Official Ribbon Cutting for Southcoast’s Newest Luxury Rental Community

Wareham, MA — May 2, 2019 — Dignitaries and residents joined the A.D. Makepeace Company Tuesday at a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of 35 Rosebrook, the region’s newest luxury apartment community.

Company President and CEO Michael P. Hogan described the 65 apartments, located at I-495/I-195, as the most recent addition to “a new entryway and a new economic engine” for Wareham.

Rosebrook is a mixed-use village featuring the Lafrance Hospitality Company’s 88-unit TownePlace Suites by Marriott and conference space, Southcoast Health’s 68,000-square-foot medical office building, the 58-unit All American Assisted Living, and 27,000 square feet of retail, office, and restaurants. One building site remains.

“Rosebrook is a place to live, work, and play, and we put our own special spin on that smart growth theme with farming,” Mr. Hogan said, referring to the cranberry bogs that are the uniquely picturesque view from 35 Rosebrook. The A.D. Makepeace Company is the world’s largest cranberry grower and a founder of the Ocean Spray cooperative.

The company began development of Rosebrook in 2010, following acquisition of numerous substandard properties located along Cranberry Highway. Since then, new property tax base to the town has been approximately $35 million.

“This is another wonderful addition to the Town of Wareham,” said State Rep. Susan Williams Gifford, referring to the company’s “vision” for high quality development, at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

“It’s amazing how much has gone on here,” agreed Marie Oliva, president of the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce.

Assisting with the formal ribbon cutting were Robert S. Karam, chairman of the A.D. Makepeace Company Board of Directors, and Abigail Gilmore Anderson, who was named to the Board last year.

A.D. Makepeace Company Senior Vice President James F. Kane gave special recognition to Stephen J. Spitz, V.P. Regional Manager of Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank. The bank not only loaned money for the construction of 35 Rosebrook, but it also operates its first full-service branch off-Cape at Rosebrook.

Also recognized was the team from Jack Conway and Co., including President Carol Bulman. The company is the exclusive leasing agent for the Rosebrook apartments.

The apartments opened last winter, and the building is more than 70 percent occupied. The one- and two-bedroom apartments’ spacious floor plan, high ceilings, expansive windows, and state-of-the-art kitchens have attracted a variety of tenants ranging from a young couple with a newborn to senior citizens. About a third of residents are from the Wareham area, and the balance are from as far away as Florida and Alabama.

The A.D. Makepeace Company is the largest private property owner in eastern Massachusetts, and a recognized leader in environmentally responsible real estate development and stewardship.

Information about the apartments is available at

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $1 Million MassWorks Award for Plymouth

Plymouth, MA — October 26, 2018 — Today, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined Plymouth Town Manager Melissa Arrighi, Plymouth Selectmen Chairman Ken Tavares, Senator Vinny deMacedo, Representative Mathew Muratore, developer Mike Hogan of A.D. Makepeace Company and other local and state officials to announce a $1 million MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant for the reconstruction of Wareham Road.

The MassWorks funds will extend utilities and rebuild 4,500 linear feet along Wareham Road that services the Redbrook Master Planned Community in South Plymouth. Wareham Road also connects to Routes 3 and 24 and the planned improvements will improve traffic flow and increase pedestrian safety.

“Our Administration is committed to investing in programs like MassWorks, which impact not only local infrastructure, but also play a critical role in strengthening businesses and the communities that surround them,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “MassWorks is one of many administration initiatives that enable local communities to tap into private investment and accelerate local economic growth across the Commonwealth.”

“I am excited to be in Plymouth to award $1 million in MassWorks funding for Wareham Road and to support the town’s Master Plan for development,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “The Governor and I are pleased to continue to make the investments in the public infrastructure our cities and towns need to create sustainable growth.”

“Through the flexibility of MassWorks, we have been able to drive over two million square feet of new commercial space, made possible by listening to individual communities’ needs and by responding with individualized programs that benefit many stakeholders, such as this project in Plymouth, which will enable an important mixed used development project and improve the flow of vehicle and pedestrian traffic,” said Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash.  “Our office saw another competitive round of MassWorks for 2018 and we are happy to keep the momentum going across the Commonwealth in the year ahead.”

