NEI General Contracting wraps up Holmes Beverly



NEI General Contracting wraps up Holmes Beverly: a 67,000 s/f transit-oriented mixed-use development

BEVERLY, MA—(September 20, 2018)– NEREJ

NEI General Contracting completed Holmes Beverly, a transit-oriented mixed-use development located adjacent to the Beverly Depot commuter rail station in the heart of downtown. Located at 112 Rantoul St. and developed by Barnat Development, the 67,000 s/f six-story new construction includes 67 residential rental units plus commercial space. 

Holmes Beverly was completed almost two years to the day that Barnat Development was designated the developer of the site by the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA).   

Offering a new type of rental product for the North Shore, Holmes Beverly has five floors of residential rental units, including 51 market-rate and 16 workforce housing units.  The apartments range from studios to two-bedroom apartments offering views of both downtown and the waterfront. Located next to the Beverly Depot commuter rail station, residents have access to 70 reserved parking spaces in the commuter rail parking garage.

In addition to convenient access to the MBTA commuter rail, Holmes Beverly offers a myriad of luxury amenities and features for its residents. On the ground floor, residents enjoy a lobby featuring a fireplace, seating areas and a library as well as a telecommuting office for those working from home. A 5,000 s/f space has also been reserved for a future New England craft-style restaurant. 

We are thrilled to bring a new transit-oriented mixed-use building to downtown Beverly and hope the residents are happy in their new homes.said Sarah Barnat, Founder and Owner of Barnat Development.

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Terry Flahive, 2018 CHPA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient



Princeton Properties’ President Emeritus, Terry Flahive, was presented with the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Awards at the CHPA 2018 Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Terry, who joined Princeton Properties in 1987, was recognized for his industry leadership and achievements at the Corporate Housing Providers Association, CHPA, annual conference during the Tower of Excellence Awards. Terry was recognized for his accomplishments and contributions to the corporate housing industry.

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Terry epitomizes generosity, passion, integrity, and kindness. Words that are echoed every time you say or hear his name! He perpetually strives to do the right thing, instead of just doing things right. His unparalleled business ethics and personal morals are the qualities he leads with every day, the qualities that have secured his spot as one of the best in our industry.

“The excitement and passion he has for this industry, his family, and philanthropy is simply, contagious! ”

Terry is a mentor to many, and an outstanding influence throughout the industry.  His dedication and character, both within this industry and beyond, are unmatched. The Princeton family couldn’t be happier for Terry.  We are so proud of his accomplishments and so proud to have him on our team.

About CHPA

CHPA is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to the corporate housing industry. The association continually strives to uphold the highest standards in business and professionalism; provide valuable insight, knowledge and resources to the industry; and increase visibility among related industries.

Princeton donates to Project Bethlehem


DEC, 2017

This year, Princeton Properties employees and residents were able to bring joy to three local families through the Lazarus House Project Bethlehem.

Project Bethlehem obtains the names of families most in need from Lawrence public schools and select local agencies, and matches them with donors during the holiday season. The three families Princeton sponsored ranged in size from 5 people to 8 people – for a combined total of 7 adults and 12 children.  Armed with their Holiday ‘wish lists’ the Princeton elves went to work! Employees and residents generously donated gift after gift, going above and beyond the ‘wish list’ – aiming to give these families an unforgettable Christmas.

After organizing and wrapping all the gifts, we loaded up two full cars and Princeton’s President Emeritus, Terry Flahive and Elan Sablich delivered the gifts to Lazarus House – where they were warmly received by the friendly staff. Hopefully Princeton is able to make the holidays brighter for a few families this season.  Participating in such a noble cause certainly made our holidays brighter.

“Small gestures, like donating just one gift, go a long way during the holidays.  Because when everyone donates, the combined results are amazing.”

Did you know – Princeton is giving away five $100 gift cards this week?  Questions are posted daily here on the blog – answer on our Facebook Page for a chance to be entered to win a gift card, just in time for those last minute gift purchases!

How Princeton celebrates Thanksgiving

This time of the year things start to get a little crazy.  Did you remember to get the stuffing?  Are there enough place settings for everyone? What’s the best route to beat the holiday traffic?  Which Black Friday deals do you want? The list seems endless.  But despite the hectic schedule, most of us have our own traditions that we look forward to year after year.  We asked a few Princeton employees to share some of their Thanksgiving traditions.

