High-Performance Real Estate Team
About Maguire Hayden
Specializing in the acquisition and leasing of a commercial real estate portfolio means working closely with businesses to put them in the right space.
Our long-standing relationships within the commercial real estate and financing industry allow us to identify, evaluate and execute value-add acquisition and disposition opportunities, targeting attractive risk-adjusted returns to our investors.
Leveraging Hayden’s 40+ year knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic’s submarkets and Maguire’s impeccable investment expertise and track record, Maguire Hayden is uniquely positioned to effectively capitalize on regional real estate market volatility.
Combined, Maguire Hayden’s principals have more than 180 years of commercial real estate and private investing experience in the region and beyond. As a result, the Maguire Hayden team has the capability to source and evaluate exceptional acquisition opportunities.
In addition, the firm has proven its ability to add substantial value to its assets through targeted capital improvements and timely vacancy reduction.
The Company primarily targets acquisition opportunities in the industrial, office and flex sectors in the Philadelphia metropolitan real estate market and secondarily properties within a +/- 200 mile radius.
Our main presence is in the office, industrial and retail asset classes. With approximately five (5) million square feet under management, we have a unique commitment to tenant service and asset improvement. Being privately owned and funded, we take special pride in caring for and improving our buildings.
Our company’s principals have over sixty (60) years of combined industry experience and have consistently practiced our core belief that tenant service and business integrity fosters long term tenant retention and ultimately maximizes value for tenants, investors and ownership.
Over the last several years the organization has successfully completed over five million square feet of real estate transactions, representing over one billion dollars in value.
We take a very calculated and disciplined approach to investing, targeting attractive risk adjusted returns to our investors . We rely heavily on more than a century of combined real estate experience and extensive knowledge of the local markets. We adhere to the belief that the best results come from “buying what you know.”
Additionally, as a vertically integrated organization, we have the proven ability to add substantial value to our assets through oversight of targeted capital improvements, tenant retention, and aggressive marketing and leasing.
Joseph Anthony “Tony” Hayden, founder and chairman emeritus, Maguire Hayden Real Estate Company
Tony Hayden, a lifelong Philadelphia-area resident and a leading figure in the region’s commercial real estate industry for nearly 50 years, died peacefully on Tuesday October 9th, 2018 at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, surrounded by his family. Hayden was 74.
At the time of his death, Hayden was Chairman Emeritus of Maguire Hayden Real Estate Company, which sponsored both the Maguire Hayden Real Estate Company and MIM-Hayden Real Estate Funds, investment vehicles redeveloping office and industrial properties throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, but primarily in the Philadelphia suburban market that he knew best.
In addition to his deal-making prowess, Hayden was a legendary figure in the industry for his charismatic story-telling ability (often involving the recounting of his own comic misadventures), his proudly old-school work ethic and values, his generous mentorship and wise advice to the countless young people who sought it, and his bottomless loyalty to family and friends.
“My dad always emphasized the importance of practice and gritty hard work. Whether it be a commercial real estate deal, a speech, a golf match – he overprepared and then went with the flow which I believe lead him to a tremendous amount of success in both his business and personal life,” remarked his youngest daughter Stephanie.
A profligate employer of the superlative form, Hayden never hesitated to pronounce a favorite person, place or thing as “the BEST!” –thereby putting any further debate on the topic to rest. Among the many “BESTS” frequently cited included Avalon, Philadelphia Country Club, Quail Valley Golf Club of Vero Beach, and Elvis Presley. But he never let it go unknown that the absolute BEST accomplishments of his life were his loving, 46-year marriage to Patricia “Tish” Hayden (nee Maginnis) and the raising of their five children, Mandy, Tony Jr., Patrice, Tara, and Stephanie.
Tony Hayden was born on April 8, 1944 in Philadelphia to Joseph and Mary (nee Mallon) Hayden. He grew up in Mount Airy and attended high school at St. Joseph’s Prep. He worked for a year as a custodian at the Vicks VapoRub plant in Philadelphia before matriculating at La Salle University, where he earned a B.S. in Accounting in 1967. Hayden loved his experiences at “The Prep” and La Salle and would go on to serve many years as Vice Chairman on the Board of Trustees of both institutions later in life.
