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The Realty Advisory


Headquartered in Centerville, Massachusetts, The Realty Advisory, Inc. (“TRA”) provides commercial real estate development, consulting and brokerage services for Southeastern New England. Founded in 1999, TRA is a professional, inventive company that delivers individual service, higher quality engagements and greater selective value to its clients, as well as consistent financial performance to its investors and partners. TRA's

multi-faceted service structure is based on the client's specific areas of need, appropriateness of projects and potential enhancement opportunities.


TRA has rapidly developed a successful multi-faceted approach combining excellent leadership and vision with an aggressive stance tailored specifically to the current economic climate. By focusing on personal service and value and selectively working on distinctive projects that are uniquely designed and dedicated to details, TRA is a recognized leader in the commercial brokerage and development of Southeastern New England.

About Us at a Glance

The Realty Advisory - Corporate Overview


The Realty Advisory is owned and operated by John T. Shields. John began his career in real estate in 1982 as residential broker in Centerville, MA. After four successful years, he formed Shields, Chasson & Assocs. and created one of the premiere Mid-Cape brokerages. It was during this five year period, that John's interest in commercial develpoment and brokerage began.


The 1990's saw the merger of this staff into Realty Executives in Hyannis and fostered John's growing reputation as one of the most successful commercial real estate brokers in Southeastern, MA. This reputation was, and is further supported by a client list which includes some of the most significant corporate and developer clients nationally and regionally. In order to fulfill the vision of creating the preeminent commercial real estate services firm, TRA relocated to its current headquarters in 2011.


To contact John T. Shields:

The Realty Advisory, Inc.

1645 Falmouth Rd. (Rte 28),

Suite 10F Centerville, MA 02632


Phone: 508.775.6000




TRA Affiliated Partners:


TRA actively pursues and develops partnerships within related industry sectors to provide our customers with tangible business value from their relationship with us. To ensure our partners are positioned for maximum success, only those that drive innovation and foster greater opportunities for TRA will be considered.


If you are interested in a partnership with TRA, please contact us at 508.775.6000 or fill out a contact form. If you prefer an email address please email


Thank you for your interest in The Realty Advisory.



TRA Supported Charity:

Please support your local charities. We take pride in our support of Cape Cod Healthcare, including Cape Cod Hospital, Falmouth Hospital and the Visiting Nurse Association. If you would like to make a donation to support our local health care system, please send checks to Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, PO Box 370, Hyannis, MA 02601.

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