Case | HBS Case Collection | August 1989 (Revised January 1992)

Prospect Hill

by William J. Poorvu and Katherine Sweetman


Bill Hassett, a partner in the Nelson Companies, has to make some important decisions regarding the expansion of Prospect Hill Executive Office Park in Waltham, Massachusetts. The pre-development issues concerning him about the Hillside Building include how to position Hillside in a softening market, how to handle certain parking issues, and whether expanded day care facilities would enhance lease-up or increase expenses. He is also considering arranging an interest rate hedge on the adjustable rate interest. This case deals with suburban development issues, and focuses on adapting to possible structural changes in the real estate industry.

Keywords: Expansion; Growth and Development Strategy; Property; Decisions; Interest Rates; Urban Development; Organizational Structure; Real Estate Industry; Massachusetts;


Poorvu, William J., and Katherine Sweetman. "Prospect Hill." Harvard Business School Case 390-011, August 1989. (Revised January 1992.)