Key Staff

MILES M. HAPGOOD, III  |   Senior Vice-President

Miles

Mr. Hapgood is a senior member of the Acquisition Department primarily responsible for the origination, acquisition and analysis of affordable housing investments. He has over 38 years of experience working in the affordable housing industry. Prior to joining Stratford Capital, he was a principal at MMA Financial responsible for analyzing, negotiating and closing acquisitions of affordable multifamily properties financed with low income housing tax credits. While at MMA Financial, Mr. Hapgood was involved in numerous other aspects of the real estate investment industry including senior housing development, acquisitions of general partner interests and real estate operating companies, asset management, and real estate workouts. Prior to MMA Financial, he was a Senior Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from Babson College and is a Certified Public Accountant.

 

DEREK N. FOSTER   |   Senior Vice-President

Derek

Mr. Foster is the senior member and head of the asset management department. He has over 22 years of experience working in the affordable housing industry. Prior to joining Stratford Capital, he held the position of asset manager at MMA Financial, where he was responsible for overseeing a portfolio of multifamily debt and equity investments valued in excess of $350 million. Prior to joining MMA Financial, he was a Real Estate Analyst at CW Capital (formerly Continental Wingate Companies), where he analyzed and helped process new multifamily and commercial real estate loans. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

 

JEFFREY C. ABBOTT, CPA  |   Senior Vice-President

Jeff

Mr. Abbott is the senior member of the Portfolio Management department. He has over 23 years of experience in the affordable housing industry. Prior to joining Stratford Capital, Mr. Abbot was the director of portfolio management at Boston Capital. Prior to joining Boston Capital, he was a vice president at Boston Financial Investment Management (formerly MMA Financial) where his responsibilities included the oversight of both multi-investor and proprietary corporate tax credit funds. He also held various roles at Boston Financial (and predecessor companies) and was responsible for managing efforts to achieve portfolio investment objectives, performance reporting and investor servicing. Prior to the management role, he provided analytical and organizational support as a senior fund analyst to the institutional tax credit portfolio. Mr. Abbott spent the earlier part of his career as a senior portfolio accountant in the Boston Financial Property Management Group, as well as for Berkshire Realty Company. He worked at the accounting firm of Robert, Finnegan & Lynah and received his Certified Public Accounting designation. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration specializing in accounting from Boston College.

 

ROBERT Y. WONG   |   Senior Vice-President

Robert

Mr. Wong is a senior member of the Acquisition Department primarily responsible for the origination, acquisition and analysis of affordable rental housing investments. He has over 25 years of experience working in the affordable housing industry. Prior to joining Stratford Capital, he held senior acquisitions positions at City Real Estate Advisors and MMA Financial where he was responsible for analyzing, negotiating and closing acquisitions of multifamily properties financed with low income housing tax credits. Mr. Wong has also been involved in numerous other aspects of institutional real estate investment and was co-founder of John Hancock’s low income housing tax credit program. He received a Bachelor’s of Architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and holds an MBA from Boston University.

 

BRUCE R. SOROTA   |   Senior Vice-President

Bruce

Mr. Sorota is a senior member of the Acquisition Department primarily responsible for the origination, acquisition, and analysis of affordable rental housing investments. He has over 25 years of experience working in the affordable housing industry. Prior to joining Stratford Capital, he was responsible for the opening the Boston office for Red Capital Markets, Inc where he originated, underwrote and closed tax credit investments throughout the northeastern U.S. He also co-founded Housing Advisors a consulting firm that provided due diligence services for developers, syndicators and investors in affordable housing. From 2003 through 2008 he served on the Andover Housing Partnership Committee. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Tufts University and an MBA from the Helsinki School of Economics.

 

VERONICA D. GOMINHO   |   Vice-President

Veronica

Ms. Gominho is a member of the Acquisition Department primarily involved with the analysis, underwriting, and acquisition of real estate investments. She has over 27 years of experience working in the affordable housing industry. Prior to joining Stratford Capital, she was a senior underwriter at Hunt Capital Partners. She also held various senior investment positions at Tax Credit Asset Management, John Hancock, and Boston Financial Group, involving various aspects of tax credit investing, including acquisition, underwriting, disposition, asset management, and portfolio management. She received an MBA from the University of Massachusetts.

 

GAIL SEVERT   |   Senior Vice-President

Gail

Ms. Severt is a member of the Corporate Administration and Fund Management Departments. She has over 25 years of accounting and information infrastructure experience. Prior to joining Stratford Capital, she was a Manager, Business Process Outsourcing at McGladrey, LLP, where she was responsible for accounting, system implementation, and management consulting for a variety of small to mid-size businesses. Her real estate experience extends from the 8 years working as a partnership controller for the Equity Group Investment Limited Partnership Syndication portfolio. She was involved with the initial public offerings of Equity Lifestyle Properties (fka Manufactured Home Communities, Inc. ("MHC")) and Equity Residential Properties, and subsequently served as Corporate Controller for MHC. She received a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from St. Joseph's College and her CPA designation in Indiana and Illinois.

