DONALD J. CHIOFARO
Donald J. Chiofaro founded The Chiofaro Company, a Boston-based real estate development and management company in 1980. The Company is responsible for highly successful and distinctive properties, both in major metropolitan areas and in the suburban marketplace. The company has secured both equity and debt financing over $2 billion.
The Company’s flagship development is International Place, a 1.8 million square foot multi-tenant office and retail complex located in the heart of the Financial District Reaching up 46 and 35 stories in two towers, International Place stands as Boston’s largest office complex and has maintained its position as the city’s premier property since opening in 1987. Other projects include: Westborough Technology Park, a 600,000 square foot suburban office park, New England Biolabs, a 160,000 square foot laboratory and office facility and many corporate build-to-suits for companies such as Lucent Technologies, General Electric, Bytex Corporation and Proteon Corporation.
These days, Don is working on replacing a seven-story concrete garage on Boston Harbor with two towers comprised of office, condominium, hotel and retail space. Don is in the midst of the permitting process and is also proposing a 502,000-square-foot office building with ground-floor retail space in Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood.
Before starting his own firm, Mr. Chiofaro was Senior Vice President of the Boston development company Cabot, Cabot & Forbes, where he directed the National Division. Mr. Chiofaro is a native of Belmont, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1968 and from Harvard Business School in 1972.
Mr. Chiofaro is active in civic affairs in the Boston area. He is a founder of the Boston Police Athletic League, an organization of volunteer police officers who develop relationships with inner-city youths through recreational programs. Mr. Chiofaro serves on the advisory boards for Harvard College, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Varsity Club. He is also a member of the board of the Ocean Genome Legacy. In addition, Mr. Chiofaro has had a long-term interest and commitment to boys and girls youth sports. He has coached youth hockey, baseball, basketball and rugby in the past.