Hi Marley, an Insurance-Specific Intelligent Communication Software Solution, Signs Full-Floor Lease at 77 Franklin Street

Perry CRE is pleased to announce a full-floor lease commitment at 77 Franklin Street to Hi Marley, an insurance-specific intelligent communication software company. Hi Marley recently relocated from local coworking space to their new office at 77 Franklin Street which is the growing startup’s first permanent location in Boston, MA. Michael Shakespeare, Assistant VP of Colliers represented Hi Marley and Jon Gifford, EVP, Maddie Carens, Tyler Hilson, and Jake Golden, Advisors at Perry CRE represented the landlord, A.W. Perry in the lease transaction.

“As a start-up, having the right space that allows our team to collaborate is crucial – being able to do so in a thriving neighborhood is even better. Our mission is to empower the insurance ecosystem to communicate with customers in a modern way, so it’s only fitting that our first permanent office is in a building that was originally home to an insurance company over a century ago,” remarked Mike Greene, CEO and Co-Founder, Hi Marley.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Hi Marley team to 77 Franklin Street,” said Kerri Gallaway, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Asset Manager. “They are a great addition to the Building and we look forward to working with them in the years to come.”

77 Franklin Street, a 10-story office building is conveniently located in Boston’s Financial District and is steps away from Downtown Crossing, Post Office Square and South Station. The building features on-site management, a 24-hour lobby attendant, easy access to public transportation and numerous area amenities. There is a full floor lease opportunity with Fall 2019 availability.


About Hi Marley: Hi Marley, the first intelligent conversation platform designed specifically for the insurance ecosystem, enables insurers to communicate with customers through messaging to deliver an enhanced customer experience. Built for insurance, Marley’s industry-specific artificial intelligence and functionality let carriers wow customers and improve combined ratios at the same time. Hi Marley can integrate with carrier systems through its flexible APIs or can be deployed with zero integration in a day. For more information, visit www.himarley.com

About A.W. Perry: Established in 1884, A.W. Perry is a relationship-driven real estate investment and services firm, providing business homes to tenants and commercial development clients and creating high-quality projects that respond to the needs in our communities. Under the direction of the family’s fifth generation, the company is known for creating and nurturing long-standing relationships. The Perry team takes pride in its properties and strives to deliver a high level of service and value to its tenants and clients. An established leader in the industry, A.W. Perry is an award-winning property management firm and an experienced developer and investor. For more information, visit www.awperry.com and follow on Twitter @AWPerryBoston

Perry and Scheer Launch Boston-Based Lab Workspace Services Venture

Perry and Scheer Partners today announce the formation of Bridge, an advisory group providing workspace services to biotechnology and other users of advanced, functionally-driven workspaces and consulting services to the laboratory real estate investor community.

Bridge will offer an established Boston-based real estate platform and best-in-class location analytics with a veteran perspective on science-focused real estate. Bridge will combine its own staff, along with certain existing staff of both Perry and Scheer. Among other things, Bridge will extensively apply “GOsaic,” Perry’s proprietary geostatistical set of analytical tools, in its advisory to help businesses make optimal workspace location choices.

“We are excited to be able to extend our high level of client service to the Boston market, and to partner with such a nimble, innovative group like Perry,” said Matt Brady, Principal at Scheer, “our expertise and ability to effectively translate scientific requirements into facilities-based solutions will help our clients focus on their core business, reduce time to market, and increase flexibility in this volatile industry sector.”

Brady leads Scheer’s lab real estate practice, which has long been prominent in lab real estate services in the Greater Washington, DC market.

“Bridge adds a robust transaction engine to what is already the preferred platform for sophisticated location advisory in this market,” said Brendan Carroll, Director of Intelligence at Perry, “businesses expect the best in technology- guided advisory, particularly in the context of heavy demand for talent, shifting commuting patterns, and the emergence of new successful commercial zones regionally; at Bridge, we can deliver that.”

Learn more about Bridge CRE: bridgecre.co

About Scheer Partners: Founded in 1991, Scheer Partners is a full-service commercial real estate firm headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. With a focus on the greater Washington and Baltimore regions, Scheer Partners’ fully integrated services include tenant and landlord representation; strategic planning consulting; facilities and construction management; and investment sales, acquisitions and development.

Visit Scheer Partners: scheerpartners.com

Voter Choice of MA Secures New Office Location at 44 Temple Place, Boston, MA via Perry CRE & Colliers International

Perry is pleased to announce that Voter Choice of Massachusetts has leased the top floor of 44 Temple Place, Boston. Voter Choice MA is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to educating the Massachusetts public about electoral reforms and Ranked Choice Voting. 44 Temple Place will be utilized as their organization’s headquarters and will take occupancy immediately.

Colliers International’s, Ryan Healy, worked on behalf of the non-profit organization. Jon Gifford, Tyler Hilson, Jake Golden and Maddie Carens of Perry serve as exclusive leasing agents for the property.

Owned by the Safar Realty Group, 44 Temple Place is a five-story, Class B office building conveniently located in Downtown Crossing, providing exceptional access to multiple transit lines, restaurants, hotels and retail amenities. 44 Temple Place currently has 2,800 SF available for lease. For more information on leasing please visit: PerryCRE.com

Voter Choice MA: Voter Choice MA is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to educating the Massachusetts public about electoral reforms and Ranked Choice Voting. For more information, visit https://www.voterchoicema.org

Mike Edward Elevated to President of Rapidly Growing CRE Advisory Perry

Perry announces the appointment of 35-year real estate services veteran Michael S. Edward as President. Mr. Edward joined Perry in July 2016 as Executive Vice President and has played a key role in expansion of the Perry platform.

“From the moment he joined the firm, Mike has been a critical component of Perry’s growth in brand recognition, personnel, and market share. As he assumes oversight of all aspects of its brokerage operations, we are excited for the future of Perry under Mike’s leadership,” remarked Richard Beal, President of A.W. Perry, Inc, which remains parent company of the unit. Simultaneous with the January 1, 2019 elevation of Edward, the firm implemented what it terms a “soft rebrand,” principally consisting of a naming simplification to Perry, from Perry Brokerage Associates, an identity it has had since its 2011 founding.

The adjusted identity is intended to combine the company’s corporate lineage - one of the most well-respected in New England - with the ability to advise from the fullest set of contemporary options.

“It is humbling and exciting to be named President of Perry,” stated Mike Edward. “We have a highly talented and dedicated team of professionals who serve our clients’ needs. I look forward to supporting them as we grow our team and our platform in the coming years.”

In addition to his role as President, Edward will also Chair Perry’s Executive Team, which along with Mr. Beal and Executive Vice President Jonathan H. Gifford, provides strategic direction for the company.

Edward’s lengthy career has included positions at Newmark Knight Frank, Lincoln Property Company, and Colliers Meredith & Grew. A member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, he will serve as the Chair of GBREB’s Finance Committee in 2019 as well as serving on the Board of Directors of the Commercial Brokers Association. A licensed real estate broker in Massachusetts, Edward holds a degree in finance from Providence College.

Caritas Cleanup

On November 9th Perry participated in the Commercial Brokers Association’s annual day of service for Caritas Communities by raking leaves and doing general landscaping at a Caritas home in Wakefield, MA. Team Perry was excited to lend a hand and filled more than 20 bags of leaves and brush from around the yard. Caritas Communities is the CBA’s 2018 charitable partner and for more than 33 years, Caritas Communities has helped fill the need for safe, secure housing in Greater Boston by providing very low-income individuals with permanent housing, support, a sense of community and expanded opportunities.