 

BRENDAN P. POWER   |   Vice-President

Brendan

Mr. Power is a member of the Asset Management Department. He has over 14 years of experience working in the multifamily housing and residential management industry and over 8 years of direct experience working in the affordable housing industry. Prior to joining Stratford Capital, he was a portfolio manager for Housing Management Resources, Inc. where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the company’s New England affordable housing portfolio. Prior to Housing Management Resources, Mr. Power was an asset manager for Boston Capital where he was responsible for overseeing a portfolio of multifamily partnerships. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

 

TINA ASHE   |   Vice-President

Tina

Ms. Ashe is a member of the Asset Management Department. She has over 18 years of experience working in the affordable housing industry in the area of asset management. Prior to joining Stratford Capital, she was the Director of Asset Management at Dakota Partners Inc., a Massachusetts-based real estate developer, where she was responsible for developing and overseeing asset management strategies for their affordable multifamily and mixed-used properties. Prior to joining Dakota Partners Inc., Ms. Ashe was an asset manager for Boston Financial Investment Management, where she was responsible for overseeing a regional portfolio of multifamily properties syndicated through the low income housing tax credit program. Prior to joining Boston Financial Investment Management, she was an assett manager at MassHousing where she was responsible for overseeing a portfolio of multifamily dept investments. She received a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Scranton University.

 

ALEXANDRA E. KASPRZAK   |   Assistant Vice-President

Alex

Ms. Kasprzak is primarily involved with the analysis of real estate investments and asset management activities. She has over 10 years of experience working in the affordable housing industry. She is also responsible for coordinating Stratford’s third party vendor relationships. Prior to joining Stratford Capital, she served as litigation paralegal with the Boston office of Proskauer Rose. Prior to joining Proskauer Rose, she worked for MMA Financial, Inc. in the Affordable Housing Group’s legal department. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies from Suffolk University.

 

JARED V. RAND   |   Vice-President

Jared

Mr. Rand is primarily involved with the analysis and underwriting of real estate investments. He has over 13 years of experience working in the affordable housing industry. Prior to joining Stratford Capital, he served as an asset manager and analyst working in a variety of business units including asset management, development risk management, and capital transactions at MMA Financial. He was responsible for overseeing a portfolio of multifamily investments and providing analytical support to deals in workout. Prior to joining MMA Financial, he worked in Morgan Stanley’s brokerage division. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Northeastern University.

 

RENEE B. TANGUAY   |   Vice-President

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Ms. Tanguay is a member of the Acquisition Department primarily involved in the analysis, underwriting and acquisition of real estate investments. She has over 21 years of experience working in the affordable housing industry. Prior to joining Stratford Capital, she served as an underwriter at Michel Associates where her primary responsibilities involved underwriting all aspects of proposed affordable housing investments. Prior to joining Michel, she was a vice president of investment valuation at MMA Financial where her responsibilities included completing feasibility analyses for proposed affordable housing investments located across the country. Prior to joining MMA Financial, she also spent 5 years as an asset manager at Boston Capital overseeing a portfolio of approximately 125 affordable housing properties in various stages of their life cycle. She holds a Massachusetts Real Estate Salesperson License and has completed over 150 classroom hours in real estate appraisal. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in in International Business from Assumption College.

 

JAHNA D. GREGORY   |   Vice-President

Jahna

Ms. Gregory is a member of the acquisition department responsible for underwriting, analysis and acquisition of affordable housing investments. She has over 21 years of experience working in the affordable housing industry. Prior to joining Stratford Capital, she held positions at Michel Associates and MMA Financial/Boston Financial where she was responsible for analyzing, underwriting, and closing affordable housing investments. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Hamilton College.

 

ROBERT F. SHEEHY   |   Vice-President

Robert

Mr. Sheehy has over 12 years of experience working in the affordable housing industry. Prior to joining Stratford Capital, he served as Assistant Vice-President in the special assets group at Boston Capital where he was tasked with developing and implementing work-out strategies for a portfolio of affordable multifamily real estate assets with a value of $800mm in total development cost. While at Boston Capital, Mr. Sheehy’s varied responsibilities included dispositions, asset management, structured finance and portfolio management of affordable multifamily properties financed with low income housing tax credits. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University and a Master’s degree in Investment Management from Boston University Graduate School of Management.

