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Text Box:  Anne and Craig Galvin established The Galvin Group in 2008. They have each worked in the real estate market for over 10 years and have extensive experience in residential, commercial, and mixed use developments throughout Dorchester. They are a seasoned, reliable, proactive and knowledgeable team. Having both raised their families in Dorchester, they understand the history, culture and vision for the future of the city. With their hard work and vested interest in the community, it is no surprise they have been ranked the #1 sales team in Dorchester, based on MLS data, since in 2006. 

Since starting The Galvin Group, Anne and Craig have further developed their long-standing and trusted relationships with the residents, civic groups, developers, union leadership, and elected officials of Dorchester.  We utilize our extensive network and unparalleled knowledge of local markets to produce a successful, open, and satisfying experience for every client. We gain an intimate knowledge of each client’s needs and expectations and do whatever is necessary to meet clients’ objectives. We make certain our projects are good for both the city and our clients, thus earning a very high level of trust within the community.

The company has grown, and is now a team of twelve, with more than sixty years of extensive experience working with real estate buyers, sellers, renters and developers seeking exceptional service. The team at The Galvin Group is accustomed to regularly meeting with neighborhoods, elected officials, and other community organizations to maintain the focus and transparency of their real estate projects.  We ensure that our clients and projects receive the focus and attention they deserve.

Keeping development projects on track extends beyond solid relationships with the community. The Galvin Group prides itself on the ability to successfully work with banks, lenders and financial institutions to ensure projects can be properly funded, and move ahead on schedule and on budget.  Similarly, when dealing with zoning and the permitting process, our team members are subject-matter experts who can provide key insights and support in meeting with the community, abutters, the Zoning Board of Appeals, the BRA, and other stakeholders.

Current Projects

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176 Humboldt Ave, Roxbury

Proximity, A Residential Building

Location: Roxbury, Busy main street in historic and up and coming neighborhood

Property: Tear-down of former nursing home, nine new construction condominiums

Objectives: Effectively Market and Sell Condominiums

Challenges: This is also a scenario where we need to create a market for this property. Location is something that we have to work with, introducing prospective buyers to the location and it’s close proximity to numerous amenities in Boston.

Outcome: Ongoing - May, 2018, one units is Under Agreement, anticipated close October 2018

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18-20 Granfield Ave, Roslindale

Vicinity Place, Roslindale

Location: Roslindale, dense residential neighborhood neighborhood

Property: six new construction condominiums

Objectives: Effectively Market and Sell Condominiums

Challenges: This is also a scenario where we need to create a market for this property. Location is something that we have to work with, introducing prospective buyers to the location and it’s close proximity to numerous amenities in Boston.

Outcome: Ongoing - June, 2018, three of six units come to market

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21-23 Chickatawbut Street, Dorchester, MA

Location: Neponset, Dense residential neighborhood

Property: Existing single family home and residential land, 21537 sq.ft. lot

Objectives: Convert existing structure into two units and build four additional units

Outcome: The Galvin Group worked with the Seller and Buyer to facilitate the sale of the existing structure and land. They also worked alongside the Buyer to ensure full project approval for six residential units, getting through the entire approval process. This process involved over a year's worth of work with various parties including the City of Boston Zoning Board of Appeals, Civic Association, neighborhood meetings, architect, and attorneys to ensure that everyone was in alignment and that the project would moving forward. Ongoing - first units to be listed Summer, 2018

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8 Banton Street, Dorchester

Location: Transit-oriented, residential neighborhood

Property: New construction rental property, 18 units, one and two bedroom units, including two income-restricted units

Objectives: Effectively Market and Rent Units

Outcome: The Galvin Group has maintained consistent contact with Owner through all stages of development in an effort to effectively price, market, and rent the units keeping the Fall market as our target completion date for full occupancy. Parking will be offered (at an additional cost per space), and units will be listed at competitive prices with favorable lease terms.  The brokerage fees are to be exclusively paid by the tenants. Ongoing - first units to be listed Summer, 2018

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Past Projects

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West On Washington

719 Washington Street, Dorchester

Location: Just outside of Codman Square, up and coming residential/mixed use neighborhood

Property:  New construction - eight residential units and one commercial unit

Objectives:  Effectively Market and Sell “High Performance” Building

Challenges: Unique property; Valuation included solar panels and other high-efficiency attributes

Outcome: The marketing and sale of these units were quick and successful, with multiple offers received and multiple units under agreement after the first open house.  As of early March, 2018, seven of the eight residential units are Under Agreement, all at or about asking prices.

 

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Temple Place At Lower Mills

Corner of River Street and Temple Street, Dorchester

Location: Dorchester/Mattapan line, Busy main street in up and coming neighborhood

Property: New construction - nine residential units

Objectives: Effectively Market and Sell Condominiums

Challenges: Client came to us while in the process of building nine new-construction townhouse condominiums on the Mattapan / Dorchester line.  This was a scenario where we needed to create a market for this property. Location was something that we had to work with, and the market for these types of units - the inherent “vertical” style of a townhouse, with four stories each, would appeal to a particular buyer pool.

Outcome: We worked this property from all angles. We got to know the layouts very well, offering suggestions with regard to finishes and flooring - touches that set one unit apart  from the next. We worked with a graphic designer to name the property, carrying the logo over to marketing materials and open house signage. Community buy-in for this project was as important as the careful pricing of each unit.  Our community open house was held on a weeknight, complete with a food truck, music, and preferred Lender on hand to interact with all visitors. The end result was that all nine units sold with competitive pricing and terms.

