Business 100 - 2013

John E. Drew/The Drew Company

As founder and president of The Drew Company, a Boston-based real estate management and development company, and chairman of Trade Center Management Associates, John Drew has been instrumental in revitalizing Boston’s Seaport District. He is also chairman of Seaport Companies, a developer and partner of the World Trade Center Boston and the Seaport Hotel. In addition to recently beginning work on the World Trade Center, Dublin, John is developing a 236-unit luxury apartment building called Waterside Place that is on track to open January 1, 2014.

A second-generation Irish American and Boston native, John is a graduate of Stonehill College and Boston University and was recently recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Boston Jaycees, and an honorary doctorate from Newbury College. He is a member of the American Ireland Fund, serves on the boards of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and Stonehill College, and is chairman of the boards of Cathedral High School in Boston and the Boston Municipal Research Bureau. He and his wife, Kathleen, have four children.