2020 Year in Review: Francis Saenz, Northeast Private Client Group

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What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2020? In 2020, I sold the 17-unit apartment building located at 127 Westford Street in Lowell, MA. Considering the turbulent times, when everything was shut down earlier in the year, being able to procure a qualified buyer and work with them & their lender to close during the pandemic was a challenging and rewarding experience. It really shows how people can work together to accomplish great things when there is motivation behind the actions.

What is the best advice you have received, and who was it from? I have often heard in conversations with major property owners in and around greater Boston that communication between tenants and landlords is more important now than it has ever been. During a time of crisis, it is vital that both parties understand each other and work together so if problems do come up that they brainstorm together on how to resolve the issue. Most landlords prefer long term tenants and are willing to work to keep tenants they have. Together they can find solutions and come up with a plan should a tenant fall behind.


About Northeast Private Client Group

Northeast Private Client Group is the fastest growing mid-market investment sales firm in the Northeast, providing unmatched results by combining specialized market intelligence with a relationship-based marketing strategy that caters to each client’s needs. The firm’s collaborative and research-driven solutions are tailored to meet the individual needs of investors across the Northeast who are looking to buy, sell or exchange mid-market properties including mixed-use, multifamily, retail and office assets. Northeast Private Client Group’s highly disciplined process is just one of the many reasons the firm has earned CoStar’s Power Broker designation year after year, and been ranked on the Inc5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. To learn more, visit: www.northeastpcg.com.