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Managing Partner

Loves building great places, sports, politics, media and daily spin classes. Dedicated Tufts Jumbo.


B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, Tufts University
M.B.A., Harvard Business School


A founding partner of National Development, Ted has been named by Boston Business Journal as one of the 50 most influential Bostonians. He has directed many of National Developmentā€™s award-winning development projects such as Ink Block, The Circle (Boston/Brookline), MarketStreet Lynnfield, Station Landing, Woodland Station, Waterstone at Wellesley, Forge Park and over thirty senior housing projects. He has been involved in permitting and developing projects in forty different communities for over thirty years.

Professional Affiliations

  • Director and past board chairman, NAIOP Massachusetts
  • Congress for New Urbanism, Mass ALFA and International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Frequent speaker on real estate including at Boston College, Boston University, MIT, Tufts University, and at numerous professional organizations

Professional Sports

  • Co-owner of Maine Red Claws of the National Basketball Association G-League (2009-present)
  • Co-founder and chairman of Worcester Tornadoes minor league baseball team (2005-2009)

Charitable and Community Activities

  • Chairman, Tufts University Athletic Board of Advisors and member, Trustee Buildings and Grounds Committee
  • Co-Chair, JCC of Greater Boston Building Committee
  • President, Newton Metrowest Basketball and long-time coach
  • Awards include YMCA Red Triangle Award, BBNE Distinguished Achievement Award, Dean College honorary alumnus, Newton Girls Soccer Hall of Honor, Can-Do award for affordable housing, numerous design awards for National Development projects