Donald E. Conover launched Conover & Associates in 2013 to provide strategic advisory services on real estate matters, the workplace of tomorrow, the integration of complex acquisitions and global procurement challenges. The firm is currently engaged in a number of activities: Consulting / Coaching at the C-Suite Level on Organizational Change and Alignment; Graduate Level Lecturing on the Workplace and Office Design Efficiencies; Advising on the Marketing Strategy and Operations of two early stage Start-Ups; Optimization of Site Management and Fund Raising for several Non-Profit Organizations.
Mr. Conover joined State Street in 1998 to launch The Tuckerman Group, an independently managed venture with State Street. As Chairman and CEO, he grew this start-up real estate investment firm to $1.2 billion under management. In 2002, Mr. Conover was appointed head of the Program Management Office, responsible for the global integration of the Deutsche Bank GSS acquisition and the integration of the acquisition of Investors Financial. He assumed responsibility for Global Realty Services at State Street in 2004 and was appointed head of Global Procurement Services in 2009. While at State Street, Mr. Conover chaired both the Flex Schedule Program and the Workplace of the Future Initiative. Prior to joining State Street, Mr. Conover was the Chairman and CEO of Greystone Realty Corporation, a real estate investment firm which he founded in venture with New York Life and grew to $2.3 billion under management.
Previously, Mr. Conover was the head of business development and planning for Eastdil Realty and a Consultant with the strategic research firm Greenwich Associates. He began his career in the Investment Complex at Equitable Life. He was a founding member of the real estate advisory boards of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, The Nature Conservancy and the Trust for Public Land. Mr. Conover served on the Boards of the Boston Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts Business Roundtable.
Today, Mr. Conover serves on the Board of the YMCA of Boston and works closely with the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership. A frequent lecturer, Mr. Conover holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.S. from Boston University.