Cummings Properties
A leader in Boston commercial real estate

Company Profile
From its beginnings in 1970 in Woburn, MA, Cummings Properties has evolved into one of Boston's most prominent, full service commercial real estate development and property management organizations. Cummings Properties currently operates more than 10 million square feet of its own primarily commercial space in 10 metropolitan Boston communities. It is one of the most financially solid real estate firms in the country.
Among the Company's original substantial projects were the landmark Cummings Park, followed by adjacent Tower Office Park, the first major commercial real estate developments at Routes 128 (I-95) and I-93 in Woburn. Since its inception, the Company has served as its own general contractor, and it has built or rebuilt all of its structures. In the mid-80s it began acquiring properties in other communities, almost all of which required substial renovations or rebuilding.
Continuing new construction and acquisitions expanded the portfolio to include 81 large or very large buildings in greater Boston with more than 2,000 tenant firms. These include conveniently located buildings for offices and executive offices, production and distribution space, and prime restaurant locations. The firm also has numerous buildings particularly suited for research and development work of all types, and is licensed as a Massachusetts commercial real estate broker.
On the residential side, Cummings successfully developed single family homes, luxury condominiums, and full-scale Massachusetts retirement communities. The Cummings geographic base expanded to include Boston's historic North Shore. Shown here is the 150-unit Place Lane Condominium, which the firm completed in Woburn Massachusetts, USA in 1986.

A full service commercial real estate firm

Today more than 350 full-time employees, represent the full spectrum of development, management, and construction disciplines. They continue the tradition of service from the Company headquarters at 200 West Cummings Park in Woburn, MA. An additional 200 dedicated staff members operate two New Horizons retirement communities, located in Marlborough and Woburn, MA.
Cummings Properties' experienced team of professionals helps provide quality building management, including leasing, space planning, design, construction, and maintenance. With more than 40 years of highly successful Boston real estate development and property management, Cummings Properties enjoys a long-standing reputation for service excellence. The firm has special arrangements for start-up companies, sometimes including equity in lieu of rent.
Offering more than 10 million square feet of mostly commercial real estate in Boston's north suburban and shore areas, Cummings Properties has virtually any type of Boston medical or business office space one might need, whether small office, executive suites, or large warehouse space. Cummings Properties will also provide a written guarantee of expansion space in any lease.

Meet Some Members of Our Team


Which real estate developer has more than 2,200 years of experience? - Cummings Properties has designed, built, and managed its own portfolio of more than 10 million square feet of office, laboratory, and research & development space for more than 40 years. Cummings Properties' 350 full-time management, leasing, operations, and construction employees possess an aggregate two millenniums of commercial real estate experience! These knowledgeable and experienced professionals truly understand and respond to the complex requirements of the most discerning clients.

Biography of Bill Cummings

Founder of Cummings Properties & New Horizons

For more information contact: (781) 935-8000

Cummings Foundation

The large majority of Cummings Properties' buildings, including all of Cummings Park and West Cummings Park in Woburn, have been donated to, and are operated for the benefit of, Cummings Foundation, Inc. (CFI). Founded in 1986, CFI is an operating foundation, which also owns and operates two not-for-profit New Horizons retirement communities in Massachusetts. Additionally, CFI owns Veterinary School at Tufts, LLC, which it operates in conjunction with Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. All Cummings buildings in Burlington, Marlborough, Medford, Somerville, Stoneham, Sudbury, Wakefield, and Wilmington are owned by the Foundation. See "About us."

Cummings Properties has always striven to be an inclusive company where differences of all sorts have been valued and where those differences are utilized for the benefit of the Company and its entire staff of committed colleagues.


Corporate Philosophy

Since its establishment in 1970, Cummings Properties has always worked hard to provide a high quality product in the form of leasable real estate and prompt, professional, and friendly service. Because of its solid goals and methods, the company has enjoyed many years of growing economic success, community support, increasing employee and client longevity, and an unlimited potential for future possibility.


At all times, Cummings Properties attempts to promote high ethical standards and non-discrimination in all operations. Realizing that each communication among staff members and between staff and clients reflects upon the company as a whole, we pride ourselves in setting a standard of excellence in all that we write and promote.

Concurrently, treating employees and patrons with dignity and respect at all times is the catalyst for establishing and fostering mutually rewarding, long-term relationships for which our company has earned widespread esteem. We value that ours is a service industry, and we are here to serve to the best of our ability and potential.

By identifying and clients' individual needs, we are better able to operate and develop our business in a focused, efficient manner. Aimed at perpetuating and increasing client successes, we also thereby promote and ensure our own success as a company. Efficiently accommodating our clients' needs today, means greater opportunity to serve them in years to come.


Socially responsible management

Cummings Properties has earned multiple Energy Star awards for its green office and laboratory buildings in Massachusetts. It also has a very strong history of recycling and preserving historic structures. The firm's 2 million square foot restoration of the former United Shoe Machinery Corporation headquarters in Beverly, MA is one of the world's largest industrial plant recycling projects.

In terms of philanthropy, the firm's founder, William Cummings, and his wife, Joyce, are among the nation's largest charitable donors. In 2011, they became the first Massachusetts couple to join The Giving Pledge, founded by Warren Buffet and Bill and Melinda Gates to encourage the world's wealthiest families to dedicate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy.

Cummings Foundation, Inc., operates two not-for-profit New Horizons independent and assisted living communities in Massachusetts, and contributes to numerous causes. It has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to Woburn high school students alone and, in 2014, pledged $1 million to support genocide education at Tufts University. In Beverly, MA, the Foundation paid for a new building for the YMCA of the North Shore. Its largest financial commitment was $50 million to the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. See full Lists of grant recipients.


Lease modern showroom space in the Merchandise Mart at the junction of Highways I-93 and I-95 (128) in Woburn. Rent affordable handicap-accessible office and research space with public transportation and free garage parking. Start-up Boston lab and office space for immediate occupancy with excellent Feng Shui. Lease MA drive-in space near Interstate highways. Short-term leases available for handicapped-accessible space near Boston with public transportation at discounted rates.

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Cummings Properties LLC, 200 West Cummings Park, Woburn, MA 781-935-8000
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