Boston Real Estate Times to Honor Cabot, Cabot & Forbes CEO Jay Doherty with the “Person of the Year” Award

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At its annual awards ceremony in April 2020, Boston Real Estate Times honored our very own CEO, Jay Doherty, as their “Person of the Year.” Jay was recognized for his work leading Boston’s oldest development firm, which has roots in Boston real estate dating to the early 1900s.


“We’re very excited to honor Mr. Doherty with Boston Real Estate Times’ prestigious Person of the Year Award,” Boston Real Estate Times publisher Upendra Mishra said at the time. “Mr. Doherty is the early pioneer of transit-oriented development in Boston. He and his company have played an important role in shaping the Greater Boston real estate landscape.”


Jay is a graduate of Middlebury College and Harvard Business School. He is also a former President and Chairman of NAIOP’s Boston Chapter. He currently serves as the Chair of the Transportation & Housing Committee of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable.


He joined the CC&F team in 1981 and then took over all operations in 1989. In the 1980s, he focused on managing the firm’s signature business of office/R&D projects and pioneered transit-oriented development (TOD).


Since then, Jay led the creation of 2 million square feet of Greater Boston transit-oriented office/R&D projects and — more recently — the creation of 2,500 residential units in Cambridge, Boston and Quincy.


In 2004, he purchased Cabot, Cabot & Forbes from its prior owners, the Marshall Field family.


Today, CC&F has increased its transit-oriented development with current projects such as the restoration of the Overlook at St. Gabriel’s, a 12-acre, 650-unit project consisting of two early 1900s historic buildings — the St. Gabriel’s Monastery and the St. Gabriel’s Church.


Upon accepting the “Person of the Year” honor, Jay told Boston Real Estate Times, “CC&F is committed to the greater Boston community with strategic investments in mixed-use development and public/private partnerships that can address area needs in mobility, climate change and infrastructure development.”

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