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R.W. Holmes Executive Vice President John Eysenbach Celebrates 30 Years

Posted by Anne on March 20, 2014
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John Eysenbach

With the new year, our Executive Vice President John Eysenbach celebrated his thirtieth year with R.W Holmes. We sat down and talked to him about his time with the company and how the Boston and Metro West commercial real estate scene has changed over the last three decades.

30 years is a landmark in any industry — what has kept you at R.W. Holmes for so long?

Personally it has been very rewarding to work for a successful family owned company in one of the strongest suburban markets in greater Boston. R W Holmes was one of the first commercial brokerage companies to establish themselves in the heart of MetroWest in 1976 and it has been a dynamic area of growth ever since.

What has changed the most in the Boston and Metro West market over the last 30 years? 

The greatest changes continue to be in the specialization of real estate for medical, biotech and emerging technology industries in the Industrial markets while high energy efficiency live, work and play office suburban campuses are becoming more and more the norm.

What changes do you think will happen in the next few years? Are there any emerging markets that businesses should be looking for?

I expect the trend towards Leeds Certified and EnergyStar ratings will continue as solar and other power efficiencies continue to develop. Tenants and owners will continue to seek out property that costs less to run and operate.

Are there any transactions that have really stood out for you?

I’ve particularly enjoyed working with high growth technology companies with specialized needs and build to suit transactions that have required new construction to satisfy both current and long term growth potential — Jem Electronics and Hamilton Storage Technologies to name a couple.

Even with his busy schedule, John continues to help our clients find new possibilities for their businesses and properties. In the last two years, John has handled over $53 million in transactions for R.W. Holmes as he continues to help guide the company into the ever-changing commercial real estate market that makes Boston and the surrounding area such a challenge.

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