Managing Partner, O’Connell Organization

Gregory O’Connell

Gregory O’Connell currently holds the position of Managing Partner at the O’Connell Organization, a family business concentrating on real estate investment, development, and property management, based in the Red Hook, Brooklyn.

After attending the State University of New York at Geneseo, Gregory, a lifelong Brooklyn resident, immediately dedicated himself full-time to modernizing and restructuring the O’Connell Organization’s operations.  Over his young real estate career, Gregory has exponentially decreased vacancy rates while increasing profitability for the family’s 1,300,000 ft² of rentable industrial, office, and retail portfolio. He has secured a diverse commercial tenant base that fosters coexistence rather than competition, a principle that he believes is the healthiest form of economic growth within a community.   In addition to his lead role in the commercial real estate aspect of the family business, Gregory oversees management of the O’Connell Organization’s 500 plus residential rental units in Brooklyn.  In 2016, Gregory succeeded his father, Greg, who founded the company circa 1967.

Gregory resides in Cobble Hill with his cairn terrier, Sarge.