MEET THE TEAM

Andrew T. Schena

Andrew T. Schena

Managing Director

With an impressive 22-year tenure in the real estate industry, Andrew is a seasoned and accomplished entrepreneur. His remarkable journey in real estate has been marked by success at every phase, especially as a sponsor and investment syndicator, demonstrating a versatile skill set. Over the course of his career, Andrew has overseen the development of over $45 million in real estate investments, showcasing his proficiency in real estate development and operations.

With a focus on multifamily, Andrew has excelled, consistently delivering exceptional results for his investors and the community. Moreover, Andrew is also a shrewd passive investor, having interests in a diversified portfolio of real estate assets, including over 800 multifamily units, 500,000 square feet of industrial property, and resort-hospitality assets. Andrew’s ability to effectively operate, syndicate, and invest in various real estate ventures reflects his extensive knowledge and success in the industry.

John J. Collins

John J. Collins

Director

John J. Collins has an extensive background in real estate acquisition, sales, marketing, design, and development.  As a licensed MA mortgage broker for the past 16 years, John has closed over $170 Million in purchase and refinance transactions, providing keen insight into debt structuring. Born and raised in South Boston, John’s deep knowledge and experience provide astute navigation throughout CEP’s local market and has uncovered multiple off-market opportunities.  He currently lives in Lynnfield with his wife Kristen and his five children Isabella, Johnny, Vivian, Cash, and Greyson.

Darren Swain

Darren Swain

Director of Investments

Darren brings over 15 years of diversified finance, operations, and project management experience.  After receiving a degree in Corporate Finance from the University of Massachusetts in 2001 he pursued a career in finance and project management.   During that time, he was responsible for the scheduling and fiscal management of complex development contracts in-excess of $100 million.  He was also responsible for developing long range strategic forecasts, annual operating plans, executive presentations, and complex financial models for a fortune 500 company. In 2010, he acquired his first rental property and has since been the managing partner of multiple residential rental property LLC’s in the Boston area.  He currently lives in Scituate, MA with his wife Kelly and son Trevor.

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