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Boston's 50 Most Powerful People, 2015

Boston's 50 Most Powerful People

 

Boston Magazine's list of the City's 50 Most Powerful People is out. Coming in at number 33, it's clear that Tracy Campion helps run this town.

 

33. Tracy Campion/Kevin Ahearn

Principal and owner, Campion and Company/President and owner, Otis & Ahearn

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Campion in the Back Bay and Ahearn downtown have long dictated what luxe living means in the city. No developer would break ground without consulting one of these real estate merchants.

How were these Bostonians chosen? Ultimately, here's what the list gets down to: it's the people who can solve Boston's biggest problems--transportation, housing, education, healthcare--and bring the best and the brightest along with them.

Check out the other power players here.

 

Tracy Campion discusses Boston's Luxury Real Estate Market with Curbed Boston

 Read the feature by David Bates on Curbed Boston

Boston's Top Broker on 1 Dalton, $20M Condos, Foreign Money

by David Bates

Boston luxury condos
[Rendering of Ten Farnsworth]

Tracy Campion has consistently ranked as the No. 1 broker in Boston. I recently spent a few minutes with her discussing Boston's luxury market and some of the keys to succeeding as a real estate agent.

Can you give folks who might not know much about you a little information?
This is my 30th year, so that's how long it takes to get here. It's a lot of work. I love my job. I sell in downtown Boston, and, in 2007, I opened my own company called Campion & Co.

What does it take to really succeed as an agent in Boston?
I think you really have to be disciplined and driven. Driven is the word that I would say for this business. You have to be driven. There are a lot of ups and downs, and you can't let it get to you. You have to keep on focusing on yourself and keep your ethics about you. … And, you know what else? I take it very seriously when someone sells their home.

What has changed about our market?
I think we're in a very exciting time downtown because we have so many new developments coming online. We were stagnant for a long time and as you see we have the Millennium Tower coming on, the Four Seasons coming on. … It's just great. There's so many options for people when they come downtown. You might want to be in a beautiful, historic townhouse. You might want to be in a high-rise, so it's a great and a wonderful time. … It just feels so lively and everyone wants to come downtown. I mean, I grew up when everyone was leaving town. For me, I see it as so exciting, so vibrant.

It seems the amount of full service buildings has changed in the city since you started?
Before, we could count them on your hand. And they still are our crown jewels around the Public Garden: the Heritage, the Four Seasons. … So you didn't have a lot to choose from. And it has just skyrocketed. And, I think, for the age of some of my buyers now, they need those services. And you know what's another interesting thing is that when I get buyers in my car now and we go out to do a sampling of everything that's downtown, they now are [saying], 'What's the building offering?' Do you know what I mean, what other amenities? It isn't just the condo [anymore].

Do you think Boston is going to see a $20 million sale this year?
I hope I can do it for you.

Are the city's luxury demographics changing?
We always have our empty-nesters coming back from the suburbs, but we also have a lot of young families that are staying in. I think that people are trading up. People are staying in the city. They love our city. And I think our international market is going to increase with all these planes coming in, from Dubai and China and all those direct lines. That makes a big difference, when they come and they don't have to stop in New York. They can come here directly. And I think new buildings are going to attract more of an international buyer because that's what they're used to.

What do you think of pricing in Boston?
I honestly feel that our city has been undervalued, for how beautiful our city is. So, if you compare us to these other international cities, I think we are undervalued and we're catching up.

Is there a sale out there that reflects the new pricing of the luxury market in Boston?
I think the Mandarin has done that. I think that Mandarin sales have been quite significant, just reaching that threshold to hit over $2,000 a square foot. I think those sales. I don't think it's one in particular.

I'd like to name a few of your listings. Please say the first thing that comes to mind. The new Four Seasons [a.k.a. One Dalton]?
I see it as very exciting. To be able to work with Harry Cobb, the same architect who did the Hancock. I mean, what building's prettier than the Hancock downtown? I just feel so fortunate.

The Harvard Club?
The Harvard Club is great because you are in a small boutique building and you get all the amenities of the Harvard Club, which is upgrading their building.

Ten Farnsworth?
Ten Farnsworth, I love. I have never seen a more impressive marketing book in Boston. … The finishes at 10 Farnsworth are so way above the whole market. They really are.

Do you think there are any risks to Boston's luxury market?
Depends on how many luxury projects get off, but I think we really need a lot of units. I think it's going to be fine. I don't see anything right now.

What's important in this next development phase in Boston?
I'd love to see more green space. I'd love to see more trees out there. What makes Comm. Ave. great? The Commonwealth Mall, right? What's our crown jewel? The Public Garden. So I hope, in the city planning, that we pay attention to the green space. That's what really makes the city beautiful! I am a true believer in that.

What is your goal in 2015?
My goal is to make sure that all my clients are happy.

 

From Bates By the Numbers, a weekly feature by Boston real estate agent David Bates that drills down into the Hub's housing market. Follow him on Twitter and check out his ebook, Context: Nine Key Condo Markets, 2.0.

 

Tracy Campion featured in The Prospertere Magazine, Winter/Spring 2015


 

From the article:

"Step into the booming world of luxury real estate in Boston and there are a few things you are guaranteed to encounter: Victorian brownstones in picturesque Back Bay; Colonial brick row houses lining the gas-lit streets of Beacon Hill; even modern glass towers taking luxury living to new heights. There is also someone you are guaranteed to meet: Tracy Campion, a Boston native whose flawless real estate sales record has earned her place as the city's number one agent."

