William McQuillan
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William McQuillan


William McQuillan, a founding principal of Boylston Properties, has over 30 years experience in real estate development of retail, office, laboratory and mixed use projects.

The retail component of the State Transportation Building in Park Plaza, also known as CityPlace, was Boylston's first project, developed in the mid 1980's. The Longwood Galleria in Boston's Longwood Medical Area, a $23 million project comprising hotel, office and retail was completed in 1987 in a joint venture between Boylston Properties and Children's Medical Center.

A joint venture of The Druker Company and Boylston Properties developed the 270,000 square foot, $50 million, corporate headquarters for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care at Rte. 128 / Rte. 9 in Wellesley in 2000. Boylston Properties completed construction of another new corporate headquarters building in 2000, for Cambridgeport Bank, on Soldiers Field Road in Boston.

Boylston Properties completed its first biotech laboratory building in Watertown in 2000, with a $10 million rehab for the headquarters for VITEX Corporation, a NYSE company, in a joint venture with The Cambridge Company. An acquisition of a five building complex of bio-tech uses in the Alewife section of Cambridge, again with The Cambridge Company in the summer of 2002, added to the Boylston portfolio. Additionally, Boylston owns retail properties it developed in Wilton, Connecticut and Needham, Massachusetts.

In the Fall of 2006, Boylston Properties and Samuels & Associates completed a joint venture project known as Trilogy in Boston's Fenway neighborhood. The project was a 581 unit residential/retail complex involving a complex financing that included both JP Morgan and Harvard University. This $213 million project began a multi project transformation of this neighborhood that included retail, housing and other uses over several years.

Bill McQuillan served on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater Babson College from 1990 until 2000, chairing the Physical Facilities Committee for 5 years during the building of the new Olin Graduate School, Reynolds Student Center, Glavin Chapel and numerous other projects.

Bill has served on the Board of the Huntington Theatre Company since 1995, served as Vice Chairman of the Board in 2004 and President of the board 2006 through 2010. As the 5-year Chair of their $24 million Capital Campaign, the Huntington's first, the Campaign build the Calderwood Pavilion in Boston's South End for the Huntington's two new stages, and the first endowment in its 25 year history.