June 11, 2021 Historic Boston bids farewell to Shaurya Batra
Historic Boston bids a fond farewell this month to Shaurya Batra, HBI’s Director of Real Estate Development, as he departs for a new position with King Street Properties in Boston.
Shaurya joined Historic Boston in 2018 to manage HBI’s pipeline of current and prospective projects. Before coming to HBI Shaurya co-established an architecture design practice and a construction business in New Delhi, India, and recently earned a Master of Science Degree in Real Estate Development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In his role at HBI, Shaurya lead development activities for the organization, identifying project opportunities, structuring investments and managing implementation of HBI’s pipeline. Shaurya’s expertise brought more than a decade of hands on experience with architecture, development and construction to HBI and its projects with a keen interest in the re-use and repositioning of historic buildings to HBI’s mission.
During his time at HBI, Shaurya’s work has brought the organization to the brink of some exciting new projects — starting with the former St. James African Orthodox Church in Roxbury to the anticipated designation for the 1825 Dudley mansion, also in Roxbury. He has also positioned HBI to begin the sale of the rehabilitated Vertullo Building in Hyde Park and the Hayden Building in Chinatown. Significantly, Shaurya masterfully re-negotiated commercial leases at the Old Corner Bookstores in the wake of the pandemic’s disruption.
Over the next few months, HBI will be conducting a search for Shaurya’s replacement. Visit https://historicboston.org/about/careers/ to learn more about the opportunity to become HBI’s next Director of Real Estate Development.