Boston awarded Special Mention in Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize

Congrats to Boston, Mass for being recognized as a holistic and forward-looking city on the global stage. According to the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize (named for Singapore’s founding father and former Prime Minister), Boston shares Special Mention honors along with Antwerp, Belgium and Lisbon, Portugal. The top Prize Laureate was awarded to Vienna, Austria this cycle, which occurs every two years and celebrates climate resilience, inclusionary growth, and sustainability for future generations.

The World City Prize Committee is tasked with sharing best practices and cost-effective sustainable urban development solutions that might be easily replicated in other cities worldwide. The Committee was most impressed with Boston’s programs including Imagine Boston 2030 (Boston’s first citywide plan in over 50 years), Climate Ready Boston, Resilient Boston Harbor, and the redeveloped Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Nubian Square. The Committee also recognized The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway (AKA “The Big Dig”) as a successful implementation of urban redevelopment integrating an effective transportation artery with public park space above hosting millions of visitors (and commuters below) every year.

Learn more about Boston’s prestigious award from the Boston Planning & Development Agency. whose Director Brian Golden shared:

“We are honored that the Lee Kuan Yew Prize Committee has selected Boston for this prestigious ranking, based on important work the BPDA has led on waterfront resiliency, housing affordability, mobility solutions, and civic engagement. These are the priorities we focus on every day to build a better future for all Boston residents, and it is a privilege to be acknowledged alongside other innovative global cities. As the only U.S. city to receive this international recognition, we are immensely proud that Boston is being held up as a model for the world.”

About the Author

I'm a top-performing Realtor and the founder of Aviator Properties Team at Coldwell Banker Realty, the world's premier real estate brokerage. With over 20 years of business experience and a proven track record of success, I help clients buy, sell, and invest in extraordinary properties throughout Boston and Metro West. Based in Chestnut Hill, I operate out of Coldwell Banker Brookline and my home office in Newton, MA.

I have a broad range of expertise covering new construction luxury homes, antique historic homes, high-performance passive homes, multifamily investment properties, condos, townhouses, and single-family houses. My clients have benefited from this diverse background and my ability to decipher trends and provide strategic guidance on the ever-changing real estate market. From first-time homebuyers to seasoned investors, I am committed to delivering exceptional service and successful outcomes for each of my clients.

My experience is not limited to real estate. Previous to becoming a Realtor, I worked for a decade in TV production, earned my MBA at Babson College in Wellesley, and founded and served as CEO of my Boston-based startup, Mimoco, merging consumer products, toys, electronics, licensing, and content creation generating more than $30M in sales.

As an entrepreneurial problem solver, I bring a unique approach to real estate that draws upon my cross-functional skill set in finance, development, management, sales, marketing, and negotiation. My clients describe me as overly organized, detail-oriented, analytical, and a communicative professional who is trusted in delivering favorable results and creating win-win situations.

When I'm not helping clients achieve their real estate goals, I am a dedicated husband and father of two teenage children (and two crazy cats). In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, drone photography, live music, and exploring the world through travel. As a private pilot, I also love to take to the skies and find new perspectives.

As your mission-driven co-pilot, I promise to go above and beyond to elevate your real estate experience to the highest level with the least amount of stress. Let me be your secret weapon in your home buying or selling mission. I value my clients and look forward to sharing my passion for winning at real estate with you!

Real Estate Accreditations: Massachusetts and National Association of REALTORS®, Accredited Buyers Representative, Luxury Property Specialist, Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist, NAR Green