"When you look at Tracy Campion you may see a determined businesswoman with fierce negotiation skills. She is a fighter to be sure, but not so much for herself as she is for her clients. She never loses sight of the fact that the purchase of a home, whether it is a customer's first or fifth, is always a stressful event, and navigates each transaction with an innate sense of compassion and attentiveness to even the smallest of details."

VIEW THE MAGAZINE AND READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

 

Tracy Campion ranked among the Top 10 Real Estate Sales Professionals in the Country

 

 

Tracy Campion of Campion and COMPANY Named One of America's

Top 1,000 Real Estate PROFESSIONALS BY Real Trends WITH A SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION IN

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

 

Campion Had an Impressive $279,693,000.00 on her Way to Becoming One of the Nation's Top Professionals

Real Trends 2014 top real estate agents

(Boston, MA, June 27, 2014) Tracy Campion of Campion and Company was named one of America's top real estate professionals by REAL Trends and as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. For the second year in a row she is a member of the "The ThousandTop Real Estate Professionals," a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by the two respected publications. Campion is now ranked in the top one half of 1 percent of the more than 963,000 REALTORS® nationwide.

The Thousand real estate professionals was announced on June 27, 2014, with four separate categories honoring the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in:

  • Individual Sales Professionals--Sales volume
  • Individual Sales Professionals--Transaction sides (in each real estate transaction, there are two sides that can be represented by a real estate agent: a buyer's and a seller's.)
  • Team Professionals--Sales volume
  • Team Professionals--Transaction sides

 

According to The Thousand, Campion had sales volume totaling $279,693,000, ranking her ninth in the nation. She held the same ranking last year.

"The best individual agents and teams--including Campion's award-winning efforts--were nothing short of phenomenal considering the recovering real estate market," said Steve Murray, founder of Denver-based publishing and communications company REAL Trends, which compiled the list.

"Becoming a member of such an elite group as The Thousand is an incredible accomplishment in any market, but what Campion did during these challenging times is impressive on so many levels," said Marti Gallardo, vice president of classified advertising for The Wall Street Journal. "Her efforts topped 99.99 percent of the more than 963,000 REALTORS nationwide."

"I am absolutely thrilled to be named to The Thousand," said Campion, who serves clients primarily in Boston. "Even with the market's challenges, it's incredibly gratifying to help clients find their dream homes as well as help them sell their properties quickly and for the highest price possible."

The ranking of The Thousand can be found at:

https://www.thethousandrealestateprofessionals.com

 

About The Thousand - This awards program was developed jointly by WSJ.Custom Studios (and is not affiliated with the Editorial Department) and REAL Trends, a leading source of analysis and information for the residential real estate brokerage industry. REAL Trends The Thousand honors America's elite real estate agents and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends with a special ad section included in The Wall Street Journal.

Tracy Campion receives the Pinnacle Award for Real Estate Entrepreneurship

Campion and Company is pleased to announce that Tracy Campion was recently presented the Pinnacle Award for Real Estate Entrepreneurship for her dedication and success in the real estate industry.

The Pinnacle Award recognizes agents who have built successful, full-service businesses that dominate their local markets and are continuing to grow each year. Tracy Campion was among 20 agents from across the US and Canada to receive this honor. The group of honorees represents more than a dozen different brokerages across the two countries.

Recipients for the award were decided based on independent third party data compiled and weighted according to a specific formula. This resulted in a list of extraordinary regional entrepreneurs that outperformed other top producers in their area and showed significant growth year over year.

Boston Parks Ranked 3rd Nationally

The Trust for Public Land just released its 2014 ParkScore Index, rating the park systems of 60 of the largest cities in the U.S.. Boston--and its nearly 5000 acres of park space--took home third place, just behind Minneapolis and New York (and tied with San Francisco and Portland).

 

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Boston Public Garden

 

"Boston's open spaces have always been a priority for our neighborhoods," said Mayor Martin J. Walsh.  "I'm pleased with our ranking and I know we will continue to strive to have the nation's number one park system.  I'm proud that we are a leader in access to parks, with 97 percent of residents living within 10 minutes of a park, allowing Bostonians the opportunity to easily enjoy our public open spaces."

ParkScore ratings are based equally on three factors: park access, which measures the percentage of residents living within a 10-minute walk of a park (approximately ½-mile); park size, which is based on a city's median park size and the percentage of total city area dedicated to parks; and services and investment, which combines the number of playgrounds per 10,000 city residents and per capita park spending.

Boston Park Facts from ParkScore Index:

  • Park acreage: 4,916 acres
  • People served per park acre: 129
  • Oldest park: Boston Common, est. 1634
  • Largest park: Franklin Park393acres
  • Most-visited park: Boston Common

Click Here to Explore the Interactive ParkScore Map for Boston

Click Here for More Boston Park Information

 

Boston Then and Now

22 Chestnut Street, Beacon Hill

This 1823 Asher Benjamin Federal-style townhouse represents Beacon Hill in its finest era. Today, this single family home has a stunning renovated kitchen and dining room all on one level, 7 bedrooms, 6 fireplaces, elevator access and heated 4 car garage.

Photo Courtesy of The Boston Society

Boston's Top Real Estate Agents: December 2014 Rankings Just Published

Showcasing the top 20 real estate agents in Massachusetts based on monthly closed volume based on third party information.

NO.1: TRACY CAMPION

December STATS

Volume:

$36,095,000

 

 

NO.13: MEGAN KOPMAN

DECEMBER STATS

 

Volume:

$4,764,000

 

 

Visit Boston's Top 20 Archives for previous Boston Real Estate Agent Rankings