Creating destinations that spark connections

Through several market cycles, Wilder has been on the forefront of creating unique destinations that offer unique experiences for shoppers and visitors alike. The results speak for themselves: Arsenal Yards, Garden City Center, and Wayside all demonstrate our ability to deliver a tailored business strategy that enhances value for our partners and enriches the communities we serve.

Arsenal Yards

In 2013, Wilder purchased what was then known as the Arsenal Mall with partner, Boylston Properties. Previously owned by a national REIT, Arsenal Mall was a B level center with mediocre sales, growing vacancy, and an uninspired 1980’s addition detracting from two historic brick buildings. Regardless, Wilder and partners recognized the tremendous redevelopment potential of the site.

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Arsenal Yards

Arsenal Yards

In 2013, Wilder purchased what was then known as the Arsenal Mall with partner, Boylston Properties. Previously owned by a national REIT, Arsenal Mall was a B level center with mediocre sales, growing vacancy, and an uninspired 1980’s addition detracting from two historic brick buildings. Regardless, Wilder and partners recognized the tremendous redevelopment potential of the site.

Upon taking ownership, the development team worked together to plan, design and curate Boston’s next great neighborhood. Opening in 2019, the rebranded Arsenal Yards will feature a Roche Bros Market, Majestic Cinemas, Shake Shack, City Works Eatery and Pour House, Pokeworks and more. In addition, Arsenal Yards will include 425 residential units, 200,000 sf of office/life science, a 150 room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, an all-in-one Fitness destination, energized public spaces and innovative programming

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Garden City Center

In 2009, Garden City Center was a tired and struggling property. Major tenants Linen’s n’ Things, Circuit City and Borders had all shuttered their stores leaving large vacancies. Despite being leased and managed by one of the largest retail operators in the country, the property was unable to achieve stabilization.

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Garden City Center

Garden City Center

In 2009, Garden City Center was a tired and struggling property. Major tenants Linen’s n’ Things, Circuit City and Borders had all shuttered their stores leaving large vacancies. Despite being leased and managed by one of the largest retail operators in the country, the property was unable to achieve stabilization.

Wilder saw opportunity amidst the turmoil. Working side by side with ownership Wilder developed and implemented a comprehensive strategic revitalization plan. Today, Garden City Center is the retail destination for Rhode Island.  With Wilder’s management and leasing expertise the property has been rebranded, repositioned and expanded with an eclectic mix of retail and restaurants including L.L. Bean, Lululemon, Crate & Barrel, Ethan Allen, Legal Sea Bar, and Tavern in the Square.

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Wayside

In 2011, Wayside Commons was an ailing shopping center. Borders Books had vacated a large two-level space. Additionally, several small store vacancies plagued the property. The property at the time was being leased and managed by one of the largest third-party managers in New England. Even with professional management the property continued to deteriorate.

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Wayside

In 2011, Wayside Commons was an ailing shopping center. Borders Books had vacated a large two-level space. Additionally, several small store vacancies plagued the property.  The property at the time was being leased and managed by one of the largest third-party managers in New England. Even with professional management the property continued to deteriorate.

Upon being awarded the assignment, Wilder worked closely with ownership to develop and implement a plan to address the vacancies, reconfigure the parking, improve lighting and rebrand the property. The plan was extremely successful and today the property is thriving.

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Careers

Wilder is one of the leading real estate development and management companies in New England. We are a diversified company specializing in the development, management and redevelopment of retail properties. At Wilder, we offer competitive salaries with generous benefits while providing an environment that values personal and professional growth.

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We’re always looking for new talent. If you’d like to join our team, send your resume and cover letter to info@wilderco.com