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By Stanley Hurwitz
November 2003


Headquartered in Quincy since 1984, Dickinson Development is a commercial real estate development and project management consulting firm that has successfully developed over three million square feet throughout New England and in Florida, including office parks, shopping centers, hotels and industrial buildings.

Company founder and President Mark Dickinson and his experienced team of professionals have earned a reputation for integrity and quality, along with an established track record of working closely and successfully with neighborhoods, elected officials and regulating authorities.


Creating New Landmarks in Quincy
Today Mark’s vision is evident in these Quincy projects:

  The Willard Building, Furnace Brook Parkway
Dickinson developed the concept to rehab and reposition this historic, century-old landmark school building into a 50,000 square-foot first-class office building, A key goal was to preserve as much of the old school’s charm as possible by incorporating original chalkboards, railings and old photos into the final design. The property has enjoyed nearly 100% occupancy since completion in 1984.
  The Home Depot, Willard Street
This 122,000 square-foot retail store, developed for the tenant/owner, was built on the site of an abandoned steel fabrication business. It was completed on time and on budget. Because of the excellent working relationship and success of the project, Home Depot contracted with Dickinson to build another store – a 140,000 square-foot store to anchor The Crossing at Walkers Brook in Reading, Mass.
  Shaw’s Market (now Victory Market), North Quincy
New England’s second largest supermarket chain turned to Dickinson to develop their North Quincy site. Dickinson worked closely with Quincy officials to plan and implement the successful revitalization of the vacant industrial building into an 85,000 square foot marketplace. The success of this project and the Dickinson team’s traffic solutions brought an increase in nearby property values and spurred revitalization of the surrounding business neighborhood.
  200 Newport Avenue, Quincy
Dickinson built this 150,000 square-foot class ‘A’ office building and adjacent parking garage in the air rights of the North Quincy MBTA Station Newport Avenue parking lot. The building was sold to and is still occupied by State Street Bank.


A Few Notable Quotes About Dickinson Development

“Over the years, Mark has proven to be a caring person who believes the ‘Y’ is for everyone. He has brought his business skills to the not-for-profit environment, helping us to raise significant funds for capital needs and scholarships. Mark believes in giving back to the community, and always brings to the table the all-important three T’s: Time, Treasure and Talent.”

“In the last decade, we have worked on Dickinson projects valued at over $100 million. Mark has a passionate commitment to excellence, and an unmatched level of ‘fire in his belly’ to get things done.”
JOHN FISH, CEO, Suffolk Construction Co.

“Mark came to us with an idea for an unusual project: To build a Jordan’s Furniture store on top of a Home Depot on a very complex site, the former Reading town dump. It’s a credit to his vision and outside-the-box thinking. He understands construction and how to work with the local towns.”
ELIOT TATELMAN, President, Jordan’s Furniture

“Dickinson Development is about integrity and doing the right thing for the client. Mark and his colleagues have done two projects with Quincy Mutual and in both cases they have put the interests of our company first. Dickinson Development is thorough, professional and a pleasure to work with.”
DOUG BRIGGS, President & CEO, Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance Co.


Mark Dickinson

South Shore YMCA, Quincy
Chairman, Board of Directors, 1999-2001
Chairman, Strong Kids Annual Support Campaign
Member, Executive Finance and Capital Campaign Committees

Montessori Community School, Scituate
Board Member

North River Community Church, Pembroke
Member, New Building Committee

South Shore Chamber of Commerce
Member since 1980

Quincy 2000
Member since 1992

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