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Hugh Geiger Biography

Hugh Geiger, Boston, MA Hugh Geiger, is a successful high-end Boston real estate broker and founder of First Boston Realty International.

Early life

Upon completing high school in Richmond, Va., Hugh immediately departed for Marine Corps Boot Camp at Paris Island. Graduating with honors he was first stationed in Iwakuni, Japan as an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Specialist. Hugh later had the honor of being selected to join Marine Security Guard Battalion out Quantico, Va. Hugh was later assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow where he provided security services for President Regan during the Moscow Summit between President Regan and President Gorbachev. Hugh was later posted at the US Embassies in Tokyo, Japan and San Salvador, El Salvador. In early 1990 Hugh was re-activated and returned to active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm.  During his time in the Marine Corps Hugh received a number of accommodations to include: Arms Forces Expeditionary Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, and Navy Unit Citation.


After his service in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1985-1990, Hugh performed his undergrad studies at Georgetown University at Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service widely recognized as one of the world’s leading international affairs schools. Hugh majored in Asian Studies with a minor in Japanese Language. He eventually came to Boston, Massachusetts in 1996 to attend law school at New England School of Law. During his 3 years of law school Hugh devoted his free time by working in the real estate industry.  In 1997 he was able to participate in an internship with the United Nations focused on providing research for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Hugh later interned with the Attorney General’s Office in the Massachusetts Narcotics Division. After law school, Hugh joined the Public Defender’s Office in Charleston, WV, however, after two years of public service he decided to follow his passion and return to the real estate industry.


Hugh founded First Boston Realty International in 2002, which is currently located at 165 Tremont Street in Boston, Massachusetts. First Boston Realty International is consistently ranked in the top 3 real estate offices in Massachusetts in the rental market. In addition to his successful high-end real estate firm, Hugh is co-founder of Thinking Cup—a unique coffee shop that opened on December 14, 2010 also at 165 Tremont St. in Boston. Boston Magazine named Thinking Cup “Boston’s Best Coffee Shop” in the summer of 2011. Thinking Cup  expanded to a second location at 236 Hanover Street in Boston and opened December 10, 2012. In May of 2014 Thinking Cup expanded to Newbury St. In the summer of 2014 Thinking Cup was voted Best Coffee Shop in Boston by the Improper Bostonian.

Of all of his professional accomplishments, Hugh is most proud of his service in the Marine Corps. Hugh enjoys traveling and photography during his down time.

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