About Us

Placemaking is one of the most used and least understood terms in the real estate dictionary. At Boston Urban Places, we skip the trendy buzzwords and focus on creating places where people want to be.

Built as a natural extension of our expertise in urban leasing and design, BUPlaces increases your asset’s NOI by up to 37% by bringing the street level to life.

With your retail component executed by our team of specialists, not only will you have a project with a significantly higher value, but you will be able to spend your time doing what you do best: developing; managing; and owning high profile real estate assets.

Our Services

Nothing drains the energy from a neighborhood like long-term retail vacancy. Our team helps you avoid dark, empty storefronts by being strategic in planning and design. We identify the tenants you want to attract and create spaces that fit their needs.

Our comprehensive approach covers everything from developing the vision, to executing the leasing, to tenant coordination and opening. Having one provider from concept to completion allows you to minimize uncertainty, maximize value, and most importantly, have retail that is vibrant and sustainable.

In conjunction with Boston Urban Partners, our team offers:

  • STRATEGIC PLANNING & RESEARCH
  • CONCEPTUAL DESIGN AND VISIONING
  • SPACE PLANNING AND TEST FITS
  • FEASIBILITY STUDIES
  • BASIC ZONING AND CODE ANALYSIS
  • PERMITTING GUIDANCE
  • MERCHANDISING PLAN
  • RETAIL PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • LEASING (BOSTON URBAN PARTNERS)
  • DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
  • TENANT COORDINATION

Our Team

Jonathan P. Dutch

Partner

Ann V. Ehrhart

Partner

Deniz Ferendeci, AIA LEED AP BD+C

Partner

Kayla Coffman

Amanda Monaco