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The Kenney Development Company has a long standing reputation as one of New England’s leading full service real estate development, consulting and management firms. Founded in 1977 by Robert T Kenney, former director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, who leveraged his experience and passion for real estate development and Historic preservation to create a truly unique and diversified firm.

Since 2006 the firm has been led by Robert E Kenney, the founder’s son and business partner for the last 30 years. He has carried on Bob’s vision, for the company, while modernizing all aspects of the company’s approach to acquisitions, development, project management and client services. Today the focus is on “efficiencies”, both in the way we work and the value for our clients. We pride ourselves on our creative and innovative approaches to all of the challenges we face.

Our ability to understand the complexities of the planning, design, and construction process and execute appropriate strategies is attributable to our unrivaled level of expertise, our unwavering passion for excellence and unmatched personalized service. We never forget that each client is unique and each project possesses the unique challenges and opportunities for success.

Kenney Development Company has clients and developments in over 25 cities in the eastern United States. From large new construction to historic restoration, adaptive re-use and consulting services, we offer a full suite of services tailored to each individual project. Let us know how we can help you.

Our Team

A Foundation for Success

Robert T. Kenney (1935 – 2016)

A Pioneer in Boston Development

Robert T. Kenney

Robert T. Kenney’s legacy in real estate development is legendary.  After launching his career in the private sector for a few years, he became Director of Boston’s Public Facilities Department in 1968.  Three years later, Boston Mayor Kevin White nominated Kenney for Boston Redevelopment Authority Director, a position he held for nearly six years.

Under his leadership of the BRA, Kenney played a major role in transforming the downtown Boston landscape with the redevelopment of Faneuil Hall Marketplace.  This not only rejuvenated the downtown Boston area, but served as a leading example for other urban retail centers in the United States.

In 1977, Bob founded Kenney Development Company, Inc. which became one of the foremost consulting and real estate firms in New England.  Today, under the direction of Robert’s son, Bob, KDC has clients and developments in more than 25 states throughout the eastern United States. The company is recognized for the comprehensive services it provides to property owners and managers, including consulting, financial placement, historical restoration and project coordination.

Bob earned college degrees from both Boston College and Harvard Business School.  He served in the U.S. Navy as a supply officer stationed on a destroyer.

View Article Featuring Robert T. Kenney on Boston Globe

Robert E. Kenney

Robert E. Kenney

Robert E. Kenney, president and CEO of Kenney Development Company (KDC), joined the family company in 1984 after studying urban and regional planning at the University of Denver before earning his B.S. Degree in Community Planning and Development from the University of New Hampshire.

Son of KDC founder Robert T. Kenney, Bob shares his father’s vision and passion for excellence.  He oversees daily operations of KDC and is responsible for the overall guidance of the company’s numerous high profile real estate development and historic restoration projects. Bob is also President of KDC’s subsidiary company, Fulton Properties which manages properties throughout greater Boston.

Bob holds a real estate broker license and a construction superintendent license for the state of Massachusetts.  His affiliations include:

  • Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Town of Wellesley Housing Development Corporation, Chairman
  • Armed Services YMCA, Former Trustee
  • Greater Boston YMCA, Former Trustee
  • Building Owners and Managers Association, Member
  • Greater Boston Real Estate Board
  • Youth Sports Coach

Email: rek@kenneydevelopment.com

Daniel E. Luter

Dan LuterFor almost three decades, Dan Luter has been involved in real estate management and construction. As Vice President at both Kenney Development and Fulton Properties, a subsidiary of KDC, Dan is responsible for managing investment real estate and managing construction projects, whether new construction, adaptive re-use or renovation of commercial and multifamily properties.

Working closely with investors, owners, property managers and construction managers on projects ranging form $1,000,000 to $50,000,000, Dan’s expertise and attention to detail have ensured KDC clients that their projects will be completed on time and within budget.

In addition, Dan’s comprehensive knowledge of marketing, selling or leasing commercial and residential properties provides an added dimension to the role he has played at KDC since joining the company in 2006.

Dan earned his MBA from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire after earning a BS in Organizational Management from Daniel Webster College in Nashua, NH.

He holds Real Estate Broker licenses in NH and MA and received his Construction Supervisor’s License from the MA Department of Public Safety.

Dan continues to serve in the NH Air National Guard as a crew member on the KC-46A Pegasus air refueling tanker. Chief Master Sergeant Luter is an Inflight Refueling Specialist with more than 4,000 flying hours and over 1,000 of those being designated as combat hours. He is rated as an Instructor and Evaluator for his crew position. Kenney Development has thoroughly supported Dan’s service through many deployments and continual training and was recognized in 2013 with the Pro Patria Award for outstanding employer support of the National Guard and Reserve.

Dan lives with his wife, Louise in Westport, MA and has two grown children and two grandsons.

Email: del@kenneydevelopment.com

Nanette Marchant

Nanette Marchand

Nanette L. Marchant has been involved in operational and financial management for more than 25 years.  She joined Kenney Development Company (KDC) in 1999 and is Vice President of both KDC and its subsidiary company, Fulton Properties LLC.  Nanette is responsible for managing the financial risk of the Company and ensuring the efficiency of business operations.

In her multifaceted role, she is dedicated to providing clients with sound and transparent oversight of property management accounting, cash management and financial reporting.  In addition, Nanette manages all aspects of human resources for the company.

Nanette served the Malden YWCA as a Trustee in 2010 and Board of Director Secretary from 2011 – 2013.  Nanette lives in Malden with her husband, Chris, and their three sons.

Email: nlm@kenneydevelopment.com

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