Robert oversees all aspects of the company’s operations and provides visionary leadership. Robert and his brother and partner David have grown The Abbey Group from a company specializing in Back Bay condominium conversions in the 1970s into a preeminent Boston based real estate firm creating residential towers and large scale retail and commercial developments for the 21st century.
Robert’s reputation as a knowledgeable and innovative developer led to his appointment by former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis to several key advisory committees, including the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and the Strategic Initiatives Committee of the Massachusetts Industrial Finance Agency. As a co-owner and managing partner of the Boston Celtics, he serves as an Alternate Governor of the National Basketball Association.
Robert serves on a number of community organizations and boards. He is a graduate and current Trustee of Bard College as well as on the Board of Governors of the Longy School of Music of Bard College. He is a National Commissioner and Regional Executive Officer of the Anti-Defamation League, a Trustee of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, a Trustee Emeriti of the Citi Performing Arts Center, a Trustee of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, a member of the President’s Advisory Council at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Visitor of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
David has over 35 years of experience in the development of a diverse real estate portfolio centered in Boston. He is in charge of all development matters for The Abbey Group and has both direct and supervisory roles in the design, permitting, marketing, construction, and operation of all Abbey Group properties. Under his leadership, the Abbey Group has become one of Boston’s premier real estate developers.
The Abbey Group has a deep appreciation for the unique character of Boston and has developed buildings in many of Boston’s historic neighborhoods. David has played a critical role in preserving the historic nature of the city by working with community groups throughout the city for the last 35 years. He has served on the Board of Directors of neighborhood and civic organizations across the city including the Back Bay Architectural Commission, the Back Bay Neighborhood Association, and the Trustees of Copley Square. He is currently both a Board Member and Executive Committee Member of the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Stratton Mountain School, the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation and is the current Chairman of the Board of The Huntington Theatre Company. David is a graduate of Tufts University.