Alexander A Randall

Alexander A. Randall

Retired Partner
Alexander A. Randall
+1 617 570 1425

Alex Randall is a partner in Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry group and serves as head of the firm’s Leasing practice. In addition to his work on a variety of commercial lease transactions for both landlords and tenants, Mr. Randall maintains a broad-based, transactional practice representing corporate and institutional owners and developers of real estate, as well as institutional investors in real estate debt and equities.

Mr. Randall handles all aspects of Goodwin’s own office leasing and construction activities and acts as Real Estate Counsel to the firm. He recently represented the firm in connection with the lease and construction of its global headquarters in a new, 17-story office tower at 100 Northern Avenue in Boston’s Seaport District which was awarded the “Office Deal of the Year” by the Boston Business Journal and the Commercial Brokers Association. He is currently representing the firm in connection with the leasing and construction of new office space in New York, Washington, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, as well as the firm’s international offices in London, Paris and Frankfurt. His work negotiating leases for Goodwin’s offices at the New York Times Building in midtown Manhattan was profiled in the industry magazines Law Firm, Inc. and CFO.


Mr. Randall oversees the commercial leasing work for many of the major office buildings in Boston, including, 53 State Street, 75 State Street, 50 Post Office Square, 101 Seaport Boulevard, 121 Seaport Boulevard and numerous suburban office parks. In addition, he represents numerous corporate and institutional tenants in commercial lease transactions nationally, often involving substantial office and/or lab construction. Recent major lease assignments include the representation of:

  • Advent International in connection with a 70,000 sf headquarters lease from Boston Properties at 800 Boylston Street, Boston.
  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in connection with a 300,000 sf build to suit office and laboratory lease from BioMed Realty Trust at 675 West Kendall Street, Cambridge.
  • bluebird bio in connection with a 255,000 sf build to suit office and laboratory lease from Alexandria Real Estate Equities at 60 Binney Street, Cambridge.
  • Skanska USA Commercial Development in connection with a 250,000 sf office lease to a major bank in Houston.
  • Skanska USA Commercial Development in connection with a 350,000 sf office lease to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP involving the construction of a 17-story mixed-use building at 101 Seaport Drive, Boston.
  • Bentall Kennedy in connection with a 410,000 sf headquarters lease to Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. at 50 Post Office Square, Boston.

In addition, Mr. Randall has recently represented the following clients in a variety of real estate transactions, including:

  • Skanska USA Commercial Development in connection with the sale of the office tower at 101 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, to Union Investment Real Estate GmbH, which set a record price for an office building sale in the Boston market. 
  • Bentall Kennedy and MEPT Edgemoor REIT in connection with three separate transactions involving the acquisition of 9 properties in the Fort Point Channel area of Boston, for an aggregate purchase price exceeding $400 Million.
  • Bentall Kennedy and CalSTERS in connection with the sale of 50 Post Office Square, Boston.
  • Skanska USA Commercial Development in connection with several confidential development projects in the Boston area.

Professional Activities

Mr. Randall is the past chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals in the Town of Hingham, where he resides. He is a member of the Boston and American Bar Associations, the Urban Land Institute, NAIOP, the Commercial Brokers Association and the Real Estate Finance Association. He is a graduate of LeadBoston, the year-long leadership program focusing on diversity and multicultural issues sponsored by the National Conference of Community and Justice.




Boston University School of Law

MS of City Reg Planning1982

Harvard University


Boston University



  • Massachusetts


  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Recognition & Awards

Mr. Randall has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers for his work in Real Estate Law 2022-2023.

Mr. Randall was awarded the prestigious Collaborating Professional of the Year Award (2012) by the Commercial Brokers Association. He was also recognized for the historic renovation deal of the year featuring his work as owner’s counsel at Boston’s 50 Post Office Square and as landlord's counsel in the deal of the year awarded to 101 Seaport for the Skanska USA – PricewaterhouseCoopers lease.


Mr. Randall is an author of several publications for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education including chapters of the Massachusetts Zoning Manual and Crocker's Notes on Common Forms.