Executive Team

President and Chief executive officer

Richard J. Henken


Rick Henken has been a volunteer leader at Hebrew SeniorLife for 15 years.  In addition to serving on the HSL Board of Directors, Rick has served as chair of the Senior Living Committee, and also serves on the Governance, Real Estate, and Roslindale Campus Planning Committees.

He officially joined the Schochet Companies as its Executive Vice President in 1997, after having been affiliated with, and an advisor to, the company for more than a decade. In 2004, Mr. Henken became President of the Schochet Companies including Schochet Development, Schochet Investments, and Schochet Property Management (Schochet Companies wholly owned property management subsidiary). Since joining the company Mr. Henken has been responsible for closing transactions with a total value approaching $1 billion, including the acquisition and preservation as affordable of over 3,500 apartments in sixteen developments.

Mr. Henken earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Economics from Tufts University, and a Master of Science degree in Management, with concentrations in Marketing and Finance, from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Prior to joining the Schochet Companies, Mr. Henken was a marketing and strategy consultant to Fortune 500 companies and held senior marketing positions in the financial services and consumer packaged goods industries.

Mr. Henken sits on several Boards of Directors, including the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University; NewLease for the Homeless; and Discovering Justice.  His previous Board service includes the Catholic Schools Foundation where he is a past President and current member of the Advancement Committee; the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB) where he served as Chairman and currently sits on the Legislative Affairs Committee; the Massachusetts Apartment Association where he is a past President and past chair of the Affordable Housing Committee; the National Apartment Association where he served as a regional vice president; and Jewish Family Services of MetroWest.  He is a member of the Economics Advisory Board of the Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Rick is the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Service Award of the Tufts University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; the 2012 recipient of the Retirement Housing Foundation Friend of the Elderly Award; the 2012 recipient of the B'nai B'rith Housing Distinguished Achievement Award; and the RHA’s 2017 Industry Excellence Award; the 2020 Lawyers Clearinghouse Stephen M. Nolan Leadership Award; and the 2024 Carolyn and Peter Lynch Award for his service to the Catholic Schools Foundation.

chief operating officer

David S. Flad


David Flad joined Schochet Companies as its Chief Operating Officer in June 2009. Mr. Flad is responsible for property operations, capital projects, leasing, and regulatory compliance for Schochet Property Management’s market rate and affordable multifamily portfolio, and its retail and commercial properties.

Mr. Flad earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with high honors from Boston University and a Master of City Planning degree from MIT. He has also earned certificates from the Mid-Career Executive Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Center for Real Estate. Mr. Flad holds the designation of Certified Property Manager® (CPM®) from the Institute of Real Estate Management® (IREM®), National Affordable Housing Professional® Executive (NAHP-e®) from the National Affordable Housing Managers Association (NAHMA™) and of Certified Credit Compliance Professional (C3P) from Spectrum Seminars, Inc.

Since 1983, Mr. Flad has actively managed and repositioned A, B and C grade market rate, tax credit, and subsidized, multifamily investment assets. He has held select executive and senior level corporate positions in the real estate industry, most notably Vice President and Partner at The Boston Financial Group, a national owner and manager of multifamily investments, and Principal of New Facets Consulting, a practice specializing in organizational change management and project management for real estate firms. Mr. Flad has served as President of Temple Emeth in Chestnut Hill and as Vice President for Operations for Schechter Boston, a Jewish day school.

chief financial officer

Brian Tewksbury


Brian Tewksbury joined Schochet in 2008 as the Corporate Controller. Brian has worked for over 15 years in the real estate industry, with a focus on affordable housing backed by HUD and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. Prior to joining Schochet, he worked as a manager for Novogradac & Co., LLP, a nationally recognized public accounting firm specializing in real estate and affordable housing. In this position, Mr. Tewksbury oversaw the annual year-end audits for multiple entities under the guidance of various local, state and federal programs. Mr. Tewksbury currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for all affiliated entities within The Schochet Companies.

Mr. Tewksbury’s expertise in affordable housing includes a vast knowledge of state and federal regulatory agencies and programs including HUD’s Section 8, 236, 202, 223f; the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC); and MassHousing and Connecticut Housing Finance Authority financing and subsidy programs. Mr. Tewksbury has been instrumental in closing several complex financings and refinancings, with a total value exceeding $100 million.

