Bierbrier Development Refinances Arlington, MA Retail Center for $12.28 Million

The Real Reporter - November 16, 2020

LEXINGTON, MA - Bierbrier Development has successfully completed the $12.28 million refinancing of Arlington Village Shops in Arlington, MA. Located on Mass Ave. in Arlington Heights, the property is a 26,300-square-foot shopping center with national tenants, including Citizens Bank, Unleashed by Petco, Sherwin Williams, Massage Envy, AFC Urgent Care and European Wax Center. Read More

2018 NEREJ Annual Review Spotlight

NEREJ - December , 2018

What was your greatest professional accomplishment in 2018? - by Len Bierbrier. "Expanding my company's resources by hiring more staff in leasing, marketing and administration, welcoming new board members, and moving to a bigger office space. Furthermore, bolstered by our strong balance sheet, we are poised to move nimbly and aggressively in 2019 to pursue opportunistic acquisitions in Eastern Massachusetts." Read More

Bierbrier Development Receives Another Green Initiative Award For Needham Street Village Shops

- September , 2018

Bierbrier Development of Lexington announced that it has received another Green Initiative Award from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Senate, Massachusetts House of Representatives and Newton Needham Regional Chamber for its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified development project at the Needham Street Village Shops located at 55 Needham Street in Newton.

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Fortitude at 40 for Bierbrier Development

The Real Reporter - October 8, 2015

It’s complicated—but Leonard H. Bierbrier insists he prefers life thusly at the age of 71 and marking his retail-centric real estate company’s 40th season by launching Bierbrier Development Co.’s fifth decade... Read More

BBD Gets Social

NEREJ - August 25, 2015

Bierbrier Development has launched a new interactive corporate website along with a social media campaign designed to better interface with tenants, brokers, lenders and community members Read More

Bierbrier Development leases 2,500 s/f to b.good at 55 Needham Street

NEREJ - March 27, 2015

According to Bierbrier Development, a developer of urban shopping centers in Eastern Massachusetts, celebrating its 40th year of business, b.good has opened for business at its Needham Street Village Shops, located at 55 Needham St. The new development project will serve as b.good's flagship location setting the precedent for all future store designs. Read More

b.good has Opened at Needham Street Village Shops in Newton

CityBiz - February 15, 2015

Bierbrier Development, a developer of urban shopping centers in Eastern Massachusetts, celebrating its 40th year of business, has announced today that b.good has opened for business at its Needham Street Village Shops, located at 55 Needham Street in Newton, Massachusetts. The new development project will serve as Read More

Bierbrier Development Acquires 45000 SF Shopping Center in Braintree, Mass.

REBusinessOnline - February 13, 2015

Bierbrier Development has purchased South Shore Plaza, a shopping center located at the corner of Routes 128 and 37 in Braintree. Carpenter & Co. sold the property for $41.5 million. The 45,000-square-foot retail property is fully occupied by a variety of local and national tenants, including Legal Sea Foods, Starbucks, AT&T, Jos. A. Bank and TGI Friday. Brian Corcoran of Ackman-Ziff arranged $29.6 million in acquisition financing through Wells Fargo for the transaction. Ben Sayles and Coleman Benedict of HFF represented the seller in the deal. Read More

Bierbrier Development Expands Team, Hires Leasing and Marketing Manager

Boston Business Times - June 10, 2014

Bierbrier Development, Inc., which this year is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a premier developer, owner and manager of shopping centers across Eastern Massachusetts, announced the appointment of Christine Cannon as Marketing and Leasing Manager. Cannon will oversee marketing of the corporate portfolio and the firm's communications and branding, as well as identifying and assisting in negotiations with prospective tenants and carrying out market research initiatives. Read More


REBusinessOnline - May 1, 2014

Lexington, Mass.-based Bierbrier Development has completed the $22.8 million refinancing of Wellington Circle Plaza in Medford. Located at the junctions of Routes 16 and 28, the property is a 55,000-square-foot shopping center with national tenants, including CVS/pharmacy, Men’s Wearhouse, LenCrafters and Chipotle. The borrower purchased the property in 1985. Matthew Kirsch at Bank of America provided the 10-year financing. Brian Cororan and Lee Norman of Ackman-Ziff represented Bierbrier in the transaction. Read More

