Since 1972, Thomas J. Hastings, President of The Hastings Companies, Inc. has been building a real estate development company with a reputation for environmental sensitivity, creative land use and unparalleled success.
The Hastings Companies, Inc. is an ambitious builder with a diverse list of accomplishments that includes both residential and commercial ventures. Staffed with design, construction, sales and management experts, The Hastings Companies, Inc. is a self-contained real estate development firm which manages the various real estate projects in the company portfolio.
As company founder and president, Thomas J. Hastings strives to establish new standards with every project the company embarks on.
Oceanwoods, carefully situated next to a salt marsh on the site of an arboretum in Duxbury overlooking the bay received national acclaim when featured on the cover of BUILDER Magazine; and was the highest-priced townhouse condominium development in southeastern Massachusetts when it was completed in 1990.
Targeting real estate development that meets the needs of the market is one area of expertise for Hastings, but he is also adept at the permit process. Steering a proposal through the increasingly complex maze of regulations and anti-growth hysteria requires that a development company be attuned to community needs.
Demonstrating intelligence and tenacity, Thomas J. Hastings guided a self-contained retirement community known as Leisurewoods in Rockland, for residents 55 years of age and older targeted to seniors living in the southern suburbs of Boston, through the rigors of local regulatory hearings to obtain the permits and approvals for 415 homes on a 100 acre site. The Hastings Companies, Inc. completed this community in 1997. The success of Leisurewoods is evident by the two National Sales Awards and a Builders Association of Greater Boston award for excellence in landscape design in addition to being featured in many national magazines and studied by Harvard's Graduate School of Design.
In 1995 The Hastings Companies, Inc. continued its preeminence as the largest developer and manager of self-contained retirement communities in Massachusetts targeted to seniors with the design, construction and marketing of Leisurewoods at Taunton, the sister community to Leisurewoods a self-contained seniors community in Taunton, Massachusetts on a 100 acre site consisting of a clubhouse specifically designed and targeted to the seniors market with 222 homes sites located a short distance from Taunton Center off of route 44 between Boston and Providence, RI. In late 1997 The Hastings Companies, Inc. sold its Leisurewoods portfolio to Chateau Communities a publicly traded REIT (New York Stock Exchange) for $20,000,000.
The Hastings Companies, Inc. has developed numerous other single family detached, condominium, industrial and office projects throughout southeastern Massachusetts including Southwood Pointe, located in Hingham, Master Planned First Class Office Park of 550,000 square feet on 70 acres. Hingham Commons, Hingham's first cluster town house development on historic Main Street. Fulling Mill Farm a 21 home subdivision between Main Street and Fulling Mill Pond in Hingham. Great Hill a 17 home community featuring authentication and preservation of the worlds largest English Cut Leaf Beech Tree and the restoration of paths, walls and landscape created by Frederick Law Olmsted on the Brewer Estate in Hingham. Braemar a new home community on lower Main Street in the heart of historic Hingham Square featuring 10,000 - 15,000 square foot detached homes with a storm water detention system and integrated landscaping which has gained national acclaim for its innovation and beauty. The town homes at the Langley-Nye Tavern in Hingham Square, this project was the restoration of 4 of Hingham's most important historic buildings with the final creation of 4 detached single family homes and 4 town house condominiums. The restoration of the Chandler Building, a downtown business block in Manchester New Hampshire consisting of retail and office space.