IRB Real Estate (formerly Hammond Real Estate Cambridge) specializes in full-service property management and commercial real estate in Cambridge, MA and the surrounding areas.
IRB’s journey began in 1981, when Tod Beaty founded Ingram, Rettig and Beaty and built the firm’s residential division before becoming President in 1990. In 1993, Mr. Beaty joined forces with Hammond Residential to extend his firm's reach in Greater Boston. The company grew through a number of acquisitions that included the purchase of Ellis & Andrews, Cambridge's oldest real estate firm, and of Breed & Associates and Natoli Real Estate in Belmont.
Senior Vice President Thomas W. Johnson has been with the company’s thriving commercial division since 1992, serving the community’s landlords, tenants, sellers, and buyers. The commercial division has been retained by leading Boston area real estate developers, owners, and investors and has successfully represented office, R&D, and biotech tenants ranging in size from 1,000 to 60,000 square feet. Tom is always ready to review a client’s office leasing needs or evaluate their commercial property’s value or development potential.
IRB’s property management division has been managing luxury condominium complexes and commercial properties in the Cambridge and Somerville area for over twenty years. Under the leadership of General Manager Christine Strout, our property owners and tenants can count on IRB for consistent communication, accurate financials and an unparalleled level of service. The property management division is a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board’s Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and Commercial Real Estate for Women (CREW).
In the summer of 2016, President Tod Beaty sold the residential real estate branch of Ingram, Rettig and Beaty to give renewed focus to the company’s property management and commercial endeavors. Formally re-launched as IRB Real Estate in early 2017, our company is dedicated to bringing the same level of service and commitment to our clients and community that has shaped our reputation for over two decades. We would be delighted to work for you.