Founder & President
Salvatore Lupoli is the Founder and President of Lupoli Companies, the parent company of a multi-dimensional organization comprised of two divisions – Lupoli Developments, which includes Riverwalk Properties, Riverwalk Lofts, Thorndike Exchange, Andover Medical Center, The Acre, and Heights on Haverhill. Lupoli Hospitality includes Sal’s Pizza Retail and Wholesale, JeNet Management and FlowFitness LLC.
For nearly 27 years Sal, as a true social impact entrepreneur, has had a monumental impact on the Merrimack Valley region, particularly in Lawrence where in 2003 he repurposed a 200,000 SQ FT historic mill into part of what is now Riverwalk Properties, a 3.6 million SQ FT mixed-use complex along the Merrimack River. The property houses more than 200 companies and has created thousands of jobs, stimulating economic growth in one of Massachusetts’ highest profile Gateway Cities. Riverwalk Properties is the definition of a smart growth development that supports the local economy, community values, cultural differences and environmental health. Sal’s efforts have resulted in the creation of one of the area’s largest mixed-use communities. Sal’s innovative concepts in team-building have created a culture of entrepreneurialism and success resulting in Sal raising over 300 million in capital through his various business interests.
The growth of Lupoli Companies has been made possible by Sal’s unparalleled business approach, in which he invests in his tenants to ensure that his property fits their needs and their growth. Consequently, Lupoli Companies real estate empire consists of 4.6M square feet of space and is still growing with the addition of a brand new state-of-the-art medical building in Andover, Massachusetts conveniently located off Route 93. The Andover Medical Center provides a much-needed service to the residents of the Merrimack Valley bringing world-class treatment and care to the region. The Thorndike Exchange, a new mixed-use development is also underway in Lowell, Massachusetts. This project is adjacent to the Gallagher Transportation Center and focuses on the development of one of the city’s most notable mill buildings, the former Thorndike Factory Outlet and Comfort Furniture. This remarkable asset will soon be transformed into a premier live-work-play campus with immediate access to commuter rail and an abundance of lifestyle amenities. The Hampton Beach Casino complex in New Hampshire continues to expand and will include amenities, services and commercial businesses along its pristine coastline. Future plans to develop real estate holdings on Dascomb Road in Andover, Massachusetts and Merrimack Street in Haverhill, Massachusetts are underway and will follow Lupoli Companies’ model of creating comprehensive mixed-use communities within urban areas.
Sal works hand-in-glove alongside several organizations that support and promote smart growth within urban communities. Sal is a recent recipient of The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) Marcia Lamb Inner City Innovation Award. He is the co-founder of The Lawrence Partnership, an inner-city organization that’s focused on economic development and improving the quality of life in the city by empowering local business owners to achieve greater success with financial support, other institutions that Lupoli Companies partners with include: Groundwork Lawrence, Mass Development and the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission.