Newton, MA – March 5, 2020 – Barkan Management Company is pleased to add The Vendome, located at 160 Commonwealth Avenue – in the heart of Boston’s historic Back Bay – to its growing portfolio of high-profile, luxury condominiums. An industry leader in residential property management, Barkan is contracted with 190 properties (29,000+ units) in seven states.
The landmark six-story structure holds a distinguished place in the history of Boston. Built as a luxury hotel in 1872, it was the first commercial building in Back Bay and one of the first hotels in the U.S. to have electric lighting. After a massive and tragic fire in the early 1970s, The Vendome was rebuilt and re-opened in 1975 as one of the Commonwealth’s first condominiums.
A mixed-use condominium, The Vendome has a total of 138 units comprised of 111 residences and 27 commercial/office units. All are well-appointed, with high quality finishes and custom craftsmanship. A premiere address, The Vendome is a short distance from many fine shops and restaurants, as well as The Public Garden and Boston Common.
Peter Westhaver CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Vice President of Barkan Management Company, Inc. will oversee the management of the community and Account Executive Andrew Hughes, CMCA, will oversee the day-to-day operations.
“We are very pleased to have been awarded the management contract for The Vendome,” said Westhaver. “It is one of the city’s finest luxury condominiums; Barkan’s reputation and decades-old commitment to exceptional service made us stand out as the right partner for the Board.”
“The Vendome is one of Boston’s most elegant and stately buildings in terms of architecture and design – and also one of the city’s most luxurious condominiums,” added Bill DiSchino CPM, President and CEO of Barkan Management Company, Inc. “We are proud to add it to our growing portfolio, which includes many of Boston’s most desirable, high-profile mixed-use condominiums.”
About the Barkan Companies
The Barkan Companies are a privately owned, diversified group of real estate businesses with a solid record of success. Since 1964, Barkan has established itself as an industry leader in the residential real estate sector encompassing five related real estate service businesses, including property management and accounting, renovation, development and affordable housing compliance, Barkan has the proven abilities and expertise in a single organization to satisfy the most demanding requirements.