History

90 years of significant developments

Founded in 1924, our firm has been part of many significant firsts in and around New England. By understanding what’s important to people and identifying emerging trends, we have been able to thrive in an industry marked by constant change.

2016
Constructed and leased Linea Cambridge, The Tremont in Burlington, and MEZZO1 in Charlotte, NC, totaling 350 units.
2016
2015
Acquires historic Providence Journal Building and adjoining development parcels in Providence, RI.
2015
2014
Opened 3rd Ave, the social and entertainment heart of Burlington.
2014
2013
Nordblom sells 50 Congress Street after being involved with ownership and management of the building for over 60 years. The Nordblom Family Foundation was funded by the sale proceeds.
2013
2012-2015
Permitted over 1000 apartment units in Boston, Cambridge, Burlington, and Charlotte, NC.
2012-2015
2012
Nordic Properties re-integrates with Nordblom Company after more than $1B of deals.
2012
2007
Rezoned Northwest Park for high-density mixed use. The project is among the largest, multi-phased redevelopment projects in New England.
2007
2007
Nordblom acquires the 1 million SF former Sun Microsystems Campus in Burlington, MA, known now as Network Drive.
2007
2006
Purchases 777 Memorial Drive Radisson Hotel and reflagged to a Marriott Courtyard.
2006
2005
Acquired the North American headquarters of OSRAM Sylvania which marked 2 million SF of corporate surplus properties acquired and redeveloped.
2005
2005
Acquired first assets in Raleigh, NC.
2005
2004
Launched The Northbridge Companies to focus on meeting the needs of the growing senior housing market.
2004
1998-1999
Developed Hood Business Park Charlestown with the owners HP Hood & Son.
1998-1999
1995
Created Nordic Properties as an affiliate to pursue complicated investment opportunities and redevelop millions of square feet with institutional capital, starting with 230 Congress St, Boston.
1995
1980's
Expands its development footprint to seven communities along 495 and develops millions of square feet for the growth of minicomputer Giants including DEC, Wang and Data General.
1980's
1970's
Completes its 40th and last R&D building at Northwest Park.
1970's
1955-1960
Developed Northwest Park - one of the first modern suburban parks in partnership with George Macomber upon the completion of Boston’s first circumferential highway, Route 128/I-95.
1955-1960
1952
Negotiated the sale of Braves Baseball Field to Boston University and consulted on its transition into Nickerson Field.
1952
1950s
Co-developed and brokered one of the nation’s first build-to-suits in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Tenants such as DuPont and General Electric helped define Cambridge as a leading high-tech office market.
1950s
1948
Nordblom briefly owns the Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, CA.
1948
1943
Purchased 50 Congress Street in Boston’s Financial District which was the company’s headquarters for forty years.
1943
1937
Helped a small business acquire its first hotel and assisted in its subsequent growth into the global giant now known as Sheraton.
1937
1930
Purchased first high-rise residential investment – Pelham Hall, located in Brookline, MA, is still owned today.
1930
1924
Company founded by Robert A. Nordblom
1924