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Real estate executive

Robert Lawrence Beal, American real estate executive.


Beal, Robert Lawrence was born on September 10, 1941 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Alexander Simpson and Leona M. (Rothstein) Beal.


Bachelor of Science cum laude, Harvard University, 1963. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1965.


Vice president, partner, Beacon Companies, Boston, 1965-1976; partner, The Beal Companies, Boston president, Beal and Company, Inc., Boston, since 1976. Corporator, director, member Executive Committee, lending committee Provident Institution Savings, 1975-1986. Co-Chairman, Board Of Directors Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, since 1976.

Instructor real estate Northeastern U., 1969-1975. Member East Cambridge rezoning advising committee, since 1989. Director Artery Business Committee, since 1989, chairman, since 1995, treasurer, 1989-1995.


Board directors Boston Zoological Society, 1972-1986, president, 1980, chairman, 1981-1984, honorary chairman, 1985. Member visiting committee School Museum Fine Arts, Boston, 1974-1976, 88-89. Overseer Boys Club Boston, 1975-1993.

Member corporation Belmont Hill School. Trustee, overseer Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1981-2001, member building and grounds committee, 1976-1982, 86-90. Director Harvard College Fund Council, 1972-1973, capital fund director Class '63, 1979-1985, co-chairman 25th reunion, co-chairman 35th and 40th reunions, class gift, class secretary, since 2000.

Executive board Boston chapter American Jewish Committee, 1987-1996, member board governors, 1989-1992. Board directors Boston Municipal Research Bureau, since 1978, treasurer, 1988-1989, 92, vice chairman, 1990-1993, chairman, 1994-1996. Board directors Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, Inc., 1983-1995.

Trustee The Partnership, Inc., 1981-1989, New England Aquarium, since 1987, board governors, 1993-1998, since 2002, member executive communications, since 2002, co-chair campaign steering committee, since 2001. Member advisory task force John F. Kennedy Library., 1982. Board overseers Museum Fine Arts, Boston, 1988-1997, 98-2001, overseer for life, since 2001.

Member visiting committee Harvard Division School, since 1989, advisory committee Taubman Center, John F. Kennedy School Government, Harvard University, since 1989, chair, since 2003, co-chair campaign steering committee, since 2001. Co-chair United Way of Massachusetts Bay's Alexis de Tocqueville Society, 2000, member cabinet, 2000, co-chair 2003 campaign. Board overseers Massachusetts Society Prevention Cruelty to Animals, since 1988.

Chair council fellows Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, since 1999. Member National Realty Committee (director, past secretary, member executive committee 1974-1999, vice president, vice chairman), Massachusetts Association Realtors (director 1979-1981), Greater Boston Real Estate Board (board director 1970-1972, 76-90, president 1978-1979), American Society Real Estate Counselors, Building Owners-Mgrs. Association Boston (director 1970-1972), Ripon Society (co-founder, national treasurer 1968-1973, national governing board 1979-1985), National Association Real Estate Appraiser (certified), Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation (director 1980-1986 ), Institute Property Taxation (affliate), International Association Assessing Officers (primary subscribing member since 1982), Beacon Hill Civic Association (board director 1975-1979), Bostonian Society (life), Greater Boston City of Chamber (board directors), The Vault (coordinator committee 1978-1997), Combined Jewish Philanthropies Greater Boston (executive committee since 1989, vice chairman 1992-1993, chairman committee on endowment fund 1999, chair development committee 2001, chair community capital campaign since 2002, chairman since 2004, director since 2006, chair since 2007), Greater Boston City of Chamber (board directors since 1992).


Alexander Simpson Beal

Leona M. (Rothstein) Beal