Investment & Development
SullivanHayes is a value oriented investor and developer of retail, hospitality and mixed-use properties in New England
SullivanHayes has been developing commercial real estate since its early beginnings in Denver, CO. Our firm has built over 3,000,000 square feet of retail properties valued in excess of $500 million in project cost throughout New England, Kansas, Colorado, Missouri and Wyoming. Retail remains the core of the SullivanHayes business, but the company has also successfully built over 1,000 multifamily units and two limited-service hotels over the last 40 years. Retail projects range from large power centers and grocery anchored centers to free standing single tenant assets, gas stations and in-fill convenience centers. National retailers in these projects include Market Basket, Lowes, Home Depot, BJ’s, Cabela’s, TJ Maxx, Starbucks, LA Fitness, Albertsons, Dick’s Sporting Goods, CVS, PetSmart, King Soopers, Safeway, Bed Bath & Beyond, Michaels, Shaws and many dozens more.
Principles & Strategy
A Legacy of Three Generations
Upon returning home from World War II, John E. Hayes began his real estate development career by building small 10 to 20 unit apartment buildings in neighborhoods within the City of Hartford where he was born and raised. He found a growing market for his buildings with the many young families being formed by the soldiers returning from the war. The foundation for John’s success was rooted in his construction background. John’s father, Joe, an Irish immigrant, was a small general contractor, and Joe’s three sons: Joe Jr, John and Bill grew up working on job sites from a very young age. John always believed that the success of property development lay in two very straight forward keys: construction expertise and tenant relationships.