As a primary investor services and agency liaison, Mr. Tewksbury works closely with third parties to ensure financial reporting commitments are completed timely, accurately, and cost effectively.

Mr. Tewksbury received his Master of Science in Accounting from Northeastern University and his Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Michael’s College.

executive vice president of property management

Peter Lewis


Peter Lewis joined Schochet Property Management in November 2006 as Vice President of Property Management and currently serves as its Executive Vice President. Mr. Lewis has over 30 years of experience in the affordable housing industry, having begun his career as a site manager. His broad experience includes regional management of portfolios as large as 1,500 units as well as responsibility for regulatory compliance for a portfolio of over 3,000 units. Mr. Lewis has worked in virtually all segments of the affordable housing industry, including stints with a non-profit and a state housing finance agency, where he was responsible for ensuring the adequacy of the physical and financial condition of approximately 22,000 units administered by the Rhode Island Housing & Mortgage Finance Corporation. In addition, Mr. Lewis has worked in the market rate housing arena as a regional manager for both market rate rental properties as well as condominium associations.

Mr. Lewis holds the designation of Certified Property Manager® (CPM®) from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and the Credential for Green Property Management™ (CGPM™) from The National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) and the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA™).

He also holds the Specialist in Housing Credit Management® (SHCM®) certification developed by NAHMA especially for management professionals involved with properties developed and operated under the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program as well as his NAHP-e® which is the only professional certification dedicated solely to recognizing and promoting achievement of the highest possible standards in affordable housing management.

Mr. Lewis sits on several Boards of Directors, including IREM – Boston Chapter where he is a past President. He also serves on the Governing Council for IREM national. He is on NAHMA’s Executive Council and Treasurer on the NAHMA Board and chairs the Budget and Finance Committee. He is a past President of the New England Affordable Housing Management Association and a Director Emeritus. He also serves on the Rental Housing Association Board of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board.

vice president of client engagement and administration

Theresa Morris


Theresa Morris joined Schochet in December of 2005 as Executive Assistant to the President. She has maintained many roles and responsibilities within the firm, most notably as the primary point of contact to address the concerns of residents and clients. Ms. Morris was promoted to Vice President of Client Engagement and Administration in 2019 and is responsible for ensuring Schochet’s clients’ needs are addressed through reporting and communication.

Mrs. Morris' current responsibilities include the role of Schochet Property Management’s Fair Housing Compliance Officer. She has served as the organization’s 504 Coordinator since 2010 and received her Fair Housing Compliance (FHC™) designation from the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA™) in 2012. Ms. Morris has also met the Massachusetts training requirements to serve as a court-appointed mediator.

vice president of human resources

Erin Nangle


Erin Nangle joined Schochet in 2007, assuming greater responsibility over time. Starting as a Human Resources Specialist, Ms. Nangle was promoted to Human Resources Manager in 2012 and Director of Human Resources in 2016. She currently serves as Schochet’s Vice President of Human Resources.

Ms. Nangle holds the designation of Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and has also met the Massachusetts training requirements to serve as a court-appointed mediator. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Worcester State University.

Ms. Nangle’s leadership in the area of human resources has minimized the growing pains as Schochet has evolved into a sizable small business; currently employing close to 200 team members across four states. As Schochet has grown, Ms. Nangle has been the point person for adapting employment policies, staff development, performance management practices, recruiting campaigns, and onboarding approach. She ensures Schochet is well prepared for legal and regulatory changes governing the workplace and champions initiatives that place Schochet among employers of choice.

vice president of acquisitions and development

Albert A. Rodiger


Albert A. Rodiger joined the firm in May of 2008 as Vice President of Acquisitions and Development. Mr. Rodiger has worked for over 30 years in the real estate industry, with a particular emphasis on public/private transactions and the affordable housing sector. During his tenure at Schochet, he has overseen the successful acquisition, recapitalization, and rehabilitation of more than 15 projects with a capital transaction value of approximately a half billion dollars. Prior to joining Schochet, Mr. Rodiger served as Consulting Director of the Real Estate Group at RSM McGladrey Inc., a national accounting and consulting firm. He previously served with Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) as Director of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program and as an aide to the Massachusetts State Senate. During his time at DHCD, he served the Secretary as an ex-officio designee to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency. In these roles, Mr. Rodiger was closely involved in several different housing development program activities, including the creation of the Massachusetts Low Income Housing Tax Credit. Prior to his public sector positions, Mr. Rodiger worked with Boston Capital, a leading affordable housing syndicator.

