Our Story

Gaspee Real Estate Partners is a full service, commercial real estate firm based in New England. We specialize in development, brokerage, and asset management.

Our team has over 20 years of combined experience in a variety of advisory roles giving us a unique and collaborative perspective when approaching any project.

While our focus is New England, Gaspee is unrestricted by market. Our team has experience in numerous projects nationwide.



From feasibility assessments to asset management, we help our clients navigate through an ever-changing marketplace to find the location that meets their specific objective.


Gaspee is focused on the development of retail, industrial, and multi-family properties. We leverage our strategic relationships to deliver a project from concept through completion, on time and on budget.


Through acquisition, alternative financing, or disposition in a tax-deferred exchange, we assist our investors in creating value and maximizing a return on their investments.


  • Chris Needham has been involved in commercial real estate for over 10 years. He started Gaspee Real Estate Partners in 2016 following 7 years with Churchill & Banks Companies as the AVP of Development. Chris has completed over $100 Million in real estate transactions in the past 5 years alone. He has been involved in over 20 development projects from site selection to disposition. With Gaspee, Chris will be responsible for strategic planning, site selection and development. Chris is a licensed real estate broker in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and is active in the International Council of Shopping Centers as a member of the RI NextGeneration committee since 2013. Chris is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and currently resides in Cranston, RI.

    CHRISTOPHER NEEDHAMFounder and Managing Principal
  • Steve has 15 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. He brings a well-rounded approach with previous specializations in market analytics, development, financing and construction. He co-founded GREP after five years as AVP of Commercial Real Estate Lending of a $2B banking institution where he oversaw a $50MM loan portfolio. Steve has broad experience in real estate development and financing including successful projects throughout New England. At Gaspee, Steve is responsible for initial project planning, leasing, debt/equity structuring and asset stabilization for the firm’s holdings and advisory assignments. Steve is a Co-chair of Rhode Island ICSC NextGeneration committee and a graduate of the University of Maryland. He currently resides in Cranston, RI with his wife, Michelle and son, Owen.

    Stephen Hardy
    Stephen HardyPrincipal & Founder
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