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Boston Preservation Alliance Honors Larry Curtis

(l-r): Christopher Scoville, chairman of the board of the Boston Preservation Alliance and senior VP community development lending at Eastern Bank; Greg Galer, executive director of the BPA; Larry Curtis; and Gov. Baker / Photo by Randy H. Goodman

Boston – The Boston Preservation Alliance, an independent, nonprofit organization advocating for historic preservation and the quality of Boston’s built environment, recently honored WinnDevelopment president and managing partner, Larry Curtis, and WinnCompanies with its 2019 President’s Award for Excellence.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker was among the sold-out crowd of 400 who paid tribute to Curtis for his national leadership in the development of historic adaptive reuse projects for housing during his 32 years with WinnCompanies. The event raised nearly $400,000 for the Alliance and honored key preservation projects in Boston and surrounding communities.

The Boston Preservation Alliance Award caps a strong year of industry recognition of WinnCompanies for innovative property development, environmental sustainability, and professionalism in resident services and property management practices. Here is a snapshot of additional honors the company received in 2019:

  • 2019 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Award Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing – The Watson, Quincy, Mass.
  • 2019 Multifamily Executive Magazine (MFE) Award for Mixed Use – Sibley Square, Rochester, N.Y.
  • 2019 National Apartment Association Excel Return on Energy Award for Water Reduction – Parkway Heights, Everett, Mass.
  • 2019 California Apartment Association (CAA) Mark of Distinction Awards – Sierra Meadows apartment community in Merced, Calif. The CAA also honored WinnResidential maintenance supervisor, Kevin Ramirez and maintenance technician Joe Charboneau.
  • 2019 New England Affordable Housing Management Association Communities of Quality Award for Exemplary Development for the Elderly – The Alice G. Winn & Family Heritage House, Newburyport, Mass.
  • 2019 Preservation Massachusetts Awards – Jackson Street Lofts in Lowell, Mass. was honored with the organization’s Paul & Niki Tsongas Award. In addition, Yarn Works, a 114-year-old mill in Fitchburg, Mass. received the group’s Mayor Thomas M. Menino Award.