Redbrook sits on 1,400 acres, with development planned for 400 acres. The MassWorks improvements will initiate the next phase of the Redbrook project, unlocking $67.2 million in investment and adding 80 townhomes, 184 apartments and about 6,500 feet of medical office space. At least $500,000 will be committed by A.D. Makepeace, Redbrook’s master developer and also the world’s largest cranberry producer.

At full build out, Redbrook will include 1,150 homes, up to 90,000 square feet of commercial space and about 1,000 acres of open space and recreation lands. At present, the site includes 180 single-family homes, a full-service YMCA, and community space with a restaurant and gathering areas.

“The Town of Plymouth is pleased to partner with Redbrook and A.D. Makepeace on this exciting and important project.  This infrastructure investment through the MassWorks Program will support Plymouth’s newest residents moving to a thoughtfully developed, compact neighborhood while preserving nearly 1,050 acres as open space,” said Plymouth Town Manager Melissa Arrighi.  “The MassWorks grant will provide necessary funding for significant roadway upgrades to a segment of Wareham Road. This work will vastly improve access and safety in the area, and encourage the full buildout of this innovate housing development.”

“Thank you to the Baker-Polito Administration for working with the Plymouth community on this project that will spur local and regional economic development,” said Senator Vinny deMacedo. “By partnering with Plymouth and local developers, this grant will open up the development of 400 acres in South Plymouth for over 350 housing units and commercial space that will benefit our entire community.”

“I am grateful to the Baker-Polito Administration for this MassWorks grant that will help improve road access and associated utilities needed to make way for increased workforce and affordable housing in South Plymouth,” said State Representative Mathew Muratore. “Wherever you go in the Commonwealth, the need for more affordable and workforce housing is a hot topic and I will continue to support initiatives that address this shortfall and keep it as one of my top priorities.”

“The project to reconstruct Wareham Road will provide ease of travel and development for the mixed-use village of Redbrook. Situated on 1,360 acres in South Plymouth, Redbrook will bring in new economic opportunities as well as housing and open spaces for the community to enjoy,” said Representative Randy Hunt.

Since 2015, the Baker-Polito Administration has awarded over $275 million in MassWorks grants to support 138 projects in 106 communities. MassWorks funding has been critical to the addition of over 2 million square feet of commercial/retail space, approximately 10,000 full and part time jobs, more than 7,000 immediate housing units, at least 7,000 square feet of new public space and 1,200 new hotel rooms.

Through the 2018 MassWorks round, the Administration will award more than $82 million in new grants for 40 projects that intend to leverage $2.9 billion in private investment, and drive an anticipated 4,000 units of new housing and more than 9,000 full time jobs. 37 communities across the Commonwealth will benefit from this round’s investments.

Governor Baker signed economic development legislation in August that includes substantial new funding for municipalities, including another $250 million for MassWorks awards. The legislation builds on the Baker-Polito Administration’s work to partner with communities to catalyze economic development and create new opportunities for residents across the Commonwealth, including the 2016 Job Creation and Workforce Development act, which authorized $1 billion to support economic development efforts across the state, including $500 million authorization for MassWorks Infrastructure Program, enhanced tools and the introduction of new strategies for job-readiness efforts.

Sales Office Opens at 35 Rosebrook

Wareham, MA — September 13, 2018 — The A.D. Makepeace Company and Jack Conway Real Estate yesterday celebrated the opening of the new sales office for the apartments at 35 Rosebrook, a new luxury apartment community conveniently located at the I-195/I-495 interchange.

The 65 apartments are scheduled for occupancy beginning in October. Pre-opening pricing for one- and two-bedroom apartments ranges from $1,695 to $2,400 per month.

“Rosebrook is a unique community offering opportunities to live, work, and play,” said A.D. Makepeace Company President/CEO Michael P. Hogan. “The residents at 35 Rosebrook will enjoy easy highway access, and a view of one of the most picturesque cranberry bogs in Massachusetts.”

