Mr. O’Hanlon is a seasoned construction and real estate entrepreneur with a passion for delivering exceptional residences to both families and active adults. Prior to cofounding The Alder Group, Mr. O’Hanlon was the chief operating officer of a vertically-integrated apartment development and construction company with a portfolio of 1,000+ units across seven properties and an eighth property at permitting stage. Additionally, he founded and served as President of the property management company that took over operations of the entire portfolio.
Mr. O’Hanlon began his business career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company focusing on strategy, operations, and organizational effectiveness. He was recruited by Centex Homes to work on the highest strategic priorities for the company and then led the national product development and supply chain groups. Following the sale of Centex in 2009, Mr. O’Hanlon founded a construction company that has built more than 500 single-family homes. He also led the company through an acquisition and merger with a Dallas-based homebuilder that focused solely on the active adult market, giving the new company a foothold in two major markets (Dallas and Houston) along two business lines.
Mr. O'Hanlon began his professional career as a U.S. Navy fighter pilot flying the FA-18 Hornet. He accumulated 280 carrier landings and is a TOPGUN Adversary graduate. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, where he rowed on the crew team.