About Us

Building Legacies. Preserving Landscapes.
Extraordinary properties deserve outstanding developers

Over five decades ago, Northland Residential Corporation was founded on the philosophy that excellence begins from the ground up.


We believe in the preservation and enhancement of the natural landscape we developed.


We work closely with landowners, conservation groups, municipalities and state environmental agencies to create, maintain and protect open space and conservation land.


We are leaders in environmental and energy efficient designs. This was the case even before we were awarded the first LEED certification for The Villages at Brookside in Bourne, MA.


We consistently exceed expectations with our attention to detail and a keen eye for breathtaking vistas.


Northland Today

Today, our founding principles continue to guide us. And the things that made us unique, now make us exceptional.

Northland Residential Corporation is one of New England’s foremost developers of extraordinary real estate properties. Our portfolio ranges from dramatic multi-acre homesites to luxurious townhome communities found in many of New England’s most desirable neighborhoods.

Our Team

True artists & visionaries

It takes a keen eye for detail and stewardship of the land to develop New England’s most extraordinary properties. Our leadership team is nothing short of outstanding.


Serving our community. Honing our craft.

Building an award-winning team takes dedication, experience, and a commitment to excellence. We’re proud to say our team has achieved various designations through NAHB, including Certified Sales Professional, Certified New Homes Marketing Professional, and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist.

We’re also giving back to our community and industry through our service. President and Chief Operating Officer John C. Dawley has served as President of the Builder’s Association of Greater Boston. He is also a member of the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Board of Directors, Friends of Leo J Martin Nordic Ski program, Holderness School Alumni Association, Treasurer and Vestry Member of the Church of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church.

Many of our new homeowners downsizing from larger family homes into condominiums find that they have furniture and other household items they no longer need. We partner with the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless to donate these items to people transitioning out of homelessness. MCH will arrange to pick up the items from our buyers’ departure homes, allowing for an easy process, and one that benefits all involved.

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The best in the industry…collaborating, connecting, and committed to excellence

No man is an island and no company is without its trusted partners and institutions. Northland collaborates with some of the best in the industry to bring the Northland Difference to each of our properties. Our list of distinguished partner organizations includes:

Accounting & Financial Institutions

Middlesex Savings Bank
Boston Private Bank & Trust
Cape Cod Five Cents Saving Bank
Eastern Bank
Davies & Monahan PC

Strategic Trade Partners

Kohler Co.
National Lumber
Eastern States Insurance Agency
W.T. Phelan Insurance Agency
Cape & Islands Kitchens
Yale Appliance

Architectural, Design & Engineering Firms

CHA Engineers
Union Studio
Design Principles, Inc.
Metro West Engineering
Merrill Engineers
Ryan Associates
The Architectural Team
Vanasse & Associates, Inc.

Legal Counsel

Corcoran & Associates PC
David Himmelberger, Esq.
Dunning, Kirrane, McNichols + Garner, LLP
Goulston & Storrs
Hemenway & Barnes
Holland & Knight
Marcus, Errico, Emmer & Brooks, PC
Mirrione Law Group
Moriarty, Troyer, & Malloy
Nutter McLennon & Fish
Sherin and Lodgen LLP
Dorner Law & Title Service

Real Estate Brokerage, Appraisal, and Advisory Firms

D-W Investments
Hartel Appraisal Associates
Leggat McCall Properties
Marshall Properties
McCall & Almy
Callahan Construction
National Development
Streamline Communities
Pinnacle Residential Properties, LLC
Dartmouth Group Property Management
Maloney Property Management
SEB Housing LLC

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Commitment to Excellence

Northland Residential Corporation is proud to belong and participate in the following associations:

  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
  • The Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB)
  • Home Builders Association of Massachusetts (HBAM)
  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC)
  • US Green Building Council (USGBC)
Award Winning

Five decades of accolades…one proud company

Recognition for our philosophy is the greatest compliment we can receive. Northland Residential Corporation is proud to be the recipient of some of the industry’s most prestigious awards.