About

Gilbane, Inc., headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, is one of the largest privately held family-owned construction and real estate development firms in the industry. Founded as a family carpentry business in 1870, Gilbane has active participation from the 4th, 5th and 6th generations. Concentrating in select markets throughout North America, as well as internationally, Gilbane has more than 45 office locations around the world, as an industry leader in construction and real estate development.

With several billion square feet of successful project completions to our credit, including some of the most complex assignments, we have demonstrated time and time again our expertise in turning the most challenging situations into successfully completed buildings. We strive to bring our core values, expertise and integrated client-focused team approach as we deliver value in each of our projects in streamlined process.

Board of Directors

Glyn F. Aeppel

Glyn F. Aeppel

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Glyn F. Aeppel

Glyn F. Aeppel

Board Member

Glyn F. Aeppel is the president, CEO and founder of Glencove Capital, a hotel investment and advisory company that acquires, develops, restructures and rebrands independent AND lifestyle hotels in major markets in the United States and Europe and invests in lifestyle hotel companies. Click to read more.

Richard K. Allen

Richard K. Allen

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Richard K. Allen

Richard K. Allen

Richard K. Allen has an extensive engineering and construction background with strong North American industry knowledge coupled with construction-industry legal experience. Click here to read more.

Edward T. Broderick

Edward T. Broderick

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Edward T. Broderick

Edward T. Broderick

Board Member

As president and chief executive officer of Gilbane Development Company, Edward T.
Broderick is responsible for the company’s strategic direction and overseeing day-today
operations, new development opportunities, acquisitions, financing and project
leadership while fostering consistent performance and customer satisfaction. Click here to read more.

Robert L. Dixon, Jr.

Robert L. Dixon, Jr.

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Robert L. Dixon, Jr.

Robert L. Dixon, Jr.

Robert L. Dixon, Jr. is the owner of The RD Factor, Inc., a digital and information technology consulting business. He has more than 40 years of experience leading business teams. Click here to read more.

John R. Galvin

John R. Galvin

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John R. Galvin

John R. Galvin

John R. Galvin is president and chief executive officer of AAA Northeast. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, AAA Northeast is one of the largest AAA clubs across the
country, serving more than 6 million members across a six-state footprint. Click here to read more.

Robert V. Gilbane

Robert V. Gilbane

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Robert V. Gilbane

Robert V. Gilbane

Robert V. Gilbane is chairman of Gilbane Development Company and vice president of Gilbane, Inc. Since 1973, Mr. Gilbane has been responsible for the overall strategic direction and profitability of Gilbane Development Company developing in excess of $7 billion in real estate projects. Click here to read more.

Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr.

Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr.

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Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr.

Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr.

Thomas F. Gilbane, Jr. is chairman and chief executive officer of Gilbane, Inc. and chairman of Gilbane Building Company. He is the seventh family member to lead the company since
its start in 1870. Mr. Gilbane sets the strategy and goals for Gilbane, Inc. in collaboration with the board of directors and directs the organization’s growth through acquisitions or
investments. Click here to read more.

Thomas F. Gilbane III

Thomas F. Gilbane III

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Thomas F. Gilbane III

Thomas F. Gilbane III

William J. Gilbane III is the founder and CEO of Equitix North America, the sister firm of Equitix in the United Kingdom—a leading investor, developer and long-term fund
manager of core infrastructure and energy-efficient assets. Click here to read more.

William J. Gilbane III

William J. Gilbane III

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William J. Gilbane III

William J. Gilbane III

William J. Gilbane III is the founder and CEO of Equitix North America, the sister firm of Equitix in the United Kingdom—a leading investor, developer and long-term fund manager of core infrastructure and energy-efficient assets. Click here to read more.

Christie B. Kelly

Christie B. Kelly

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Christie B. Kelly

Christie B. Kelly

Christie B. Kelly currently serves as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Realty Income Corporation (NYSE: O), the preeminent net lease REIT, after serving on the board of directors. Click here to read more.

Frank T. MacInnis

Frank T. MacInnis

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Frank T. MacInnis

Frank T. MacInnis

Frank T. MacInnis is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Connecticut based EMCOR Group, Inc., formerly JWP, Inc., a Fortune 500® company and global leader in mechanical and electrical construction services, industrial and energy infrastructure and building services. Click here to read more.

Michael E. McKelvy

Michael E. McKelvy

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Michael E. McKelvy

Michael E. McKelvy

Michael E. McKelvy is president and chief executive officer of Gilbane Building Company.
Mr. McKelvy joined the company in 2014 and has been instrumental in developing and executing the company’s annual business plan in support of Gilbane’s strategic growth. Click here to read more.

J. Bonnie Newman

J. Bonnie Newman

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J. Bonnie Newman

J. Bonnie Newman

Jane E. “Bonnie” Newman is chancellor emeritus of the Community College System of New Hampshire. Previously, she served as the interim president of the University of New Hampshire, executive dean at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and as assistant to the president of the United States for management and administration for President George H.W. Bush. Click here to read more.

William R.C. Tresham

William R.C. Tresham

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William R.C. Tresham

William R.C. Tresham

William Robert Chapman Tresham is the founder and leader of RittenVest Inc., a Montreal-based real estate investment, advisory and asset management firm established in 2018. RittenVest provides capital, strategic vision and operational support to many of the world’s largest institutional real estate investors with a dedicated commitment to transitioning under-managed entitles to high-performing ones. Click here to read more.

Gilbane Family

Building More Than Buildings

Our camaraderie and team sentiment is rooted in our family history. There are more than a century of lessons learned incorporated into everything we do. We’ve built and developed millions of square feet of facilities throughout the United States and internationally. This history gives us the insight and experience necessary to deliver maximum value in all construction and real estate development projects for clients.

Gilbane, Inc.

We have active participation from multiple generations at both the Building Company and Development Company. Thomas F. Gilbane Jr. is chairman and CEO of Gilbane, Inc. and chairman of Gilbane Building Company.  Robert V. Gilbane is chairman of Gilbane Development Company and vice president of Gilbane, Inc. Edward T. Broderick serves as president and CEO of Gilbane Development Company.

History

Legacy

Gilbane is the builder and developer of some of the most highly visible projects domestically and internationally. With a global footprint of 45 office locations around the world and the resources of more than 3,000 people, we are motivated by a commitment to quality and excellence with a determined effort to exceed client expectations.

Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane Building Company is one of the world’s most innovative construction companies and is recognized as a industry leader. Our vision to be the premier company serving a full spectrum of facility needs to our clients and opportunities for our employees remains steadfast, as does our dedication to core values. As a forward-looking firm, we provide full construction and facilities-related services that deliver value for our clients across a diversity of markets.

Gilbane Development Company

Gilbane Development Company is the real estate development, investment and property management arm of Gilbane, Inc. We’ve been creating and implementing successful real estate programs for public, private and non-profit clients throughout the United States for four decades. Our goal is to serve as a single resource for navigating the tangled web of variables associated with real estate development, construction, financing, operations, and management.

Interactive Timeline

Click here to view an interactive timeline featuring key milestones in Gilbane history, from immigration to America from Ireland to present day projects.