Michael Olson, Managing Principal
Mr. Olson has more than fifteen years of commercial real estate experience, with specific expertise in investment, leasing, and development of office, multi-family, and industrial properties. Since founding Rhino, Mr. Olson has completed more than $200 million in investments. Prior to Rhino Capital, he worked with The Grossman Companies, Inc., a family operated commercial real estate firm, where he focused on sales and leasing, as well as identifying and transacting investment opportunities in Greater Boston. In addition, he spent more than five years with JLL, an international, publicly traded commercial real estate firm, where he served in various capacities ranging from capital markets to brokerage. Also, Mr. Olson worked with OneBeacon Insurance where he was involved in the acquisition, financing, design, and construction of its 260,000 square foot corporate headquarters in Canton, MA.
Mr. Olson has been involved in several industry groups such as NAIOP, where he served as the Chair of the Developing Leaders Committee. Mr. Olson is also an active member of the Massachusetts Chapters of ULI, REFA, CBA, and has served on various boards of nonprofits such as Heading Home and Bentley University. He holds a B.S. in Economics Finance. Currently Mr. Olson resides in Boston with his wife and three children.
Tyler Murphy, Head of Construction and Development
Mr. Murphy has extensive experience in commercial and high-end residential construction. During his tenure at Suffolk Construction, the largest general contractor in Boston, he worked on over $300 million dollars’ worth of projects. These ranged from affordable housing communities and hotel construction, to institutional life-science complexes, each bringing their own unique set of financial and physical construction challenges. Tyler later moved on to high-end residential construction where he assumed a role as Vice President of Arc Design Group. By splitting time in both a development role and general contracting role, Tyler streamlined the construction management to be almost entirely in-house. The development of properties in Martha’s Vineyard, and Boston’s South End exceeded $10 million dollars in construction with sell outs of over $30 million dollars. In his role as Rhino Capital’s Head of Construction and Development, Tyler is able to bring experience managing construction and acquisition processes for both the residential and commercial sides of the business.
Tyler has been involved in several groups in Boston, such as SPARK Boston, an elected council empowering young adults in planning Boston’s future. Tyler is an active member of the Elizabeth Stone House assisting in construction needs as well as charity drives and is a trustee of Edgewater Place Condominiums managing a 160-unit complex. Tyler holds a B.S. in Business Management from Bryant University and resides in Quincy.
Collin Reik, Acquisitions Analyst
Collin joined the Rhino team following a year and a half as a Credit Analyst in the Commercial Real Estate group at Brookline Bank. During his time at Brookline, Collin underwrote over $300 million in debt originations across all asset classes in the New England area.
Collin is an active member of several industry groups including NAIOP and REFA. Collin earned a B.A. in Economics from Boston College and currently resides in South Boston.
Rhonda Gleason, Administration and Asset Management
With over 13 years of experience in commercial real estate, Rhonda serves an administrative and asset management role at Rhino. Rhonda’s career in real estate started as a Legal Assistant at Boston Properties, and later a multi-function role at Boylston Properties.
Rhonda has earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Certificate of Paralegal Studies from Northeastern University, and Certificate of Commercial Real Estate from Boston University. Rhonda lives in Marblehead, MA with her husband and two young children.