Gebsco Realty Group

“Gebsco” was founded in 1996, the offshoot of a third-generation entrepreneurial family-owned lumber and construction supply company that began in 1931 in the area that is now the Prudential Center in Boston. Gebsco, and its related entities own, operate develop and redevelop properties in the greater Boston area that include residential, office, retail, and land.

Gebsco’s most recent activities include the redevelopment of 1200 Providence Highway on the “Automile” in Norwood which houses amongst other tenants Dunkin Donuts, Paradise Biryani Indian Restaurant, and Title Boxing. In December 2015, Gebsco completed the acquisition of Quarry Edge 445: a five-story, 24-unit luxury apartment building built in 2012 in Quincy. In September 2016, Gebsco acquired the Schoolhouse at Lower Mills: a 64-unit luxury apartment complex in two multi-storied buildings built in 2008 located in the Dorchester/Mattapan/Milton Lower Mills community.

The Principals of Gebsco are also the majority owners / developers / investors in a number of real estate assets that include, but are not limited to:

  • Southport on Cape Cod, the 750-unit, 55 and older Floridian-style award-winning community in Mashpee
  • Finback Lane, the widely-acclaimed 15-lot residential subdivision on Nantucket
  • Residential housing developments in numerous additional communities
  • One Monarch Drive, a 100,000 sq. ft. first-class office building in Littleton at the intersection of Routes 2 and 495

Gebsco Principals


Eric A. Katz


Eric (Rick) A. Katz has been actively involved in real estate in eastern Massachusetts since 1995. Rick has also been involved in the financial, construction and management activities for a number of residential for-sale projects. Rick ran the family’s building supplies distributor business from 1995 to 2007 and participated in numerous development and construction projects during that time. Since 2007, Rick has been actively involved in the land development and home construction business with activities in many communities in Massachusetts. He is an owner and manager of the development company at the award-winning Southport on Cape Cod in Mashpee as well as the widely acclaimed Finback Lane subdivision on Nantucket.

Prior to returning to Boston in 1995, Rick was a Managing Director of Corporate Finance in the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers in New York City where he had worked since graduating from business school in 1983. Rick holds a diploma from The Roxbury Latin School (1975), a B.A. from Dartmouth (1979), and an M.B.A. from the Darden School at the University of Virginia (1983).

Charles D. Katz


Charles (Chuck) D. Katz has been actively involved with the acquisition, management, and re- development, as well as with non-management investments in real estate since 1995. Chuck possesses extensive experience in tenant relations and management, vendor and community relations, property maintenance, leasing, tenant build-outs, development, financing, and cost control.

Prior to and contemporary with establishing Gebsco in 1996, Chuck began C D Katz, LLC (successor to Charles D. Katz, CPA) where he remains today as its Managing Partner. C D Katz, LLC (www.cdkcpa.com) is the CPA firm for entrepreneurs, a full-service accounting firm providing high quality, professional service with a personal touch for high net-worth individuals and businesses with revenues up to $10,000,000. Chuck holds a diploma from The Roxbury Latin School (1980), a B.A. in Classical Languages from Amherst College (1984), an M.S. in Accounting (1992), and an M.B.A. (1999) from Northeastern University. Chuck has held a CPA designation since 1993.