Top real estate company
Overall rank: 13
2009 revenue: $1.5 billion
As the recession tightened its grip and ambitious developments were stalling from the Back Bay to Downtown Crossing, Boston Properties built one of its most ambitious projects yet - a 31-story tower on Atlantic Avenue in Boston. The $600 million building, soaring like a shimmering sail over Boston Harbor, is the city's first green office building and one of only two towers to rise last year.
At right, Boston Properties president Doug Linde is the son of late cofounder Edward Linde.
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