Gary R. Leach, Senior Vice President

Gary R. Leach

Senior Vice President and Group Director of Community Development Lending

Gary Leach


Gary R. Leach is the senior vice president and group head of the Community Development Lending business line for Eastern Bank. He has served Eastern Bank as a manager in the commercial banking business since 1997

Prior to joining Eastern Bank, Gary’s forty-plus year real estate finance career included assignments at Fleet Bank, Bank of New England and the First National Bank of Chicago.

Gary earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Suffolk University and a Master of Arts degree in Urban Studies from Loyola University, Chicago.

Gary is past President of the North Shore Community Development Coalition and a member and past President of the Real Estate Finance Association of the Greater Boston Board of Realtors.  He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute.  Gary is a founding member of the Boston Chapter of the Lambda Alpha International Land Economics Society and Regional Vice President of the Eastern US.

Gary can be reached at (617) 897-1018 or by email at