Mark Deschenes has more than 15 years of building experience in Design, Construction, and Development fields of the Real Estate business.
As a licensed, structural engineer, Mark completed his MBA from Babson College in 1997 while working as a Project Manager for Shawmut Construction. While working for Shawmut, Mark was responsible for several retail and commercial projects with values from $1M-4M, and was responsible for the project estimating, planning and purchasing for the Arthur Blank Center at Babson College, a $3.5M new building, and one of Shawmut's first ground-up construction projects.
Mark first joined Boylston Properties in 1998, and supervised the permitting and construction of a new 75,000sf corporate headquarters of Cambridgeport Bank in Allston. He also was responsible for the renovation of a 50,000sf warehouse into a biotech research lab and headquarters building for VI Technologies ("Vitex") in Watertown, MA.
Joining Sea-Dar Construction in Boston as a Principal in 2001, Mark was responsible for the construction and renovation of The Savoy, in the South End, a 100 year old building which was converted into $12M of high end condominiums. Mark was also responsible for the renovation of 49-51 Comm Ave., and 126-130 Beacon St., $8M and $13M worth of renovation respectively, for the Beal Companies. Both projects were joint ventures with Perini Construction and involved substantial structural underpinning and restoration while reconstructing the building for high-end condominiums, in 2003.
As head of Construction and Development for Abbott Development in 2004, he was responsible for the development of 13 multi-family residential projects including the construction of more than 600 units of rental and condominium homes. Mark's role included the planning, permitting and construction of approximately $252M of residential housing.
Mark rejoined Boylston Properties as a Principal in November 2006, and has recently been working on the construction of the Marriott Residence Inn in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston.