Reception Celebrates Milestone at The Fremont Lofts
Roni Boyles
 
WORCESTER, Mass. Worcester Mayor Timothy P. Murray joins Matt Abrams and Jeff Brooks, partners of The Abrams Group, Stephan R. Callahan Sr., President of Global Property Development Corporation, A Callahan Company, senior executives of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and Coldwell Banker New Homes Division, and dozens of Worcester community leaders and citizens for a celebratory reception at The Fremont Lofts, a luxury loft condominium conversion development in the heart of Worcester. Located at 160 Fremont Street, The Fremont Lofts is a $21 million, 97 unit project.

The reception, hosted by Coldwell Banker New Homes, The Abrams Group, and Callahan, Inc., the development companies responsible for The Fremont Lofts project, is being held to celebrate the official completion of construction.

"I am proud of the Abrams Group for the renovation and revitalization of this Worcester landmark," said Murray. "This project means much to the Worcester community in terms of adding to the city's tax-base and providing much needed quality housing to this area. I am pleased to celebrate this construction milestone with the Worcester community and the entire development team."

Construction of the project began in September 2004 and is now complete. Final details, such as landscaping, will conclude this March. The building, a former shoe factory, now contains 97 one and two bedroom lofts ranging from 788 to 1,890 square feet of living space. Presently 63 of the units have been sold with the remaining being offered from $169,900 - $339,900.

Pre-construction sales have been brisk and it is anticipated that the remaining units will sell quickly. "The Fremont Lofts offer a number of incredible features at very reasonable prices and presents a rare opportunity for a buyer to own a unique and historic property coupled with the convenience and affordability of condominium living," said Robin Kelley, Site Director of The Fremont Lofts for Coldwell Banker New Homes.

Many of the units offer soaring ceilings, exposed brick and wood beams and skylights. The building houses a courtyard, fitness center, storage spaces, and a function room with a wet bar.

"I am extremely pleased with the outcome of this project," said Jeff Brooks, partner, of the Abrams Group. "Working with the Mayor and the City of Worcester is the perfect example of how a partnership between private enterprise and the local government can bring valuable housing stock to the community."

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England is the largest residential real estate services company in New England. With more than 5,500 sales associates and employees in more than 120 office locations, the organization serves consumers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is a member of the NRT family of companies. NRT Incorporated, the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company, is a subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD), one of the world's foremost providers of real estate and travel services. For more information please visit www.NewEnglandMoves.com.

The Abrams Group LLC, is a Boston based real estate development firm, which specializes in developing historically significant buildings into reasonably priced residential communities. Some of their most recent projects include The Atlantic at Marina Bay, a 108 unit luxury waterfront condominium conversion, an historic mill conversion of a former factory into 134 loft style apartments in Lowell, as well as luxury condominiums in Boston and Brookline. For further information, see theabramsgroup.com.

Callahan Inc. is a well-recognized General Contractor and Construction Manager located in Bridgewater, MA. Operated and owned by members of the Callahan Family, the company has achieved a reputation as a quality builder with projects throughout New England. With a heritage in the construction industry that dates back to the 1950's, the company is well qualified and will insure that The Fremont Lofts is built with quality and integrity.

For further information, see www.callahan-inc.com.