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My Welsh heritage, the strength and character of my ancestors, has been an inspiration to me throughout my life. The Lloyd and Jones names generate a lot of pride and respect, so I named my firm Lloyd Jones to remind myself of the legends that preceded me.

Christopher Finlay

Owner/Operator

Proven Track Record

Investment Diversification

Shared Risk

Shaped by experience; defined by results.

Lloyd Jones has successfully invested in and operated multifamily and senior housing real estate for four decades: as managers for the FDIC in the ‘80s, and as developers, investors, and managers of multifamily and senior housing assets thereafter. Since 1990, Lloyd Jones has developed, owned, and managed approximately $1.2 billion in multifamily real estate.

We are proud to be defined by our results: award-winning developments and investment returns averaging 29.03% IRR and 2.71x equity multiple over the past ten years.

A proven strategy

Find opportunity in every economic cycle

Acquire assets below replacement value

Capitalize on the firm’s vertical integration to underwrite, analyze & implement business plans

Create long-term value and consistent, reliable yield

A Welsh legacy

A Welsh legacy

The name Lloyd Jones was chosen to honor our founder’s Welsh great-grandfather, Alfred Lloyd, and grandfather, Hugh Jones. Lloyd was a master builder and became known for his work for the Duke of Westminster as well as the construction of churches and schools. He was also elected mayor of Flint, North Wales for several terms. Jones was the owner of the local foundry. Both were highly respected businessmen and community leaders, and the family reputation for sound business practices and strong work ethic created an undeniable legacy for Chris Finlay from the time he was a boy.

The Welsh dragon symbolizes this proud heritage that continues to inspire Chris and his team in the work that they do for their partners, investors, and residents.

Timeline by decade

1980

1980
Christopher Finlay creates the Finlay companies which grow to be among the largest real estate firms in New England:

  • Finlay Commercial Real Estate
  • Finlay Real Estate Appraisal
  • Finlay Property Management

1990

1990
The FDIC and RTC contract Finlay to handle the management and disposition of their ORE assets acquired as the result of the savings & loan crisis and recession.
The United States Postal Service chooses Finlay to develop and manage post office facilities across the country.

1993-2008
Finlay begins developing multifamily and senior housing communities, ultimately ranking among the top five producers of Housing Tax Credit properties. Development continued for fifteen years until the Great Recession.

2000

1993-2008
Finlay continues development activities through 2008: workforce housing, senior living communities and luxury condominiums. 

2010

2010
Finlay and family member begin accumulating a portfolio of apartment communities for their own account.

2013
Building on his investment success, Finlay creates Lloyd Jones Capital, a private-equity real estate investment firm offering outside investors an opportunity to participate in his acquisitions.

2018
Finlay merges Lloyd Jones Capital with the Finlay companies to create Lloyd Jones, a vertically integrated owner/operator of multifamily and senior housing.

2019
Lloyd Jones recruits a veteran of the senior housing industry to run newly created Lloyd Jones Senior Living Management as the firm aggressively enters the senior housing market.

2020

2020
Under the continuing direction of Christopher Finlay, Lloyd Jones celebrates its 40th anniversary as a private-equity real estate firm focused on multifamily and senior housing investment and operations.

2022

To capitalize on emerging opportunities, Lloyd Jones adds a hospitality subsidiary and reactivates A.B. Lloyd Construction. Lloyd Jones Senior Living changes its name to AVIVA Senior Living.

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