Robert J. Finlay
Robert J. Finlay is a businessman who has devoted his career to nurturing entrepreneurship, identifying innovative solutions to everyday challenges, and giving back to the community through various charitable endeavors. Mr. Finlay is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RJ. Finlay & Co., a full service real estate, construction and building materials firm whose diverse portfolio spans twelve companies, includes nearly 300 employees and more than 1 million square feet of real estate throughout the United States.
Mr. Finlay's business success is built on a foundation of experience and accomplishment on Wall Street, during which time he held positions with major firms, including Credit Suisse First Boston, Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank. He specialized in capital markets and commercial real estate. In 2000, Mr. Finlay founded Commercial Defeasance, LLC, a niche company whose volume grew to $15 billion within five years. In February 2006, Mr. Finlay sold a majority interest in the firm to Summit Partners. He remains on the company's board of directors.
Outside of the boardroom, Mr. Finlay has earned equal distinction both as a race car driver and as an accomplished pilot. Mr. Finlay is an alumnus of Southern New Hampshire University and resides in N.H. with his wife Karin and their four children. Together, Mr. and Mrs. Finlay lead the Finlay Foundation, a non-profit devoted to improving the quality of life for Granite State residents by assisting children and families in need and promoting an array of forward thinking cultural and educational initiatives. Mr. Finlay also serves on many philanthropic boards.
Daniel M. Monfried
As President and Chief Operating Officer of R.J. Finlay & Co., Daniel Monfried’s expertise is based on more than 15 years of experience in the financial services sector, advising ultra-high net worth individuals and exploiting hidden value in emerging companies. Mr. Monfried has served as an advisor to institutional investors focusing on portfolio management, mergers and acquisitions, institutional recapitalizations, and implementing new models to help businesses reach maturation.
Prior to joining R.J. Finlay & Co., Mr. Monfried held executive positions at several financial institutions including Midlantic Corp., J.P. Morgan and UBS. He has managed public and private equity portfolios, hedge funds, early stage venture investments, and been instrumental in merging and integrating acquisitions.
James Pennington’s prior experience includes more than 15 years in the real estate development industry, with a focus on mixed-income, multifamily development. Mr. Pennington joined R.J. Finlay & Co. in December 2009 after having worked with the development firms Criterion Development Partners and Raymond Property Company. Mr. Pennington was responsible for leading approximately $500 million in real estate development activity in Massachusetts, Georgia, New Jersey, and Colorado, including the completion of more than $100 million in multifamily and mixed-use development in the Boston area.
Mr. Pennington is also the founder of Boston Apartment Advisors, LLC, a market research and software development company focused on the multifamily apartment investment community.
Michael Spiker, CPA
Michael Spiker boasts more than 20 years of executive leadership in the real estate industry, encompassing office, retail, industrial, and single-family home development and investments. As a Managing Director for R.J. Finlay & Co., Mr. Spiker oversees a growing portfolio of properties throughout the Southeast, seeking out real estate opportunities and focusing on compliance issues, acquisitions, and leasing through R.J. Finlay & Co.’s Tampa, FL, offices. Prior to joining R.J. Finlay & Co., Mr. Spiker was Principal of the Tampa-based SouthCap Real Estate Partners, where he oversaw all multi-family acquisitions and secured more than $20 million of private equity and more than $100 million of Freddie Mac debt. Between 2001 and 2007, Mr. Spiker was Managing Director and Director of Acquisitions for the Dutch-owned Euro American Advisors, Inc.’s U.S. operations, acquiring and developing more than $1 billion in multi-family, office and retail real estate. A retired U.S. Air Force Sergeant, Mr. Spiker is a frequent public speaker and instructor and a member of numerous national real estate and accounting boards.
Kim Reagan has more than 20 years of experience marketing and managing for high profile properties and companies throughout the eastern U.S. As Executive Director of One Liberty Lane, in Hampton, NH, Ms. Reagan is responsible for leasing, oversight, and public outreach at one of New England’s premier corporate complexes and event centers. Additionally, she handles leasing for all other R.J. Finlay & Co. properties throughout the Northeast. Prior to One Liberty Lane, Ms. Reagan served as Sales and Marketing Manager for EastPoint Executive Centers in Bedford and Nashua, NH, and prior to that, she was the Business Sales Manager for US Unwired (Sprint PCS) in New Hampshire and Vermont. Ms. Reagan is a 2000 leadership graduate of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. She has been an active participant in the New Hampshire business community since 1990, serving as Vice President and Treasurer for the NH chapter of the American Business Women’s Association.
A recent addition to the R.J. Finlay & Co. family, Kelly Joy brings over 18 years experience as a property manager for multiple organizations in New England. Since 1992, Kelly has been managing real estate including 30 federally subsidized residential and 5 commercial properties. She focuses on managing the facilities maintenance; organizing capital improvement projects and budgets; and creating and implementing policies that improve the efficiency of facilities operations. Over the past 18 years Kelly has held positions with increasing responsibility at EastPoint Properties, Harbor Management Company and J & K Sales Associates. As a respected industry veteran, Kelly joins the R.J. Finlay & Co. team to help manage the company’s diverse and rapidly growing real estate portfolio.