August 31, 2022

Matt Hayden Appointed President & CEO of Boyle Investment Company

MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 31, 2022 – Boyle Investment Company (Boyle) has appointed Matt Hayden President and CEO.  He will oversee the management, finance and operation of Boyle and its affiliated companies, Boyle Nashville, LLC and Boyle Insurance Agency, with a total of approximately 135 employees.  Boyle will celebrate its 90th anniversary next year, and Hayden will work directly with the company’s Chairman Paul Boyle, Vice Chairmen Henry Morgan, Jr. and Bayard Morgan, and senior managers to guide the strategic direction of the company.

Hayden joined Boyle in 2014 as Deputy Treasurer.  In 2016, he was promoted to CFO and since then has overseen all finance, tax accounting, and re-financing activities of Boyle and its affiliates and played a major role in property acquisition/disposition decisions.  Hayden also oversees the company’s investment fund, Midsouth Capital Fund, its investment committee and its acquisition/disposition analysis of properties.

“For the past six years as CFO of Boyle, Matt has successfully handled a wide range of responsibilities that were extremely complex and involved the oversight of financial accounting and reporting for a large portfolio of investment properties, including 150 different real estate entities comprised of different investors,” said Paul Boyle, Chairman of Boyle.

“Matt has the experience, the ability to handle complexity, an exceptional analytical ability, and the human touch to lead Boyle Investment Company to the next level,” agreed Bayard Boyle, Jr. and Henry Morgan, Sr., Co-Chairmen Emeritus of Boyle.

“Since joining the company in 2014, Matt has contributed hugely to the company’s growth,” said Mark Halperin, Executive Vice President and COO of Boyle.  “We are confident that Matt is uniquely qualified to oversee the operation and management of our Memphis office, now the largest office landlord in the greater Memphis region, and Boyle Nashville, LLC, one of the largest private developers in the greater Nashville area.”

Boyle now manages approximately eight million square feet of commercial space in the greater Memphis and Nashville markets.  In 2020, Boyle acquired, with partners, additional office buildings in Memphis from Highwoods Properties and hired nine Highwoods employees, bringing together the most experienced office leasing and property management team in the Memphis area.

Prior to joining Boyle, Hayden gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of accounting, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.  He was previously a Senior Vice President with Wunderlich Securities, Inc. in the investment banking group, where he specialized in advising companies on mergers and acquisitions and capital-raising transactions in the financial services, industrial and energy sectors.  Prior to Wunderlich, he was a First Vice President with Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc., where he specialized in transactions in the transportation, industrial and financial services sectors.  Prior to Morgan Keegan, he was with Ernst & Young, where he performed assurance and advisory services for public and private companies.  Hayden holds both a bachelor and master’s degree in accounting from the University of Mississippi and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

“I am humbled, honored and excited about this opportunity,” said Matt Hayden, President and CEO of Boyle.  “Since joining Boyle, I have learned so much about the company, its operations and culture from a team of long-term industry executives who developed a significant amount of real estate in the greater Memphis and Nashville markets.  Along with the Boyle and Morgan families, these executives have been key in preparing me for this new role.”

Hayden succeeds Paul Boyle, who has served as President of Boyle since 2013 and has been promoted to Chairman.  Henry Morgan, Jr. and Bayard Morgan have been named Vice Chairmen, and Bayard Boyle, Jr. and Henry Morgan, Sr. have been named Co-Chairmen Emeritus.

Founded in 1933 by Bayard Boyle, Sr. and his two brothers, Snowden and Charles, Boyle Investment Company is one of the oldest real estate development, management, sales and leasing firms in Memphis.  In 2001, Boyle opened a Nashville office, which has grown from two principals to 34 employees and is actively developing major large-scale, mixed-use projects including Capitol View, Berry Farms, Meridian Cool Springs, McEwen Northside and CityPark.  Boyle is known in Memphis for developing complex mixed-use projects such as Ridgeway Center, Humphreys Center, and Schilling Farms in Collierville, as well as for its many high-end residential communities, such as River Oaks and Spring Creek Ranch.  Boyle’s real estate portfolio consists of more than eight million square feet of commercial space, multiple high-end residential communities, multi-family communities and extensive land holdings.

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