For over 35 years, Michael C. O' Brien, the founder of Galaxy Development, LLC has been in the commercial real estate business.
What started as a commercial real estate brokerage company in Middletown, CT has now blossomed into one of the region's most successful and reputable development companies. The corporate office is now located in Auburn, MA immediately off Exit 10 of the Mass Pike. This central location allows Galaxy to better service the trade areas it has concentrated on in Connecticut, Massachusetts New Hampshire and New York while actively pursuing growth opportunities in Rhode Island and Maine as well.
Galaxy Development has completed projects totaling over $250 million during the last ten years and has given new life to distressed properties and communities that have cooperated and shared the visions of the company. Major national name tenants such as Price Chopper, Walgreens, Chilis, Taco Bell, Kohl's, Advance Auto, Tractor Supply, Panera Bread, Bank of America, AutoZone, Dollar Tree, Aldi, Family Dollar and Planet Fitness, Rite Aid and many others have been the beneficiaries of projects built by Galaxy from the ground up.
In doing so, Galaxy has often been able to tackle the most difficult of sites, overcoming the most challenging environmental issues, permitting hurdles and development costs that would cause most developers to turn away. Many neighborhood and communities have witnessed the close attention Galaxy gives to tasteful design and well-landscaped development projects while also benefiting from an increased tax base and new employment. The new stores Galaxy has developed since 2005 have added over 2,100 new jobs to the communities it has finished projects in. Despite the difficult economic times since 2008, Galaxy has flourished with the completion of 10 new projects totaling nearly 500,000 square feet in four states.
We combine the energy of development with a respect and understanding of the community. We strive to create something truly new and wonderful with every project and to build honest and mutually beneficial relationships with our tenants, the professional service providers we retain, our staff and the communities that we do business in. We hope that you will be among them!