In Memoriam: Barry M. Portnoy

 
February 25, 2018

Barry M. Portnoy, a partner at Sullivan & Worcester from 1978 until 1997, passed away on February 25, 2018. Barry was an outstanding lawyer and an exceptionally successful businessman. After leaving his law practice at Sullivan & Worcester, he founded what is now known as The RMR Group LLC in 1986, and served as its Chairman and a Managing Director of its parent company, The RMR Group Inc., since its inception. Today The RMR Group has $30.0 billion of total assets under management and approximately 52,000 employees including those at its managed companies. He also served as a Managing Trustee or Managing Director of Government Properties Income Trust, Hospitality Properties Trust, Industrial Logistics Properties Trust, Select Income REIT, Senior Housing Properties Trust, Tremont Mortgage Trust, Five Star Senior Living Inc., TravelCenters of America LLC and RMR Real Estate Income Fund, and as a Director of Sonesta International Hotels Corporation, RMR Advisors LLC and Tremont Realty Advisors LLC.

The family kindly requests that donations in Barry's memory be made to The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc., 442 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148.