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Gosder Cherilus is Founder & CEO of Bastion Companies, a diversified holding company.  Prior to forming Bastion Companies, the Somerville, MA native was an owner of Eagle Development Partners, ("Eagle").  Formed in 2010 for the express purpose of developing real estate for his “life after football” with a focus on developing and permitting real estate projects in Maine, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. As Eagle's Managing Partner, Gosder was responsible for setting the overall direction of the firm. The firm's major projects included the following:

  • Quarry Hills II–Permitting for 269 unit market rate apartment project over structured parking in Quincy. The project was sold to the Dolben Companies in May  2018.
  • Old Orchard Park–44,000 SF retail development in two phases (22K each  phase) located in Treesdale, PA. 
  • 446 Cambridge Street-40 market rate apartments and  below grade garage in Allston.
  • Winthrop Square–Partnered with Lend Lease and Hudson Group NA to submit a  proposal to the BPDA on the redevelopment of the Winthrop Square garage.
  • Woburn Landing–A mixed use retail & 234 key hotel project located in Woburn,  MA. Construction started September 2015. Project includes four (4) fast casual  restaurants and a Hampton Inn & Homewood Suites.
  • Massport Parcel A-2–Partnered with Boston Global Investors (BGI) on an RFP to redevelop Parcel A-2 to include approximately 550,000 SF of Class A office space and 33,000 SF of Cultural Space in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood.

Prior to starting Eagle in 2010, Gosder spent nine (9) seasons in the NFL and was a starting right tackle for the Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On March 16, 2017 Gosder officially announced his retirement from professional football. 


Gosder graduated from Boston College where he played on a football team with one of the highest winning percentages in school history.