Development in Roxbury MA

Boston Real Estate Developer

Velney Development is a local real estate development company. 100 percent veteran-owned and minority-owned business.

“painless as possible.”

Strengthening Communities Through Quality Development



40 Unit Development in Roxbury MA

Velney Development Helps Solve Your Real Estate and Development Problems With Innovative Solutions

We provide honest solutions for Massachusetts development property sellers who need to sell fast and investors looking to grow their real estate investment portfolios for better returns. 

Velney Development is one of Boston ‘s top real estate developers because we focus on doing things right.  We specialize in buying distressed properties (multi-family, mixed-use, commercial, warehouse, retail, bank REO’s and land. We have experience working with property sellers who just can’t sell the traditional route.

A big passion of ours is helping to be a part of beautifying the communities we work in by helping people get out of tough real estate situations, in addition, we always look for ways to add value no matter if we purchase or not. After purchasing, we will work with our construction partners who specialize in ground-up Developments and rehabs.

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Josu’e Velney
Velney Development, founder and CEO

A Little About Velney Development

Josu’e Velney is the founder and CEO of  Velney Development, LLC. He served five years in the Marines. During that time, he was deployed three times. After returning home Josu’e served his community as a Somerville firefighter and lieutenant for twelve years.

Today Josu’e is a retired firefighter and full-time real estate developer. Josu’e holds a Bachelor’s degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Construction Management. As a licensed unrestricted construction supervisor, Josu’e is an expert at assessing the development options necessary to bring a project to current market value.

Josu’e currently holds numerous properties in his rental portfolio in Somerville, Medford, Boston, and its neighboring cities.

He has taken his leadership skills, honed in the military, and applied them to real estate development. His mission and focus is on improving his community through real estate development.

Our Core Values

Resourcefulness, Purpose & Service

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How We Got Into Real Estate Development

In the early days, our founder Josu’e was not a real estate developer, he was a first-time home buyer and a veteran home buyer. A few years after purchasing as a first-time home buyer in Somerville, Josue became a licensed real estate agent focusing on property management and sales. Once Josu’e became comfortable with the investing side of the real estate business he started rehabbing multi-family homes in and around the Winter
Hill neighborhood of Somerville, MA. To further his education, Josu’e found himself back in school learning construction management. While in college one professor challenged Josu’e to really focus on understanding real estate development because it seemed like the natural path and the direction Josu’e was heading towards. In 2021 Josu’e started Velney Development and never looked back. Today Josu’e lives in Roxbury. A neighborhood of Boston that he loves and a neighborhood that he feels gives Velney Development the best opportunity for growth because of its proximity to Velney Development’s current projects and his hometown of Somerville. Josu’e is currently working on developing ground-up apartment projects in Roxbury, Roslindale, Dorchester, and Mattapan.

The Future of Velney Development Will Be Mix-Use and Lab Space

We believe Mix-Use development is a great opportunity for our company. Developing mix-use buildings will
provide our investors and the company with a diversified portfolio. In addition, Mix-Use development projects will
nurture an environment that allows our residents the opportunity to live, work and play in the same
community.


Residential development will always be the backbone of Velney Development; however, we see opportunities in
other development sectors. One of the sectors we are focusing on is lab space. We feel Boston is a perfect
location for lab space development due to the demand and proximity to universities like MIT, Harvard
University, and Tufts University.

Need To Sell Your Massachusetts Land Fast? We Buy Land In And Around Boston and Throughout Massachusetts. See How…

We buy land in Boston MA for cash and have the ability to close quickly… as quickly as 21 days if you need us to.  At Velney Development , we are a serious cash buyer that pays you a fair purchase price, requires no appraisals, no traditional lender-required repairs, and we charge NO FEES. We are looking to buy all types of property in any condition in the Boston area.

If you are looking to sell a MA land quickly, we would like the opportunity to make a fair offer on your land. We can have an offer in your hands within 72 hours.  Give us a try by clicking the link below.

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Looking To Participate In The MA Real Estate Development Market? See How We Can Help You Earn Solid Returns…


Being one of Boston ‘s premier Veteran Owned Business Enterprise (VBE) and Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) real estate development firms we run across a lot of great development & investment property deals in Boston and around MA. Our Early Alert Property Buyers list gets first access to MA investment properties and vacant lots for sale before we list them on our website.

Also, we work with qualified local investors who want to leverage real estate to help you diversify your portfolio and earn solid returns. From buying Boston rental properties from us to joint venturing with us on real estate development projects to debt investors looking for a consistent return… we have options that you may be interested in.

If you’re interested in learning more about ways we can work together don’t hesitate to contact us today.