We founded Thatch as a branch of Boston Real Estate Collaborative back in 2010 with the goal of building housing for a specific purpose. We believed that by bringing our disciplines as architect, builder, developer and manager under one roof, we could create a more collaborative design process, build better housing and ultimately see our vision come true.
In the beginning, we focused on traditional apartments designed for middle-income earners, working professionals and students. We saw imbalances in these markets that were creating unintended consequences for the entire City and we wanted to be part of the solution.
Shortly after founding the company and completing our first few traditional apartment projects, we expanded our focus to furnished housing after discovering the critical role that it plays in providing housing for the transient workers, tourists and medical and educational-based travelers that are vital to Boston’s economy. We saw a market in need of flexibility and transparency, and we designed units and policies to fill that void.
As housing prices rose year after year, and the entry-level studio prices rose with it, we realized that traditional apartment units alone were not the answer. With flexibility and affordability in mind, we expanded our focus to include co-living units, micro-units and workforce housing concepts as means to make Boston more accessible to our growing and evolving working-class population.
At Thatch, we’re proud to be among those embracing an innovative approach to housing. We’ve built a network of housing options to meet most housing needs, whether it’s for a few nights, a few months, a year, or longer. And we understand needs change and we’ve built flexibility into our properties and policies to allow that. Our mission is to bring value in housing back to where it belongs – with the people living in it.
Of course, none of this would be possible without our amazing Thatch team and the support of the neighborhoods in which we operate. We’re honored to give back to our communities and we do so by donating a portion of our profits to organizations working to make Boston a better, more inclusive and equitable City.
That’s Thatch. Start or continue your Boston journey with us.
Brent + Will