From the moment we enter a community, we consistently strive to create enduring partnerships that will continue long after a project is completed!
"Shrewsbury's Lakeway Business District soon will include apartment and condominium housing and more restaurants and shops to enjoy. This is good news for a thriving community in the heart of our Commonwealth. While we will always remember "Spag's" we are pleased that Howard Grossman and his team are investing and transforming this Shrewsbury neighborhood into a first class place to live and work."
MA Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito
"Lakeway Commons presents an opportunity for a new generation of economic prosperity within the Shrewsbury community and beyond. This development is yet another step forward in strengthening the Route 9 corridor as an economic gateway. Aside from expanding opportunities for local customers, this new commercial development has supported hundreds of jobs directly and indirectly within the construction, retail, restaurant and distribution industries. As a legislator, I often hear from local residents, officials and business owners about the importance of supporting economic growth and development. Lakeway Commons is a successful example of how community, business and government sectors can come together to strengthen the economic vibrancy of the region."
MA State Senator Michael Moore
"Grossman Development Group, as a developer partner, provides an unrivaled combination of talent and integrity. The firm offers experience and expertise across all facets of retail development and management to a degree unusual for an operator of its size. The principals ensure executive-level attention and judgment through fine levels of detail. Beyond the expertise, GDG is committed to building long-term relationships among partners, tenants and municipalities. In particular, Howard’s roots as a retailer provide invaluable insights into tenant behavior and facilitate trust from tenant prospects. The principals are creative and forward-focused, embracing mixed-use concepts as the future in suburban development. They finish their projects completely and with attention to final touches; the Lakeway Commons development that we ventured together reached 100% occupancy with ideal merchandising and above-pro forma rents. They do the right things and fulfill their promises in the face of obstacles. Grossman Development Group delivers."
George Fryer, Director of Retail Investments
AEW Capital Management, L.P.
"Central Massachusetts is a distinct regional economy here in the Commonwealth. The Lakeway Commons project, on the iconic Spag's site in Shrewsbury, will provide a real boost to our local economy. The jobs, businesses and amenities, as a result of this upscale mixed-use property, will benefit the region for decades to come and encourage further investment in the region."
Worcester Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Timothy Murray
"While Grossman Development is certainly an entity that employs the most up to date thinking and planning for the long term sustainability of its projects, there is also a refreshing old school element to how Howard conducts his business. He was personally involved in the project from day one. If he told you something would be done, it was done; and he was always willing to fully discuss any concerns the town may have had early on, in an effort to avoid them developing into more significant issues."
Selectman John Lebeaux
"Howard Grossman has delivered on each promise made since announcing his plans to develop Lakeway Commons. Grossman Development Group is a team of proven professionals who stand behind their word with action and accomplishment. The ongoing transformation of the old Spag's site is nothing short of amazing. Lakeway Commons will serve to re-cast Route 9 and spark additional investment and job creations throughout our area. Most impressive in my mind is that Howard has become part of our town. While others secure their permits and are never seen again, Howard, his family and his firm are immersed in Shrewsbury and we are a stronger town because of it."
Selectman Jim Kane
"I am proud to support Grossman Development Group's vision for Lakeway Commons and am grateful for Howard Grossman's determination to make the project a reality. Where others saw a complex web of buildings, "interesting" ownership dynamics and paper streets, Howard saw opportunity and worked closely with strong and supportive partners in the Town of Shrewsbury and the Lakeway Business District to advance this responsibly development. The importance of this project for Shrewsbury cannot be understated. With increased employment opportunities and the generation of new tax revenues, Lakeway Commons will be a great boost, both economically and aesthetically, for our town."
MA State Representative Hannah Kane
"The new Lakeway Commons development is steeped in Shrewsbury and retail history. Located in the area that housed Spag's, which great from a tiny hardware store into a retail giant, it represents a new chapter in the town's history. Now Howard Grossman and Grossman Development Group have taken the site to a new level., They have created what will be a walkable and vibrant retail and residential community that will bring vitality back to this site once again ."
Selectman Maurice "Moe" DePalo
"Working with Peter, Howard and the team from Grossman Development Group has always exceeded our expectations. From the very beginning, they were invested in the property and looking to make sure that everything was taken care of and that every customer had a wonderful experience."
Tom Holdom, General Manager
Starbucks, Shrewsbury, MA
"Since meeting Jamie and Mark during the construction phase, as well as having the support of Peter Engeian since opening our doors in 2017, Grossman Development Group has gone above and beyond to meet our every need. When the unexpected occurs, the GDG management team always picks up the phone and offers assistance."
Frank Parzych, General Manager
Burtons Grill & Bar, Shrewsbury, MA
"Mark Hebert and the Grossman Development Group team are an absolute pleasure to work with. They showed pride and professionalism throughout the processes of planning, approvals and construction. Mark championed the project throughout with communication and proven results. The project overall was one that transformed a major corridor in our municipality. Thanks to Mark and the GDG team for all they delivered."
Joseph LaCivita, Director of Planning &
Public Operations, Town of Colonie, NY