Back Bay Development Group LLC was formed to focus on delivering the highest quality and value for multi-unit, luxury residential development in desirable urban locations such as Back Bay, South End, Beacon Hill, and Brookline. Over the past thirty years, Michael Durand, the Principal of Back Bay Development, has completed over 250 single family and condominium homes through condominium conversion, ground up urban development, land development subdivisions, and 40B projects. 

Michael graduated from the University of Denver in 1983 with a degree in real estate finance and construction management. He has been a developer for 30 years and successfully completed over 250 single family homes and condominiums, as well as 200,000 sf of commercial space. Mr. Durand’s experience as a builder and construction manager, combined with his knowledge of financing and the local lending markets have enable him to maintain his reputation as one of the leading residential developers in the Boston area.

Sales & Marketing

Moran Residential Advisory Group, a division of Otis & Ahearn Real Estate is a full service real estate consulting group whose principles are based upon implementing a strategic and methodical approach toward all facets of the marketing, purchasing and development of Residential Real Estate. Over the past 5 years, MRAG has represented buyers, sellers and developers in residential transactions totaling over $200 Million dollars.

Michael Moran (Founder & Principal). A native Bostonian with over twenty five years of experience Michael has been able to continually expand his business through personal attention and market knowledge. Michael's dedication to professionalism and his strong work ethic have been repeatedly rewarded through peer awards, press acknowledgements personal referrals from a large and growing group of past clients and customers. Michael has been responsible for the successful acquisition, repositioning, conversion and marketing of many of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, South End and Brookline most luxurious condominium and single family residences.

Mark Ruane (Senior Sales Consultant) joined MRAG in the summer of 2009. With 12 years of residential sales experience, Mark has proven to be a highly respected figure among his peers and within the residential marketplace. Mark prides himself on exercising patience, communication, and proven managerial skills. Since joining the group he has served as the lead buyer and seller marketing consultant and chief associate to the Founder and Principal.

Project Architect

Grazado Velleco Architects was founded in 1977 in Marblehead, MA and provides comprehensive architectural services in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island specializing in residential projects. As members of the American Institute of Architects and the Boston Society of Architects, Grazado Velleco Architects has developed a focus on quality housing environments through in-house site planning and architectural design expertise. This focus has resulted in the design and construction of over 1500 dwellings including new, conversion and total renovation in projects of varying scope. This work ranges from luxury oceanfront homes to numerous upscale townhouse developments in many of the finest communities in New England.

Interior Designer

Duffy Design Group is an award-winning interior design firm whose work has been featured in a multitude of renowned design publications.  Well known for their expertise and specific vision in designing residential and commercial projects, Duffy Design Group successfully partners with architects, developers and builders to carefully determine the best solution for addressing functionality, aesthetics and the relevant architecture. “To insure that our designs are executed as intended, we work closely with the general contractor and subcontractors, workrooms and cabinetry shops.  We provide a hands-on approach from a project’s inception to the last accessory placement.”