Baystone Development’s greatest strength is the quality and experience of its management team. These team members bring innovative thinking and expert analysis to creative deal structuring and problem-solving, which are used in evaluating and managing a wide range of real estate projects.
The experience and operating skills we have gained in developing, acquiring, managing and financing real estate assets through a variety of market cycles gives us the ability to properly evaluate current real estate opportunities. From identifying an opportunity to capitalizing the asset, we know how to manage risk and exceed return objectives.
Roy S. MacDowell, Jr.
Roy S. MacDowell, Jr., manages the vision and strategic planning for Baystone Development. Roy is responsible for establishing the overall strategy of the firm and plays a central role in the evaluation of new opportunities, project management and execution. He is responsible for reviewing and approving all major decisions.
Roy has a 30+ year history of success in real estate investment, development and management, having personally developed and/or permitted more than 2 million square feet of commercial space, including more than 3,500 dwellings. He served as a Director on the board of Sterling Bank during a period when it grew from $250 million to over $1 billion in total assets before being sold to Fleet Bank. He is the founder of The MacDowell Company, Inc., a leading landscape architectural and construction firm.
Roy served as President of the Board of Trustees of The Rivers School in Weston, MA and as a Trustee of the Children’s Hospital Boston Trust Board. He also served as a Trustee at Babson College, where he studied as an undergraduate. Roy is a past member of the Board of the Massachusetts Chapter of NAIOP and an Overseer of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) New England.
Roy S. MacDowell III
Roy has been a member of the Baystone team since 2001 and is involved in all aspects of Baystone Development’s business, including site acquisition, financing, permitting and planning, design, construction and sales. He is involved in managing the firm’s development projects as well as procurement of new opportunities.
Previously, Roy worked for Equity Residential, the national housing REIT, gaining significant experience in East Coast multifamily development as well as on-site construction management. He also worked for Merrill Lynch, gaining experience in the capital markets, and Winn Management, where he focused on multi-family property management.
Roy is a member of the Next Generation Developers Task Force at Children’s Hospital Boston, which assists in the development of patient family housing. Roy graduated from Babson College, where he majored in Entrepreneurial Studies and Real Estate.
Todd S. MacDowell
Todd S. MacDowell is responsible for leading the pursuit and execution of new business opportunities and development activities. While involved in all aspects of Baystone’s business, he plays a leadership role in the creation, planning, and implementation of the strategic vision and growth of Baystone Development. Todd is also a certified LEED GA and is the firm’s expert in sustainable practices.
Todd has spent the last 13 years working in the real estate market. Before joining the team in 2005, he gained extensive commercial real estate experience at Williamson, Picket & Gross, Inc. focusing on commercial real estate leasing in Midtown and Downtown Manhattan. Prior to his time at Williamson, Picket & Gross, he worked for Winn Development and for the Boston Redevelopment Authority.
Todd serves on Alumni Council for the Rivers School in Weston, MA and previously served on the board of the Next Generation Developers Task Force at Children’s Hospital Boston. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Babson College with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurial Studies.
Erick I. Swenson
Erick has been with the Baystone team for over 10 years. His responsibilities include Project Management, Permitting, Site Research and Feasibility Analysis. Erick combines his experience in Architectural Design and Site Design to provide the firm with a clear and comprehensive vision of what a project can accomplish both visually and financially. He has been intimately involved in the design and execution of Legacy Farms, Danforth Green and Revere Beach. In addition, Erick has accumulated more than 12 years of onsite experience in construction management and site development.
Erick brings his extensive architectural experience with numerous architectural firms throughout New England to bear on Baystone projects. Past work includes U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded buildings in Connecticut and American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) funded projects in Massachusetts.
Erick is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology, with a 5-year Bachelors of Architecture Degree and a 2-year Associates Degree in Architectural Engineering and Technology.
Kathleen W. Fenn
A member of the Baystone Team since 2005, Kathleen is responsible for the firm’s Office Administration, Communications and Marketing. She provides administrative and research support within the company while coordinating and overseeing office procedures, operations and resources, allowing team members to work with utmost efficiency and effectiveness.
Furthermore, Kathleen oversees the planning, development and implementation of Baystone’s marketing strategy, communications and public relations. She works to cultivate and maintain positive relationships between the company, clients and community while managing the firm’s relationships with consultants, town officials and media outlets. Kathleen is responsible for internal communications content and output and works closely with the Baystone Team to ensure that all company communication materials are of the highest quality in all formats.
Kathleen is a graduate of Goucher College where she holds Bachelor’s Degrees in both International Relations and Studio Art.