About Us

Leaders in Commercial Real Estate

John "Thomas" Galvin Commercial Realtor since 1970

Since 1987, Galvin Realty Group, Inc. has been the community leader in commercial real estate services in Rochester NY. Our company has its roots in previous corporations founded by, John “Thomas” Galvin Jr. and Judy Galvin.

Tom has been in commercial real estate full time since 1970.

He began hid career with Slade & Suter Inc., and in 1975 co-founded Galvin & Gates, Inc. This company was founded to provide a variety of real estate services including professional brokerage, management, appraisal and consulting services. In 1987, his wife Judy joined Galvin & Gates, Inc. as a broker for several leasing and brokerage projects.

In 1984, Tom and Judy formed their own companies for the purpose of providing the same high level of professional real estate services to the Rochester community. From these older corporations, Galvin Realty Group, Inc. evolved and formed. Today, we are the combined community leader in professional real estate services in Rochester NY. We are proud to offer a variety of services including traditional management brokerage, leasing, consulting, and appraising.

Our business has grown to include four commercial and investment specialists. All of our specialists are involved with specialized training and education. Some of the designations our staff members have earned include: 

  • Certified Commercial Investment Management (CCIM)
  • Certified Property Manager (CPM)
  • Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI)
  • Society of Industrial Office Realtors (SIOR)

These designations, combined with our in-house and ongoing training give us an advantage above competitors. We are the team to beat!

Meredith Silverman, Tom and Judy’s daughter, has been a commercial real estate broker for over ten years and is on the fast track to her CCIM and MAI designations. She has become completely involved in all aspects of the family’s companies, and has transacted many of her own investments, a number of which Tom and Judy are also partners. She has her Bachelor’s in Interior Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and uses her architectural and interior design knowledge in everything she does in the business. She has been trained by the best of the best in Rochester, and has been fortunate to work alongside her parents.