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 the growing multifamily portfolio. Today, Finlay Management, Inc. continues to thrive with a successful 30-year track record while Chris expands Lloyd Jones Capital as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer.
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. He chaired the Commercial Investment Division of the NH Association of Realtors and served on the board of the NH Association of Industry and Commerce where he was elected Chairman.