Leadership Transition Marks Company’s Continued Growth & Legacy on South Shore + Boston
February 8, 2023 – BOSTON, MA – A.W. Perry, a relationship-driven real estate investment and services firm with offices in Boston and Hingham, MA, has announced the promotion of Mark Flaherty to President of the firm.
For nearly 140 years, A.W. Perry, Inc. has contributed to the fabric and economy of the city of Boston and the South Shore through its real estate holdings and community investments. Today, under the management of the fifth generation of the Perry family, A.W. Perry is known for premier properties such as 20 Winthrop Square, The Berkeley at 420 Boylston Street, and 40 Summer Street in Boston, as well as its South Shore Park campus in Hingham, MA.
Mark Flaherty, an industry veteran, joined A.W. Perry in 2006 as the Chief Financial Officer, and later became Chief Operating Officer in 2022. Mark has been a member of A.W. Perry’s Board of Directors since 2018 and has spent more than thirty years in various roles including financing, accounting, and overseeing real estate operations. Mark’s transition, as well as several new team additions, marks the company’s growth and investment in the future of A.W. Perry and its assets.
Kerri Gallaway, Executive Vice President, and a family member of the 5th generation of A.W. Perry management noted, “The company has seen its share of change and challenge during the unusual past several years, and throughout, Mark has consistently demonstrated his strong and steadfast leadership capabilities and in-depth knowledge of all aspects of our business. A.W. Perry has a long tradition of family members leading the direction of the company, and Mark, who is truly like family to us, will continue their legacy –advancing the quality and mission of the generations before us.”
“I am honored to be part of this team, and to carry this position as we look to the future of A.W. Perry, said Mark Flaherty, President of A.W. Perry. “Our vision is to continue to serve our tenants and the communities we work in with the same character and excellence the firm has always made part of their mission. This is a small chapter in a very long story, and I’m pleased to hold a part of it.”
Susan Perry O’Day, who previously served as President, will remain an involved leader as CEO and will continue to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors.
A.W. Perry’s services and portfolio spans regions and asset classes, including properties predominately on the South Shore and Metro Boston, and recently expanding their North Shore presence with the acquisition of an industrial facility in Lynn – now known as Lynnway Park.
About A.W. Perry
A.W. Perry is a privately held real estate firm that has strived to provide the highest level of service and value to its clients for nearly 140 years. Under the direction of the Perry family’s fifth generation of leaders, A.W. Perry maintains a reputation of strength, stability and integrity and is known for establishing and nurturing long-standing business relationships. For more information, visit www.awperry.com.