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Ted Tye is Managing Partner of Newton, MA-based National Development and oversees the firm’s major real estate development projects. He has been involved in developing award-winning projects for over 30 years. He is a frequent speaker on real estate matters at area universities and before professional groups.
Ted is past board chair, past president and current director of NAIOP Massachusetts, the state’s commercial real estate development association. He has been a co-founder and part-owner, Maine Red Claws (National Basketball Association G-League) and co-founder and chairman, Worcester Tornadoes minor league baseball team (where he built a new 3000 seat baseball park for the team’s use at College of the Holy Cross).
His community service has included serving as chairman of the committee responsible for construction of a major field complex at Newton South High School. Additional recent activities include: board member, Boston Main Streets Foundation; executive committee, New York Streets Neighborhood Association; strategic advisor, More Than Words; president, Newton Metrowest Basketball; and co-chair, JCC of Greater Boston Building Committee.
Ted graduated magna cum laude from Tufts with a B.A. in political science and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
At Tufts, Ted was a Wendell Phillips Award winner and served as Director of Student Activities where he oversaw the birth of the Tufts Daily, Tufts Student Services and Spring Fling. As an alumnus, he is currently the chairman of the Athletics Board of Advisors, and a member of the Trustees Buildings and Grounds Committee. He has served Tufts as a board member of the Tufts Development Corporation, chairman of the board of Tufts Hillel, a frequent guest lecturer, alumni admissions interviewer and mentor to many Tufts students.
He was elected to the Tufts University Board of Trustees on November 2, 2019.
November 6, 2019