In 1795 several Boston men raise $18,450 to purchase a small hillside cow pasture from a local artist. They pattern streets, design fine townhomes and create elegant urban living. They call their development Beacon Hill.
More than two centuries have elapsed since the original Mount Vernon Proprietors – as Charles Bulfinch, Harrison Gray Otis and Jonathan Mason called themselves – struck that deal with John Singleton Copley. Since 2002, a modern Mount Vernon Proprietors, Inc., tracing its ideals back to those 18th Century visionaries, continues the tradition of developing and managing fine spaces for living and working.
Its represents a range of properties from 150-year old historic brownstones in the heart of Boston to seaside resorts along the Maine coast. It manages commercial property, condominiums, new developments, rentals and timeshare properties. It has managed property valued at more than $40 million and has led more than $10 million in development projects.
It maintains offices in Boston, Massachusetts and Ogunquit, Maine. Mount Vernon or its principals are members of the National Association of Realtors, Massachusetts Association of Realtors, National Association of Residential Property Managers, and Greater Boston Real Estate Board; they support several historic preservation organizations.
Mount Vernon was founded by Kenneth J. Olson. Mr. Olson holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Boston University and is a licensed real estate broker.