For more than a decade, Ann Ehrhart has been a recognized leader in Boston's commercial real estate industry, where she focuses specifically on retail. She is an owner and co-founder of Boston Urban Partners and Boston Urban Places, collectively known as the Boston Urban Companies.
Ann launched Boston Urban Partners in 2010 with her partner Jonathan Dutch. Over the last 10 years, they have grown the firm into one of the region’s most successful retail real estate companies, having facilitated close to $2 billion of transactions. In her role at the firm, Ann’s focus is on growing the business unit and driving her team to deliver exceptional results for its clients. She also maintains a specialized dealmaking practice of her own, having carved out a niche for executing complex, multi-million dollar, flagship transactions.
In the fall of 2019, Ann and Jonathan partnered with well known local architect Deniz Ferendeci to open Boston Urban Places. BUPlaces is an advisory service that creates places where people want to be. It protects its clients from millions of dollars of lost revenue due to underperforming brick & mortar retail by guiding them from the conceptual design phase all the way through to tenant coordination and opening for business.
For both entities, Ann’s primary responsibilities include strategy creation and execution; business development; and oversight of marketing and branding. She is also the office’s go to “problem stater” and “problem solver,” helping to articulate goals clearly and then identify the plan for how those goals will be achieved. Ann lives by the saying that, “a problem well-stated is a problem half-solved."
Ann is a 2005, cum laude graduate of Boston University and a member of the ICSC, CREW, NAIOP and the ULI. She is a lifelong equestrian, and with her husband Andrew, enjoys relaxing at their home at Squam Lake, supporting multiple charitable organizations including the MSPCA, and spending time with their two, silly rescue cats. In June of 2019, Ann and Andrew were thrilled to welcome their first son, Harrison.
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