Why Winchester professionals
choose Cummings Properties

When business owners who live north of Boston need to lease space, they often look to Cummings Properties. Don't take it from us, here are some testimonials from Winchester residents who enjoy working in their own backyards.


Source Audio

Source Audio, LLC was founded by Winchester resident Roger Smith and his business partners to design, manufacture, and market a variety of guitar and bass effects pedals for the music instrument industry. Today, with a client list ranging from home hobbyists to legendary rock band Aerosmith, Source Audio is widely acclaimed for bringing innovation to the audio effects market.

"As a startup company, we didn't want to be in a sterile office environment. Cummings Properties provided us with the perfect mix of office and warehouse space, which was exactly what we needed to create an atmosphere where our business could grow."

- Roger Smith, President

 


ComForCare Home Care

ComForCare Home Care, a certified homecare company led by 16-year Winchester resident Lou Sirignano, offers a wide range of geriatric home care services, including homemaking assistance, companionship, and personal care. Committed to helping seniors maintain their independence safely and comfortably, ComForCare provides the highest level of care for its clients.

"Cummings Properties took the time to discuss our goals and commercial real estate needs, both short- and long-term, before we even signed a lease. The staff's consistent helpfulness and patience exceed my expectations."

- Lou Sirignano, Director of operations


Wall Street Horizon

Wall Street Horizon, led by 18-year Winchester resident Barry Star, is an accurate and trusted source of earnings calendar, dividend calendar, and forward-looking corporate events data for institutional traders in the stock market. Focused on providing accurate, timely coverage, Wall Street Horizon delivers a high level of trading support to the investment industry.

"Over the past seven years, we have expanded five times. Cummings Properties has provided modifications to our suite quickly each time, allowing us to maintain our business without losing momentum. That is truly a unique ability."

- Barry Star, Founder and managing director


WSP USA

Fifteen-year Winchester resident Matt Burns is the national Contaminated Land Product Line Leader for WSP USA Corp. One of the world's top engineering and design consulting firms, WSP USA Corp. is committed to transforming the built environment and restoring the natural environment. It offers a variety of services, from designing "green" skyscrapers to expediting chemical spill cleanup by examining the DNA of microbes.

"We needed a location that would attract younger professionals without the commuting and parking hassles of Boston. TradeCenter 128 provides first-class office space with a quick no-traffic commute from Boston and Winchester."

- Matt Burns, Contaminated Land Product Line Leader


Montgomery Associates

Montgomery Associates, an adult outpatient private practice counseling service led by 30-year Winchester residents Bob and Kathleen Montgomery, offers mental health and substance abuse counseling, interventions, employee assistance consulting, and executive coaching. Seasoned professionals, Bob and Kathleen are committed to providing quality care and continuity of service to their clients and the community.

"Cummings Properties accommodated our needs, creating a custom buildout for us when we established our practice in 1987. The staff has always been responsive, and consistently makes us feel valued."

- Bob Montgomery, LICSW, CADAC and Kathleen Montgomery, LICSW, CAC


Bell Curve Trading

Bill Strazzullo is with the independent research firm Bell Curve Trading, a financial advisory service for mutual fund complexes, banks, hedge funds, and pension funds all over the world. He has made numerous appearances on the major financial cable television stations. A long-time Winchester resident, Bill is a graduate of Winchester High School, Brown University, and Harvard Business School. He is an active volunteer teacher at Woburn nonprofit and Cummings Properties client firm, NuPath, Inc., which provides people with disabilities the support needed to live, work, learn, grow, and participate to their fullest potential in their community.

"Cummings Properties offers a great location at a good value. The staff takes excellent care of the properties, especially during the winter months, when the lots are always well plowed and safe."

- Bill Strazzullo, Partner and Chief Market Strategist


FitHouse

Winchester native Brittany Vitello's FitHouse offers a unique approach to personalized fitness—a confidence-boosting combination of cycling, training, and rowing with motivating music as part of the mix.

"Our large, open space makes FitHouse unlike any other training facility, and the convenient West Cummings Park location right off of route 93, with plenty of free parking, works so well for our busy clients."

- Brittany Vitello, Cycle Instructor & Strength Coach


Xcitex

red sugar cafeTwenty-three-year Winchester resident Peter Carellas founded Xcitex with the goal of developing technology to enable video cameras to be used as measurement tools. Now in its fifteenth year, Xcitex has an excellent reputation within the video camera community.

"We moved to Woburn from Cambridge for the value and convenience and got so much more! Woburn is a vibrant area that offers our employees many amenities, including great restaurant choices. Everyone at Cummings from the field staff to management is wonderful to work with."

