Sonia V. Boyajian
Sonia Boyajian, President of Real Estate 109, first started in real estate by helping manage her family’s properties in 1969 when her brother Armand started buying real estate in Back Bay and South End of Boston. Sonia was also helping her parents operate a long-established family-owned furniture store in Watertown, MA while raising 4 children on her own. In 1982, Sonia decided to leave the furniture business and enter real estate full-time by opening her first office in one of the family’s properties in Millis, MA on Route 109. After 1 year of driving an hour each way to go work, Sonia came back to her roots in Watertown and Belmont and has been established here ever since.
Peter Boyajian is the general manager of Real Estate 109. He has been working as a real estate agent for over 25 years. He has a keen interest in interior design, architecture, and urban planning. One of his great talents is helping clients to picture themselves in a particular living space, he is intent on matching a property to the lifestyle of his clients. With his extensive working knowledge of construction and mechanical detail, he is able to help clients understand the limits and potential of a particular property. Peter was raised in Watertown and Belmont and has a long understanding and appreciation of the history and culture of these great communities.
Ed Kebadjian is the primary rental agent. Originally from Watertown, Ed’s previous professional experience was in the computer industry. He also has extensive knowledge of the mortgage industry. He is a graduate of Suffolk University.
Ed Forristall has been with Real Estate 109 for over four years. Ed brings 20 years of experience in title insurance and closings which makes him an ideal broker to assist buyers through the process of finding and closing on a home. Ed has a BS from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and graduated in 1992.
Chris McVay joined Real Estate 109 in 2010 and she handles all of the commercial leasing and sales for the office. She works with Belmont residents on residential sales as well.
Chris has a background in urban planning, having graduated from Boston University with a Masters in Urban Planning and Public Policy. Prior to working in commercial real estate, Chris worked for the Town of Lexington on economic development initiatives and transportation planning. She also worked as a consultant for the Town of Belmont. In this capacity she worked on the McLean Hospital Redevelopment Plan and the Cushing Square Overlay District.
Chris lives in Belmont and has three children in the Belmont Public Schools. She is active in Belmont town politics, being a Town Meeting Member in Precinct 3 and an active member of the Energy Committee. She was also the co-chair of the Capital Projects Overview Committee.
Chris enjoys working with landlords to find quality tenants in addition to helping tenants find retail and office space.
Paul has been with Real Estate 109 since 2006 after several years in the financial services marketing and accounting fields. He has worked in various positions with John Hancock and Sun Life Financial in marketing brokerage services, annuities, long-term care insurance and mortgage banking. With this very diversified background, Paul has a great deal of experience with change which enables him to connect quickly with his client’s needs. He takes pride in having an excellent understanding of what’s important to each client and fulfilling their home goals.
Paul lived in the South End for nearly 20 years and spent his time there renovating and restoring his units. He now lives in Watertown in a renovated bungalow. Paul is very active with town community groups including the civic organization World in Watertown. He is also a board member of MetroWest Collaborative Development, an affordable community housing development organization.
Paul is a graduate of the University of Albany.