The founding principal of Boylston Properties, Bill McQuillan has dedicated 45 years to developing real estate, principally in the region that he loves. With Bill’s vision and leadership, Boylston Properties has brought distinctive real estate to the region; including Arsenal Yards, CityPlace/State Transportation Building, Fenway Triangle Trilogy, Marriott Residence Inn/Fenway, Wellesley Gateway (corporate HQ for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care), Marriott Residence Inn/Watertown, LINX, 100 Forge, and the Hampton Inn & Suites Watertown.
Over the course of his career collaborating with some of the industry’s most creative architects and planners, Bill was deeply impacted by the idea that every property can, and must, be infused with thoughtful design details. From a corporate campus to life science to mixed used developments and hotels, there’s no area where Bill, and his colleagues, won’t go. Today, Bill focuses on cultivating partnerships, financing, and overseeing the design aspect of all Boylston Properties projects.
Passionate about serving and adding his skills to Boston institutions, Bill has served on the Board of the Huntington Theatre Company since 1997. During his tenure as Chair of the $24 million Capital Campaign in 2001-2005, the HTC built the Calderwood Pavilion in Boston’s South End and created the first endowment in its 25-year history.
Bill served on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater Babson College for 10 years and chaired the Physical Facilities Committee. It was during this time period that the new Olin Graduate School, Reynolds Student Center and Glavin Chapel were built.
Always excited for more, Bill’s current and future project pipeline include life science building, 500 Forge, a new hotel for Downtown Boston, and a co-living concept apartment cluster.
Married to the spectacular Linda for 39 years (almost 40, will she make it?) and proud to have Siena and Sam as the best kids ever, Linda and Bill now reside in the South End.
A random fact about me is that I love a helicopter ride… visuals as a tourist, convenience as a commuter (not done yet!). I’ve had rides in Kenya, Hawaii, Ireland, Australia, and Manhattan. The best spot I’ve visited would have to be in Kenya on a safari.
I’m pretty biased, but one of my favorite pieces of architecture in the world would have to be our very own, 100 Forge and The Wellesley Gateway. Also on the top of the list would be an inside tour of Bloomberg/Europe HQ in London; it was amazing!
Two of my favorite restaurants would have to be Select Oyster Bar and Buttermilk & Bourbon.
A new charity I have recently been involved with is ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston.