The Boston Foundation Signs Lease at the Berkeley Bringing Occupancy to 100%

On behalf of A.W. Perry, Perry Brokerage Associates (PBA) is pleased to announce that The Boston Foundation recently signed a lease for 8,412 square feet of office space at the Berkeley at 420 Boylston Street Boston, MA bringing occupancy to 100%. Rich Beal of PBA represented A.W. Perry and Garrett Larivee and Dave Richardson of McCall & Almy represented The Boston Foundation in the lease transaction. The Boston Foundation with offices at 75 Arlington Street will be expanding its office operations to the Berkeley to accommodate growth and additional staff from its recent merger with The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI).

“We are very pleased to welcome The Boston Foundation to The Berkeley at 420 Boylston and to reestablish our relationship with the team from TPI who were former tenants of A.W. Perry at 77 Franklin Street,” said Kerri Gallaway Vice President and Property Manager of A.W. Perry, Inc.

“The Boston Foundation is delighted to be able to expand our operations in the Back Bay in a property that exemplifies the look and spirit of The Boston Foundation,” said Beth Llewellyn, Chief Administrative Officer of The Boston Foundation.

About The Boston Foundation:
The Boston Foundation, Greater Boston’s community foundation, is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the nation and is made up of some 850 separate charitable funds established by donors either for the general benefit of the community or for special purposes. The Boston Foundation also serves as a major civic leader, provider of information, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to address the community’s and region’s most pressing challenges. In 2012, the Boston Foundation and The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI) merged, with TPI operating as a distinct unit of the Boston Foundation. TPI pioneered the field of strategic philanthropic advising over 20 years ago and remains a national leader today. Through its consulting services and its work to advance the broader field of strategic philanthropy, TPI has influenced billions of dollars of giving worldwide. For more information about the Boston Foundation and TPI, visit www.tbf.org.

About A.W. Perry, Inc.:
Since 1884, A.W. Perry, Inc., a privately held real estate firm, has strived to provide the highest level of quality, service and value to its tenants and clients. An established leader in the industry, A.W. Perry is an award winning property management firm, an experienced developer and investor. Under the direction of the family’s fourth and fifth generations, the company is known for creating and nurturing long-standing business relationships. For more information, visit www.awperry.com.

About Perry Brokerage Associates:
In July 2011, A.W. Perry announced the formation of Perry Brokerage Associates, LLC (“PBA”). Building on the company’s more than 125 years of commercial property ownership, management, development and leasing expertise, PBA provides leasing, sales and acquisition services, representing landlords and tenants in the Boston and South Shore Markets. For more information please visit www.perrybrokerage.com.

About McCall & Almy:
Founded in 1990, McCall & Almy is a Boston-based commercial brokerage firm providing trusted
real estate advice and services. Focused on tenant representation and strategic real estate planning,
McCall & Almy and its clients work together to develop insightful and responsive business solutions.
The firm’s senior advisors provide real estate analysis and support for a wide range of business sectors and not-for-profit organizations. For more information, please visit www.mccallalmy.com.