JC&A Promotes Chet Braun to Partner


Quincy, MA– J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JC&A) announced the promotion of Chet Braun to Partner.

Braun joined JC&A with a background in high-end, complex corporate buildouts for wellknown clients. He immediately put that experience to work at JC&A, successfully delivering projects such as Charles River Country Club, Bay Colony repositioning, ZoomInfo, and the groundup retail complex at Merchant’s Row.

Braun’s role later shifted to focus on expanding JC&A’s presence in the life sciences and
advanced technology markets as the opportunity in these sectors was quickly growing.

Since then, Braun has played a significant role in solidifying JC&A’s reputation and growing list of Science and Technology clients, which includes known names such as Deciphera
Pharmaceuticals, Biogen, Sanofi US, Takeda, and GSK.

JC&A continues to build strong relationships with leading developers, brokers, project management firms, and architects because of his efforts. Most recently Braun served as the Project Executive at 880 Winter Street in Waltham – a 240K+ life science repositioning project for Boston Properties. The project provides amenities suites and high-tech labs for notable clients, including TScan Therapeutics, RVAC Medicines, Lyra Therapeutics, and EdiGene. He is also leading the firm’s efforts to reposition two other assets for Outshine Properties at 200 Staples in Framingham and 690 Canton Street in Westwood.

Braun’s positive attitude, strong work ethic, and attention to detail have earned him lasting
relationships with key clients and the respect of his peers. Never one to back down from a challenge, Braun consistently handles large workloads and serves as a mentor to younger staff, helping them to develop and hone their skills with the same attentiveness and charisma that has propelled his success.

“I’ve known Chet a long time as we were friends before he worked at JC&A. He also worked with another one of our Partners, Dave Conner, who was also a friend before working at JC&A. For us, hiring starts with the right personality, drive, and level of competitiveness. Chet is all of that and then some” said Jim Cahill, JC&A President and Partner. “Promoting Chet to Partner is a recognition of his leadership, knowledge, experience, and personal contributions to JC&A’s overall success. Chet’s leadership in our life sciences and advanced technology work has profoundly impacted JC&A’s position in the marketplace and completely transformed how we work and are recognized in that space.”

Braun joins Partners Jay Calnan, CEO; Jim Cahill, President; Mike Crowther, COO; Tim Kelly, CFO; Steve Robak, EVP; Scott Trull, Senior Vice President; Jeff Cameron, Project Executive; Dan Charest, Project Executive; David Conner, Director of Project Management; Mike Garrity, VP of Preconstruction; John Noone, VP of Field Operations; Maureen Rystrom, VP of Marketing and Mike Wilson, VP of Client Development.