John E. Rosenthal
As President of Meredith, John oversees the investment, development and management operations of the company. John’s corporate mission is to create a sense of community in the residential and commercial properties he develops and manages. He is also deeply committed to social, economic and environmental justice. John spent most of his twenties as a carpenter and community organizer. In 1983 he joined Meredith Management. Since then he has grown the business into one of the largest owner/managers of residential properties in the State and founded two successful non-profit corporations: Friends of Boston's Homeless and Stop Handgun Violence, Inc.
John specializes in the development, management and renovation of market and affordable housing, as well as commercial properties. Meredith Management currently employs over 150 people and its portfolio includes 800 apartments and over 250,000 square feet of commercial space. In recognition of Meredith Management’s corporate responsibility Meredith was awarded the Massachusetts 2001 Governor’s Employer of the Year Award, the Business Partnership Award for 2000 from the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers and the 1996 Employer of the Year from The Employers Association. Meredith also received a major community service award from MassHousing for creating a housing and treatment program in Southbridge, MA for formerly homeless women with children who are in recovery from substance abuse. Under John’s leadership Meredith Management continues to be an innovator both in providing comfortable living and working environments as well as being an active and socially responsible business.