I was born in London and moved to Marblehead in 1993.
Through my blog, www.OliverReports.com, I am known for producing the most comprehensive and informed statistics and commentary on the real estate market, property taxes, mortgage rates and anything else that influences real estate decisions. Before starting OliverReports.com in 2012, I wrote 8 semi-annual reviews of the local property market for the Marblehead Reporter.
My earlier career was in investment banking where I managed offices in London, Singapore, and Boston. I worked both as a research analyst and an investment banker specializing in capital raising. I hold an M.A. from Oxford University and serve as President Emeritus of Lifebridge North Shore.
After 9/11 (I was in the World Trade Center in 1993 when the bomb went off and also the night before 9/11 in which 67 members of my company died) I decided to retire and focus on my work as President of Lifebridge, where our plans for ending homelessness were hailed as “a model for the nation.”
In 2014 I was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.) for “services to homelessness in the United States”, and received the award from H.M. The Queen at Buckingham Palace.
I am a firm believer in the team concept, believing that a group of people working together can achieve more than they would on their own. Hence, I am delighted to be working with Matt Dolan and Dick McKinley of Team Harborside at Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty as the Market Analyst.