Upon graduation from La Salle, Hayden joined the United States Navy as an officer and received the Navy Commendation Medal for his service as a full Lieutenant in Vietnam.
Returning to civilian life, Hayden began his commercial real estate career at Strauss Greenberg, before moving to Rouse & Associates and ultimately to Cushman & Wakefield in 1974. At C&W, in addition to starting and managing the Philadelphia office – and serving as its top producer – he helped lead the then-New York based brokerage’s expansion into a national full service platform, opening 10 regional offices in markets across the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest and rising to Executive Vice President of the corporation. After 21 years as an executive of C&W, Hayden founded and became the managing partner of Beacon Commercial Real Estate, which ultimately grew into a leading regional commercial brokerage firm. Following the successful creation of Beacon, Hayden pursued his dream of ownership by forming Hayden Real Estate Investments in 2009.
Over the years, he formed a deep personal and business relationship with the late developer Willard G. Rouse III, assisting in the lease up of the transformative One Liberty Place, the first Philadelphia skyscraper to exceed the height of City Hall, and then serving nearly 25 years on the Board of Directors of Liberty Property Trust, the successor company to Rouse & Associates following its public listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
Among his many memberships of professional organizations, Hayden served as President of the Society of Industrial Realtors in 1982 and President of the Philadelphia Board of Realtors in 1985. In addition to Liberty Property Trust, his board directorships included Telespectrum Worldwide, Founders’ Bank, Pierce Leahy Corporation, and Cushman & Wakefield.
His philanthropic activities included his service on the boards of St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, La Salle University, The Gesu School, and Catholic Charities of Philadelphia and support of the National Kidney Foundation and diabetes research.
Garrulous and fun-loving, Hayden enjoyed travel, golf, the occasional gentlemanly wager, and most of all, regaling an audience of comrades with a laughter-inducing and only slightly exaggerated tales. For many years he could be found at the likes of the Whitebrier in Avalon, NJ or Mace’s Crossing on Cherry St., holding court among friends and associates. Later the scene shifted to Philadelphia Country Club, where after decades of frustration in the “major” tournaments, he finally broke through to win the Member-Guest Invitational in 2012 and again in 2014, memorably sealing the latter victory by sinking a 10-foot “knee-knocker” putt on the sudden death playoff hole.
Tony Hayden will be missed dearly by his many loved ones and the wide circle of friends, colleagues and associates whose lives he touched. But he will be remembered fondly, and for a long time, in his many mantras and well-worn quotations that will surely be repeated ad infinitum.
As an integral part of our commitment to our tenants and the environment, we strive to follow environmentally friendly business practices. Our aim is to preserve natural resources by reducing consumption, recycling waste and reusing products when possible.
Throughout the Maguire Hayden organization, we are pursuing a greener world.
Our buildings minimize water, sewer and other utility consumption through automated lighting controls, LED lighting, automated dispensers and flushers, low-flow toilets and routinely upgrading plumbing fixtures.
We competitively bid and procure electric and gas supply from third-party suppliers, resulting in lower electric and gas expenses for our tenants.
Trash Disposal and Recycling
Our buildings offer recycling programs to encourage the proper separation and disposal of plastic, paper and glass materials. We also arrange routine pickups of obsolete computer, copier and electronic equipment, and ensure proper disposal of building materials from construction and demolition activity.
Cleaning and Pest Management
Our janitorial and pest control service partners uphold green standards by using treatments that are both environmentally and human friendly. Our goal is to accomplish this without any added expense or loss of quality.
Our preventative maintenance measures include monitoring energy levels in vacant and common areas and carefully controlling heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) levels through the use of building control systems. Routine monitoring and control improves the sustainability of equipment, while prolonging equipment lifecycles and maintaining satisfactory tenant comfort levels.