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Hub Firm Known as Defender of Lost Development Causes

As a developer, the Abrams Group has certain limitations, even though it might not always appear that way. “We see a lot of mills, and many of them have problems that you just can’t work around,” company founder and namesake Matthew Abrams said in a recent interview. Crumbling infrastructure, environmental…

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Factory will begin a lofty new life

By Bronislaus B. Kush TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF WORCESTER— Matt Abrams said he got “funny looks” back in 2004 when he told people that he wanted to convert an old factory — sitting right next to a cemetery in a working class neighborhood filled with automotive and other machine shops…

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Fidelity Investments Maps Plans for 3rd High-Yield Fund

Fidelity Investments is expected to begin raising its third high-yield real estate fund by midyear. The mutual-fund giant’s Fidelity Management unit will likely solicit at least $750 million of equity for the diversified vehicle, Fidelity Real Estate Growth Fund 3, according to investors. That would translate into roughly $2.5 billion…

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Former state hospital to anchor new community

Brian Kladko – Boston Business Journal FOXBOROUGH — A century ago, Foxborough State Hospital was home to a state-of-the-art effort at rehabilitation. Known at the time as the Massachusetts Hospital for Dipsomaniacs and Inebriates, it specialized in getting alcoholics off the bottle. Now its cavernous Gothic buildings and 93-acre campus…

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Reception Celebrates Milestone at The Fremont Lofts

Brian Kladko – Boston Business Journal FOXBOROUGH — A century ago, Foxborough State Hospital was home to a state-of-the-art effort at rehabilitation. Known at the time as the Massachusetts Hospital for Dipsomaniacs and Inebriates, it specialized in getting alcoholics off the bottle. Now its cavernous Gothic buildings and 93-acre campus…

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Work on Essex Street ‘cool space’ to start soon

By Victor Tine – Staff writer In real estate, the old saying goes, only three things matter: Location, location, location. Matt Abrams, however, believes that’s not always true. And he’s willing to bet the house on it. The founding partner of the Boston-based Abrams Group real estate development firm says…

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Lofts Developer Right ‘at home’ in Square

The Webster Square Business Association’s October monthly luncheon meeting at the Verzillo family’s Christo’s restaurant on Stafford Street last Thursday gave the organization a chance to meet “the new kid on the block”—guest speaker Jeff Brooks of The Abrams Group, which is developing the Fremont Lofts on Fremont Street—and Brooks…

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Fremont Lofts Unveiled to Applause

WORCESTER, MA – First a new Price Chopper on Cambridge Street. Then a new Shaw’s and a brand new Bob’s store in the Webster Square Plaza. Now the Fremont Lofts on Fremont Street, as the transformation of a neighborhood continues in surprising and impressive ways. It did not take long…

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IN DEMAND: THERE’S NEW HEAT IN THE CONDO MARKET

WORCESTER, MA – First a new Price Chopper on Cambridge Street. Then a new Shaw’s and a brand new Bob’s store in the Webster Square Plaza. Now the Fremont Lofts on Fremont Street, cure as the transformation of a neighborhood continues in surprising and impressive ways. It did not take…

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Loft living is catching on

By Shaun Sutner, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF WORCESTER— Mark W. Piscillo found the perfect environment to assemble his collection of oversized Andy Warhol portraits, Murano glass hanging lights and sleek Euro-design furniture in leather, steel, and glass. It was the loft-style condominium he moved into last year in a converted…

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