Barnat Development 

As a full service real estate development and brokerage company, Barnat Development specializes in urban, mixed-use and transit-oriented residential construction. Sarah Barnat founded Barnat Development in 2015 to work closely with cities and public agencies to create new, high quality transit oriented mixed-ude development projects.

Recognizing the need for senior project management expertise in the Boston, Massachusetts and New England markets, Barnat Development also provides services to large-scale developers and institutional investors as they seek to acquire, develop, finance, and construct mixed-use projects in the highly competitive and high-barrier local market. 

Sarah Barnat

Sarah Barnat established Barnat Development in October 2015, after serving as the Executive Director for the Urban Land Institute Boston/New England District Council. With 15 years of real estate development experience, Sarah is committed to developing and building high quality transit-oriented mixed use projects to help solve Massachusetts's regional affordability issues. 

Her expertise encompasses overseeing, managing, and developing high-profile residential projects, as well as providing leadership to the region’s leading developers, owners, investors, architects, engineers, attorneys and consultants. Ms. Barnat has successfully developed eleven high profile, transformative projects totaling over 2,000 residential units worth over $1 Billion dollars as Vice President of Development for National Development (2011 - 2013) and Senior Project Manager for Trinity Financial, Inc. (2002 - 2011). Prior to founding Barnat Development LLC, Ms. Barnat was Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute Boston/New England District Council (2013 - 2015). She provided leadership for ULI's 1200+ local members representing the region's leading developers, owners, investors, architects, engineers, attorneys and consultants. 

Barnat Development LLC an eligible Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and a Women-Owned Business (WBE). 

Ms. Barnat received a Bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College and a Master’s of Business Administration in Public and Non-Profit Management from Boston University. She is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Massachusetts and an active member of the Urban Land Institute.

​Served as Project Manager for the following projects:


The Foundry at Newburyport (Completed in 2006)

Carlton Wharf (Completed in 2005)

SEPIA, the Condos at Inkblock 

A $7 million work-force housing condominium development of 30 units located on the East Boston Waterfront.

A $60 million 83-unit condominium project independently branded as SEPIA, the Condos at Ink Block, and 10,000 sf of restaurant/retail space. The pre-sale marketing center opened in September 2013 with unit prices from $500,000 to $2+ million.
A $7 million mixed-income homeownership project located in downtown Newburyport, MA.  The 20-unit project includes thirteen affordable homeownership units available to households earning up to 80% AMI and seven units of market rate condominiums.

Mixed-Use, Transit-Oriented Rental Housing 

One Charlestown (Designated Developer in 2015)

Ink Block South End (Construction began in 2013)

Boston East (Permitted in 2011)

A $1 Billion mixed-income development will demolish the current 1100 public housing units on 24 acres in Charlestown, MA and replace it with a 16-block, 2,000 mixed-income, mixed-use community that preserves the 1100 public housing units and adds an additional 2,000 market rate rental and condominium unit.
A $240 million luxury mixed-use development located on 6+ acres in the center of Boston at the former Boston Herald site in the South End. The $180 million Phase 1 started construction in March 2013 with 315 luxury apartments; a 50,000 sf flagship Whole Foods Market and, 15,000 sf of ground floor retail stores and restaurants.
A $100 million East Boston waterfront project that includes 196 units of mixed-income housing, 30,000 square feet of marine-related industrial space, a community gallery, a waterfront park with historical markers, and harbor walk.


Washington Beech HOPE VI (Completed in 2012)

Fairfax Gardens Redevelopment HOPE VI (Permitted in 2011)

Maverick Landing HOPE VI (Completed in 2007)

A $100 million HOPE VI mixed-income development located in Boston’s Roslindale neighborhood.  This LEED GOLD project includes 206 units of affordable rental housing was completed three months ahead of schedule and under budget.
A $65 million HOPE VI mixed-income development located in Taunton, MA. The project was permitted to redevelop a total of 15 acres of dilapidated housing and brownfield sites into 160 mixed-income rental units.
A $109 million HOPE VI mixed-income development located on the East Boston Waterfront.  The project includes 396 rental units on five newly configured city blocks.  Among its numerous accolades, Maverick was the first LEED certified multi-family building in the Northeast and named Affordable Housing Finance Magazine’s Best Overall Development of 2005-2006.

Quinnipiac Terrace HOPE VI (Completed in 2007)

A $54 million HOPE VI mixed-income development located in New Haven, CT. The project includes 160 affordable units and transformed a crime-ridden and dilapidated neighborhood into a vibrant mixed-income community.