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Catherine Carlock

Real Estate Reporter


Catherine Carlock is the real estate and development reporter at the Boston Globe. She has covered commercial real estate for more than a decade, chronicling changes to Boston’s skyline and the power brokers behind the city’s building boom.

Catherine was previously the real estate editor for the Boston Business Journal, where she also covered women in business. In 2016, she won an award from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) for original coverage of Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid. She was named a "Boston Power Woman" by Bisnow and won several awards from the New England Newspaper & Press Association on original real estate and government reporting.

A regular contributor to radio and television, Catherine is a frequent guest on WBUR’s “Radio Boston” and Boston Globe Today. Her work has appeared in The Virginian-Pilot, The Charlotte Observer, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, and the Triad Business Journal. She interned at CNBC and was a Dow Jones News Fund intern with

Catherine hails from Richmond, Virginia and arrived in Boston shortly before the record-breaking winter of 2015. She holds a degree in journalism and English from Washington and Lee University, where she won an award from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) for online in-depth reporting. Reach her at or @bycathcarlock.