Richard Taylor, JD               
Director of the Center for Real Estate
Executive in Residence, Business Law and Ethics

Phone: 617-619-4906
Fax: 617-994-4260
Office: Stahl, Room 7092


 Areas of Expertise

  • Asset Growth
  • Market Growth
  • Organizational Flexibility
  • Strategy

Professional Experience

Taylor currently serves as chairman of the Taylor-Smith Companies, where he manages multiple real estate business entities.

He has development experience in the residential, retail, and commercial sectors of the real estate industry. Taylor is the former vice president of development at FMR Properties Inc., where he helped convert the old Commonwealth Pier in Boston Harbor into Boston’s World Trade Center.

In the 90s, Taylor joined Governor Bill Weld as his first secretary of transportation and helped reestablish rail service from Worcester to Boston and oversaw construction of the Ted Williams Tunnel and the Dudley Station Bus Terminal. He initiated construction of the new South Station Bus Terminal, the Old Colony Commuter Rail project, and the $14 billion Big Dig project.


JD, Harvard Law School
MBA, Harvard Business School
Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University
BS, Boston University

Intellectual Contributions

Richard Taylor's Intellectual Contributions (pdf)