Dear friends & family of Boylston Properties,
The words “unchartered territory” have been repeated over and over the past few days, and that’s for good reason. We are navigating these stormy waters together, but the uncertainty is hard to combat. As new updates, policies, and guidelines are evolving by the minute, we are grateful to the state government and our local community for their response to the harrowing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
At Boylston Properties, the health of our staff, our contractors, our tenants, our customers, and the Greater Boston community, are top of mind in all that we do — today and always. Here are some of the ways that we will stay committed to this frame of mind during this crisis.
On Friday, March 13, we enacted a work-from-home policy which will remain in place until we are directed otherwise by local, State, and Federal authorities. This work-from-home mandate also includes recommendations to staff to practice social distancing, to limit travel, and to abstain from group meetings and events larger than 25 people (and as of yesterday, 10 people).
As the owner of office, lab, retail, and hotel real estate, we are hyper-focused on the impact this will have on our tenants, their employees, and our customers – today and in the coming days, weeks, and months. We are working with our individual tenants to ensure that their spaces are up to current requirements and guidelines from the government to ensure the health and safety of their team and guests. If that means they are required to close their doors temporarily, we are doing everything in our power to get them through these challenging days to come.
As a developer of varied real estate asset classes, we are preparing our project managers, consultants, and contractors to react to potential short-term delays as a result of this national emergency. We are committed to implementing aggressive hygiene protocols and safety guidelines for our contractors, but we recognize that no project is more important than the health and wellbeing of our teams. We support the city, state, and country in their best recommendations to keep our Commonwealth healthy and our economy steady.
Boylston Properties works with the best partners in the industry and we are confident that, as a community, we can move forward and begin growing again if we work together to stay safe. If you have any questions or concerns about any specific properties in our portfolio, please reach out to our team and we will direct you to the appropriate information or a team member to discuss.
Thank you for your understanding and support. We look forward to moving beyond this crisis as quickly as possible. Stay tuned and be well.
The Team at Boylston Properties