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Boston-based The Davis Cos. is behind some of the East Coast's most notable projects. Founded in 1976 with a focus on urban residential renovations and conversions, the company has gone on to develop the Boston Design Center (later dubbed the Innovation and Design Building after being acquired by Jamestown) and redevelop Pittsburgh's Union Trust Building into a LEED-certified retail and office building. It is underway with the 1,055-room Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, expected to become the city's fourth-largest hotel.
The Davis Cos.' president, Richard McReady, has been with the company since 2014. Prior to joining Davis, McReady was the chief operating officer at NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. and also founded Hummock Pond Capital Strategies, a real estate consulting and advisory firm.
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