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About Us

About US

Our Mission

Corcoran Jennison has created a living legacy across 15 states by revitalizing failing developments into thriving reenergized communities. Corcoran Jennison repeatedly proves that investing in deep community infrastructure and building beautiful living spaces with great amenities at a good value will produce a development that not only sustains itself but flourishes.

Corcoran Jennison focuses on building partnership with local communities that last and developing properties that enhance the entire region.



Since 1971, Corcoran Jennison has completed numerous successful real estate development projects. Continually recognized for excellence by both peers and industry leaders we strive to produce the difficult developments that eventually become timeless landmarks. Learn more



Corcoran Jennison Hospitality provides asset and property management services to investors, clients and partners in the hospitality industry. CJ also owns and operates hotels, resorts, golf courses and conference centers. Each of these properties tells a unique story of community, partnerships and people. Learn more

Executive Team

Joseph E. Corcoran



Joseph Corcoran founded the Corcoran Jennison Companies in 1971 and now serves as Chairman. Corcoran Jennison Companies, under Mr. Corcoran's leadership, pioneered the concept of mixed-income housing. A 1959 graduate of Boston College, Mr. Corcoran was Chairman of the Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salesmen for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1971 to 1975. Currently he is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the National Association of Home Builders. He founded the American City Coalition, a non-profit organization that plans and implements the revitalization of urban neighborhoods. Mr. Corcoran serves on the Board of the Landscape Architecture Foundation, the Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County, and the YMCA of Greater Boston. Mr. Corcoran is a member of the Board of Trustees of Boston College and is a Director of the American Ireland Fund.

Gary A. Jennison



Gary Jennison has been with the firm since its inception, and serves as Vice Chairman of the Corcoran Jennison Companies. Mr. Jennison has served on the Board of Directors of the National Housing Rehabilitation Association, Greater Boston Rental Housing Association, the Quincy Savings Bank, and is a Life Director of the National Association of Home Builders. He also served as President of the Builders Association of Greater Boston and was named "Builder of the Year" in 1984. He has also served on Boston's Private Industry Council to assist local public schools in enhancing education programs and on committees of The United Way and the National Conference for Community and Justice. Mr. Jennison was appointed by the Governor to the Task Force on Private Affordable Housing Production, which successfully authored significant housing legislation, and was a member of the Blue Ribbon Task Force to create affordable housing. He has spoken before national and local groups on the subject of housing, and has lectured at several colleges on real estate development and construction. Mr. Jennison is a former Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Bentley College, from which he graduated and holds art Honorary Doctorate Degree. He also holds a Masters Degree from the University of Massachusetts and is a Certified Public Accountant.