Douglas R. George



Boston Latin School 1986

BS Mechanical Engineering Boston University 1990

MS Civil Engineering UMass Lowell 1997

MS Civil Engineer  (pending thesis) MIT

Douglas George has been involved in property development in Boston since 1992.  After graduating from Boston Latin School and then Boston University, he bought his first house out of foreclosure from Fannie Mae.  As the person charged with leading the development team at Urban Neighborhood Homes, llc he is committed to its ideal:

in the Community, for the Community, by the Community.

Trained as an engineer, he supervised a team of engineers as Lead Field Engineer on a large Big Dig construction project ($65M) and then, after completing the coursework for a MS in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Doug went to work for RF Walsh Company as a Senior Project Manager.  In this role, he oversaw a team that served as the owner’s representative on large projects including the Renovation of Boston Latin School ($33M) and the Medford Public Schools ($100M).  Later, assignments included working on Beacon Capital Partner’s Channel Center Project (condominiums) and the Kenney/Walsh JV at Harrison Commons (condominiums and apartments in the South End/South Bay area).

Dix Street stands as a testament to the possibility of transforming a street with directed investment and thoughtful development.  As chronicled in the Boston Globe, “the wide street near Fields Corner (has been transformed) from a strip of deteriorating Victorians that residents once patrolled with bats and guns into a ‘Truman Show’ like place of elegant, landscaped properties attracting young professionals and giving longtime residents something to be proud of.” – (Boston Sunday Globe Real Estate feature story by Tina Cassidy dated March 26, 2006).

Urban Neighborhood Homes LLC has been involved in the creation or return of over 150 units of housing stock to productive use from the depths of the foreclosure crisis.  Urban Neighborhood has done this with significant re-investment and a commitment to stabilize neighborhoods one property at a time without displacement of existing residents.  In fact, Urban Neighborhood Homes has never displaced an existing resident!

At the request of MHIC and other stakeholders, Urban Neighborhood Homes has expanded its reach to include affordable homeownership opportunities in Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, Lawrence, and Brockton and affordable rental opportunities in East Boston and other Boston neighborhoods, Springfield, Brockton, Fitchburg, and Worcester.