Bayard Boyle, Jr.

Co-Chairman Emeritus

Responsibilities:As Co-Chairman Emeritus, Bayard Boyle works with President and CEO Matt Hayden, the Executive Committee, and senior managers to guide the strategic direction of the company.

Professional Record:Bayard is a third generation real estate developer. In 1960, after graduating from Washington and Lee University and serving as an ROTC graduate at the Ft. Sill Oklahoma Artillery School, he joined the company founded by his father, Bayard Boyle, Sr. He served as President from 1971 to 1986, Chairman since 1986, and CEO since 1978. He helped establish the firm's business philosophy of hiring people of high integrity and intelligence and giving them a lot of authority, and careful risk and trend analysis.

Education:Boyle has been a board member of Rhodes College, St. George’s School, and Pathfinder International and board member and chairman of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He was inducted into the Society of Entrepreneurs in 2001.

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Boyle Investment’s New CEO, Matt Hayden, Is a Company First, but Business Approach Is Same

November 29, 2022

The leaders of Boyle Investment Co., pictured from left: Henry Morgan Jr., Paul Boyle, Matt Hayden, and Bayard Morgan Memphis Business Journal By Stephen MacLeod Boyle Investment Co. has been the steady hand of the Memphis real estate market for nearly 90 years. The company was founded in 1933 and has been led by members […]

Boyle Investment Co. names new CEO, chairman

September 08, 2022

Nashville Business Journal Boyle Investment Co. has named both a new president and CEO and a new chairman, effective immediately. Matt Hayden has been appointed president and CEO. He succeeds Paul Boyle, who has been promoted to chairman. Henry Morgan Jr. and Bayard Morgan have been named vice chairmen, and Bayard Boyle Jr. and Henry […]

Boyle Investment Company promotes CFO to president and CEO for company

September 08, 2022

Brentwood Homepage Boyle Investment Company has appointed Matt Hayden president and CEO. Hayden will oversee the management, finance and operations of Boyle and its affiliated companies, Boyle Nashville LLC and Boyle Insurance Agency, with a total of approximately 135 employees. Boyle Investment Company will celebrate its 90th anniversary next year, and Hayden will work directly […]

Boyle Names New President & CEO

August 31, 2022

The Daily Memphian Memphis-based Boyle Investment Co. announced a new president and CEO on Wednesday, Aug. 31. Matt Hayden will transition into the new leadership role with the company on Aug. 31. He’ll oversee management and operations with Boyle, Boyle Insurance Agency and Nashville-based Boyle Nashville LLC. Hayden has been with the company since 2014. […]

Prominent Local Real Estate Firm Boyle Investment Co. Names New CEO, Chairman

August 31, 2022

  Memphis Business Journal By Stephen MacLeod Boyle Investment Company has named both a new president and CEO and a new chairman, effective immediately. Matt Hayden has been appointed president and CEO. He succeeds Paul Boyle, who 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 […]

Carnival Memphis Will Salute Memphis Real Estate Leaders

February 13, 2020

The Commercial Appeal Carnival Memphis will honor an array of senior real estate executives on Thursday whose activities built Memphis. The social group’s annual salute to industry will highlight J. Bayard Boyle Jr., Michael Lightman, Phillip McNeill Sr., Henry Morgan Sr. and Henry Turley. “Memphis is unique,” Memphis developer Ray Gill said in an email. “These five guys have […]

Boyle Investment Co. Celebrating 85th Year

March 25, 2018

Memphis Daily News March 25, 2018 Boyle Investment Co. celebrated its 85th anniversary with a luncheon on Friday, March 23, for its 113 employees on the top floor of its new Class A office building at 949 S. Shady Grove Road. That new office building also marks the complete build-out of the Ridgeway Center, a […]

85 Memorable Years

March 24, 2018

The Commercial Appeal March 24, 2018 The late Bayard Boyle Sr. would often make a deal with his young grandsons on weekends in the 1970s:  If they would accompany him on his drives to the rural outskirts of Memphis to look over some property, he’d let them sit in his lap, hold the steering wheel and pretend […]

Boyle Investment Company Celebrates 85th Anniversary; Marks Significant Milestones in Memphis and Nashville

March 23, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 23, 2018 – This year marks the 85th anniversary of Boyle Investment Company, one of Memphis’ oldest real estate development, sales, leasing and management firms.  To celebrate, the company is hosting a luncheon on March 23 for its 113 employees on the top floor of its new ‘Class A’ office building at […]

Who’s Who: Our Annual Guide to the Memphis Names and Faces You Need to Know

August 01, 2017

Memphis Magazine August City Guide 2017 Bayard Boyle, Jr. — Chairman of Boyle Investment Company, one of the region’s largest commercial, industrial, residential and mixed-use developers.  Major projects in the Memphis area include Schilling Farms, Ridgeway Center, Humphreys Center, Garden of River Oaks, and Moriah Woods, among others.  A third-generation real estate developer, in 1960, […]

Boyle Donation Makes Extension of the Greenway Possible

June 15, 2017

Currents Summer 2017:  Newsletter of the Wolf River Conservancy Thank you to Boyle Investment Company for their recent donation of a trail easement for the Wolf River Greenway project.  The donated property along the Wolf River will extend the existing Greenway at Walnut Grove Road and North Humphreys Boulevard toward the west along the Wolf River […]

Boyle’s 70 Years Have Transformed Memphis

February 29, 2016

By Deborah M. Chubb – The Commercial Appeal/Real Estate – Bayard Boyle Jr. jokes that he joined the family business in 1960 because it was the line of least resistance. Henry Morgan started in a dungeon-like basement bank vault on Second Street, sorting files for the Boyle family’s insurance business. Today Boyle and Morgan head a […]

Boyle Sr. To Be Honored Posthumously

August 03, 2015

– The Daily News – The Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) Commercial Council will honor J. Bayard Boyle Sr. April 12 for his contributions to the Memphis community. Boyle, who was a real estate developer in the Memphis area for 60 years, will receive the Legacy Award. The Legacy Award is presented posthumously to a […]

Boyle Celebrates 80 Years, Sponsors Art Exhibit

July 21, 2015

By:  Sarah Baker Memphis Daily News Boyle Investment Co. turns 80 this year, and has partnered with the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art to celebrate.             Boyle, one of Memphis’ oldest real estate development firms, is the title sponsor of the “The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South” exhibit from June 8 […]

Adam’s Mark Renovates to Stay Competitive in Second 25 years

September 14, 2000

By Jerome Obermark – The Commercial Appeal – The Adam’s Mark Hotel in East Memphis is in the midst of a $1.8 million upgrading to attract business travelers in a highly competitive hotel market. Copiers, fax machines, computers and laser printers will be installed in a planned business center, said Steve Robbins, general manager. New 25-in […]

Boyle Looked East, Saw Future Bonanza

May 07, 1989

By:  Louis Graham and John Branston Commercial Appeal They have all the tools: an established name, prime real estate, deep pockets and staying power. The Boyles of Boyle Investment Company, a staunchly conservative family business, have used them all to shape East Memphis. Company founder J. Bayard Boyle, an 81-year-old, genteel Southerner, is the great-great-grandson of […]