Employee Spotlight

Highlighting those who make the Related difference, today and everyday.


Kenneth Johnston – Lead Concierge at One Back Bay

Describe your role at One Back Bay, in Boston –
“I am the lead concierge at One Back Bay. I assist residents and guests with any request or needs they may have”

How long have you been with Related?
“5 ½ years”

What’s your favorite Related Rentals story?
“One of our wonderful, long term residents was the first female to represent Saudi Arabia to compete in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. It was an incredible accomplishment for her and myself and our team felt we were part of her adventurous journey.”

What’s your favorite thing about Boston?
“Boston has changed so much in the last few years. It’s now become a major destination for restaurants, theater and of course our sports teams! There never seems to be a shortage of things to do or new places to see here in my city!”

What’s your favorite thing to do in the Back Bay neighborhood?
“I enjoy attending studio open houses by local artist and taking garden tours in the Back Bay and South End neighborhoods. What I enjoy the most is grabbing a cup of coffee and a croissant, sitting in an outdoor café on Newbury Street and people watching amongst the foliage.

Where did you grow up?

“I am from Wollaston, MA (10 minutes outside the city). Prior to joining Related, I spent 20 years honing my concierge skills at The Four Season, The Ritz-Carlton and Mandarin Oriental. I lived in the South End for many years and developed a true love and appreciation for Boston and all its culture.”

What’s your favorite quote and/or book?
One of my favorite quotes is… “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” Omar Khayyam

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