Reading this blog and the pages that follow may suggest that all we do at Graffito is travel. Well, that’s not the case. In fact, since 2015 when I moved back to Boston from NYC, we’ve increasingly focused our work on projects in Greater Boston. And as all of us continue to travel (for both work and […]Read more "Home: Boston"
For some time now, I have longed to visit a city that offers an organic blend of nature, urbanism, and diversity. I finally pulled the trigger this past year by booking a ticket to Cape Town, South Africa. Cape Town is geographically and culturally diverse with its 11 national languages, which represent its populations of […]Read more "Shay Takes Cape Town"
Sometime in early January our website was hacked. Then hacked again. Then taken down by our host. Not fun. But fortunately since November we’ve been working on a new site, which is looking super slick. The problem with the hack was (became), that the malicious activity on our website then brought down our email and […]Read more "This is our website?"
Last month we went to Lisbon. All five of us. It was a really special trip. I still find myself talking about it with clients, collaborators, and friends. The purpose of the trip was our annual GSP food crawl, something we’ve been doing every year since 2011 as a way to break our routine, explore […]Read more "#gspfoodcrawl version6.0"
Graffito, as it exists today, remains a work in progress – it will be so forever. But one thing is for sure, it’s become increasingly a team effort. And collectively as we chart our path forward one thing remains from our earliest days — part of our core competency is leasing retail space for our […]Read more "From 36,609 ft @ 450 mph (headed towards LAS)"
Here are a few quick thoughts from back in 2010, musing on cupcakes and cupcake shops. Interesting as we continue to think about how trends in food retail come and go. Cupcake shops have boomed in LA and NYC over the past half decade and the fad has come to Boston/Cambridge of late in a […]Read more "different trends, same thoughts"
It was August of last year when Erin introduced me to Remote Year. More accurately, it was then that she pitched me that she wanted to do it… and that she would work full-time for Graffito for all of 2017 from 12 different cities across the globe. While in the moment I told her to let […]Read more "Jesse’s Introduction on Remote Year"
Hey folks. New website is now live over at http://graffitosp.com/. Still needs some work but we are getting there… comments welcome and would love to hear what all of you think. email me. In other news, that coffee bar that I’ve been hinting at for the front of our new Boston office… Done deal. Now we […]Read more "Website"
Last week I presented at a community workshop re: the future of Union Square (Somerville, MA) and shared GSP’s perspective on certain retail & placemaking initiatives and related thoughts that will be at the heart of our work in the neighborhood over the next few years. As many of you know we were recently hired […]Read more "Listen Plan Recruit Execute"
GSP’s core focus for the past few years has been and will continue to be providing services to landowners in mixed-use urban environments. We haven’t chosen this path by happenstance and it has come with some experimenting in other disciplines. In 2011 we tested the waters doing some work for tenants and learned a lot […]Read more "Friends & Family"