We always invite someone that is not part of the family, a close friend or even just an acquaintance that does not have family close by. We get to know them and welcome them to our home. The tradition started with my Nana and we have met so many amazing people because of it. Plus sweet potatoes with marshmallows. No matter where we go, no matter who we are with it is a must have.



This will be the 10th year I run the Feaster Five in Andover on Thanksgiving morning. (And the 5th time i’ll run it in a spandex santa suit)



We have been raising our own turkeys for almost 20 years. We always cook the biggest one on Thanksgiving for our family/friends. The biggest one we ever cooked was 46 pounds! That was an interesting year!



We go Black Friday shopping. We jump in line – usually close to 11pm and then wait until 1am when the store opens. Then we pretty much shop all night, have breakfast at a local diner and then go home to bed, usually sometime after 8am. After doing this for so many years, it is now not so much about the actual “shopping” but the experience itself. Last year, the guy in front of us was teaching us how to “Salsa” while we were in line!



We will be in Louisiana where Thanksgiving dinner includes cornbread dressing in a casserole dish and almost no one puts stuffing in the turkey. Then the argument is whether cornbread dressing should include sage. My sister in law says yes (Texas people!) though my grandmother would have never, ever added it.



I will be cooking for the extended family. Turkey, plus all the traditional New England trimmings. I really enjoy cooking, baking and entertaining…but the real tradition is taking the family picture and espresso martini’s. Hopefully not all at once. I’m sure the pilgrims didn’t have Espresso Vodka, but it’s a staple when my family comes to visit!



What is a tradition that you look forward to every year?

Princeton Properties ranked among Top 10 nationwide for online reputation

Princeton Properties has been ranked among the top five management companies nationwide with the most top 10 properties on the ORA Power Rankings list. ORA, or Online Reputation Assessment, aggregates and scores an apartment community’s online reviews and reputation. Princeton has communities represented on the top 10 lists in the three states we operate in; Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. In total, 11 Princeton Properties communities made the top 10 lists.  We love all our Princeton communities and we’re glad our residents do too, and we’re excited that our residents continue to share their great experiences living with us.

Did you know – if you live at a Princeton Properties community and want to literally share your great experience with others – ask your friendly property manager about Princeton’s referral program and turn that referral into cash!

Below are the Princeton Properties communities that made their state’s top 10 lists:


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Lisa Alarcon nominated Young Professional of the Year



The Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce has nominated Princeton’s own Lisa Alarcon as a Young Professional of the Year.

Lisa Alarcon, a Corporate Leasing Consultant at Princeton Properties, is often the first face for many new residents to Nashua, with many being new to the United States. She is outstanding in her role, and helps residents learn not just about Nashua, but about the simple differences that come with living in America – helping them adjust to a new life and learn everything from where to shop to how to use the electronics in their new home at Princeton Properties.

Lisa has been with Princeton Properties since 2014.

The winner for the Young Professional of the Year will be announced February 15th, at the Greater Nashua Chamber Eminence Awards.
“Congratulations!” to Lisa! The winners are announced at the Greater Nashua Chamber Annual Eminence Awards on February 15.

Lisa Bettencourt appointed to The Lowell Plan’s Public Matters Program




The Public Matters Program is a leadership initiative of The Lowell Plan. The mission of Public Matters is to foster and enhance the knowledge and skills of leaders in Lowell, MA.

Princeton Properties is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Bettencourt to the 2017 Public Matters Program. Lisa Bettencourt is a 15 year veteran of Princeton Properties, currently positioned as the Assistant Property Manager at River Place Towers in downtown Lowell. Lisa is responsible for the 448 apartments at this community, she is also a recertification specialist who works to qualify new residents for occupancy and requalify existing residents for continued occupancy.

Lisa is a Certified Credit Compliance Specialist and a Housing Credit Certified Professional. Ms. Bettencourt, a Lowell resident, is a graduate of UMass Lowell with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She’s fluent in Portuguese and is proficient in Spanish.

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“Congratulations to Lisa Bettencourt on this exciting and challenging appointment!  We are so proud to have Lisa as part of the Princeton Properties team.”