the journey…..Our principal, Jerry Pucillo, has spent over 30 years in direct service to the goal of participating in the creation of real estate projects that have inherent meaning beyond the physical bricks and mortar. This journey led to the creation of over 1000 apartments for low income seniors along with the creation of “elder life corp” which brought the residents of the developments together in a mutually supportive environment. This entity was later incorporated into the local Catholic Charities office of the Archdiocese of Boston. He also developed a unique mixed income condo/coop for families facing displacement due to gentrification. Engagement in non-profit Board work led to the establishment of a home for those in alcohol recovery, as well as another home for persons struggling with AIDS, addiction, and single parented households, and the creation of a support system to help these residents be successful in the pursuit of their dreams for themselves and their children. On the corporate side, it led to one of the first LEED platinum rated office buildings in the US, and a corporate engineering center designed to encourage employee participation and engagement, all in a sustainability designed building. It also led to the position of creating and implementing programs as the Director of Sustainability initiatives for a private equity Fund that has invested over $1B in real estate projects. Recent initiatives include the conceptualization, planning and roll out of a national initiative on behalf of a private foundation that will include the design and development of a network of buildings serving local communities Development consulting on a state of the art assisted living community that focused on local community engagement and a goal of reaching near passive house building standards. Jerry also has pushed the boundaries of new technological advances in pursuit of more cost effective solutions to building programs and in that regard did one of the first geo- thermal applications in Boston, one of the larger modular housing developments done up to that time, and was engaged in the business planning for a manufactured housing plant.
the company….. Centergreen was started out of the desire to be engaged in the “center “ of sustainability initiatives and real estate processes and projects that deliver low impact, environmentally aware and profitable results to those who make this commitment. Each development project is unique and requires a focused response especially if it seeks to meet more than the traditional bottom line return expectations. Each project requires an individual or team response based on the phase and complexity of the undertaking. We employ sustainable and integrative thinking to our work which we believe leads to well conceived and implemented real estate projects. We can also employ organizational development strategies that enhance, restore and regenerate the clients we work with and the places we live work and play. We have been engaged in small and large scale real estate programs and have provided everything from direct development responsibility to development consultation based on client needs. Over the years we have developed a specialized interest in approaching development projects from the perspective of how they impact the community. Through long term relationships we can bring a very sophisticated team and approach to sustainability when required.
strategic work:
Mr. Pucillo has over 40 years of real estate development and program management experience. He has primarily been involved in residential development and strategic planning with a particular expertise in sustainable development initiatives and the rehabilitation of historic structures. As Senior Vice President and Project Executive of the New Boston Fund, Jerry promoted a sustainability platform across all departments and projects and facilitated the growth of New Boston’s Urban Strategy America Fund projects by promoting triple bottom line returns to investors. As President of Centergreen LLC, a sustainable development and strategic consulting firm, Jerry acted as a consultant to the New Boston Development group providing project executive leadership and sustainability advice and counsel. Jerry has also provided strategic consulting for private and institutional clients seeking to maximize their real estate assets. He consulted with Genzyme Corporation where he provided leadership to the design and construction team developing their Corporate Headquarters using the USGBC LEED criteria for sustainable design and construction. He also acted as the development consultant on a sustainable residential development for the Congregation of the Sister of St. Joseph in Brighton MA. As Senior Vice President of the RISE group included working with both public and private sector clients. In this position, he provided strategic facilities planning consultation to General Motors, The Edison School Project and the Town of Saugus MA. As a Vice President of the Program Management group for the Bovis Lend Lease Construction Company, he was responsible for opening a regional office and establishing this firm’s presence in the Boston marketplace. As Director of Housing Development for the Archdiocese of Boston for 15 years, he managed all aspects of the project development process from financing through occupancy. His responsibilities covered multiple projects under various stages of development and construction at any one time. He has particular expertise in the development of mixed income housing as well as expertise in the development of federally funded housing for elderly and handicapped persons. Employment Profile Centergreen LLC, President Silvermine Development, Partner Metric Construction, Director of Sustainability Oaktree Development, CFO New Boston Fund, Senior Vice President Keen Development, CEO Rise Group, Senior Vice President Bovis Management Systems, Vice President Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Archdiocese of Boston, Director of Housing Development Education Harvard University, Loeb Fellowship in Advanced Environmental Design Boston College, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences-MA-Theological Ethics St.John’s Seminary College-BA-Philosophy Board Positions/Memberships Fontbonne Academy, Board Member, Strategic Planning Chair Sustainability Roundtable Inc. Advisory Board Walk Boston, Board Member, Strategic Planning Committee ULI. Member of Responsible Property Investment Council Woodmoor Associates, Secretary TreasurerCo-Chair. WGBH Citizens Advisory Committee Chairman. Seniors ConnectChairman, Home For Now, Inc.Chairman, Bethany Hill School, Inc. I’m Still Here Foundation, Board Chair Goodlands, Advisory Board Loeb Fellowship Alumni Assoc Representative
