Bringing big sophistication with a smaller team.
Building projects & partnerships.
Remaining agile and committed to the client experience.
RISE.
Own The Experience.

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When you work with RISE, you’ll connect with our experienced leadership team who will work directly on your project, from beginning through completion. The benefits of hands-on partner involvement are predictable results and lower risk.
As our region’s largest construction management firms have grown, the strain of supporting larger infrastructures and being pulled in many directions takes a toll on efficiencies and cost controls. We know that world, because we were part of that world. We bring the sophistication of large organizations, but with agility that only comes with a smaller team.
We have genuine relationships with Boston’s best subcontractors to ensure our work is executed by experienced professionals with a track record of success. Our constructive relationships with our business partners provide unique insight and opportunities to best manage projects.
TEAM
Jim Grossmann
Founder and Partner
Brian Anderson
Founder and Partner
Brian Regan
Operations
Chris Grossmann
Purchasing
Eric Gould
Acquisition
John Hernon
Operations
Jeremy Henry
Business Development
Jon Linehan
Operations
Lisa Christopher
Design
Scott Holmes
Chief Financial Officer
EXPERIENCE
Our team has worked on the largest and most complicated commercial construction projects in the New England region. From start to finish, we worked directly with owners, municipalities, and the trades on buildings that have reshaped Boston’s skyline. Notable projects we were directly involved in include:
PROJECT OVERVIEW
sq ft:
125,000
use:
Hotel
units:
145 Keys
architect:
Harry Wheeler and Associates
developer:
City Realty Group/RISE Development
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330 C Street
South Boston
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330 C Street
South Boston
Located adjacent to the Boston Convention Center, this proposed boutique hotel will be a great addition to this part of South Boston. RISE is currently leveraging their local knowledge of the development process and working with the community to entitle the parcel.
sq ft:
125,000
use:
Hotel
units:
145 Keys
architect:
Harry Wheeler and Associates
developer:
City Realty Group/RISE Development
PROJECT OVERVIEW
sq ft:
140,000
use:
Commercial/Residential
units:
114
architect:
Embarc Studio; Pisani & Associates
developer:
Navem Partners
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270 Dorchester Ave
South Boston
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270 Dorchester Ave
South Boston
One of the first projects to break ground in support of the South Boston Dorchester Ave rezoning initiative, this 6-story building soars over the Dorchester Ave corridor. A complex permitting process consisted of coordination with the MBTA and Mass DOT. The project includes a 3-story, below grade parking garage to support the 114 units above, along with a truly one-of-a-kind amenties package.
sq ft:
140,000
use:
Commercial/Residential
units:
114
architect:
Embarc Studio; Pisani & Associates
developer:
Navem Partners
PROJECT OVERVIEW
sq ft:
446,000
use:
Commercial/Residential
units:
412 Units
architect:
Embarc Studio
developer:
Navem Partners/RISE Development
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Spice Street
Spice Street
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Spice Street
Spice Street
RISE acquired the Spice Street parcel in a former industrial area of Boston in the Charlestown neighborhood. These parcels are in a planned development area of Boston where height and density are received well. RISE has worked with the community, BPDA and through an exhausted preconstruction effort to deliver a first class 350-unit apartment building.
sq ft:
446,000
use:
Commercial/Residential
units:
412 Units
architect:
Embarc Studio
developer:
Navem Partners/RISE Development
PROJECT OVERVIEW
sq ft:
125,000
use:
Commercial/Residential
units:
165
architect:
J. Garland Enterprises
developer:
LG Partnership
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Bluehill Ave
Mattapan
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Bluehill Ave
Mattapan
RISE is working through entitlement for this 165 unit residential development in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston. This transit-oriented development will bring much needed units to Boston’s Work Force Housing Initiative.
sq ft:
125,000
use:
Commercial/Residential
units:
165
architect:
J. Garland Enterprises
developer:
LG Partnership
PROJECT OVERVIEW
sq ft:
425,000
use:
Commercial / Residential
units:
262
architect:
Embarc Studio
developer:
City Realty Group/RISE Development
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76 Ashford Place
Allston
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76 Ashford Place
Allston
Demolition of an existing one-story industrial building and erect a 16 story residential building. Project would include 262 units targeting the surrounding bustling higher education campuses throughout the neighborhood. The project also provides a new gateway and direct access to the future MBTA West Station.
