Our leadership team brings diverse experiences, a well-developed creative process and dedication to craftsmanship. While we know that we do our best work collectively, here is more about each of us individually.  


 
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Peter Spellios

"I am fascinated by learning about Boston’s neighborhoods, its people and how a project’s design and function can best relate to both.”

With over 20 years of experience in land use, development, and real estate investment in Boston, Peter has had a front row seat to much of the design and development that has shaped Boston in recent years.

Driven by projects and people, Peter has been a part of some of Boston’s most recent transformative developments in his prior role as executive vice president at Related Beal, LLC, including overseeing the Converse World Headquarters at Lovejoy Wharf, the residences at 131 Beverly Street at Lovejoy Wharf, and Mass Eye and Ear’s outpatient surgical center at 800 Huntington Avenue.

To Peter, great ideas are the cornerstone of every successful project and he is fascinated by the challenge of identifying new great ideas for each project. As an early riser, Peter does his best thinking before 6:00 a.m., challenging himself on how to bring great ideas to reality. This is particularly interesting in Boston, a city that’s big enough to be dynamic and exciting but small enough to feel quaint and maintain its authenticity. Peter loves to travel with his family and discover inspiration for new ideas.

Peter and his family live in Swampscott, where Peter serves as a member of the Town of Swampscott Board of Selectmen. He is also a guest lecturer on various real estate topics at the MIT Center for Real Estate.

 
 

Neal Howard

"I am passionate about the thoughtful manipulation of materials and textures to create interesting spaces that add to our city."

Authenticity. That word has driven Neal’s real estate investment career since he entered the construction management industry more than 14 years ago, reflecting both his approach to fostering relationships and the quality of the work he strives to deliver. With significant experience in construction and design at companies including Related Beal, Duke Realty Corporation and Skanska USA Building, Inc., Neal’s work has spanned healthcare, office, research and development, residential and hotel investments throughout the Southeast, Southwest and Northeast.

At Transom, Neal utilizes his expertise in building teams and putting projects together to execute a vision that pairs high quality standards with the thoughtful manipulation of materials. For Neal, it all comes down to creating engaging places that deliver unique design that stands out while fitting in. Boston’s neighborhoods - walkable and well-connected to one another - offer a distinctive opportunity to deliver tailored design solutions that reflect each neighborhood’s physical and cultural influences.

Neal, who lives in the South End with his wife and daughter, also enjoys traveling (backpacking from the Pacific to the Caribbean across Panama and nuptials in Italy, to name a few) and spending quality time with his family visiting friends and getting outside in New Hampshire. Neal earned a degree in Construction Engineering and Management from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

 

Bryan Lee

“I love that you feel different things in different neighborhoods.”

For Bryan, it comes down to creativity and details. Those are some of the elements of the Boston real estate landscape that have kept him so engaged for the past 12 years - meshing Boston’s history and character with the modern era to create unique places that will continue to resonate.

Prior to co-founding Transom, where he is now responsible for sourcing opportunities, community engagement and project management, Bryan gained experience generating value-add and development acquisition opportunities at Related Beal and Beacon Communities. With his persistent nature and dedication to following through and staying true to his word, if Bryan says he’s going to do something- it’s going to happen.

When Bryan isn’t at community meetings or stopping for a coffee or beer with a project stakeholder, you can find him sipping a coffee in the South End’s Blackstone Park with his dog most mornings, exploring Boston’s neighborhoods, or on his mountain bike. When he can, Bryan loves to travel, finding design inspiration in many of the places he’s visited, including Sydney and New Delhi.

Bryan received his Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Florida and his Master of Science in real estate development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.