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Salem MA 01970


Overlook Associates' Principals have extensive experience and national reputations in historic preservation, real estate development, economic development, public and private finance and financial management.

Elaine B. Finbury


Lanie Finbury is recognized for her unique ability to achieve consensus and public purpose in revitalizing communities through the development process. She has served as a acquisitions director and lead development consultant of The Architectural Heritage Foundation in Boston, MA, a Senior Community Development Specialist for the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Boston, and a Senior Project Manager for the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency.

Among her representative projects is the Essex House in Salem, MA, a 44 unit luxury rental development, which virtually initiated the commercial redevelopment of downtown Salem. Additionally, Lanie is responsible for the Rufus Choate House, also in Salem, a historic federalist townhouse renovated to house modern offices, including Overlook Associates. Ms. Finbury also undertook the redevelopment of three buildings acquired by Phillips Academy in Andover, MA through its merger with Abbot Academy, for which she received the 1991 Annual Preservation Award from Massachusetts Historical Commission.

Ms. Finbury is a Board member and long-time previous Chair of the Boston Preservation Alliance, Boston's non-profit voice of advocacy for historic preservation She is also on the Board of Directors of the Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council, which was created to advance the economic interests of the Merrimack Valley, and formerly served on the Board of the Lawrence History Center.

Ms. Finbury is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of American & New England Studies in the Boston University Preservation Studies program, teaching classes in adaptive reuse and financial feasibility to graduate students in both Preservation and joint Law/Preservation, and lectures at the Boston University School of Law.

Frederick H. Phillips


Fred Phillips is recognized for leadership in building strong teams, managing change in high growth and turnaround environments, developing financial strategy and structuring deals. Previous employment includes the Architectural Heritage Foundation in Boston, MA and 30 years of experience in finance and management as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of three technology companies in the Boston area, Treasurer of Lotus Development Corporation, Cambridge, MA, and Vice President of Mellon Bank, N.A.

Mr. Phillips was instrumental in initiation and development of various projects, including the Davis and Sargent Building in Lowell, MA, which was converted into the Merrimack Valley headquarters of Nobis Engineering, Inc. and a new five story building at the abandoned site of the former Tremont Mill, which houses the administrative headquarters of Jeanne d'Arc Credit Union in Lowell, MA.

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