruction and expert club-fitting, as well as self-practice opportunities. MORE


Wicked Local Woburn - June 12, 2018

WOBURN – Cummings Foundation announced grants of $100,000 each last night to 100 local nonprofits through its “$100K for 100” program. The winners were chosen from a record-setting 597 applicants, during a competitive review process. MORE


Wakefield Patch - May 22, 2018

Wakefield resident Derek Russell has been appointed vice president of operations at Cummings Properties, the Woburn-based commercial real estate firm where Russell has worked for 16 years. MORE


Beverly Citizen - May 15, 2018

Temperatures may be on the rise outside, but things are decidedly cooler at Cummings Center in Beverly. Rejuven-Ice, provider of whole-body cryotherapy treatments, is celebrating the grand opening of its new location at 100 Cummings Center, Suite 105-M by offering $10 off first-time sessions through May 20. MORE


New England Real Estate Journal - May 4, 2018

Beverly, MA LexaGene Holdings Inc., a biotechnology company that develops instrumentation for pathogen detection, has expanded its operations. Originally based in Vancouver, LexaGene signed a lease for a 17,500 s/f office, lab, and R&D space at 500 Cummings Center, Suite 4550. MORE


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


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


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


Beverly Citizen- April 11, 2018

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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


BioSpace.com - 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


GlobeSt.com - 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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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 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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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 - 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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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 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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Citybizlist - 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


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