New England’s premier Commercial Real Estate provider.

Founded in 1929 and it feels like we are just getting started.
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Full Service
Only full-service, independently owned CRE firm in Boston
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Over 70 full-time employees, with 50% under 35
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Property Management
Current portfolio is 22.3 MSF +
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In business for over 90 years



At Hunneman, our approach is simple. We care more about each of our valued clients and that care is shown through a deep understanding of your business goals and a customized solution to transform difficult challenges into opportunities for success through a full range of real estate brokerage, leasing, investment sales and management services.  At Hunneman, you are not just a face in the crowd – you are treated like family. Founded in Boston in 1929, we helped shape New England into the epicenter of manufacturing, technology and innovation we see today. As the largest independently owned firm in the region, we combine decades of experience with cutting edge strategies that are designed not only to meet our clients’ expectations, but to exceed them at every level here in New England.

In 2023, we launched the 'It Means More' campaign to exemplify the profound connection between our business and the community we serve. Whether it is our employees, our clients, or our community, we strive to demonstrate that our dedication, expertise, and perseverance truly does mean more to make a difference.


Hunneman prides itself on the importance of each of our client relationships; we work harder and smarter to provide the highest caliber of performance every day. Our clients are the life blood of our success. Hunneman’s entrepreneurial spirit and true commitment to providing creative solutions, utilizing our expertise and passion is at the core of the firm. When you become a client, you will receive conflict-free representation and access to all the resources Hunneman has to offer. When you hire us, you get all of us.


Firm is founded by Carlton Hunneman with a single desk office on Charles Street in Beacon Hill.
Edward L. Francis becomes Managing Vice-President in 1930.
Robert Livermore Jr., former Vice-President of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, is named Vice-President and Secretary. Edward E. Wendell also joins the firm.
Firm joins with Alfred Douglass and becomes Douglass & Hunneman and moves its offices to 5 Arlington Street.
Firm is renamed Hunneman & Co. and specializes in apartment rentals, home sales, property management, and conversion of single-family homes in Back Bay and Beacon Hill to apartments.
Hunneman & Co. brokers the sale of a plot of land owned by the Museum of Science on Storrow Drive for construction of the first new apartment building constructed in Boston in 20 years. The 221-unit building, overlooking the Charles River, is called the River House, and is credited with sparking an apartment boom in Boston.
Hunneman & Co. officially becomes incorporated.
Ground is broken on the new State Street Bank Building, a feat set in motion by Hunneman & Co. executives who led the effort to secure investment from British financiers.
State Street Bank building is topped off and opens with great fanfare. The building instantly becomes a landmark and through Hunneman’s efforts, is 97 percent occupied at the ribbon-cutting.
Hunneman becomes exclusive rental agent for Cabot, Cabot, & Forbes, which constructed the city’s newest office tower, the 41-story Boston Company Building next to the Old State House.
Hunneman & Co. brokers the sale and manages redevelopment of 86 acres of land in Norton, MA, 25 acres of which became the current campus of Wheaton College.
Hunneman & Co. brokers the purchase and development of The Wharf, a $12 million waterfront project on Congress Street in the Fort Point neighborhood of Boston.
Carlton Hunneman steps down as chairman and turns control of the company over to a group of young brokers and salesmen, known as the “Group of 20”. The new group bought stock in the company to help guide the firm out of an economic downturn. The investment is credited with boosting sales and helping the firm grow with the addition of 50 new hires.
Hunneman & Co. is named managing agent for the new Madison Park Village, a 360-unit mixed income housing development led by the non-profit Lower Roxbury Development Corp.
Stuart W. Pratt is named president and CEO of Hunneman Real Estate Corp., the parent company of Hunneman & Co. He succeeded Robert Livermore Jr.
Hunneman & Co. becomes an affiliate of New American Network, a national organization of independent commercial, industrial and industrial real estate brokers, that later became NAI.
Hunneman & Co. purchases 14 Coldwell Banker offices and renamed those franchises Hunneman & Company – Coldwell Banker.
MassDevelopment, the state’s economic development arm, chooses Hunneman as the broker for the redevelopment of the former Devens Air Force Base, a 4,400 acre missed use property.
NAI Hunneman brokers the $9.4 million purchase of a building in Norwood, MA that serves as the global headquarters for the entertainment giant National Amusements, the parent company of Showcase Cinemas and Viacom/CBS.
NAI Hunneman brokers the $33.2 million sale of the so-called “Superman building” in Providence. The building, located at 111 Washington Street in Providence, is the tallest in Rhode Island and got its name because it resembles the Daily Planet building the 1950s Superman movie.
Hunneman makes an undisclosed donation to help raise $4 million to preserve and expand the historic Paul Revere house in Boston’s North End.
Hunneman brokers a lease for global lifestyle company Life Is Good to move its headquarters to Boston’s emerging Fort Point Channel neighborhood.
Huneman brokers the $12 million sale of a 200,000 SF facility in Springfield, MA for China Railway Rolling Stock Corp. to manufacture new rail cars for the MBTA Red Line.
Hunneman is honored by the Commercial Brokers Association with the Community Impact Award for brokering the 700-acre deal in Fall River for a new Amazon facility.
Stephen M. Prozinski is named CEO of Hunneman.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute opens a 6,400 SF innovation center on the first floor of 303 Congress Street, Boston, which is owned by Hunneman. Among those who attend the center’s grand opening are Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, State Auditor Suzanne Bump, acting Senate President Harriette Chandler, and Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty.
Hunneman brokers a deal to locate craft beer company Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co. in a new 23,000 SF brewery and tap room facility in Waltham’s Waverley Oaks Park.
Hunneman officially drops “NAI” from its name and announces a full re-branding, including the shortened name, new website and new logo. Peter Evans is named executive vice-president and Managing Principal.
Hunneman’s property management division surpasses the 9 million square feet mark, tripling is growth in five years.
Hunneman is named one of Boston Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work”.
Peter W. Evans is appointed Commercial Broker Association (CBA) President.
Hunneman Property Management reaches 18 million square feet and is named 4th Largest Commercial Property Manager in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal.
Hunneman is named one of Boston Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work”.
Hunneman Property Management reaches 22 million square feet and is named 3rd Largest Commercial Property Manager in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal.
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Hunneman cares. We care about our valued team members and we care about the communities in which we live and work. We value collaboration and teamwork and we foster a true entrepreneurial spirit. We reward bold, fresh ideas and perspectives.

We also invest in our community. We strive to make a real, lasting impact with the organizations that we support through several charitable events and initiatives. Giving back is a top priority.

Hunneman Pillars Of Success

Success in business and life requires clarity, intent, and plans of action. At Hunneman, we rely on our Pillars to maintain everyday focus on our team members’ and clients’ needs.
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A thriving organizational culture fosters collaboration, innovation, and a sense of belonging among all team members.
Engaging in charitable activities demonstrates a commitment to social responsibility and strengthens community ties.
Transparent practices build trust and ensure open communication, leading to more informed decision-making.
Holding individuals and teams accountable ensures that goals are met and responsibilities are clearly understood.
Leveraging diverse experiences enhances problem-solving and drives continuous improvement within the organization.