- Peter Carellas, President


Merrill Lynch / The Leland Group

Winchester resident Dave Leland has been providing financial and wealth management advice for more than 30 years. He is the managing director of The Leland Group, located at Cummings Center in Beverly, which focuses on meeting the wealth management needs of families, businesses, and non-profits. Drawing on Merrill Lynch's vast suite of resources and industry-leading specialists, the Leland Group tailors strategies to the unique interests and needs of each client.

"As financial advisors, we help our clients with their goals and priorities as they change over the years. As our business has grown and our needs have changed, Cummings Properties has done the same, working with us to design and construct the perfect space for our team."

- David Leland, Managing Director, Wealth Management Advisor


Systems & Technology Research

Dr. Mark Luettgen is a Winchester resident and president of STR.

"We recently extended our lease with Cummings and are also expanding our footprint by more than 30,000 square feet. The process has been seamless, and we are on target to complete the expansion on time—in fact, most of the new suites were ready ahead of schedule."

- Dr. Mark Luettgen, President


Manganaro Northeast

Manganaro Northeast, led by 37-year Winchester resident David Manganaro, is a subcontracting firm that has been providing quality drywall and acoustical ceiling work for commercial buildings throughout New England since 1958. Manganaro Northeast is committed to providing its clients with the highest level of professional service in the industry.

"In the more than 10 years we have been with Cummings Properties, everyone has always responded quickly to our needs. When we expanded in 2014, the transition to our new space was easy. Cummings always takes good care of us."

- David Manganaro, President


GreenLight Biosciences

Andrey Zarur is a longtime Winchester resident as well as a longtime Cummings Properties client. He was the CEO of the successful therapeutic drug company, BioProcessors, previously headquartered at Cummings Properties' Cabot Road location, before it was sold in 2009. He has a simple vision for his current venture, GreenLight Biosciences: To make renewable, clean, sustainable chemicals and fuels at competitive prices, using breakthrough science and a diverse top-tier team of scientists.

"I see a world where GreenLight provides clean, sustainable chemicals to the pharmaceutical, agricultural, and energy industries—that's our 20-year plan. We have been working with Cummings Properties for over 20 years. Not only have they always been able to meet our needs for sophisticated office and laboratory space in a timely and efficient manner, but they also share many of the values that we stand for. We look forward to continuing to partner with the team at Cummings to realize our vision."

- Andrey Zarur, Ph.D. Co-Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board


Your Lab Partners (YLP)

Your Lab Partners (YLP) is is majority owned by long-time Winchester residents Lisa and Farzin Khaghani. It is the first dedicated Pharmacogenomics (PGx) Laboratory in New England. PGx testing improves medication safety and reduces the risk of adverse drug reactions. Using a simple cheek swab sent for analysis to YLP, a physician specializing in cardiology, pain management, psychiatry, or urology can identify the proper medication and dosage based on an individual's unique genetic makeup.

"YLP's laboratory space at Cummings Properties is perfect for our current needs. We know that when we need to expand in the next few years the process will be simple and smooth. We look forward to growing and expanding with Cummings."

- Denitsa Atanasova, Project management engineer
   Alex Demers, Vice president of operations


Resolution Development Services

Resolution Development Services is a product development company specializing in integrating vision technologies into medical devices, clinical analyzers, and consumer products. Resolution's engineers and program managers are experts in bringing device and life science products to market. It started in the basement of Winchester native and long-time resident Leo Carayannopoulos in 2009. Since then its QCIS product has become the data management solution of choice for pharmaceutical manufacturers in the United States and abroad.

"Cummings really helped us take the next step from startup to successful company. They have worked with us through good times and bad and been a great partner. I will continue to be a Cummings renter and enthusiastically recommend them to others."

- Leo Carayannopoulos, President and CEO


CBG Benefits

Winchester native Chris Costello and his brother Steven founded CBG Benefits, an independent full-service employee benefits brokerage firm, in 1999, in the basement of a two-family house in Arlington. The company moved to Cummings Properties in 2006 and has since doubled its space. CBG acts as an extension of a company's human resources department, by providing its clients support in health and welfare benefits, employee communications, compliance, payroll, workplace wellness programs, and more.

"We chose Cummings Properties because of its good reputation, the convenient location at the route 93/128 interchange, and its proximity to Boston. We've stayed and grown with Cummings because of its continued affordability, flexibility, and superior building maintenance. We also like that leasing in a Cummings Foundation-owned building means that our rent goes to support hundreds of worthy local causes."

- Chris Costello, Founder and Principal

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