Boston, MA Barkan Management Company has added The Vendome, located at 160 Commonwealth Ave.–in the Back Bay–to its portfolio of condominiums. An industry leader in residential property management, Barkan is contracted with 190 properties (29,000+ units) in seven states.
The landmark six-story structure holds a distinguished place in the history of the city. Built as a luxury hotel in 1872, it was the first commercial building in Back Bay and one of the first hotels in the U.S. to have electric lighting. After a massive and tragic fire in the early 1970s, The Vendome was rebuilt and re-opened in 1975 as one of the Commonwealth’s first condominiums.
A mixed-use condominium, The Vendome has a total of 138 units comprised of 111 residences and 27 commercial/office units. All are well-appointed, with high quality finishes and custom craftsmanship. The Vendome is located near shops and restaurants, as well as The Public Garden and Boston Common.
Peter Westhaver CMCA, AMS, PCAM, vice president of Barkan will oversee the management of the community and account executive Andrew Hughes, CMCA, will oversee the day-to-day operations.
“We are very pleased to have been awarded the management contract for The Vendome,” said Westhaver. “It is one of the city’s finest luxury condominiums; Barkan’s reputation and decades-old commitment to exceptional service made us stand out as the right partner for the Board.”
“The Vendome is one of Boston’s most elegant and stately buildings in terms of architecture and design – and also one of the city’s most luxurious condominiums,” said Bill DiSchino CPM, president and CEO of Barkan. “We are proud to add it to our growing portfolio, which includes many of Boston’s most desirable, high-profile mixed-use condominiums.”