 

AMY M. CROTTY  |  Assistant Vice-President

Amy

Ms. Crotty is a member of the fund management department. She worked for over a year in the asset management group before transferring to the fund management department. She has over six years of experience working in the multifamily housing industry as an asset manager. Prior to joining Stratford Capital, she was an asset manager at AEW Capital Management where she oversaw a portfolio of multifamily assets with a value of over $850 million. Prior to her asset management role, Ms. Crotty was on the accounting team at AEW Capital Management and was an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she received her Certified Public Accounting designation. She received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accountancy from Bentley University.

 

NANCY A. NOTO   |   Investor Relations Manager

Nancy

Ms. Noto is primarily involved with investor relations. Her primary responsibilities include coordination of investor closings, investor reporting and relationships with outside professionals. She has been involved in investor relations for over 15 years. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University.

 

MEREDITH B. MANOS   |   Corporate Administrator

Meredith

Ms. Manos is primarily involved in the day-to-day management of Stratford Capital’s bookkeeping, vendor relations and facilities management activities. She has been involved with corporate administration for over 15 years. She attended Syracuse University and the University of New Hampshire.

 

KAREN A. WESTER   |   Senior Accountant

Karen

Ms. Wester is a member of the corporate administration and fund management departments. She is primarily responsible for assisting in Stratford’s accounting, fund management and financial reporting. Prior to joining Stratford Capital she had worked as a property accountant for over 12 years. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Salem State University.

 

JOHN J. BINIERIS   |   Assistant Vice-President

John

Mr. Binieris is primarily responsible for assisting in the analysis and underwriting of affordable housing investments. He has over 3 years experience working in the affordable housing industry. Prior to joining Stratford Capital, he was a Senior Analyst with the City of Boston’s Tax Policy Unit where he was primarily involved in the administration of payment in-lieu-of tax programs. Prior to the City of Boston, he conducted feasibility studies and obtained entitlements for commercial construction projects throughout the country for a full services architectural and engineering firm, WD Partners. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design specializing in Urban Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Master’s degree in Financial Economics from Boston University.

 

LEVI KAFKA   |   Underwriter

Levi

Mr. Kafka is primarily responsible for assisting in the analysis and underwriting of affordable housing investments. He has over 2 years of experience working in the affordable housing industry. Prior to joining Stratford Capital, he worked for a firm redeveloping and operating previously distressed properties after immersing himself in affordable housing as an AmeriCorps VISTA. He received a Bachelor's degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

 

ERIC MELILLO   |   Underwriter

Mellilo

Mr. Melillo is primarily responsible for assisting in the analysis and underwriting of affordable housing investments. He has over 3 years of experience working in the affordable housing industry. Prior to joining Stratford Capital, he was an Acquisitions Analyst at Boston Capital where he was involved in the analysis and acquisition of affordable housing investments. Prior to Boston Capital, he held roles in private equity and investment management. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

 

MAUREEN DONAHUE   |   Assistant Vice-President

Donahue

Ms. Donahue is a member of the asset management department and is primarily responsible for the oversight and management of Stratford’s portfolio database. She has over 11 years of real estate experience, including 2 years in the in the affordable housing industry. Prior to joining Stratford Capital, she was a portfolio analytics and information coordinator at Preservation of Affordable Housing. Prior to joining POAH, she was on the risk management team at The Hartford focused on analyzing liquidity and cash positions. Prior to that, she worked in the real estate and portfolio management departments at Aetna. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Western New England University, a Master’s degree in Real Estate Finance from the University of Connecticut and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

 

MARY COLON-DIAZ   |   Compliance Specialist

Colon-Diaz

Ms. Colon-Diaz is a member of the asset management department. She is primary responsible for ensuring that LIHTC (Tax Credit) and other regulated programs compliance with Federal, State agency, Investor and Lender Requirements. She has over 4 years of experience working in the affordable housing industry. Prior to joining Stratford Capital, she was a Senior Property Manager for Hallkeen Management Inc. where she oversaw daily operations of multiple affordable properties. Ms. Colon-Diaz is currently enrolled in BS/ Accounting Finance program at Southern New Hampshire University.

 

DEREK LAVERRIERE   |   Assistant Vice-President

Laverriere

Mr. Laverriere is a member of the asset management department. He has over 9 years of experience in the affordable housing industry with five years as an asset manager. Prior to joining Stratford Capital, he was a senior asset manager at Boston Capital where he oversaw a portfolio of multifamily assets with a value of over $465 million. Prior to his asset management role, Mr. Laverriere was an auditor in the affordable housing industry at Otis Atwell, where he received his Certified Public Accounting designation. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Saint Anselm College.

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Testimonial

I have worked with the principals of the Stratford Capital Group for several years and have invested in a number of their multifamily offerings as an economic joint venture partner, for tax credits and also as a bridge loan participant. They are disciplined, know what the objectives are and detailed from an asset management perspective. Our relationship has been rewarding, and throughout it, they have treated us like partners.
Jon B. Weinberg, Managing Director
Summit Investment Partners