Ted Carman has spent over 30 years in the real estate business. After college and grad school, he attended the Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, and then served on active duty for 4 years on a Newport based destroyer and on the staff at OCS. His housing career began with the renovation of several historic homes in Newport. He spent the late 60s and the 70s working for and running non-profit community development companies in Providence and in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. This work was primarily focused on the development and management of affordable housing, but also involved downtown redevelopment efforts in Pittsfield and a mill renovation into an arts complex in North Adams.
He moved to Boston in 1980 and since that time has worked in the real estate finance and development fields, primarily focused on market rate housing. With financial partners, he was the developer of the Exeter Mill in Exeter, NH, and of Holt Hall, in Portland, Maine. Both provide new market rate rental housing in historic buildings, and both are on the National Register of Historic Places. He worked with artist groups to develop live-work loft spaces in the Fort Point and South End sections of Boston. In 1992 and 1993 he was the Director of Development for Urban Edge, a Community Development Corporation operating in Boston’s Roxbury and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods. He founded and has been President of Concord Square Planning & Development, Inc. since 1995.
In October of 2002 Mr. Carman wrote a paper which served as the basis for two reports entitled “Building on our Heritage, A Housing Strategy for Smart Growth and Economic Development” (October, 2003), and Chapter 40R School Cost Analysis (May 2004) from the Commonwealth Housing Task Force. He was the principal author of these reports in conjunction with Eleanor White and Professor Barry Bluestone, Dean of the School of Social Science, Urban Affairs and Public Policy at Northeastern University. The recommendations of these reports were incorporated in Chapter 40R of the Massachusetts General Laws, which was passed and signed by the Governor in June, 2004, and in Chapter 40S, which was passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor in November, 2005.
BA magna cum laude: Harvard College, 1963; MA: University of North Carolina, 1964
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