McKinsey & Company | 2019 report

Modular construction has the potential to have a profound impact on the construction industry according to the new report by McKinsey & Co. Informative report that examines the early implementation of modular to the increasing investment by players outside of the industry implementing modular methods.  Read Full Report

Update - progress on 28 austin St, Newton

Now that the modules have been placed the team is working hard to complete the project. Here is a quick peek inside one of the units. 

Modular at the tipping point
Proof that if you build it, they will come -  Developer plans affordable housing on more than 100 vacant lots in Chicago, using modular construction Skender Construction of Chicago opened a modular manufacturing facility earlier this year and has just announced they are now partnered with  developer Sterling Bay to build 100 affordable units on...
GSX Featured on WBZ | CBS Boston News

Our modular project at 28 Austin St in Newton was featured on WBZ | CBS Boston News as part of the Boston Next series on the housing crisis. Affordable housing is a critical issue that is going from bad to worse in many Massachusetts communities. One developer is thinking outside the box to find a solution.

NERJ: GreenStaxx’ Austin St. development moves forward with modular boxes set in place

Newton, MA GreenStaxx’ latest modular building has begun to take shape as the installation of the 102 modular “boxes” that will form the residential portion of 28 Austin St. is well underway.

28 Austin St. is a four-story mixed-use development comprised of 68 one and two-bedroom apartments and 5,000 s/f of ground floor retail located in the...

Wicked Local Newton reporting on 28 Austin st. project

If you were shopping last week in Newtonville, you likely saw structures reminiscent of shipping crates being stacked like Legos by a massive crane. The work was all part of the 28 Austin Street Project, a mixed-use development next to Star Market.

interview with bbc world service / the world
GSX's Principals Art Klipfel and Gwen Noyes were interviewed by Jason Margolis of BBC World Service / The World to talk about our modular multi-family project at 28 Austin St. in Newton. The modular boxes have arrived from RCM, located in Canada, and are being set on the site. It is amazing to see how this methodology works. List to learn...
Why we need Transit-Oriented Development
Gwen Noyes, COO of GreenStaxx/Oaktree Development participated on a panel today to discuss Transit-Oriented Development for the Boston Real Estate Times. Joined by Sean Coffey of The Davis Companies and Kevin Deabler of Rode Architects they shared the benefits of TOD and the struggles to overcome community and local objections. Gwen shares her...
Gwendolen Noyes of Oaktree Development to Speak at Boston’s Transit-Oriented Development Summit on Jan. 23, 2019

Gwen Noyes, COO of GreenStaxx and Partner of Oaktree Development, will be participating in the Real Estate Times Transit-Oriented Development Summit on Jan. 23rd, 2019. TOD has been a large part of our work over the past 40 years and our current project in Newton is a great example of a TOD and modular construction project. Join us!





GSX featured in The boston globe

While worries about quality and occasional push-back from construction unions have long helped keep the building method from being widely adopted here, those concerns are easing. The relentless pressure of increasing costs has more builders warming up to the idea of factory-built apartments, saying they could be a key factor in addressing the...