History

The Barkan Companies represent a history of real estate excellence and family stewardship that began in 1964 when our founder and chairman emeritus, Mel A. Barkan, made a decision to leave a successful contracting career and go into business for himself.

Under Mel’s leadership, Barkan Construction Company quickly joined the ranks of Engineering News Record’s list of the country’s 400 largest contractors.

Steady growth led to the formation of Barkan Properties, our real estate development company. In 1981 Barkan Management Company was founded to provide professional property management and accounting services to both Barkan-owned and third party client properties.

More recently, The Barkan Companies have grown to include real estate brokerage, home renovation, and affordable housing compliance divisions.

In 1994, William D. DiSchino was named President & CEO of Barkan Management Company. Under his leadership and with the support of a highly credentialed senior management team, the company has established itself as the premier manager of residential communities in New England.

With the addition of John R. Barkan and Peter M. Barkan as second generation owners, The Barkan Companies continue to thrive as one of New England’s premier real estate companies.