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Managing Director - Head of Urban Leasing
Mr. Butterworth joined Colliers International in 2021 and serves as managing director and head of urban leasing. He brings with him deep experience in tenant advisory for occupiers across a wide variety of industries.
Mr. Butterworth was an executive vice president and partner with CBRE/New England’s Urban Advisory & Transaction Services Team for 14 year specializing in tenant representation. Before CBRE, he spent four years as a senior vice president and partner at Colliers’ predecessor firm, Meredith & Grew, and another 4 years as managing director with Insignia/ESG.
Executive Vice President
With a 20+ year career in the real estate industry as a downtown leasing advisor, I think of myself as an “urbanphile”; one that loves the city and all that it offers. I enjoy nothing more than learning, working, and staying apprised of the ever-evolving Boston urban landscape and helping my clients navigate that landscape with skill and creativity. I have a strong appreciation for the relationships I have formed and continue to develop with my clients along the way. My drive, optimism and loyalty are defining qualities in a business that I find to be more an art than a science, requiring judgment and patience. My clients have achieved tremendous success with my assistance.
While I had early exposure with my parents running their own small real estate business, I began my personal real estate journey as an intern with Meredith & Grew – now Colliers International – and was subsequently offered a position in property management to commence immediately upon graduation from Boston College. In property management, I oversaw more than 50 properties and developed a strong understanding of the inner-workings of large urban buildings and portfolios. This experience gave me a thirst for more real estate knowledge and led me to a graduate program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where I earned a Masters of Science in Real Estate. Post-graduation, I returned to Meredith & Grew, transitioning to the brokerage advisory side of the business where I have remained ever since.
I revel in the fast-paced and challenging nature of the real estate industry and enjoy dissecting a client’s business, allowing me to help them solve problems and improve overall business strategy over time. Beyond my professional life, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, yoga, golf, traveling, reading, and devoting my time to several charitable organizations. Such organizations have greatly impacted me, both personally as well as professionally, especially when I have been able to offer meaningful real estate expertise that ultimately contributes to their overall success.
As a leasing broker with the urban team, I represent Boston landlords as well as a diverse group of tenants, most of which are actively trying to use their real estate as a vehicle to build their brand and attract talent. Working on either side of a real estate transaction, I strive to help create a clear vision of what our clients want and advise them accordingly as to how it can be achieved.
Prior to joining Colliers in 2016, I spent 4 years in property management at JLL, where I developed a strong foundation in building operations that has proven invaluable in my role today. I aim to be creative, energetic, and reliable with my clients and am dedicated to finding each of them the very best solution for their unique situation.
I enjoy the opportunities and challenges that come from working in one of the most active, yet most stable markets in the world, fed from a world class education pipeline. The competitive atmosphere and overall dynamics of the industry, combined with the collaborative team spirit at Colliers, all contribute to an exciting and supportive work environment where I plan to learn and grow in the years to come.
Outside of the office, I enjoy playing ice hockey, golfing, skiing (snow and water), and am an avid follower of all things Boston sports.
As a Senior Advisor with the urban team, I enjoy the constant challenge of advising tenants and landlords in making efficient real estate decisions in a dynamic and ever-changing environment. In a market where it’s an arm’s race for top talent, a tenant’s real estate is a catalyst for brand development and employee retention. I strive to guide clients through this process from start to finish with nothing but the best results.
I began my real estate career at WinnDevelopment where I focused on the acquisition and development of complex historic and LIHTC multi-family product. Most recently, I worked as a market research analyst at Newmark Knight Frank after performing a similar role at CoStar Portfolio Strategy, with both positions focused on analyzing the drivers and fundamentals of commercial real estate. With a passion to transition to the transaction side of the business and put my diverse background to work, real estate brokerage became a seamless next step.
I am drawn to the collaborative, team-oriented nature of brokerage where hard work and persistence pays off. My diligent and detail-oriented personality, coupled with my robust market knowledge, will offer tremendous value to clients seeking optimal real estate solutions. Outside of the office, you can find me on the ski slopes or on the water. I am an avid golfer and outdoor enthusiast who enjoys seeing live music and unwinding on weekends with close friends and family.
Bob initiated his real estate advisory practice focused on the downtown Boston office market in 1988 and was employed by Meredith & Grew, Inc. (Colliers’ predecessor) from 1995 - 2003. He rejoined the Boston team in October 2015 after more than a decade of solely representing local and national institutions, corporations and business services as a Tenant Advisor. Bob is highly consultative and advisory in his real estate practice.
Senior Vice President
Mr. Conlin joined the Colliers International Urban Brokerage team in 2018. He has spent several years working in this industry, with an extensive industry expertise in both landlord and tenant transactions in the Urban Brokerage market.
Prior to joining Colliers, Mr. Conlin served as a Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield in Boston. He holds great insights understanding client requirements and has been successful throughout Boston for his expert advice during negotiations along with extremely well developed effective real estate solutions.
