Raymond M. Murphy
Managing Director and General Counsel
As Managing Director and General Counsel of Eastern Real Estate, Ray Murphy is responsible for the management of all legal aspects of the company and the wide variety of transactions the company undertakes. Ray is also a key member of the team on strategic decisions and deal structuring.
Ray and the company’s legal staff have overseen hundreds of real estate and other transactions, ranging from basic acquisitions and sales to complex development deals, syndications and joint ventures. He takes pride in his ability to craft practical, creative and flexible solutions to the challenges posed by each deal or situation.
Prior to joining Eastern Real Estate in 2000, Ray was a partner in the Boston law firm of Palmer & Dodge, having joined the firm directly out of law school in 1985. While there, his practice focused on real estate development and finance.
Ray is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the George Washington University National Law Center. He maintains active memberships in a variety of professional organizations, including Greater Boston Real Estate Board, the Boston chapter of Urban Land Institute, and the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce.
A dedicated cyclist, Ray has participated in the Pass Mass Challenge, an annual bike ride that supports the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, every year since 2003. In that time, he and his team of riders have raised nearly $1 million dollars for cancer research. Ray is also active in local youth sports in his town, having been one of the originating founders of its youth football league.
Ray is a devoted husband and father of three boys. He has enjoyed a lifetime of active sports participation, and his current interests include skiing, golf, trail running and riding, and road biking.