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William M. Whelan | Joseph R. Irvine

William N. Whelan     
Chairman                            < back to about

William Cormack

With a career that spans 33 years of experience in development, construction, property management and information services Bill Whelan founded Whelan Associates in 2001 in order to return to the hands on business of developing an entrepreneurial company providing real estate service to his home turf of the south coast of Massachusetts. Prior to founding Whelan Associates, Bill was the Chairman of Spaulding and Slye Colliers International, a comprehensive real estate services firm in Boston, MA. Spaulding and Slye became a real estate industry leader during his 29-year tenure with the help of many successful projects that he was responsible for, including development of the $500 million 125 High Street Tower in Boston.
During Bill’s tenure at Spaulding and Slye he was also the driving force behind expanding their employee base and resources from only 35 people in 1973 to 600 people upon his departure. From project management to strategic planning Bill has the knowledge and experience to successfully integrate all facets of real estate corporate services into the SouthCoast market where he has maintained his residence throughout his life and career.

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Professional & Community Affiliations:
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Board of Advisors, Compass Bank for Savings
Board of Directors, Not Your Average Joe’s Restaurants
President and Founder of Sandpiper Air, Inc.
AirLifeLine Pilot

William M. Whelan
President        < back to top

William M. Whelan

15 years of experience in property management, tenant construction and brokerage services

Prior to being one of the founding principals of Whelan Associates, Bill served as Vice President of State Street Corporation in Boston, MA where he supervised the Property Services Department managing 4 million square feet of domestic office space. He also served as the Mergers and Acquisitions Leasing Officer at State Street Corporation. Bill's expertise in project management, property management and brokerage has been garner through experience at companies such as Spaulding and Slye Colliers in Washington, D.C. and Leggat McCall Properties in Boston, MA.

Fairfield University, 1989
B.S. in Financial Management

Professional & Community Affiliations:
Commissioner, New Bedford Regional Airport Commission
Member of the Building Owners and Managers Association
Treasurer of Boy Scout Troop 46, Cubmaster of Pack 10, Cachalot District Chairman
Volunteer Pilot
Eagle Scout

Joseph R. Irvine
Vice President, Property Management        < back to top

Joseph R. Irvine

Prior to joining Whelan Associates in June of 2006, Joe was a property manager for the State Street Corporation and Trammell Crow.  Most recently Joe was responsible for managing both tenant facility services and base building property management at the one million square foot State Street Financial Center in Boston MA. 

As the head of Whelan’s Property Management team, Joe uses his 18 years of experience in construction, facilities maintenance services and property management to create and maintain high quality, efficient and clean environments for an array of occupants.  

Lesley University
BA Liberal Studies