CEO & Managing Partner
Boston Global Investors
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.