Tom Burke
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Tom Burke


Tom is a Principal with Cranshaw and is a member of the four-person Executive Committee that leads the firm.


Tom’s specialty is in the complex and mechanically-intensive realm of lab construction, both core and shell as well as tenant fit-out. Tom is currently leading the 99 Coolidge project, a five-story life science facility and accompanying 525-car parking garage in Watertown, MA and is the Owner’s Project Manager for 15 Necco. In partnership with Alexandria Real Estate Equities, National Development is developing the 300,000 SF life science/office building at 15 Necco in the Fort Point area of Boston, MA as the new Lilly Institute for Genetic Medicine. Tom also served as an OPM managing the interface between the owner and general contractor for the $155M, 450,000 SF Longwood Center core and shell construction. Also in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston, MA at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Tom led a two-phase fit-out of offices and 7,000 SF of wet and dry lab space.


Additionally, Tom has led healthcare, mixed-use, hotel and industrial projects, most notably the seven-building Ink Block development in the South End of Boston, MA which includes the high-rise 7INK finished in 2022; the Waterstone and AC Hotel in the Cleveland Circle neighborhood of Boston, MA; as well as the MarketStreet development in Lynnfield, MA.


Tom is an alumnus of the Wentworth Institute of Technology. With 20 years at Cranshaw, he has devoted two-thirds of his career to the firm.