Mr. Rodiger has served on the Education Committee, Membership Committee, and Board of Directors of the Real Estate Finance Association (REFA). He has also served as co-chair of the Housing and Economic Development Council of the Boston Chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He has served on the MGL Chapter 40B Task Force of the Citizens' Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA), the Hingham Lincoln School elderly apartments Board of Directors, and as an Officer of St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, Kennebunkport, ME. Mr. Rodiger has a Master’s degree of City and Regional Planning from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University.

director of resident services

Scott Cole


Scott Cole joined the Schochet Companies in January of 2007 as a Resident Services Coordinator at the Fresh Pond Apartments in Cambridge. In 2010, Mr. Cole was promoted to Senior RSC and in, 2013, he became the Director of Resident Services. After moving out of state with his family in 2017, Mr. Cole re-joined the Schochet team as Director of Resident Services in 2021.

Mr. Cole holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theological Studies from Gordon College. He is certified as an ESOL Instructor, Fair Housing Coordinator, and Resident Service Coordinator. Prior to joining Schochet, he worked for the Boston Language Institute as an ESL teacher.

director of compliance

Angela Cruz


Angela Cruz joined Schochet in 2013 as a Compliance Specialist. She quickly became a key member of Schochet’s Compliance team handling annual and interim recertifications as well as the initial certification and lease up of new acquisitions and communities transitioning to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. Within a few years, Ms. Cruz was promoted to Senior Compliance Specialist with project leadership responsibilities. When Grace Swierk, Schochet’s long time Director of Compliance, retired in 2020, Ms. Cruz was the natural choice as her replacement.

Prior to joining Schochet, Cruz held positions as Assistant Property Manager at Winn Residential and Housing Assistance Specialist at Somerville Community Corp. Earlier in her career, she held customer service positions at The Charles Hotel and The New York Public Library. She holds the Certified Occupancy Specialist designation and is a member of New England Affordable Housing Managers Association.

As Director of Compliance, Ms. Cruz uses her property management, training, and regulatory compliance experience to ensure adherence to HUD and LIHTC regulations across the Schochet portfolio of affordable and luxury housing and commercial retail space, which include more than 5,000 apartments and 100,000 square feet of commercial space throughout New England.


Brian Fay


Brian Fay, Controller at The Schochet Companies, has over 18 years of extensive experience in the real estate industry, specializing in affordable housing.

He began his journey with Schochet in 2009, transitioning from Novogradac & Co., LLP, a nationally recognized public accounting firm specializing in real estate and affordable housing. Starting as a Senior Property Accountant, he earned successive promotions to Assistant Controller and eventually to his current role as Controller in 2018.

In his current capacity, Mr. Fay oversees all aspects of accounting and financial reporting for the company's various entities. He manages the preparation of year-end audits and tax returns, ensuring compliance and financial integrity.

Mr. Fay attended Bentley University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy in 2006 and later received his MBA in 2012.

Director of portfolio operations

Kimberly Quint


Kimberly Quint joined Schochet Property Management in 2013 as Senior Property Manager. In 2017, Ms. Quint was promoted to Portfolio Manager and, in 2021, Ms. Quint joined the Management Team as Director of Portfolio Operations. Ms. Quint works closely with the Executive Vice President overseeing day-to-day portfolio operations and coordinating portfolio-wide system improvements.

Ms. Quint joined the real estate management field as an Assistant Property Manager shortly after graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree in finance from the University of Massachusetts. She worked quickly through property management assignments, landing in a role as financial analyst for a subsidized portfolio. Her experience also includes researching, testing and structuring training on property management software, as well as creating administrative policies and procedures ensuring properties adhere to administrative, regulatory and subsidy compliance best practices.

Ms. Quint holds several certifications and designations including Certified Property Manager (CPM®) from the Institute of Real Estate Management, NAHP®-e from the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA™) as well as several other certifications in the affordable housing industry. Ms. Quint also represents Schochet as the Clerk on the Board of Directors for the New England Affordable Housing Management Association.


