MarketPlace Development Receives National Inclusion Award from Airports Council International

Business Diversity Award given to only one company each year that does business with airports

(Boston, MA) New England Development announced today that MarketPlace Development, its airport retail company, has been honored with the 2016 Airports Council International-North America Inclusion Champion Award, given to only one company each year that does business with airports.

Boston-based MarketPlace Development was recognized for its successful, innovative and sustainable practices that demonstrate commitment to diversity in airport business contracting, workforce inclusion and professional development in the airport industry. MarketPlace Development, a New England Development company and one of the nation’s premier airport retail development and management firms, was honored for its strong commitment to the inclusion of businesses that represent the diversity in the regions where the company develops and manages airport retail programs. MarketPlace’s dedicated approach to ensuring the participation of small, local and diverse businesses has resulted in the inclusion of these merchants at Philadelphia International Airport, LaGuardia Airport Terminal B, Ronald Reagan National Airport, and Washington Dulles International Airport.

In receiving ACI-NA’s Inclusion Champion Award, Paul McGinn, President of MarketPlace Development, thanked ACI-NA for the honor and recognized the MarketPlace staff for their strong and demonstrated commitment to the inclusion of businesses that represent the diversity in the regions in which MarketPlace does business.  “Our MarketPlace staff in Boston, New York, DC, and Philadelphia should take pride in this award,” he commented.  “It is their work that enabled MarketPlace to be recognized for being in the forefront of providing meaningful participation by Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in all aspects of our business.”

The award was presented during an awards gala April 5th at the ACI-NA Business of Airports Conference in Orlando, FL.  The conference was attended by nearly 500 commercial management, human resource, and finance executives from the North American airport industry.  In the words of Kevin M. Burke, ACI-NA President and CEO, “The Inclusion Champion Award celebrates exceptional achievement in promoting and sustaining diversity throughout the airport industry’s workforce. Diversity is good business and we are proud to recognize our airport and associate members who are committed to promoting inclusion.”

MarketPlace Development

MarketPlace Development, a New England Development company, creates world-class airport retail environments in partnership with airports and airlines that increase passenger satisfaction, contribute to airports’ revenue streams, and more than deliver on retailers’ expectations.  A forward-looking real estate company, MarketPlace elevates the passenger experience at airports across the country through the development and management of airport concessions programs. MarketPlace’s concessions programs at LaGuardia Airport, Philadelphia International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and Washington Dulles International Airport have helped transform these airports into welcoming transportation hubs offering passengers sought-after national brands and popular local stores and eateries.  Visit

New England Development

For over thirty-five years, New England Development has taken a creative, entrepreneurial approach to real estate development and management—delivering and sustaining successful projects across a wide range of property types. These projects transform complex challenges into preferred locations, generate long-term value to communities, afford compelling opportunities for local and national businesses, and offer sought-after experiences to a wide range of consumers.

The company is acclaimed for creating some of the country's most widely-recognized and successful regional centers, as well as multifaceted developments that combine retail, residential, hotel, and office uses. Outlet centers, high-end and street-front retail, airport retail, golf courses, restaurants, and marinas round out New England Development's robust portfolio.

Propelled by a senior management team led by Chairman and founder Stephen R. Karp, Vice Chairman Steven S. Fischman, and President Douglass E. Karp, New England Development has more than 50 million square feet of retail, commercial, and hospitality space to its credit.  With deep roots and experience in all aspects of the development, management, and operations of distinctive properties, New England Development is a partner that constructively anticipates and responds to the changing needs of retailers, shoppers, travelers, mariners, diners, investors, and civic leaders.