Cabot, Cabot & Forbes

Cabot, Cabot & Forbes (CC&F) was founded by Francis Murray Forbes of the Boston Brahmin Forbes family in 1897 as a real estate management firm. It is one of Boston's largest firms in that industry,[1] with interests nationwide.[2]

Cabot, Cabot & Forbes
IndustryReal estate
Founded1897
FounderFrancis Murray Forbes
HeadquartersBoston, MA, United States
RevenueUnknown
Websitewww.ccfne.com

HistoryEdit

The firm was founded in 1897 by two members of Boston's Cabot family[who?] and F. Murray Forbes, originally to manage the real estate assets of the two families.[3] In the 1940s, CC&F started developing industrial parks.

In 1948, the firm developed the 300-acre New England Industrial Center in Needham, Massachusetts.

In the early 1950s, the firm entered the real estate development business, led by Alexander C. Forbes and Gerald W. Blakeley Jr. In 1956, the firm was bought by Blakely.[3]

In 1979, it was bought by Field Enterprises, whose ownership passed to Marshall Field V in 1984.[4]

In 1959, CC&F partnered with Paine Webber to form the Laguna Niguel Corporation, which developed Laguna Niguel, one of California's first master planned communities.[5] Cabot Road and Forbes Road in Laguna Hills and Laguna Niguel is named after the firm.

As of 1987, CC&F owned 15 million square feet of industrial and office space in 20 states.[6]

In May 2014, CC&F and Boston Andes Capital purchased a two-acre site across from the Quincy Adams subway station in Quincy, Massachusetts, for $10.3 million, planning to build 180 apartments.,[7][8] it was completed in 2016.[9]

In November 2017, the firm purchased the locally well-known site of Boston Cab for $51 million.[10]

From 1960 to the first few years of the new millennium, Cabot, Cabot & Forbes had developed more than 60 million square feet of commercial space across the country, including doing master planning for more than 100 industrial and office parks.[11]

Among notable American business leaders who have worked at the firm: Mortimer Zuckerman (1962-1970),[12] Gerald Blakeley,[13] Edward H. Linde, and Charles H. Spaulding (founder of Spaulding & Slye).

Westwood StationEdit

In 2006, Cabot, Cabot and Forbes and partner Commonfund Realty Inc., announced the conceived Westwood Station, a 150-acre mixed-use community of office buildings, retail stores and luxury condominiums, located near Route 128 and the MBTA rail station in Westwood, Massachusetts, with an estimated cost of $1.5 billion.[14][15] The original project planning included 1.5 million square feet of office buildings, 1.35 million square feet of retail, one thousand residential units and two hotels. Over the following years, the developers failed to find financing for the project, facing different problems, and affected by the credit market crash of late 2008.[16]

In 2009, the developers announced halting the project as they were unable to secure a construction loan for the first phase,[17] which was a planned 1.7 million square feet of land, at a $700 million estimated cost.

In September 2010, the Dublin-based Anglo Irish Bank, the project's primary lender, pushed to exit the deal.[18] On October, the Woburn-based Eastern Real Estate LLC bought the project.[19]

In 2013, Cabot, Cabot and Forbes sold the property to New England Development for $45 million.[20] Following the selling, the project changed into the University Station, less than half size of the original project. It was opened in 2015.[21]

Selected projectsEdit

Boston AreaEdit

OtherEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SOUTH BOSTON OPPOSITION TO FAN PIER LOOMS DEVELOPMENT FIRM UNHAPPY WITH REPORT ON NEIGHBORING PROPERTY". pqasb.pqarchiver.com. Retrieved 19 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Chicago Sun-Times:: Search". nl.newsbank.com. Retrieved 19 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "Our History". Cabot, Cabot & Forbes. Retrieved 2020-01-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Steve Kerch, "Firm Plays well in Lake Forest", Chicago Tribune, November 19, 1989
  5. ^ "History". City of Laguna Niguel. Retrieved 2020-01-21. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Another New Downtown Office Tower in the Works". Los Angeles Times. Sep 23, 1987. Retrieved 2020-01-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Cabot, Cabot & Forbes to build 180 apartments at Quincy Adams MBTA station". Boston Business Journal. May 29, 2014. Retrieved 2020-01-21. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Cabot, Cabot and Forbes and Boston Andes Capital Pay $10.3 Million for South Quincy Site". Commercial Property Executive. June 13, 2014. Retrieved 2020-01-21. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Project of the Month: Cabot, Cabot & Forbes completes 180-unit DECO at 625 Thomas Burgin Parkway, Quincy". NEREJ. April 1, 2016. Retrieved 2020-01-21. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Iconic 2.16 acre Boston Cab site sold to Cabot, Cabot & Forbes for $51 million". Boston Real Estate Times. November 14, 2017. Archived from the original on 2018-03-30. Retrieved 2020-01-21. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ The Boston Globe, 28 August 2004
  12. ^ The Boston Globe, 23 December 1973
  13. ^ St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 3 May 1957
  14. ^ "Cabot, Cabot & Forbes' $1.5 billion Westwood Station receives FEIR certificate". NEREJ. November 19, 2007. Retrieved 2020-01-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Westwood Station: The right place ... at the wrong time". Boston Business Journal. January 25, 2010. Retrieved 2020-01-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Westwood Station project scales down, seeks dollars". Boston Business Journal. May 17, 2010. Retrieved 2020-01-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Westwood Station project comes to halt". Boston Business Journal. February 12, 2009. Retrieved 2020-01-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Sources: Westwood Station ownership 'to change'". Boston Business Journal. September 10, 2010. Retrieved 2020-01-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Woburn firm buys stalled Westwood Station project". Boston.com. October 2, 2010. Retrieved 2020-01-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ "First phase of University Station set to open in spring". Canton Citizen. October 9, 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-03-10. Retrieved 2020-01-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ "At long last, University Station opens for business". Boston Globe. March 25, 2015. Retrieved 2020-01-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  22. ^ Valley Forge National Historical Park Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Parks and Recreation of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 2257, H.R. 5621, and H.R. 7989, p. 72