The sales office is located at 20 Rosebrook Way and is managed by Jack Conway and Co. Realtors, exclusive leasing agent for 35 Rosebrook. Inside the sales office, an apartment mockup shows finishes and appliances available inside the apartments.

Other businesses located at Rosebrook include TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Southcoast Health, All American Assisted Living, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Rogers and Gray Insurance, ICB Eye Boston, Fresenius Medical, and the Rosebrook Event Center. Restaurants include 99 Restaurant and Pub, Saga Fusion, and Five Guys.

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The A.D. Makepeace Company, based in Wareham, is the world’s largest cranberry grower, the largest private property owner in eastern Massachusetts, and a recognized leader in environmentally responsible real estate development and stewardship.

Makepeace, Campanelli to Develop Apartments at Redbrook

Plymouth, MA — March 26, 2018 — Two multi-generational family businesses with deep ties to southeastern Massachusetts will team up to build a new rental neighborhood containing 184 apartments in the heart of Redbrook.

The A.D. Makepeace Company will partner with Campanelli, a third-generation developer based in Braintree, to create the apartments at Redbrook.

The new neighborhood, which was scheduled for review by the Plymouth Planning Board on Monday, will feature four buildings arrayed around a generous courtyard with a swimming pool and fitness center. The community will connect to abutting nature trails and open space.

“This is the most important milestone in the evolution of Redbrook since our first pioneering residents selected their homesites here,” said Michael P. Hogan, president and CEO of the A.D. Makepeace Company. “Campanelli’s quality and integrity make them a perfect fit with our first seven neighborhoods and the work that our first three residential homebuilder partners have done.”

“Campanelli is truly excited to partner with the A.D. Makepeace Company to bring another first class residential option to the residents of Redbrook,” said Dan DeMarco, partner of Campanelli.  “Our goal is to use our experience building luxury apartments to complement the inviting environment for residents that Redbrook already represents.”

The neighborhood will feature mostly one- and two-bedroom luxury apartments, with a small number of three-bedroom units. The buildings’ design features will be consistent with the Cape Cod feel of the existing Redbrook neighborhoods. Parking will be available under two of the buildings, which will be located across from The Green. Ten units are planned to be set aside as affordable.

Construction is scheduled to begin in late spring, with occupancy in summer 2019.

Three neighborhoods at Redbrook are complete, and four others, including one that features a new townhouse offering, are under construction. Existing builders are The Valle Group of East Falmouth, The Stabile Companies of Nashua, NH, and Whitman Homes of Canton.

Redbrook also currently features a full-service YMCA, and The Meeting House community center, which also contains the Redbrook sales and management offices as well as The Farmers Table, a café-style restaurant with a menu designed around their farm-to-table culinary philosophy.  At buildout, which will occur over a decade, Redbrook will include up to 1,200 homes, all within easy walking distance of the village center with some 60,000 square feet of commercial space. The village features more than 1,400 acres of preserved forest, with walking trails, kayak launches, ponds for fishing, swimming, and more.

Campanelli recently completed two other award-winning rental communities, in Norwood and Norton, MA and is currently leasing a 398-unit luxury apartment new development in Ashland known as Cirrus. With over six decades of successful experience having developed, built and acquired over 22 million square feet of property, Campanelli’s impeccable reputation in real estate development and investment stands as the foundation of our lasting relationships with an extensive list of repeat clients.

The A.D. Makepeace Company is developer of the award-winning Redbrook. The 164-year-old company is the world’s largest cranberry grower, the largest private property owner in eastern Massachusetts, and a recognized leader in environmentally responsible real estate development and stewardship.

Information about the village is available at

More Awards for Redbrook

Boston, MA — October 25, 2017 — Plymouth’s Redbrook team was a big winner once again at the annual real estate industry awards for excellence in building and design, netting one gold awards and three silvers.