These projects represent real estate development projects that in some measure have strategic consequences and sustainability features. Cushing Village, Belmont MA Provided development consulting services to the Development team. This is a mixed use development with 115 units of housing, 219 parking spaces and 30,000 square feet of retail space. This project was developed under a Special Permit in the Town of Belmont MA. GM Technical Center, Warren Center, MI Part of the strategic planning team that developed the master plan for this $1.2 billion repositioning project for General Motors. A one square mile site houses GM’s design and engineering functions. The project was intended to align real estate deployment with corporate functions and to create new work environments that were environmentally sensitive and would contribute to worker satisfaction. Extensive sustainability consulting was done for this development as it was planned prior to the USGBC issuance of any LEED standard. Through the creation of a framework plan and a sensitive application of earlier design initiatives on campus the team designed and implemented the building of the Vehicle Engineering Center. Genzyme World Headquarters, Cambridge, MA Worked as a strategic planning consultant for Genzyme in an effort to align real estate investments with product development. Created and deployed a web based GIS enabled data program that assisted in real time decision making. At the same time Genzyme decided to build their World Headquarters and requested development consulting during the design phases of the project. This is a Platinum rated facility and one of the first of its type in the United States. Sisters of St. Joseph, Boston, MA Provided extensive strategic real estate consulting services to the Sisters of St. Joseph to assist in the development of independent apartments for their long term use. This followed an assignment to rightsize their real estate portfolio to align with their housing, continuing care and business functions. This led to the disposition and consolidation of several properties as well as the development of their Motherhouse into retirement housing. The development was done as a LEED certifiable development although certification was not sought. Several water, energy savings and landscape features were employed in this effort. Grant Block Providence, RI Provided development consulting services to Cornish Associates, a smart growth development team, in the planning of a mixed use, urban, sustainable condominium development. Project was conceptually designed and then put on hold due to economic market conditions. Winooski Falls, Winooski, VT Provided executive level support as a member of the development team to this mixed use neighborhood development in Winooski, Vermont that has been a major award winner for smart growth, transit oriented development. 38 Hope St, Niantic CT Provided executive level support as a member of the development team to this downtown development in Niantic, Ct. This development was done using New Urbanist ideas and principles on a brownfield and ecologically sensitive development site. Parcel 24 Boston, MA Provided executive level support as a member of the development team to this mixed use urban development in Boston, MA Strategic Planning Projects: Provided feasibility analysis on a Workforce Housing Development a Memory Care village and Brain Health institute, an Industrial park, and a start up Energy Repositioning Initiative, as well as executive level coaching for two independent subcontractor firms in the Boston Area
consulting: We meet our clients needs during any stage of their creative process.idea generation….visioning….early design musing…economic considering…community engagement…..entitlement strategies…..scenario development…..implementation planning…….funding special expertise: Assisted Living, Affordable Housing, Centergreen has expertise in the development of housing for persons in need of assisted living/memory care environments and those needing affordable housing. These communities are designed to meet the needs of the residents in a safe and affordable way as well as contributing to the local community aesthetic. The care we take to design and implement these housing types is such that these developments become an integral part of the broader community without compromising the quality of the housing for the residents they are intended to serve. the team: Every client has specific requirements they are hoping to achieve. Our team is led by Jerry Pucillo who brings an executive level understanding to each individual development project. He also provides whatever professional relationships he can on behalf of his clients. This provides clients with the ability to focus on the broader development objectives. He also provides strategic thinking expertise where required and can help to shape an overall planning framework for complex programs and projects. The successful conclusion of any project starts at how the project is conceived, planned and ultimately implemented. Jerry understands that attention to detail in the pre-development and pre-construction stages is critical to the success of any development initiative.
Real Estate Development Consulting visioning….early design musing…economic considering… community engagement…..entitlement strategies….. scenario development…..implementation planning…….funding
JerryPucillo 94 Union Street Weymouth MA 02190 (m) 617-510-4503
current work:
Consulting, Affordable housing preservation project
Consulting, Commercial Project management
Consulting, Housing Feasibility Analysis
Consulting, Dementia Care Village, feasibility study
Project Management
Consulting, Development Manager