Chris Finlay began investing in real estate early in his career as a commercial airline pilot with Eastern Airlines. Casual investing soon evolved into a major commercial real estate business, and in 1983 Chris resigned from Eastern to concentrate exclusively on the Finlay Company. During the ensuing years, Chris grew the company into one of the largest real estate firms in New England with offices throughout the region.
In 1990, he began to focus on real estate development, and over the next fifteen years developed and constructed approximately 40 communities and 5,000 units, plus 20 post office facilities. At the same time, he expanded his property management company to accommodate an expanding portfolio of multifamily communities. Today, he leverages his successful 40-year track record to lead Lloyd Jones as our Chairman and CEO.
Chris’s education includes Upper Canada College and post-graduate studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has also completed extensive industry training through the CCIM, SIOR, RESSI, IREM and LIHTC programs. He has served as senior instructor at the University of Maine Real Estate Division and senior instructor for the Graduate Realtors Institute of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. Chris chaired the Commercial Investment Division of the New Hampshire Association of Realtors and served as chairman of the New Hampshire Association of Industry and Commerce.