sq ft:
425,000
use:
Commercial / Residential
units:
262
architect:
Embarc Studio
developer:
City Realty Group/RISE Development
PROJECT OVERVIEW
sq ft:
350,195
use:
Commercial/Residential
units:
341
architect:
Embarc Studio
developer:
City Realty Group
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1 Highgate
Allston Sq Phase I
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1 Highgate
Allston Sq Phase I
RISE is currently delivering preconstruction and construction services for our client on this 341 unit, 6 building residential development in the heart of Boston’s Allston neighborhood. RISE worked diligently through the entitlement process to ensure budgets and schedules were maintained for this large, multi-phased project.
sq ft:
350,195
use:
Commercial/Residential
units:
341
architect:
Embarc Studio
developer:
City Realty Group
“In addition to managing the day to day activities of a $1B+ construction business in Boston, Jim Grossmann was often required to engage personally by client request. Jim is able to manage at high level both vertically and horizontally in a humble but confident manner while building collaboration and inclusion into the team and the process. Jim has built a solid reputation with his clients based on his hard work, strategic thinking, endurance to persevere & overcome and the ability to develop trust based on these qualities.”
Shawn Seaman
,
Chief Operating Officer
,
The Fallon Company
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“In addition to managing the day to day activities of a $1B+ construction business in Boston, Jim Grossmann was often required to engage personally by client request. Jim is able to manage at high level both vertically and horizontally in a humble but confident manner while building collaboration and inclusion into the team and the process. Jim has built a solid reputation with his clients based on his hard work, strategic thinking, endurance to persevere & overcome and the ability to develop trust based on these qualities.”
Shawn Seaman
,
Chief Operating Officer
,
The Fallon Company
“The RISE team is integral to every stage of any real estate development. Fulcrum have consistently found every member of the Rise team to be expert in not just pre-construction and construction, but all real estate related matters. They are very attentive to getting projects and the complexity of steps involved done right, timely, and within the original budget. Rise values relationships with all constituents and they are always ready, and willing to help even with items that would not normally be considered within their responsibilities. Rise has been a true partner in every possible way.”
Scott D. Brown
,
CFA
,
CEO Fulcrum Global Investors, LLC
“Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our projects. Having him lend his insight is invaluable in terms of helping us shape the design. Whether it’s around constructibility or navigating through the various agencies, utility companies and other parties involved, his input helps really push our project along. In this economy where everyone is so busy and in demand, having someone like Jim who provides the time needed for a successful job is wonderfully refreshing.”
Dartagnan Brown
,
Founder & CEO
,
Embarc
“RISE exemplifies the ‘partnership approach’ in working with us—they are constantly acting well beyond the typical vendor, and finding ways to add value, reduce cost, and improve the final product, in ways that benefit us and our investors. Their ability to think like a developer and owner differentiates their approach to construction management.”
Pat Dooling
,
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
,
Navem Partners LLC
“RISE adds value to every step of the construction process. Their pre-construction services are key in identifying cost savings and value add potential before any shovels hit the ground. During construction, they bring unparalleled expertise and connections to identify the right partners and subcontractors to get the job done on time and on budget. They even go the extra mile to assist in marketing, coordinating well with our marketing teams to facilitate hard hat tours and answer questions from buyers. They are an asset to any developer.”
Fred Starikov
,
Managing Partner
,
City Realty
“In my 32 years experience in the development business, The Four Seasons at One Dalton was the most complicated project I have been involved with. It would not have been possible to execute without Jim Grossmann’s leadership. His knowledge of the construction process and logistics was critical in getting the project off the ground. His problem solving skills are second to none, and his consistent oversight kept the project on track over many difficult hurdles.”
Darren Messina
,
President and Founder
,
Carpenter and Company, Inc.
“The relationships Jim Grossmann fosters truly sets him apart. His leadership, his intimate knowledge of construction, and his ability to bring all parties together to coalesce around a highly strategic approach resulted in our project not only being delivered ahead of schedule but nearly dollar for dollar at the original GMP. That attention and care to the relationships he develops make him one of the greatest problem solvers in the business delivering tangible results on all fronts.”
Matt Edlen
,
Director of Acquisitions & Development
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