Cooper Development is an integrated real estate development company focused on securing landmark sites for new residential development and renovation central to Boston’s most desired communities and high-barrier to entry neighborhoods such as Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and South End.
Through careful site selection, architectural design, and the highest quality construction standards, our team creates comforting living experiences that beautify and preserve traditional, historic appeal while at the same time, integrate flexible and innovative function and timeless aesthetics that will endure for generations.
Cooper Development has access to over 100 financial institutions to accompany private lending and to offset risk should additional funding or refinancing be needed to finish the subject property. The company principal, J. Melissa Cooper, has raised and guaranteed over $25mm in her real estate career.
Cooper Development has an in-house Master Builder and General Contractor, and Building Inspector on staff to assess rehabilitation cost, eliminate properties based on risks that might be unforeseeable to the an investor outside of the space.
Cooper Development has relationships with high-level county and city officials and the appropriate attorneys to handle zoning ordinances and appeals, variances on change-of-use requests, and permitting.
Cooper Development has long established relationships with top-producing realtors in the Boston proper area, skilled in pricing properties appropriately and moving them quickly. The brokers who work with the company are adept at changing strategies if necessary for a successful exit, and at providing continuity planning.