David Greaney has risen from humble roots to build one of the most respected real estate startups in Greater Boston.<\/p>\n
In just five years of operation, Greaney\u2019s Synergy Investment & Development has closed roughly $500 million in deals and accumulated a portfolio of 1.5 million square feet of commercial property. Some of the firm\u2019s recent transactions included the $31.3 million acquisition of the HarborSouth office complex in Quincy; a $40 million purchase of 253 Summer St. in Boston, and a $25 million acquisition of 200 Newport Ave. in Quincy.<\/p>\n
An Irish national, Greaney immigrated to the United States shortly after graduating from University College in Dublin. His first jobs as an accountant and analyst were with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Harvard University\u2019s investment arm. He soon began dabbling in real estate, rehabilitating properties just as the local housing market was hitting its stride.<\/p>\n
Greaney soon transitioned to bigger and more complex projects. His hands-on approach transferred seamlessly in the launch of Synergy, as Greaney and his team have built a reputation as one of the best property-management operations in the city.<\/p>\n
A family man, Greaney says maximizing his time at home in Cohasset is a top priority. He\u2019s also been quick to take to the ocean, although he\u2019s learned through trial and error that, unlike in real estate, it\u2019s often better for the novice sailor to borrow, rather than own, a boat. \u201cI love being on the water \u2014 I didn\u2019t get out enough this year,\u201d he said. \u201cBut I will probably continue to \u2018share\u2019 for another year.\u201d<\/p>\n
Outside the office, Greaney has become a familiar face among local nonprofits and real estate organizations including as a board member for the Special Olympics of Massachusetts, chairman of Irish Network Boston, and a board member for The Claddagh Fund, the charitable foundation of the Dropkick Murphys.<\/p>\n<\/div><\/div><\/div>"