Bierbrier Development Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Needham Street Village Shops, a 19,200 Square Foot Retail Center in Newton, MA

Boston Business Times - March 19, 2014

Bierbrier Development Inc., a Lexington, MA-based developer of urban shopping centers celebrating its 40th year in business in Eastern Massachusetts, last week held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of Needham Street Village Shops, located at 55 Needham Street in Newton, MA, at the eastern end of this highly desirable retail corridor. Read More


REBusinessOnline - March 14, 2014

Bierbrier Development Inc. has broken ground on Needham Street Village Shops, a 19,200-square-foot retail development located at 55 Needham St. in Newton. Needham Street Village Shops will be LEED Silver-certified and ready for occupancy by this summer. The retail center will also feature 79 parking spaces. Bowdoin Construction is serving as the general contractor, Prellwitz Chillinski Associates is the project architect and Atlantic Retail Properties is the leasing agent for the property. Read More


REBusinessOnline - April , 2013

Bierbrier Development has received approval from Newton officials for Needham Street Village Shops, a 19,000-square-foot, small-shop development at located at 55 Needham St. The project is set to begin construction this summer and will be ready for tenant occupancy in late 2013, with a grand opening slated for March 2014. The Needham Street Village Shops site is a 1.5-acre assemblage of two properties previously occupied by International Bicycle and Skipjack’s Restaurant. Worcester, Mass.-based Commerce Bank provided construction and acquisition financing, which was arranged by Kyle Juszczyszyn and Carlos Febres of CBRE New England. Read More

Retail Rebounds With New Development Driven By Grocers

REBusinessOnline - December 31, 2012

With all the construction vehicles on retail sites as you circle metro Boston, we can now quantify the retail slowdown attributable to the recession as a three-year window. Never has the local retail market been healthier than it is today. WS Development is under construction with its Whole Foods-anchored Meadowbrook Walk in Lynnfield. Read More

Project of the Month: Bierbrier Development begins permitting and leasing for Needham Street Village Shops

NEREJ - July 27, 2012

Bierbrier Development has begun permitting and leasing for its latest village retail
center located on Needham St. Upon closing on the first two parcels of a three-property
assemblage, Bierbrier recently submitted its initial plans to the Newton zoning officials for
Needham Street Village Shops at 55 Needham St. at the northern end of this highly
desirable retail corridor. Partnering with Atlantic Retail Properties for leasing, Tighe &
Bond for engineering, and Prellwitz-Chilinski Associates as the architect, the Bierbrier
project promises to bring some of the best new construction in years for small retailers
along this very busy thoroughfare.
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Last Year’s Auto Dealership May Be This Year’s Grocery

KEITH SCHNEIDER - June 29, 2010

The Ford dealership in this town of 2,800 closed nearly two years ago, one more victim of the recession in a state that was among the hardest hit in the economic downturn. Yet the 30-acre site is once again filled with cars and trucks, as the home of a Save-A-Lot discount grocery store that opened in March. Read More

Len Bierbrier on CNBC - Commercial Real Estate Development

CNBC - May 29, 2009

Around 2000 car deals have been given their walking papers, and that could mean commercial real estate opportunities for those who have the money and the guts. Len Bierbrier, of the Biebrier Development Corp., is looking to buy land now occupied by dealerships, and he discusses this with CNBC. Read More

Bierbrier Dev. Donates $10,000 to Haverhill High School Sports Program

New England Real Estate Journal - September 26, 2008

Bierbrier Development, Inc., the owner and developer of Haverhill's Walgreens Plaza
on Main St. at the junction of Rtes. 110 and 125, has made a $10,000 contribution to the
city that will be used to help defray residents' costs for their children's participation in
Haverhill High School's sports programs. Read More

Bierbrier Redevelops Two Shopping Centers in Haverhill and Medford

New England Real Estate Journal - January 25, 2008

Development, Inc. redeveloped
and expanded Walgreens
Plaza and is now fully
leased with the recent fiveyear
lease signing of Edible
Arrangements, Inc. to a 1,795
s/f retail space. Bierbrier’s
33,400 s/f plaza underwent
a $11 million redevelopment
in 2007, the anchor of which
is an expanded Walgreens
store. In the Edible Arrangements
lease, Bierbrier was
represented by its director
of development and leasing,
Casey Piche. The store is
scheduled to open in late
winter 2008. Read More