Boston – Real estate enterprise and builder Suffolk announced it has hired Patrick Brophy as the senior director of external affairs in the Northeast. He will be responsible for building and expanding key relationships in the local government and business communities.
Prior to his role at Suffolk, Brophy was a 26-year veteran of Boston city government and served in administrations for Boston Mayors Menino, Walsh and Janey. In 2015 he was appointed to serve as chief of operations where he oversaw the property management department responsible for the city’s municipal building inventory inspectional services department. This department is responsible for enforcing building, housing, health, sanitation and safety regulations to protect the quality of life for residents and businesses.
He also oversees the public facilities department responsible for the city’s construction management department and all major municipal building programming, design and construction.
“After a longstanding, successful career in the public sector, we are fortunate Pat has decided to begin a new chapter of his career by joining our Suffolk family at such a pivotal moment in our company history,” said Nick Dhimitri, senior vice president of external affairs for Suffolk.
During his tenure as chief of operations for the City of Boston, Brophy authored and implemented Boston’s COVID-19 Control Plan which was instrumental in maintaining safe municipal facilities and consistent operations throughout the pandemic. He also wrote the city’s COVID-19 Safety guidelines and Return-to-Work protocols and oversaw a responsible and phased city-wide construction restart.
During his tenure in public service, Brophy oversaw the community engagement, design, permitting and construction of multiple police stations, fire stations, community centers and schools throughout Boston’s neighborhoods, including the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, Boston Police Department Roxbury Police Station, Harleston Parker Award winner Dearborn STEM Academy and Roxbury Branch Library. Other notable construction projects completed under his guidance include the Boston Marathon bombing memorial on Boylston Street, Johnson Building renovation, Leventhal Map Room and the Rare Books Depository at the Main Branch in Copley, and the $80 million renovation of Boston’s iconic City Hall Plaza.
Brophy has served leadership roles on numerous boards and commissions, including chairman of the Boston School Building Committee and treasurer of the Dudley Square Realty Corporation and Ferdinand Building Development Corporation. He also serves on the Executive Steering Committee for Renew Boston Trust, the advisory board for the Harvard-Allston Workforce and Economic Development, and the Cedar Grove Civic Association.