Sean T. Boulger

Sean Boulger is a partner in our Real Estate department. He focuses his practice on a wide range of real estate transactions and development projects. He represents numerous investors, developers and operators in joint ventures, acquisitions, developments, leases, and financing transactions across a broad spectrum of real estate asset classes.

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Key knowledge areas include the following:

Multi-family Housing

Sean represents investors, developers and operators of multi-family housing projects across the United States. His experience includes the formation of joint ventures to acquire, develop and operate multi-family projects, as well as financing with conventional lenders, life insurance companies, government-sponsored enterprises and securitized lenders.


He also represents institutional owners and developers of office projects, including office-lab buildings, on acquisitions, developments, financings, joint ventures, sales and leasing. Representative projects include the formation of joint ventures to recapitalize major office-lab projects in Cambridge, Massachusetts and San Francisco, California for publicly-traded REIT*.

Seniors Housing

Sean has extensive experience in the seniors housing industry. On the operating side, his clients include Benchmark Senior Living, LLC, which owns and operates more than 50 seniors housing communities in which he has been involved in the acquisition, development and financing*. On the investment side, he represents private equity funds which joint venture with prominent operators to acquire, develop and reposition seniors housing projects.


Sean represents investors, developers and operators of retail projects. His clients include institutional investors, as well as Fortune 100 big-box operators, which he represents on numerous acquisition, leasing and development projects.


Sean is experienced in the acquisition and development of industrial warehouse projects for various investors including REITs.


Sean has extensive experience representing office landlords and tenants. Among other matters, he has negotiated major corporate headquarter leases on behalf of tenants, and has handled numerous lease workouts for landlords and tenants.

Design and Construction Contracts

Sean has expertise representing owners and developers on design and construction projects. He has represented clients on numerous office, hotel, multi-family and senior housing projects, and manufacturing facilities.

Recognized for his "technical and market knowledge, patience, ability to be both practical and consultative, and extremely pleasant demeanor" in the 2013–2019 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Sean’s clients say that "he's a good-quality, careful lawyer who is a pleasure to [work] with" and who "continues to distinguish himself."