Executive Vice President
Mr. Cuddy joined Colliers International in March of 2018 as an Executive Vice President on the Urban Brokerage Team. For the prior twenty-four years, he worked at CBRE/New England as an Executive Vice President and Partner in their urban group. He is a trusted advisor and consultant for companies’ real estate needs, locally, domestically and abroad, with some of his notable tenant representation assignments including:
- Brown Rudnick – Boston HQ lease extension at One Financial Center (125,000 SF)
- Brown Rudnick – NYC lease extension at 7 Times Square (75,000 SF)
- Wayfair’s European HQ in Berlin, Germany (110,000 SF)
- Boston Offices – coworking offices at 53 State Street and One Boston Place
- Growing technology companies such as Maven Networks, Acquia, Swirl, Networks, eRecruit, Clear Ballot
- Architectural firms such as Goody Clancy, Cubellis and Associates, and Shepley Bullfinch
- Financial service firms such as Fidelity, Standard and Poors, and Century Capital Management
Chris has also been the lead broker on some of Boston’s premier office buildings across all submarkets of the Boston, including, but not limited to:
- One Boston Place
- 100 Federal Street
- 60 State Street
- 225 Franklin Street
- 125 Summer Street
- 131 Dartmouth Street
- Archon Seaport Portfolio
- 230 Congress Street
- 300 A Street
- 19-27 Melcher Street
Mr. Furey joined Colliers International in 2020 and serves as a senior advisor for the Boston Brokerage team. His focus is on the Boston office market, representing the commercial real estate needs of tenants, landlords, and developers.
Prior to joining Colliers, Matt spent over three years as an associate at CBRE. Matt specialized in new business development and represented both landlords and tenants in Boston’s suburban and inner suburban markets. Additionally, Matt assisted his local clients with portfolio management and brokerage services, both domestically and globally. Prior to CBRE, Matt spent one year in technology sales as a strategic account executive for a Bain Capital Ventures portfolio company.
Tom Hynes is co-chairman of Colliers International’s Boston office, a full-service commercial real estate firm providing Brokerage, Development & Consulting Services, Valuation & Advisory Services, Capital Markets, and Real Estate Management Services to a broad range of clients. Tom joined the firm in 1965, was appointed president in 1988 and chairman in 2007.
Tom has forty-six years of experience in the sale, leasing and consulting of commercial, industrial and institutional real estate. Over the course of his career, Tom has represented a wide variety of tenants, institutional and corporate owners, developers and users of real estate. He is an active participant in real estate organizations in the Greater Boston area and nationally.
Tom has served as a trustee or director of various companies and organizations, including: Prentiss Properties Trust, New World Bank, Marine Biological Laboratory, and was Chairman of Boston College Real Estate and Investment Council, as well as a member of several subsidiary boards of Affiliated Publications.
Mr. Schneier joined Colliers International in 2016 and is currently a vice president in the Boston/Cambridge Brokerage team. His expertise entails a wide range of services, including acquisitions, dispositions, tenant and landlord advisory services, and global portfolio advisory.
Prior to joining Colliers International, he was a Managing Director & Partner at Boston Realty Advisors, specializing in both tenant and landlord representation. Mr. Schneier was with the firms of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and Lincoln Property Company from 2003 to 2009.
Mr. Shakespeare specializes in tenant and landlord representation in the Boston and New York City areas. He spent his early career as a broker in Colliers' New York City office.
Greg has been in the commercial real estate business since 2007, advising corporate tenants and commercial landlords in the Greater Boston real estate market. Greg utilizes a highly analytical and consultative approach to advising his clients to provide a customized real estate strategy for each organization’s specific needs.
Select Tenant Advisory Experience
- LMCG Investments
- Pathstone Advisors
- Boston Common Asset Management
- Agency Oasis
- Phillips & Angley
- Ferriter Scobbo & Rodophele
- Ovation Travel
- Schneider Electric
- Health Leads
- OpSec Security
- Swomley & Tennen, LLP
- Taylor, Ganson & Perrin, LLP
- CFP Law Group
- Lynnwell Associates
- Daymark Energy Advisors
- Educatius Group
- Alosa Foundation
- The Nuclear Threat Initiative
- Marathon Data
Select Landlord Advisory Experience
- Synergy Investments – 2 Oliver Street, Boston, MA
- Columbus Properties – 111 Devonshire Street, Boston, MA
- Synergy Investments – 294 Washington Street, Boston, MA
Senior Vice President
As a senior vice president on the Urban Brokerage team, I embrace continual opportunities to advise a wide variety of tenants and landlords in the dynamic, downtown Boston market. I view myself as an extension of my clients’ businesses, and therefore enjoy identifying creative options to accommodate their goals, brand, culture and efforts to retain/recruit vital talent.
I was first exposed to Colliers via a 2007 summer internship before graduating from Providence College and was excited to build upon that experience by launching my career at Colliers the following year. I take pride in authenticity, in having a strong work ethic, and in leveraging my unique market intel to help clients navigate their real estate needs. Being engrained in the fabric of the city and having a unique perspective on its constant evolution both energizes and excites me to come to work every day.
Outside of the office, I enjoy skiing, boating, spinning, running, cooking, and reading. I am also involved with Heading Home, an organization focused on ending homelessness in Greater Boston, actively supporting the mission as a member of its Outreach Council.