Fred Starikov has worked for over 19 years in the real estate business. Since co-founding City Realty Group with partner Steve Whalen in 2004, Fred has overseen over $500 million in both residential and commercial real estate transactions. He also oversees the management of a portfolio rental units, with hundreds more under construction or in development.
Fred is known for creating a positive influence in his chosen field, and for giving back to the community. To that end, he has worked to provide affordable housing to Boston's residents. Currently City Realty's portfolio includes over 30% of its rental properties leased at below-market rates. He has also established housing partnerships with non-profit organizations such as Pine Street Inn, Hildebrand Family Center, Children's Services of Roxbury, Casa Nueva Vida, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, and Heading Home to provide high quality homes to some of the area's most needy.
Fred Starikov grew up in Boston's Allston neighborhood; the first-generation son of hard-working immigrant parents. He went to high school in Newton and studied at the University of Pittsburgh, where he worked part-time at a local real estate office. He returned to Massachusetts to start his career in the real estate field.
Fred lives just outside of Boston with his wife and three children.
Steve Whalen has worked for 23 years in the real estate industry, including for the past 12 years as Managing Partner of City Realty Group LLC (CRG).
A graduate of Stonehill College, Steve learned the real estate business while working at Equis Corp., NAI Hunneman Commercial, and Greenline Realty. It was at Greenline where Steve met his to-be CRG co-founder and business partner Fred Starikov.
Steve's expertise is in commercial and residential property acquisition, disposition and leasing. To achieve success in what can be a difficult endeavor, Steve and his partner place a high priority on relationship management and conflict resolution.
Steve is also a partner in the company “Lead Safe Homes": a company which specializes in the abatement of lead and asbestos from residential buildings in the Boston area.
Steve believes very strongly in community involvement, and has steered CRG toward several outreach programs in Boston, including City Kids, a non-profit focused on empowering youth education through technological resources and unique experiences, and CityPOP, a non-profit focused on enriching communities by activating dormant sites for use by local artists and craftsmen.
Steve originally hailed from Auburn Maine, but Boston stole his heart during his college years and he never left. He and his wife and two children now reside outside Boston.