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Boston Global Investors (BGI) is a leading real estate development and consulting firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.  Led by John Hynes and a team of experienced real estate professionals, BGI has decades of experience developing commercial, residential and mixed-use projects, from landmark towers to city-scale development.  Projects include Seaport Square, the newly created 6.3 million square foot urban neighborhood on Boston’s waterfront, the redevelopment of United Technology Corporation’s 46-acre Rocketdyne facility within LA Warner Center in Los Angeles, as well as large-scale master planning assignments in North America and Asia.

In Boston’s Seaport, BGI and its development team, BGI Development Advisors, broke ground on One Seaport Square in December of 2014 and in 2017 completed the newest and largest mixed-use development in Boston, on time and on budget.   Currently,  BGI is focused on our next world class office building at 401 Congress Street, Boston, adjacent to Seaport Square, as well as the 231 Unit, 685,000 square foot Motor Mart mixed-use project in Boston’s Back Bay with CIM Group.

John Hynes was a co-founder with Gale International in the Songdo International Business District (Songdo IBD), a massive US $35 billion, 100 million square foot master planned city in South Korea.  Prior to forming BGI, Mr. Hynes and his partners developed the 1.1 million square foot State Street Financial Center tower and the 500,000 square foot 101 Arch Street tower, both located in Boston.

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John B. Hynes, III

John B. Hynes, III

CEO & Managing Partner
About John B. Hynes, III

John Hynes is the CEO and Managing Partner of Boston Global Investors. Prior to the formation of BGI in April, 2010, Mr. Hynes spent ten years as CEO and Managing Partner for Gale International and served as the driving force in the company’s aggressive expansion both domestically and in Asia. During his tenure at Gale, Mr. Hynes was the deal originator and managing Partner (with Morgan Stanley) for the successful development of One Lincoln…now known as State Street Financial Center…and the creation of  Boston’s landmark Seaport Square project.  He also secured the massive New Songdo City project, a US $35B, 100 million square foot master planned city near Seoul, South Korea, one of the largest private real estate projects in the world.

Prior to joining Gale, Mr. Hynes spent ten years as a broker with the Codman Company and RM Bradley & Co. and ten years as the local development partner with Lincoln Property Company. During that time he participated in more than three hundred leasing and sales transactions in the Boston market totaling over six million square feet and developed three office projects totaling two million square feet with an aggregate value in excess of one billion dollars.

Following the success of One Lincoln in Boston’s financial district,  Mr. Hynes re-teamed with Morgan Stanley and acquired a 23 acre parcel in Boston’s seaport area.  Over a nine year effort John Hynes and the BGI team created the master plan for what would become Boston’s largest private development project, Seaport Square.  Joined by WS Development as the retail development partner, Seaport Square was created from open air parking lots into a world class neighborhood and thriving innovation district, with approximately 3 million square feet / $2.5 billion of development completed under Mr Hynes’ direction.  In October 2015, Morgan Stanley and BGI sold the remaining approved development sites for what was then a record land price.

Today, Mr. Hynes is focused on the development of 401 Congress Street in the Seaport and the Motormart site in Boston’s Back Bay as well as the acquisition and development of additional sites in the Greater Boston area.

Throughout his career, Mr. Hynes has remained committed to and active within the Boston and Cape Cod communities and sits on the board of several non-profits and professional organizations. John is a graduate of Harvard College where he captained the 1980 hockey team.

Beyond BGI

John remains committed to and active within the Boston and Cape Cod communities and sits on the board of several non-profits and professional organizations. John is a graduate of Harvard College where he captained the 1980 hockey team.

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Kevin R. Benedix

Kevin R. Benedix

Chief Operating Officer & CFO
About Kevin R. Benedix

As Chief Operating Officer & CFO, Kevin Benedix is responsible for financial operations and asset management in addition to directing all corporate operations for BGI. Mr. Benedix was part of the Gale International team for eight years, most recently as CFO, and worked with the executive team on the day-to-day oversight of investments in domestic and international development projects and real estate. This included the construction, wrap up and award winning operation and sale of the One Lincoln Street / State Street Financial Center Project.

