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Real Estate & Project Development

Developing & Building Success

Understanding and navigating the regulatory approval process is essential if you want to plan or develop a real estate project in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Whether it’s guiding a development through the extensive and detailed approval process in the City of Boston, or identifying and facilitating opportunities for real estate projects in the Commonwealth, ML Strategies’ deep experience can produce efficient and cost-effective results.


Our Experience

Case Study
ML Strategies is assisting the joint venture of affiliates of The Davis Companies and the Omni Hotel Corp. with permitting and construction issues related to a 1,000+ room multiuse, luxury hotel. The property is expected to open in Boston’s Seaport District in 2021.
Case Study
ML Strategies professionals collaborated with Mintz Real Estate, Environmental, and Litigation attorneys to help negotiate the terms for General Electric’s relocation to Boston. The unique public/private undertaking involved GE, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the City of Boston.
Case Study
ML Strategies guided Wynn MA, LLC through all legislative and regulatory matters, including local, state, and federal permitting, related to securing a license to build a five-star integrated resort and casino in Everett, Massachusetts. Encore Boston Harbor is expected to open in 2019.

Service Areas

Our Approach

Our Real Estate & Project Development team can offer a clear roadmap for developers and planners to navigate their way through the complex requirements necessary to execute a project from start to finish, including M.G.L. Chapter 40B, M.G.L Chapter 91, and City Article 80, and other state and federal requirements.

Service Offerings
  • Community relations
  • Construction
  • Entitlement strategies
  • Environmental issues
  • Historic land marking
  • Permitting
  • Introductions to relevant decision makers and opinion makers
  • Institutional and private site matters planning
  • RFQ and RFP coordination
  • Lease and operations
  • Public hearings and presentations
  • Real estate tax challenges
  • Local, state, and federal regulatory requirements
  • Zoning
High-Level Public Sector Experience
  • Former Chief of Staff / Special Counsel, BRA (now known as the Boston Planning & Redevelopment Agency)
  • Former General Counsel, Mass. Highway Dept.
  • Former General Counsel, Mass. DEP
  • Former Director, BRA
  • Former Executive Director & CEO, Mass. Port Authority
  • Former Assistant Secretary, Mass. EOEEA
  • Former Deputy Director of Real Estate, MBTA
Interdisciplinary Team Approach

ML Strategies works closely with skilled attorneys in Mintz’s Real Estate, Environmental, Government Law, Tax, Corporate, and Energy & Sustainability practices when complex legal issues arise.

Meet ML Strategies