Edward G. Nardi
Ed brings 30+ years of real estate development, investment and management experience to Cresset. He founded Cresset to focus on opportunities solely in New England, principally the Greater Boston area. Since the firm’s inception in 2000, he has been involved in all aspects of the company’s projects, which have an approximate aggregate total of $400 million.
Prior to founding Cresset, he was president and a principal of the three operating companies of Intercontinental, a group of real estate development, construction and management companies based in Boston. During his 17 years at Intercontinental, Ed was involved in the acquisition and development of projects totaling more than $750 million, spanning the full range of asset classes including commercial office, multi-residential, mixed-use, hotel and industrial. Many of the redevelopment opportunities had the added component of historic rehabilitation, which increased returns by use of tax credits. Ed also has extensive experience with environmental remedial work and brownfields for publicly traded companies. Prior to Intercontinental, Ed served as a field engineer for Walsh Brothers, Inc., one of Boston’s leading engineering and contracting firms. He also spent time with Skidmore Owens & Merrill, a nationally renowned architectural firm. He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Princeton University.
William G. Curtis
Executive Vice President
Bill brings 30 years of real estate development, investment and management experience to Cresset. As a founding partner, Bill has been intimately involved in the acquisition, development, construction and management of all Cresset projects, which include residential, office, retail and hotel. Before Cresset, Bill was executive vice president of development at Intercontinental for over five years. He was responsible for opportunity identification, acquisition, development, construction management and marketing for development opportunities in excess of $350 million.
Proceeding his time at Intercontinental, Bill was president of Northway Investments, Inc. Northway was formed in 1992 to manage various complex multi-asset class real estate holdings in the Greater Boston area. Prior to Northway, Bill was the founder of MCM, Ltd., a real estate development, property management and construction company with a regional focus in New England, formed in 1984. MCM was a vertically integrated company structuring acquisitions and providing general contracting and property management.The primary focus was on “value-add” development opportunities in all asset classes. The company successfully completed over 20 development projects and 100 construction projects.