Over the past 30 years, The Mount Vernon Company has demonstrated a dedication to service and attention to our properties that has enabled us to win virtually every award available in the real estate industry. From historic Back Bay and Beacon Hill brownstones and renovated apartments in Allston-Brighton, to cutting edge environmentally advanced new communities, MVC takes pride in every aspect of our business.
Beyond bricks and mortar, we are deeply committed to the community having actively supported organizations including: The Make-A- Wish Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Youth Build Boston, and the Children's Advocacy Center as well as encouraging volunteerism throughout our firm.
Our dedication to quality buildings and service as well as our commitment to the community sets MVC apart. We look forward to having you as a resident and making our house your home.
Bruce A. Percelay
Bruce A. Percelay
Chairman and Founder
Bruce A. Percelay is chairman and founder of The Mount Vernon Company, a real estate investment firm considered among the leading apartment landlords in Massachusetts. The company has grown over the past 30 years to include over 2,500 apartments, 5 hotels, as well as select office and retail properties.
The company has received the Community Excellence Award from the Rental Housing Association of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, the Paragon Award for Industry excellence by the National Apartment Association, Best Landlord in Boston by Boston Magazine, and Best Places to Work in Boston by the Boston Business Journal.
Percelay’s signature development was the Allston Green District, an eleven building assemblage which was the largest new construction project in Allston in over half a century and jump started the Allston real estate boom. The three centerpiece buildings in the Green District set a new standard for environmentally sensitive living and have won over nine awards for their forward thinking sustainable design.
Percelay began his career in advertising and helped manage the marketing efforts for Parker Brothers Games, Keds Sneakers, and Converse Athletic Shoes. He is also credited with the development of the idea for Sunkist Orange Soda, the most successful new soft drink launch in industry history.
Combining his marketing savvy with his real estate experience, Percelay authored the top selling business book, Packaging Your Home for Profit, published by Little Brown and Company. The success of the book prompted appearances on CNN, Good Morning America and over 50 newspapers and magazines around the country. Percelay pioneered the concept of marketing and staging homes for sale and has used the theories in his book to build The Mount Vernon Company to an industry leader in this region.
Percelay has recently created a boutique hotel division of The Mount Vernon Company including 21 Broad, rated by Conde Nast as the top new boutique hotel in the world and the 200-room Revolution Hotel which is one of the top performing hotels in Boston. The company’s hotels are largely located in resort communities including Nantucket, Newport, Rhode Island, Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Camden, Maine.
Extremely active in support of the communities in which he lives, Percelay was the driving force behind the construction of Nantucket's Whaling Museum and the new Nantucket hospital where he spearheaded a $120 million capital campaign. He is also a Presidents Council Board Member of Massachusetts General Hospital, was the chairman of the Massachusetts chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and chairman of Habitat for Humanity in Boston where he launched the largest urban project ever built in America during his tenure.
Currently, Percelay serves as chairman of the board of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston. As chairman, he created the Senate Project designed to encourage bipartisanship in the U.S. Senate, the Just Vote initiative to increase national participation in voting, and two new programs designed to celebrate successful immigration and to expand the Institute’s award-winning civics program across the country.
Percelay is the publisher of N Magazine, a publication he co-founded 20 years ago. The magazine is the leading publication of its kind on Nantucket, has won national awards for its print quality and boasts the highest income demographic of any seasonal magazine in America. Additionally, Percelay has won several awards from the New England Press Association for Excellence in Journalism for features in the magazine.
In recognition of his significant service to his community, Percelay was the recipient of the Ten Outstanding Leaders award from the Boston Chamber of Commerce as one of Boston’s top young leaders, and received the Outstanding Achievement Award from YouthBuild Boston. He was also the recipient of the prestigious John M. Connors Leadership Award at Mass General Hospital.
Percelay received a special commendation from former Senator John Kerry for his contributions to Boston which appears in the permanent archives of the United States Congressional Record, was recently honored by the Children’s Advocacy Center for his support of children’s issues and is responsible for the Percelay Philanthropy Award given annually by the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Percelay also served on the board of the Rappaport Institute at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Bruce shares his time between Nantucket and Boston with his wife Elisabeth and two sons William and Charlie. He is an avid boater, tennis player, and collector of vintage automobiles.