Originally an auditor with Touche Ross (Deloitte), Mr. Benedix entered the private real estate sector with R.M. Bradley & Co. in the early 90’s where he managed the financial operations for over US $1B in assets, including Prudential Center, Boston and a national 800-property bank portfolio. Following R.M. Bradley, he joined CB Richard Ellis as their first Controller for the New England region.

Mr. Benedix attended St. Michael’s College in Vermont, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Keleher scholar / athlete honors.  Long active in the Boston community, Mr Benedix joined the board of directors of The South Boston Neighborhood House (“The Ollie”) in 2007 and was subsequently elected to serve as President of the Board for South Boston’s oldest community based non-profit.

Leonard M. Conlin, Jr.

Executive Vice President & Director
About Leonard M. Conlin, Jr.

Leonard Conlin brings 35 years of experience in general contracting, construction management and real estate development. Mr. Conlin manages permitting, design, construction and project delivery for Boston Global Investors. He is currently overseeing predevelopment work for the Motor Mart Project in Boston’s Back Bay, a 231 unit, 685,000 square foot development.  Mr. Conlin recently completed delivery of the One Seaport Project in Boston’s Seaport Square, a 1.4 million square foot project, one of the largest mixed-use developments in Boston. Prior to Boston Global Investors, he spent ten years with Gale International managing design and construction services for a series of prominent projects including the One Lincoln Street Project, a 36-story, 1.1 million square foot office tower in downtown Boston.

Before joining Gale in 2000, Mr. Conlin worked for Turner Construction, Bovis Lend Lease and Raymond Property Company. During the course of his career, Mr. Conlin has participated in over 100 completed projects totaling more than 22 million square feet with a combined construction value of $6 billion dollars.

Mr. Conlin holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Cum-laude, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has completed real estate studies at Harvard College.

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Scott Summers

Scott Summers

Senior Vice President, Design & Construction
About Scott Summers

Mr. Summers manages design, construction and project delivery for Boston Global Investors and brings 27 years of experience in real estate development.  Prior to joining Boston Global Investors, he spent ten years as Vice President of Design and Construction with Gale International managing the US-based design consultant team working on Gale International’s $35 Billion, 1,500 acre Songdo International Business District located in Incheon, Korea. Mr. Summers also served as Vice President of Foreign Investment and Marketing for Gale International Korea responsible for bringing investors and occupiers to Songdo International Business District while living in Korea.


Prior to joining Gale International, Mr. Summers was the Construction Contracts Manager for Intel’s manufacturing facilities in both the US and China (Chengdu and Shanghai). Prior to Intel, Mr. Summers was a Project Manager for Bovis Lend Lease in China and Taiwan working on commercial real estate developments.


Mr. Summers holds a Master’s degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design & Planning from the University of California, Davis. He resides in Arlington, MA with his wife and two children.

Linda Margolin

Linda Margolin

Controller
About Linda Margolin

As Controller at Boston Global Investors, Linda oversees all corporate as well as project accounting and reporting. This includes 3rd party client services, partnership and joint venture accounting and reporting management, project budgeting and financial statement preparation as well as annual audit and tax return activity.  Linda has over three decades of experience in real estate accounting, primarily with Spaulding & Slye at their former HQ in Lexington, MA.  Linda earner a Bachelors of Science in Accounting, cum laude, from The University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

John Hynes, IV

John Hynes, IV

Vice President / Project Executive
About John Hynes, IV

As Project Executive, John manages development project design, permitting, construction and delivery for Boston Global Investors. Prior to joining BGI, he spent 3 years working in the financial markets and subsequently joined Suffolk Construction, where he worked in project management on major development sites between Boston and Miami, FL.  John holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and lives in South Boston.

Greg Loukas

Greg Loukas

Assistant Vice President & Investment Officer
About Greg Loukas

As Investment Officer, Greg helps oversee budgets, investment proformas and analysis, and investor relations as well as design and construction contracts for BGI’s active and prospective developments.
Greg holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and has recently completed real estate finance courses in Boston University’s Commercial Real Estate Program. Greg resides in South Boston.

Andrea McLean

Accounting
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Debra Wallbridge

Executive Assistant / Office Manager
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