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About Us

RJ Kelly is a vertically integrated firm that provides in-house production (acquisition, development, and re-development), entitlement, construction, leasing, and management expertise.

Since our founding in 1951, we have developed and managed in excess of five million square feet of real estate, primarily commercial, throughout New England. 

Notable projects include Executive Place and Corporate Place in Burlington, several office/flex parks in Andover and Wilmington, and developments in Dedham, Lexington, Wakefield, Billerica, Peabody, Woburn, Tewksbury, Taunton, Salisbury, and Newbury, MA.  In addition to our commercial properties, we have also developed several hundred residential homes and various condominium complexes.

In the late 1990’s, RJ Kelly also entered the self-storage industry and since that time has acquired, (re)developed, and managed a substantial portfolio of self-storage assets.

The RJ Kelly portfolio today consists of a number of suburban office/R&D properties located along Boston’s major roadways, a self-storage portfolio with assets in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire, and strategic land holdings across Massachusetts. 

Please browse our website to learn more about our areas of expertise.


History

RJ Kelly Company was founded by Richard J. Kelly in 1951, at age seventeen.

At nine years of age, Richard’s first job was as a farmhand at Crawford Farm in Burlington, MA, where he earned 9 cents an hour weeding the fields and harvesting crops. From there, he learned the construction trade and went on to establish RJ Kelly Company immediately after graduating from high school.

From its modest beginnings as a residential homebuilder, the firm has since developed over five million square feet of commercial space, along with several hundred homes and condominiums, throughout New England.

At RJ Kelly Company, we pride ourselves on being an established firm with hands-on management and generations of expertise.  We strive to recognize the individual needs of our clients and investors. Over the years this philosophy has enabled us to perform ahead of the market based on our ability to be responsive and proactive in the many services that we provide.

Now in its second generation, Brandon Kelly, CEO, and Scott Kelly, Executive Vice President, run the company. The firm continues to expand and manage its portfolio throughout New England.