Robert E. Weber


Robert E. Weber joined Schochet in August of 2020 as Director of Facilities. He most recently served as Director of Engineering, Plant Operations & Maintenance at Falmouth Hospital. Immediately prior to that, he was Facility Manager, plant operations & maintenance at Cape Cod Hospital. In both positions, he managed and oversaw all aspects of Cape Cod Healthcare’s buildings, grounds, maintenance, construction, aesthetics, and budgeting for a 16-building portfolio, which included resident rehab centers and nursing facilities, ensuring that the facility remained in compliance with all local, state, and federal healthcare regulations.

Mr. Weber holds a degree in Marine Engineering from Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He worked for eight years in the offshore drilling industry, where he was responsible for commissioning, operation, and maintenance of marine and oil drilling systems, gaining experience with complex mechanical systems. He is a licensed Chief Engineer by the United States Coast Guard and has served as an engineering consultant for CO Energy and Engineering, where he provided a suite of commissioning services for healthcare, commercial, residential, industrial and institutional industries including planning and commissioning services for emergency power systems; complying with NFPA 110 and joint commissioning standards for the healthcare industry; and offering master planning services to determine short-, mid- and long-term opportunities to reduce energy, control costs, and improve operational efficiency.

Mr. Weber is responsible for ensuring the proper maintenance of Schochet’s portfolio of commercial and residential properties, including grounds and landscape; indirectly supervises and trains the maintenance superintendents and acts as Schochet’s Safety Officer, conducting safety classes, inspections, and implementing safety programs. In conjunction with the acquisitions and development project management staff, he is also responsible for planning and implementation of all capital development projects, particularly new construction, substantial rehabilitation, moderate rehabilitation, and critical repairs.

portfolio manager

Domenica Cuscina


Domenica Cuscina joined the Schochet Companies in October 2017 as Portfolio Manager, currently overseeing 11 properties and 1200 apartments. Her areas cover parts of Western Massachusetts, Inner Boston and surrounding suburbs.

Ms. Cuscina began her property management career in 1980 as an administrative assistant and was promoted to managing several properties for the Beacon Companies for 23 years. She continued her property management career managing properties for First Realty Management and The Dolben Companies.

Ms. Cuscina has obtained several certifications throughout the years as a CAM (Certified Apartment Manager) through the National Apartment Association, National Housing Leasing Professional, Certified Occupancy Specialist and Tax Credit Certification.

portfolio manager

Caroline Fortin


Caroline Fortin joined Schochet Property Management in 2012 as Property Manager. In 2014, Ms. Fortin was promoted to Senior Property Manager and, in 2021, she was promoted to Portfolio Manager. She currently leads a team of onsite property managers throughout the New England area.

Ms. Fortin transitioned from the technology industry to the real estate management field after relocating from California to Massachusetts. With a Bachelor’s Degree in business and organizational communications, she has performed a variety of roles in many different affordable housing communities since beginning her career as a temp in 2002.

Ms. Fortin holds several certifications and designations including Certified Property Manager (CPM®) from the Institute of Real Estate Management, NAHP®-p from the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA™), Certified Trainer for OneSite (RealPage) and Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) from NAHMA. She is a past recipient of the NEAHMA Property Manager of the Year and has successfully lead teams of two communities awarded NAHMA’s Community of Quality designations.

portfolio manager

Cindy Gomes


Cindy Gomes joined Schochet in 2011 as Senior Property Manager.  Within a few years, Ms. Gomes was promoted to Portfolio Manager overseeing multiple residential as well as commercial sites in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Ms. Gomes’s primary focus is market rate sites held by Schochet.

Ms. Gomes has decades of experience in the industry going back to 1989 where she started her career at the Flatley Company in a market leasing capacity.  She has worked at industry leaders such as Avalon Bay, Chestnut Hill Realty, Northland as well as former JPI.  Prior to joining Schochet, Ms. Gomes held positions at several large Class A sites in Back Bay, Boston, Cambridge, and Brookline as well as overseeing large sites in Ohio, Michigan, and Texas as Regional Manager. Her experience in the property management industry covers the gamut.

Ms. Gomes holds several certifications and designations including a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) from the Institute of Real Estate Management and has earned several other certifications in the affordable industry from the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA™) since joining Schochet.

About Us

Schochet owns and/or manages over 5,500 apartments and 125,000 square feet of commercial space throughout New England. Headquartered in Braintree, MA, with regional offices in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Maine.


536 Granite Street, Suite 301
Braintree, MA 02184
Tel: 617-482-8925
Fax: 781-849-6083