Author: Jesse Baerkahn

Angela x Corey x Drew

We are going to do better work in 2020 than ever before. I know this. And I know this largely because of the three hires we made at the end of 2019. Angela, Corey and Drew each add something to the GSP team we just haven’t had before. Angela We’ve worked with Angela for many [...]
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Still Blogging, Still Hiring

I spent some time yesterday reading some of my blog posts of the past ten years regarding Graffito (and CityRetail) for inspiration and context as we think about where we are headed as a company today, which has been front of mind for me of late as we get ready to post three job openings [...]
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Home: Boston

Reading this blog and the pages that follow may suggest that all we do at Graffito is travel. Well, that’s not the case. In fact, since 2015 when I moved back to Boston from NYC, we’ve increasingly focused our work on projects in Greater Boston. And as all of us continue to travel (for both […]

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#gspfoodcrawl version6.0

Last month we went to Lisbon. All five of us. It was a really special trip. I still find myself talking about it with clients, collaborators, and friends. The purpose of the trip was our annual GSP food crawl, something we’ve been doing every year since 2011 as a way to break our routine, explore […]

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different trends, same thoughts

Here are a few quick thoughts from back in 2010, musing on cupcakes and cupcake shops. Interesting as we continue to think about how trends in food retail come and go. Cupcake shops have boomed in LA and NYC over the past half decade and the fad has come to Boston/Cambridge of late in a […]

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Hey folks.  New website is now live over at  Still needs some work but we are getting there… comments welcome and would love to hear what all of you think.  email me. In other news, that coffee bar that I’ve been hinting at for the front of our new Boston office…  Done deal.  Now we […]

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Listen Plan Recruit Execute

Last week I presented at a community workshop re: the future of Union Square (Somerville, MA) and shared GSP’s perspective on certain retail & placemaking initiatives and related thoughts that will be at the heart of our work in the neighborhood over the next few years.  As many of you know we were recently hired […]

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Friends & Family

GSP’s core focus for the past few years has been and will continue to be providing services to landowners in mixed-use urban environments. We haven’t chosen this path by happenstance and it has come with some experimenting in other disciplines. In 2011 we tested the waters doing some work for tenants and learned a lot […]

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