About

Hill Harder is a partnership formed in 2007 to develop quality residential real estate both for sale and for rent. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Hill Harder offers over 40 years of collective experience in development, construction management, and historic preservation. 

Martin W. Hill

In his 30 year career, Martin Hill has built and re-positioned approximately 2,000 residential units and 10 hotel properties in the Boston area and Florida markets, including over 200 units in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prior to founding Hill Harder, he was a managing Partner of Newsome Hill, Ltd., a Florida-based hospitality development company. Mr. Hill was also a Senior Vice President for Investors' Realty, where he handled construction management on a 184-unit downtown St. Petersburg, Florida condominium conversion.  Mr. Hill also served as Senior Project Manager of the $74 million South Seas Plantation Resort restoration for LXR Luxury Resorts. 

Lauren E. Harder

Lauren Harder co-founded Hill Harder after leaving a successful career as a project manager consulting for Fortune 100 companies where she accounted for the delivery of multi-million dollar software integration programs.   During this time she became part owner in a young local company, Rentgrow.com, providing management software to over 600,000 apartment units across the United States.  The entreprenuerial experience convinced her to start her own company in a field she was passionate about.  Now instead of being accountable to senior executive leadership, Lauren offers her delivery skills to homeowners and tenants.  Ms. Harder is responsible for every detail of the over 35 homes she has built and ensures that each one is unique and built to last.

Ms. Harder graduated highschool from Phillips Academy, Andover, obtained her B.A. in English from Cornell University and an M.S. in Computer Information Systems from Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering.

The Team

Every member of our team is committed to the highest level of design and construction. We are passionate about transforming historic houses into convenient and modern living spaces for homeowners who share our love of period architecture and timeless craftsmanship. When we build new construction, we seek to incorporate additions to the existing architecture and landscape with grace and respect for the nearby neighborhood and its distinctive character. We are invested in every detail of our homes and are honored to contribute to the vibrancy of our community.

Our partners

The Hill Harder team is also comprised of numerous partners – carefully selected, highly qualified consultants, architects, sub-contractors, craftsmen, and technicians who serve as long-term collaborators on our award-winning projects. All remain true to our company mission and are committed to the same superior standards that we adhere to – and that our homeowners have come to expect. The result of this team effort is a collection of extraordinary homes that honor the region’s rich history while contributing to the ongoing vitality of its economy and cultural life.