Michael Cantalupa Joins The Davis Companies as Managing Director and Chief Development Officer

Michael Cantalupa

BOSTON – The Davis Companies (TDC) announced that Michael Cantalupa has joined the company as Managing Director and Chief Development Officer.

He will also serve as a member of TDC’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee.  In this position, he will originate and execute commercial real estate development projects on behalf of the company and its managed investment vehicles and will oversee the execution of a number of the existing development and construction projects in the company’s managed portfolio.

Cantalupa will work closely with Brian Fallon, the President of TDC’s development group, in overseeing TDC’s sizable portfolio of existing development projects until Fallon’s planned retirement in August 2021, at which time Cantalupa will succeed Fallon as the head of the company’s development group.

“We are thrilled to have a development professional of Mike’s proven talent and expertise as part our team,” said Fallon. “Mike brings an outstanding depth of experience in managing the development of large, complex projects to TDC, having played a key role in some of the most iconic properties in this region and beyond.  I look forward to working with him in continuing to advance our substantial portfolio of projects.”

“I have long admired the success of The Davis Companies and am extremely excited to become a part of the leadership of this team,” said Cantalupa. “Brian has assembled a highly talented group of development and construction professionals at TDC. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with him and the rest of the team to build upon their outstanding track record of accomplishment.”

Cantalupa most recently served as Chief Development Officer and Senior Vice President at Benchmark, a provider of senior living services in the northeast. Prior to joining Benchmark, he spent more than three decades at Boston Properties (NYSE: BXP), where he ascended to the role of Senior Vice President of Development and was responsible for new development throughout the Boston Regional Office territory.

During his tenure at Boston Properties, Cantalupa and his team delivered over 10 million square feet of space, including office, laboratory, residential, retail, hotel and parking.  He and his team were most recently responsible for the development of The Hub on Causeway, a 1.5 million-square-foot mixed-use project on the site of the former Boston Garden arena at North Station; 145 Broadway, a 480,000-square-foot build-to-suit for Akamai Technologies and Proto, a 280-unit residential building, both in Kendall Square.  Cantalupa also played a lead role in the development of Salesforce Tower, a 1.4 million-square-foot office building in San Francisco, over 60% of which is leased to Salesforce.com.

Prior to joining Boston Properties, Cantalupa worked in project supervision capacities on a number of major commercial building projects in the Greater Boston and New York metro areas with Perini Corporation, Manganaro Corporation New England and Component Assembly Systems, Inc.

Cantalupa earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Tufts University and a Master’s of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.