Contruction Today - July/August 2017 - 68
Commercial | THE HYM INVESTMENT GROUP - BULFINCH CROSSING
HYM AIMS TO TRANSFORM DOWNTOWN BOSTON WITH BULFINCH CROSSING. BY BIANCA HERRON
he HYM Investment Group (HYM) is
a real estate development company
that specializes in large, complicated mixed-use urban projects. For
more than 35 years, the principals of the Boston-based company have completed projects
in Boston, Cambridge, and its metropolitan
suburbs. Today, HYM has over 9 million
square feet of real estate under development.
Founder and Managing Partner Thomas N.
O'Brien, who started the company with Doug
Manz and Paul Crisalli, says the success of
HYM starts with its team-oriented culture.
"We have 24 employees and everything
we do is focused upon communicating well
with one another," he explains. "We also
have to be good to one another, be open to
new ideas and operate as a strong team. All
these things have really made it possible
for us to not only work on the number of
transactions that we do, but also handle the
complicated nature of those transactions."
Not only does HYM's communication
play an integral role with its employees, it
is also critical for its subcontractor relationships. "Our absolute expectation is that
people will communicate with us truthfully
and forthrightly at all times," O'Brien says.
"That includes everyone from the architects
to general contractors to subcontractors and
every professional we contract with.
"Our view is that everyone needs to be
prepared and to listen, even if someone is
The HYM Investment Group
- Bulfinch Crossing
* Project cost: $2 billion
* Location: Boston
* Construction team on-site at peak: 250
"Once completed, is project
will totally transform downtown
- Thomas N. O'Brien, founder and managing partner
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believes Bulfinch Crossing
will make downtown Boston
more of a destination.