"On behalf of Boston University,
I want to express my sincere gratitude for the extraordinary
commitment, perseverance, and creativity you have demonstrated
in your recent work for the University.
More importantly, I want to compliment you on the tangible
results of your work. You have strengthened our neighborhood,
attracted first-rate investors and assisted us in retaining
the important long-term control that institutions must have
over the generations."
executive vice president
"Frank Keefe's vision gave us the
dramatic siting plan that has been so successful for the
Tsongas Arena and related projects.
His creativity drove the land acquisition and funding strategies
that were key to making the project happen."
former executive director
Lowell Arena Commission
"Frank Keefe was instrumental in helping us keep the
Foot Joy Shoe Company in Brockton. The plan
he prepared for the City's 21st Century Corporation
has become the foundation for the City's total revitalization
effort, including the new minor
league baseball stadium that opened this year, as well
as the cornerstone for new downtown housing initiatives.
His efforts helped consolidate business and the community,
driving this momentum towards a new outlook on the potential
for our City. Frank is a great friend of the City of Champions.
He truly has been one of our Champions."
T. Yunitz, Jr.
City of Brockton, Massachusetts
"Frank Keefe took the
lead in finalizing the purchase agreement for the site of
our new Law School and obtaining
an expedient approval from the State so that we could proceed
with demolition and construction. He was instrumental in
the success of this important project."
"The JMB Urban Development Team, led by Frank Keefe,
completed a Feasibility/Site Strategy
Study for Salem State College in early 1993. This Study
has been the foundation for the $80M development of our
new Central Campus. The Enterprise
Center, a direct result of the Feasibility Study, is
a successful business incubator nurturing fledgling businesses
and acting as a powerful economic engine in Salem. ... Frank
Keefe provided us with a creative balance of vision and
practical advice which helped us make our vision a reality."
Nancy D. Harrington
Salem State College
"In the wake of the
devastating fire at the Kerr Mill site in Fall River, Frank
Keefe was hired to come up with a plan
for the re-use of the site. The cornerstone of his comprehensive
plan was the development of UMass Dartmouth's proposed Manufacturing
Resource Center as the lynch pin to industrial revitalization
at this important Fall River location. This also brought
UMass to the City of Fall River. Construction is now complete
and the benefits of this project grow with each and every
day. Frank's long-term dedication to the revitalization
of Fall River, starting with a Heritage Park back in the
70s, is greatly appreciated in Fall River."
UMass Board of Trustees
"Frank Keefe was the
driving force behind the completion of Community Teamwork's
28 classroom state-of-the-art Head
Start facility on Phoenix Avenue."
Center City Committee