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The Harbor Garage Project

Don Chiofaro, Don Chiofaro, Jr. & Rob Caridad of The Chiofaro Company join us with an update on the two towers & mixed-use development proposed for the Harbor Garage site.

Thursday, December 4, 2014 
Staffordshire Room
Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116 
$75.00 Members, $110.00 Non-members   
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Donald J. Chiofaro founded The Chiofaro Company, a Boston-based real estate development and management company in 1980. The Company is responsible for highly successful and distinctive properties, both in major metropolitan areas and in the suburban marketplace. The company has secured both equity and debt financing over $2 billion.

The Company’s flagship development is International Place, a 1.8 million square foot multi-tenant office and retail complex located in the heart of the Financial District Reaching up 46 and 35 stories in two towers, International Place stands as Boston’s largest office complex and has maintained its position as the city’s premier property since opening in 1987. Other projects include: Westborough Technology Park, a 600,000 square foot suburban office park, New England Biolabs, a 160,000 square foot laboratory and office facility and many corporate build-to-suits for companies such as Lucent Technologies, General Electric, Bytex Corporation and Proteon Corporation.

These days, Don is working on replacing a seven-story concrete garage on Boston Harbor with two towers comprised of office, condominium, hotel and retail space.

Before starting his own firm, Mr. Chiofaro was Senior Vice President of the Boston development company Cabot, Cabot & Forbes, where he directed the National Division. Mr. Chiofaro is a native of Belmont, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1968 and from Harvard Business School in 1972.

Mr. Chiofaro is active in civic affairs in the Boston area. He is a founder of the Boston Police Athletic League, an organization of volunteer police officers who develop relationships with inner-city youths through recreational programs. Mr. Chiofaro serves on the advisory boards for Harvard College, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Varsity Club. He is also a member of the board of the Ocean Genome Legacy. In addition, Mr. Chiofaro has had a long-term interest and commitment to boys and girls youth sports. He has coached youth hockey, baseball, basketball and rugby in the past.

Don Chiofaro, Jr., has been with The Chiofaro Company since 2001. In 2007 he earned an M.S. degree in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT, Don focused his thesis on an in-depth exploration of the interplay between the franchise business model and the global hospitality industry. Don's role with The Chiofaro Company has evolved over time to incorporate many aspects of the real estate industry. He has been principally responsible for the leasing and marketing of International Place, and has served as the firm’s principal new business analyst. Don has a major role in the firm’s business development activities, and he currently serves as Project Manager for several of the company's major downtown projects.

Don graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Sociology. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and an active participant of Harvard Alumni Association. Don currently resides in Boston, MA with his wife.

Rob Caridad joined The Chiofaro Company in 2012, and his responsibilities include the leasing and marketing of International Place and the Harbor Garage, new business analysis and development, community/industry relations, and multi-faceted support with respect to the company’s real estate development portfolio. Rob’s arrival at The Chiofaro Company marked a professional transition to the business side of the commercial real estate industry from his previous position with an international law firm. There, his practice encompassed a broad range of subject matter related to real estate development and operations, including acquisitions and dispositions, financing, leasing, operational contracting, and permitting. Prior to entering private practice, Rob served as an active duty Judge Advocate with the United States Air Force, with stateside assignments in support of the 325th Fighter Wing (Tyndall AFB, FL) and the Electronic Systems Center (Hanscom AFB, MA), as well as an overseas deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Rob graduated from Harvard College with a bachelor’s degree in Government, received his juris doctorate from Harvard Law School and is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and New York. Born and raised in New Jersey, Rob currently resides in Boston with his wife and son.