General Brokerage: Since 1978, Otis & Ahearn has been actively involved in the neighborhoods of historic Boston. Otis & Ahearn, Inc. has been positioned to grow and expand with the dramatically changing market dynamics of the past 35 + years. Today, Otis & Ahearn, through its citywide network of 5 offices strategically located in major neighborhoods, boasts the largest and finest team of real estate professionals in downtown Boston.

The firm Otis & Ahearn, Inc. was formed when Kevin J. Ahearn, former principal and co-owner of The Hanlan Group, purchased the long-established firm of William F. Otis Real Estate. The Hanlan Group, formed in the 1970’s, was actively involved in the evolution of the Boston condominium market including all the downtown neighborhoods, Back Bay/Beacon Hill, South End, Waterfront/North End, Charlestown and Jamaica Plain. William F. Otis Real Estate served the Back Bay and Beacon Hill since the 1960’s; however, the Otis name in real estate dates back to the 1800’s. As a result, Otis & Ahearn brokers have experience, historical perspective, and broad market knowledge.

When the company was incorporated as Otis & Ahearn, Inc. in 1983, Kevin J. Ahearn expanded the new company based upon a balance of quality services and a professional reputation. Coupled with an aggressive expansion of service, Otis & Ahearn consistently achieves the highest market shares of the residential brokerage market in Boston.


Market Reports: Our in-house research analysts focus on the Downtown Boston, Urban Emerging and select Suburban real estate markets. Otis & Ahearn produces numerous weekly market reports including our Weekly Downtown Market Update, Back Up All Sales Transactions in Boston, Leverage Trends, HEDP (high-end data points) Composite Index and SURE Trends. This comprehensive business approach to real estate data analysis is unparalleled in our market. Market reports are available upon request.


Consulting & Marketing: Otis & Ahearn’s consulting & marketing services began in the mid 1980’s and has proven to be both a valuable and timely service to real estate developers, investors, and financial institutions. The marketing activities of the company were established to provide development consulting and on-site sales services to developers of condominium projects. Examples of our Exclusive On-site Marketing & Sales include but not limited to: Four Seasons Boston, Residences at the InterContinental Boston, Residences at the Fairmont Battery Wharf, W Boston Residences, Trinity Place, The Belvedere, 360 Newbury, 285 Columbus (for full project list please inquire within).

Otis & Ahearn is the only residential real estate company in Boston to provide both full service brokerage and complete consulting & marketing services. By sharing information and utilizing the resources of both the brokerage and consulting/marketing disciplines, Otis & Ahearn is uniquely positioned to provide clients with the most current and comprehensive knowledge of the Boston real estate market and emerging trends.


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Boston Residential Development: An affiliate of Otis & Ahearn.