Coda Development has been a staple of the high end residential market in Boston and Metro West for over 15 years.


Founded by Greg Cohen in 1995, Coda Development has worked on Brownstones in Beacon Hill, large estates in Wellesley, adaptive re-use office space in Cambridge, historic preservation in Newton, and everything in between.  To date, Coda has developed over 200,000 sf of residential and commercial properties valued at over $100 million.


The Core Team


Greg Cohen
Founder, Design

Greg Cohen brings over twenty-five years of experience in the real estate industry.  Greg’s real estate journey began in 1992 where he worked in real estate construction, development and general contracting.  In 1995, Greg founded Coda Development, focusing on the production of high-end residential properties in the Greater Boston area.  His network of home care and construction professionals in the Boston Area is endless.  Through his expertise, reliability and trustworthiness, Greg has been involved with developing, historically preserving, renovating and restoring homes that have been standing for multiple generations.  Greg is a Wellesley resident and is an avid skier, fisher and hiker who can be found spending time with his family and two dogs when not building luxury properties.

Otto Magdanz
President, Operations

Otto Magdanz is the president of Coda Development and manages operations.  A graduate of Harvard Business School, he has over eight years of experience in service-based businesses and is an entrepreneur by nature.  Otto’s passion for helping others has been highlighted by his development of various successful concierge-type businesses throughout the years.  In 2007, Otto founded DormAid, which is a specialized company that provides a myriad of services to busy college students throughout the east coast.  Today, Otto’s leadership has helped to propel Coda into the custom building market in the MetroWest area.  In his free time, Otto enjoys ice hockey, snowboarding and blowing glass at his family’s glass studio in Marthas Vineyard and Cambridge.

Jim Corrigan
Supervisor, Site Management

Jim is a 3rd generation builder, and has been in the residential sector of the industry for over twenty-five years.  Most of his work has been based locally in Metro-West, but he has built in the Bay Area, San Diego, Santa Fe, & New Hampshire as well.  He has an undergraduate degree from Boston College, and post-grad studies in topics ranging from architecture and drafting to surveying.  On job sites he has worked in all phases of construction and overseen crews of varying sizes.  Jim is currently certified with his Construction Supervisor's License and his Home Improvement Certification in Massachusetts.  Jim grew up in Wellesley and currently lives in Newton with his wife and two children.

We're Hiring!

Site Supervisor

Coda Development is looking for Site Supervisor with extensive experience in residential construction, and the ability to provide a high level of service to our customers.


  • 10+ years construction experience

  • Organizational skills and strong communication

  • Ability to interface with customers and be presentable

Field Tech

Coda is looking for a presentable and personable field tech with strong handyman skills to work in clients' homes, handling various odd jobs and assessing problems.


  • 5+ years construction or handyman experience

  • Strong communication and personal skills

  • Reliable, efficient, and self-motivated


Coda is always interested in meeting subcontractors that take pride in their quality of work.  Please be ready do provide examples of past projects demonstrating quality of work, pricing, and testimonials.


  • Highest quality craftsmanship only

  • Properly Insured & Bonded as necessary

  • Ability to forecast schedule and meet deadlines

  • Organization with regards to tracking and billing are a must

  • Presentable and respectful on the job site and in homes

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