Brookline Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company. It operates through the following segments: commercial real estate loans, commercial loans and leases and consumer loans. The Commercial real estate loans segment is divided into three classes: commercial real estate mortgage loans, multi-family mortgage loans and construction loans. The Commercial loans and leases segment is divided into three classes: commercial loans which include taxi medallion loans, equipment financing and loans to condominium associations. The Consumer loans segment is divided into three classes: residential mortgage loans, home equity loans and other consumer loans. The company was founded in November 1997 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.