Members of the Elm Place Development Team


Celebrating its 50th anniversary, WinnDevelopment has developed dozens of successful apartment properties in 24 cities and towns statewide, including in most of the Gateway Cities of Massachusetts. Working with local and state officials and community members, the company is a leader in affordable housing policies and a pioneer in mixed income housing, particularly in the category of middle income or workforce housing for working households who earn too much to qualify for traditional subsidies but still cannot afford market rate rents.  

WinnDevelopment is the development arm of WinnCompanies, a private, award-winning, multi-family development and management company founded in Boston in 1971. Supported by 727 team members in Massachusetts, the company is an active corporate citizens that support numerous charitable causes through philanthropic donations and community service activities. It is also MassHousing’s leading partner for minority and women-owned businesses.


WinnResidential is the property management arm of WinnCompanies, manages all properties developed by WinnDevelopment. WinnResidential is the leading manager of affordable housing in the United States. It will help with the design of resident amenities and manage the community when it is ready for occupancy. 

Bruce Paradise
Barry Turkanis

The development site is owned by local developer and Swampscott resident Bruce Paradise (left), the owner of Paradise Construction, and Barry Turkanis (right), an attorney and entrepreneur from Marblehead.

Since 1971, the master planning, architecture and interior design firm, The Architectural Team, Inc. (TAT), has been recognized for its thought leadership and diverse portfolio of acclaimed design solutions. TAT has been a design partner to WinnDevelopment for decades. Based in Chelsea, MA, The 95+ person firm has earned more than 200 awards for design excellence across a broad range of building types and programs, including new construction of large-scale urban mixed-use developments, multifamily, commercial, waterfront and hospitality developments, assisted and senior living facilities, and community centers.

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Headquartered in Danvers, Hancock Associates, a leading provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services. The company is made up of talented surveyors, engineers and scientists dedicated to excellence in land and coastal development, construction and preservation. Hancock Associates has been providing land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island since 1978. 

Chris Drucas, General Counsel

Chris Drucas provides a wide range of legal services to businesses and individuals, including services related to land use, zoning and permitting. In practice since 1974, Chris graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Economics and Suffolk University Law School. His practice in based in Salem. He has worked with real estate developers and individuals before the zoning and planning boards in Swampscott, Marblehead, Salem, and other municipal boards in the Greater North Shore area.