Patrick T. Finley is founder and chairman of OMNI Property Companies—a conglomerate of Commercial Real Estate companies and strategic partnerships. He has been involved as a real estate entrepreneur for more than thirty years, starting when he was working toward his degree in finance from the University of Akron. Simultaneously, he became the youngest person, at age eighteen, to ever obtain a Series 7 stock broker license from the Securities and Exchange Commission. Additionally, he obtained several student rental properties at the university, thereby starting what is now the Omni portfolio. After receiving his degree, Pat worked at various finance and real estate–related jobs while building Omni and partnering with fellow classmates to create Pride One, a residential and commercial real estate development business. He also received his Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM) designation during this time. Today, his real estate consulting clients and partners are many well-known international publicly traded companies as well as locally owned and operated businesses.
Former Leadership Roles
Chair, Cleveland Young Presidents Organization (YPO); president, NAIOP and Cleveland’s Commercial Real Estate Association; chair, North Coast Community Homes (nonprofit housing organization serving approximately 1000 developmentally disabled residents)
Leadership Cleveland Class of 2004, Crain’s Cleveland Business Forty Under 40, Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation
- Active commercial jet and helicopter pilot, world traveler, scuba diver, snow and water skier, cyclist, snowboarder, boater, martial artist
- Accomplished mountain hiker, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 2014 with his 79-year-old father––who then became the oldest American to summit
- Author of Spinning into Control, which draws on interviews with survivors of extreme hardships to highlight a “unique code that helps individuals overcome adversity and achieve their dreams”
Pat and his wife Gina live in Bentleyville, Ohio. His adult sons are Logan and Chase. Pat was elected to the Board of Trustees of Burton D. Morgan Foundation in 2012.