William McQuillan

The founding principal of Boylston Properties, Bill McQuillan has dedicated 40 years to developing real estate, principally in the city that he loves. With Bill’s vision and leadership, Boylston Properties has brought distinctive real estate to the city; including CityPlace, the Longwood Galleria, Fenway Triangle Trilogy, Marriott Residence Inn Fenway, Wellesley Gateway, the corporate headquarters for Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare, Marriott Residence Inn Watertown, LINX and Arsenal Yards.

Over the course of his career collaborating with some of the industry’s most creative architects and planners, Bill was deeply impacted by the idea that every property can, and must, be infused with thoughtful design details. His portfolio of work from the past four decades is a testament to that belief.  Today, Bill focuses on cultivating partnerships, driving deals and overseeing the design aspect of all Boylston Properties projects.

Passionate about serving and adding his skills to Boston institutions, Bill has served on the Board of the Huntington Theatre Company since 1997. During his 5-year tenure as Chair of the $24 million Capital Campaign, Huntington Theatre Company built the Calderwood Pavilion in Boston’s South End and created the first endowment in its 25-year history.

Bill served on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater Babson College for 10 years and chaired the Physical Facilities Committee for 5. It was during this time period that the new Olin Graduate School, Reynolds Student Center, Glavin Chapel and numerous other projects were built. In addition, Bill currently serves on the board of MassArt and Mass Audubon.

Married to the spectacular Linda for 35 years(!) and proud to have Siena and Sam as the best kids ever, Linda and Bill recently moved from Brookline to the South End in order that Bill could be within walking distance of Flour Bakery’s chocolate chip cookies.