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New Leadership Team at Cranshaw Construction

Cranshaw is pleased to announce several organizational changes taking place in the next few months. Bob Lyons, Cranshaw’s President, will be retiring in early 2019.  For several years, Bob has been helping to plan for the succession of leadership within Cranshaw which will soon transition to a team of four Cranshaw senior leaders:


  • Andrew Bisbee is now Senior Vice President and Director of Estimating and Technology. Andrew joined Cranshaw in 1994 and has been responsible for pre-construction services and estimating from conceptual level through GMP/contract estimates on major projects such as Ink Block, Green District and East Pier. He also has managed Cranshaw’s pre-construction and software selection and implementation.
  • Tom Burke, Senior Vice President and Project Executive, started at Cranshaw in 2001. He has worked on many major projects including Ink Block, The Circle, Newton-Wellesley Hospital Surgical Center, Winchester Hospital MRI Center, Woodland Station and Hanover Park at Fitton Field.
  • Jeff Fishbone, Senior Vice President and Project Executive, joined Cranshaw in 2005 and has led the construction of major projects including many of the buildings at Assembly Row in Somerville, The District Burlington, and the Arsenal Yards mixed-use development in Watertown.
  • Chris Iannelli, Senior Vice President and Project Executive, joined the company in 2000. Chris has provided overall team leadership in pre-construction, planning, logistics and project management of some of the Cranshaw’s largest and most complex projects including Seven Springs Burlington, Dunkin’ Donuts Northeast Distribution Center, Waterstone at Wellesley, MarketStreet Lynnfield, University Station and Boston East.


Together, Andrew, Tom, Jeff and Chris will form Cranshaw’s Executive Committee working with Bob over the coming months on leadership transition and assuming overall day-to-day management of construction operations. Jack O’Neil will continue in his role as chairman of Cranshaw Construction.  An additional exciting organizational change is that Tony Salvucci has moved from Cranshaw to National Development’s development group. In his new role, Tony will be responsible for working with development project managers on all aspects of project construction with particular focus on early stage concepts, due diligence, budgeting and guiding project design.   Congratulations to the new leadership team.  We are excited about what the future holds for Cranshaw and appreciate all our valued clients, partners and team members.


Trinity Financial’s $71m Boston East now open

New England Real Estate Journal, May 6, 2018

According to Trinity Financial, Boston East, its new apartment community on the East Boston waterfront, is already 25% pre-leased as it celebrated its official April opening.

Located directly on Boston Harbor and in close proximity to Downtown Boston and the MBTA, Boston East is a $71 million, boutique, mid-rise residential community that features 200 units, including six artist live-work-sell units and a community art gallery. The property was designed by Boston-based ICON Architecture, Inc.

“The property has been really well received in the market. When we were voted Best New Building in Boston in December we started getting people wanting to tour the building and kicked off our preleasing efforts. We’ve received tremendous feedback from residents about the gorgeous water and city views, ample open space, unique finishes and outstanding amenities,” said Abby Goldenfarb, a development vice president at Trinity Financial. “Trinity and the East Boston Community Development Corp. partnered on this project, and it has so much to offer residents and the community. The location is in the heart of thriving East Boston – a neighborhood that with outstanding restaurants, art galleries, outdoor activities and other great lifestyle features.”

The interior of Boston East features designs by Cortney and Bob Novogratz, whose style has been showcased on HGTV’s Home by Novogratz and Bravo’s 9 By Design, and in collaboration with companies such as CB2.  The pair has conceived some of the most unique and amazing living spaces across the country but Boston East is their first large scale multi-family design.

The Novogratz’ have embraced the city’s history, the region’s seafaring heritage and the community’s location on the Harbor as inspiration for a “marine industrial” theme they incorporated into the interior design at Boston East. Last summer, Cortney Novogratz visited the Brimfield Antique Flea Market to shop for local pieces to be featured at Boston East.

Design treasures from that endeavor include vintage lobster traps that create a coffee table in the public art gallery, a full-size antique canoe and a variety of vintage marine industrial pieces that have been woven into decor.

“Boston East is our first Boston project and we’re thrilled with the final design we’ve created – a beautiful, relaxing and welcoming space we hope residents will enjoy,” said Cortney Novogratz. “East Boston has a rich culture and history that is reflected in the design, and the result is a building unlike any other luxury multi-family community in the city.”

Boston East’s exterior engages a maritime look, with wharf-like building wings extending to the waterfront and surrounding a central arched entry.  Making the most of the beautiful Harbor and downtown skyline, light-filled apartments boast tall floor-to-ceiling windows with large decks angled out to catch water views.  A richly landscaped courtyard and Harborwalk envelop the site, offering a gracious patio and fire pit overlooking the kayak and paddleboard launch.  A spacious, glass enclosed rooftop lounge invites relaxation, while an indoor gym and dog spa encourage activity.

“Recalling the site’s shipbuilding history, we have created amazing, contemporary residences that reimagine waterfront living in Eastie,” said Nancy Ludwig, Principal of ICON Architecture, Inc.

Boston East officially opened on April 1. Trinity Management, LLC will serve as Boston East’s professional property management company.

Trinity Financial utilized its experience in creating successful market rate luxury living spaces to develop a unique and desirable residential community at Boston East. Among the luxury communities Trinity Financial has developed or has currently in development include the One Canal and Avenir buildings in Boston, 66 Summer Street and Vela on the Park in Stamford, CT and Foundry Square in Newburyport.

Located directly on the waterfront, near Maverick Sq. and Central Sq., Boston East is a $71 million boutique mid-rise residential community that features 200 units, including six artist live-work units. Boston East allows residents to engage the waterfront through a kayak and paddle board launch and experience uniquely designed apartments and amenity spaces with striking water views.


Mike Tor named Vice President of Field Operations

In December of 2017, Mike Tor succeeded Frank Lucey as Vice President of Field Operations.  Mike has been with Cranshaw since September of 1997, and has vast experience in the field on a wide variety of project and building types.  Congratulations to Frank on his outstanding service to the company, and to Mike for his dedication, team spirit and proactive attitude in both his past position as senior superintendent and as current head of Field Operations.


Cal Delisi joins Cranshaw as Estimator

Cal brings 5 years of construction experience and four years as an estimator to Cranshaw’s Pre-Construction group.  He is a graduate of Keene State College with a BS in Architecture and Wentworth Institute of Technology with a BS in Construction Management.  Cal was most recently with Essex Builders.



Cranshaw Construction is pleased to announce several key leadership advancements.

Bob Lyons has been promoted to President from his former position as Chief Operating Officer.  Under Bob’s management, Cranshaw has become the seventh largest general contractor in the market (source: Boston Business Journal 9/26/14, 2014 Largest General Contractors in Massachusetts).  Bob has grown Cranshaw into a diverse company with clients in all sectors.  Recent projects include Ink Block, The Green District and Portside at East Pier in Boston, MarketStreet in Lynnfield and Assembly Row in Somerville.  Of equal importance, Bob has developed a solid team and a reputation for integrity and performance.  Jack O’Neil will remain Chairman of the company.

Tony Salvucci, who leads Cranshaw’s pre-construction group, has been elevated to Senior Vice President.  Tom Burke, Jeff Fishbone and Andrew Bisbee have been promoted to Vice President.

“We have a great leadership team here at Cranshaw.  These promotions are well deserved,” said Lyons.  I am proud of the work we are doing, including building great relationships with our sub-contractors and the trades. We are on pace for a record year and couldn’t do it without all the great people in pre-construction, project management, and the field that work hard every day to make Cranshaw a successful company.”