Success You Can Count On
Since its founding nearly 40 years ago by Chairman James J. Karam, First Bristol Corporation has developed in excess of 4 million square feet of retail, commercial, residential and hotel properties. This highly successful real estate development and management firm spans generations, as Co-Managing CEO’s James M. Karam and Jeffrey T. Karam and Senior Portfolio Manager Alyssa A. Karam work alongside their father in directing day-to-day operations.
First Bristol has developed high-quality retail shopping centers, office buildings and hotels throughout the Northeast. Partnerships include Walmart, Stop & Shop, CVS-anchored shopping centers, Bank of America and Traveler’s Insurance Company; many of the largest and most successful nationally recognized brands. The firm is also a leading provider of Hilton and Marriott hotels.
First Bristol has achieved recognition for its contribution to three Massachusetts award-winning Historic Residential Rehabilitation projects: Lafayette Place, The Highlands and The Hudner Building. In addition, Hilton Worldwide bestowed “Best National Conversion” awards to the Norwood Hampton Inn & Suites in Norwood, MA in 2006 and the Hampton Inn & Suites Providence (RI) Downtown in 2011; the only New England project honored that year for its preservation of a historic building.
At First Bristol Corporation, we know that a successful development is a dynamic process that begins with a careful plan based on project goals, economic projections and client needs. Whether First Bristol is building or managing a development or assisting in the development and execution of a project, you are assured of a strong and proven executive team at the helm. With a core value of timeless commitment to excellence, this nationally recognized industry leader continues its upward trajectory today.
First Bristol Corporation is highly skilled in the application of creative and professional land-use concepts. In addition to innovative thinking relating to design layout and construction, First Bristol Corporation knows that the essentials for successful development projects come down to a handful of vital elements:
First Bristol’s Real Estate Development & Management Services are of the elite; we have the resources, knowledge, and experience to complete projects effectively and efficiently.
Some of our services include:
- Development of multi-tenant commercial, retail, and residential properties
- Leasing/investment structuring
- Site selection and analysis
- Property Management
- Site acquisition
- Project design
- Governmental and project approvals
- Critical deadline scheduling
- Construction supervision
- Owners Project Management
JAMES J. KARAM
JAMES M. KARAM
JEFFREY T. KARAM
ALYSSA A. KARAM
Senior Portfolio Manager
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President, Construction
Vice President, Hotel Operations
Vice President of Human Resources
Corporate Director of Sales
Director of Revenue Management
Regional Director of Hotel Operations