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.
In 1990, he began to focus on real estate development and over the next fifteen years developed, constructed, and managed approximately 40 multifamily and senior housing communities and luxury condominiums.
The Great Recession of 2008 provided numerous investment opportunities in the multifamily arena, and after a few years of investing for his own account, Chris established Lloyd Jones to offer outside investors an opportunity to participate in his acquisitions. A few years later, he added senior living and development subsidiaries to capitalize on the exploding demand for senior housing. More recently, seeing acquisition opportunities in the hospitality industry, he added a hotel investment division.
Today, Chris leverages his successful 40-year track record and experience to lead Lloyd Jones and all its subsidiaries as 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. He is on the board of the National Multifamily Housing Council, a member of The American Seniors Housing Association, and a strong supporter of Shelters to Shutters, a non-profit organized to connect individuals facing homelessness to opportunities for employment and housing within the multifamily community.