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

EXPERIENCE MATTERS
IT’S TIME FOR A NEW MODEL
BUILT ON GREAT RELATIONSHIPS
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.
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP TEAM
Jim Grossmann
Founder and Partner
Brian Anderson
Founder and Partner
Brian Regan
Operations
Chris Grossmann
Purchasing
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:
96,020
use:
Commercial/Residential
units:
35
architect:
EMBARC
developer:
TRAX Development
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Terrazza
Wellesley
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Terrazza
Wellesley
Located in the heart of Wellesley, Terrazza offers a whole new level of luxury living. Consisting of 35 condominiums, Terrazza features garage parking, private outdoor space for each residence and well featured amenities. RISE was engaged for preconstruction & permitting of this project and worked closely with the Town of Wellesley & neighbors, successfully breaking ground in Summer 2021.
sq ft:
96,020
use:
Commercial/Residential
units:
35
architect:
EMBARC
developer:
TRAX Development
PROJECT OVERVIEW
sq ft:
202,000
use:
Office/Commercial/Residential
units:
120
architect:
RODE Architects
developer:
RISE Together/City Point
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Neponset Wharf
Dorchester
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Neponset Wharf
Dorchester
Neponset Wharf is a proposed waterfront mixed-use development overlooking Boston Harbor. Neponset Wharf will feature 120 luxury waterfront condos, and a 4,000-square-foot ground-floor restaurant. The development will span over three buildings, a boathouse and would be constructed on a 7.6-acre site home to the existing Marine Max boat sales facility and marina.
sq ft:
202,000
use:
Office/Commercial/Residential
units:
120
architect:
RODE Architects
developer:
RISE Together/City Point
PROJECT OVERVIEW
sq ft:
350,195
use:
Commercial/Residential
units:
341
architect:
EMBARC
developer:
City Realty Group
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Allston Square
Allston
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Allston Square
Allston
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. Phase I will encompass 189 units and phase II will include 152.
sq ft:
350,195
use:
Commercial/Residential
units:
341
architect:
EMBARC
developer:
City Realty Group
PROJECT OVERVIEW
sq ft:
78,640
use:
Residential
units:
55
architect:
J. Garland Enterprises/BH+A
developer:
New Boston Ventures
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Nevins Hill
Brighton
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Nevins Hill
Brighton
Located adjacent to the recently completed St. Gabriel's development in Brighton, this project consists of 55 luxury condominiums, with private roof deck access for penthouse residents, ample indoor and outdoor amenity space, and enclosed parking. RISE worked closely with New Boston Ventures for preconstruction, design review and budgeting.
sq ft:
78,640
use:
Residential
units:
55
architect:
J. Garland Enterprises/BH+A
developer:
New Boston Ventures
PROJECT OVERVIEW
sq ft:
19,392
use:
Residential
units:
9 Units
architect:
J. Garland Enterprises
developer:
New Boston Ventures
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Edgerly Place
Bay Village
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Edgerly Place
Bay Village
Located between South End & Back Bay, this collection of 9 stunning new construction townhomes that offer 3 beds, 3.5 bath w/ approx. 2,308sf of living space, kitchens w/ top-of-the-line paneled appliances & Calcutta quartz countertops, grand living & dining, a primary suite w/ built-out closets & spa-inspired bathrooms, high ceilings & oversized windows allowing an abundance of natural light.
sq ft:
19,392
use:
Residential
units:
9 Units
architect:
J. Garland Enterprises
developer:
New Boston Ventures
PROJECT OVERVIEW
sq ft:
425,000
use:
Commercial / Residential
units:
262
architect:
Embarc Studio
developer:
RISE Together/City Realty Group
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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:
RISE Together/City Realty Group
PROJECT OVERVIEW
sq ft:
48,645
use:
Commercial/Residential
units:
49
architect:
EMBARC
developer:
City Realty Group
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50 Leo Birmingham
Brighton
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50 Leo Birmingham
Brighton
6-stories, this project will become a new gateway entrance to Murray Field. It's stand-out design, includes a vibrant façade, blending terracotta, composite metal panel, and cedar materials. In order to meet energy codes, the team worked through a cutting-edge mechanical system and envelope design. RISE was involved throughout entitlement, lifecycle and design.
sq ft:
48,645
use:
Commercial/Residential
units:
49
architect:
EMBARC
developer:
City Realty Group
PROJECT OVERVIEW
sq ft:
112,567
use:
Residential
units:
149
architect:
PCA
developer:
Jones Street
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35 Braintree Street
Allston
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35 Braintree Street
Allston
149 Rental Apartments in the heart of Allston, including a mix of compact units, artist live work lofts, and and enclosed parking garage. RISE was contracted for pre construction services to assist with permitting and budgeting throughout the design process. This project directly abuts the MBTA and I-90 requiring detailed coordination and planning for all aspects of construction.
sq ft:
112,567
use:
Residential
units:
149
architect:
PCA
developer:
Jones Street
“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
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“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 constructability 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 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
,
Executive Vice President
,
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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