Our Clients are Eager to Effect Positive Change

Whether the goal is to transform challenges to success stories, to improve lives, to create great spaces and places, or to enhance the bottom line, our clients are eager to effect positive change. The CivicMoxie team is committed to providing the energy and expertise to allow clients to use their voices and resources in powerful ways to make our buildings, communities and cities better places to live, work and play.

Key characteristics of our clients?

  • Willing to commit resources and time to achieve goals and improve lives, spaces and places
  • Seeking innovative ways to make the best use of scarce resources
  • Committed to collaborations and  partnerships that support reaching project goals
  • Eager to leverage their investments to gain broader support and widespread change

Historic Boston, Inc. (HBI) came to Susan Silberberg to engage MIT graduate students in its efforts to make multi-year investments in two Historic Neighborhood Centers in Boston.  Susan’s class, “Historic Preservation, Design and Development,” explored ways that HBI could leverage its efforts in the Fields Corner and Hyde Park commercial districts to incentivize private and public investment.  HBI is the developer of last resort for endangered historic buildings in Boston and the organization has a long and celebrated track record of saving and repurposing historic gems including the Old Corner Bookstore in Downtown Crossing and the Hayden Building, the only HH Richardson-designed commercial structure in the city.  When HBI made the decision to supplement its building redevelopment and preservation work  with a program that looks at entire neighborhood centers, it made a strategic move to leverage its resources to effect positive change on a much larger scale.