Management

Brian J. Murphy

Brian brings over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate brokerage, financing, development and investing to Marina Realty Advisors. Prior to founding MRA, he was a Senior Vice President at GVA Smith Mack, where he was consistently one of the top producing brokers and handled some of the most complex transactions done by the firm.  He lead Smith Mack’s investment sales activity, negotiating investment sales, development site sales, development joint ventures and debt financing for a variety of public and private real estate users and investors. In his career he has successfully negotiated well over $250,000,000 of investment real estate transactions. As a principal, he has participated as either a sole investor or partner in over $120,000,000 of Office, Multi Family, Residential Development and Limited Service Hotel ventures.

Brian is a lifelong boater who got his first experience in the marina business working at a summer job at a South Jersey marina during college. His boating resume includes crewing aboard friend’s sailboats in club races in South Jersey and on the Chesapeake Bay, competing in Marlin and Tuna tournaments out of Cape May NJ, fishing and cruising the Bahamas as well as helping move both power and sailboats from the Mid-Atlantic to South Florida. He currently does his boating primarily around his Ocean City NJ summer home and on the Chesapeake Bay aboard his 27’ Boston Whaler “Irish Wake”.

A graduate of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia Pa. with a B.S. in Accounting, he holds Real Estate Brokers Licenses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.

When not on the water, he lives in Media, Pennsylvania with his wife and 2 teenage children.