The awards, presented by the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston, recognize “the finest projects and outstanding achievements” of builders, developers, project owners, architects, and other professionals in the home building industry.

Awards to the A.D. Makepeace Company, Redbrook’s developer, sales firm The Collaborative Companies, and builders The Valle Group of East Falmouth and The Stabile Companies of Nashua, NH included Gold for Best Direct Mail, and Silver awards for Best Website, Community Spirit, and Landscaping.

“We are pleased to be recognized for our work in creating a community at Redbrook,” said Michael P. Hogan, president and CEO of the A.D. Makepeace Company. “Redbrook is very different from other planned communities because it fosters a genuine connection among neighbors, through the natural beauty of its setting and the partners that help make Redbrook a true New England village.”

The Community Spirit nomination narrative credits the Old Colony YMCA, whose full-service fitness and child care facility at Redbrook has exceeded all membership expectations.

“The YMCA is universally known as an inclusive organization whose number one goal is to promote health, however you define that word,” said Mr. Hogan.  “I could think of no better partner to become the heart and soul of Redbrook.”

The Redbrook team has sold out two neighborhoods and completed major infrastructure work.  Four new neighborhoods are under construction, with homes available for sale there. The first neighborhood of spectacular water-view homes is available now, and the Townhomes on the Green, introduced by Whitman Homes of Canton, MA, recently broke ground.

Redbrook has garnered 14 Prism awards to date. Information is available at the two-time award-winning website,

The A.D. Makepeace Company, with properties in southeastern Massachusetts, is a recognized leader in environmentally responsible land development and stewardship.  The 163-year-old company is the world’s largest cranberry grower, a founding member of the Ocean Spray co-op, and one of the largest private property owners in Massachusetts.

Acclaimed Builder Joins Redbrook Team

Plymouth, MA — September 6, 2017 — An acclaimed regional homebuilder has joined the Redbrook team to offer a new type of home option – attached townhomes at a highly competitive price point – at the Village being developed by the A.D. Makepeace Company.

Makepeace President and CEO Michael P. Hogan announced Monday that Whitman Homes of Canton, MA will join Falmouth’s The Valle Group and The Stabile Companies of Nashua, NH as a builder at Redbrook.

“We partnered with the Whitman Homes team a decade ago to develop a beautiful neighborhood in nearby Carver, so we know first-hand that their company shares our approach and standards,” Mr. Hogan said.  “Whitman Homes plans a unique product that will be appealing to first-time buyers, young families, and empty nesters alike.”

The new neighborhood, dubbed Townhomes on the Green, will feature 32 townhouse-style homes located just north of Redbrook’s Meeting House in its first phase.  Prices for two-bedroom homes are in the $300,000s, a rarity for new construction in eastern Massachusetts.

Since it was established in 1993, Whitman Homes has earned praise from both its home buyers and the homebuilding industry. BUILDER Magazine cited Whitman Homes as one of the “Top 10 local Leaders in New England” and the Builders Association of Greater Boston honored Whitman Homes as the “Builder of the Year.” From national award-winning home design awards to individual professional service awards for their sales and project management excellence, Whitman Homes’ commitment to their buyers is one reason why Guild Quality has awarded Whitman Homes six times with their prestigious “Guild Master Award with Highest Distinction.”

“We are honored to be selected to join the award-winning team of builders already at Redbrook,” said Tim Porter, vice president and principal of Whitman Homes.  “We look forward to adding our unique Townhomes on the Green.”

The Valle Group has completed two neighborhoods and has a third under construction. Stabile’s Winterberry neighborhood is well under way.

Redbrook also currently features a full-service YMCA, and The Meeting House, containing the Redbrook sales and management offices as well as The Farmers Table, a small café-style restaurant with a menu designed around their farm-to-table culinary philosophy.  At buildout, which will occur over a decade, Redbrook will include more than 1,200 homes, all within easy walking distance of the village center with some 60,000 square feet of commercial space. The village features more than 1,400 acres of preserved forest, with walking trails, kayak launches, ponds for fishing, swimming, and more.

Information about the village is available at