6 Temple Street

1697 Square Feet

Three Bedrooms

Two and one half baths

Private Deck

One-Car Under, Garage Parking

Separate Off-Street Parking Space

 


51 River Street

1697 Square Feet

Three Bedrooms

Two and one half baths

Private Deck

One-Car Under, Garage Parking

 


 

 

51A River Street                                                                                                                                                             

1491 Square Feet

Three Bedrooms

Two and one half baths

Private Deck

One-Car Under, Garage Parking

 

 

 

 

53 River Street

1589 Square Feet

Three Bedrooms

Two and one half baths

Private Deck

One-Car Under, Garage Parking

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491-493 Ashmont Street

Location: Main street in historic residential/mixed use neighborhood right in the heart of Dorchester.

Objectives: Flip - Purchase/ Rehab, Effectively Market and Sell Condominiums

Challenges: The Galvin group team worked through the neighborhood process to turn the existing two family into a three family dwelling successfully. There were several challenges along the road to final sale including a vehicle that impacted the front of the home.

Outcome: The Galvin Group was committed to bringing a functional and well thought out design that would fit the local neighborhood and turned the property into a three family after an extensive renovation. Despite a few bumps in the road, including a vehicle hitting the home, the dwelling was sold quickly, exhibiting The Galvin Group’s experience and understanding of the local real estate marketplace. 

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The M at 11 Minot Street, Dorchester

The M at 11 Minot Street, Dorchester

Location: Neponset, Dense residential neighborhood abutting commercial/mixed use space

Property: New construction - twenty-two rental units

Objectives: Effectively Market and Rent Units

Challenges: Initially listed in off-peak time of year; Market timing and pricing were concerns

Outcome: In conjunction with the property at 367-371 Neponset Ave, and while marketing the property to several potential tenants including a small food market and a construction company, The Galvin Group brought the owners an offer to purchase the property.  While it was not their intention to sell the property, it was an offer that they could not refuse. Under that new ownership, the property was converted into a restaurant and twenty-two condo-quality rental units. The Galvin Group was intricately involved with the design of the units and neighborhood outreach, which involved continual contact with city and state officials to answer any questions or address concerns that neighbors may have had.  The Galvin Group effectively listed and rented the units, with parking (at an additional cost per space), at competitive prices with favorable lease terms. The brokerage fees were exclusively paid by the tenants, and concessions in rent or fee structure were not necessary to achieve this result.

 

Example of one of the floor plans, sun-drenched Unit 303 with amazing views of the Boston skyline:

 

Neponset is one of the many neighborhoods of Dorchester that are growing in popularity by the day, with great restaurant options like Dorset Hall, coffee shops, shopping, award-winning parks, community centers, Farmer's Markets, Public transportation, and a 60 acre waterfront park with canoe launches and a bike path.

Many South Shore towns are accessible door to door in a half hour or less, along with Logan Airport, the bustling Seaport District, and all that Downtown Boston has to offer, without a substantial commute. 

Give us a call at 617-436-2000 or send us a message, we're ready to guide you through the rental process from start to finish.

 

 

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134 Warren Street, Roxbury

134 Warren Street - Living Space

Individual Character in Roxbury

Location: Main street in historic and up and coming residential/mixed use neighborhood

Property: Burnt-out Brownstone transformed into four condominiums

Objectives: Flip - Purchase/ Rehab, Effectively Market and Sell Condominiums

Challenges: We brought the client a property that was in great disrepair, and after it was sold, client had to work through community process to bring new life back into this historic Roxbury Brownstone that had been heavily damaged by fire.

Outcome: The Galvin Group was involved with the design and neighborhood outreach, and after an extensive renovation, all four units were transformed into luxury condos and were Under Agreement and subsequently sold within twenty-four hours of listing.

Unit 1: Bi-Level Unit with Three Bedrooms and Two Full Baths

Units 2 and 3: Same Layouts, Two Bedrooms and One Full Bath

Unit 4: Penthouse Unit with Two Bedrooms and One Full Bath

We'd love to hear from you and keep you informed of all of the progress at this property. It's one you don't want to miss! Give us a call at 617-436-200 or send us a message!

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59 Pleasant Street, Dorchester

Location: At the foot of Jones Hill sits this brand new construction property, three high-end condominiums, with an exterior that assumes the look of the classic Dorchester three family home.

Objectives: Transform an empty lot into a structure that fits into the neighborhood like a classic Dorchester home, while achieving all of the project’s goals.

Empty lot that had to go through neighborhood process and fit the local neighborhood. Newer for the market area, not a lot of new construction there.

Challenges: Brand new construction that had to go through the neighborhood process. It was an empty lot that would have to eventually be turned into a three family home, while being built to meet the needs and wants of today’s buyer.

Outcome: The Galvin Group was involved with the design and neighborhood outreach, three units were approved and sold quickly because of the quality of design and construction. It was outside of the scope that the developer was used to, but Galvin Group was there to help every step of the way.

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6 Ashland Street, Dorchester, MA

Dorchester's Clam Point Neighborhood

Location: Clam Point, Dense residential neighborhood

Property: Residential land, 5472 sq.ft. lot

Objectives: Finding a qualified buyer to develop and sell six residential units.

Challenges: The land was being sold without permits.

Outcome: The Galvin Group worked with the Seller and Buyer to facilitate the sale of the land. They also worked alongside the Buyer to ensure full project approval for six residential units. get through the entire process of getting a project approved for six residential units. This process involved over a year's worth of work with various parties including the City of Boston Zoning Board of Appeals, Civic Association, neighborhood meetings, architect, and attorneys to ensure that everyone was in alignment and that the project would moving forward.

Take a look at the floor plans for each unit, you won't be disappointed!

 

If you would like to schedule a showing or if you have any questions, contact us today!

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