Richard Henken 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 Schochet Companies including Schochet Development, Schochet Investments, and Schochet Property Management. Since joining the company Mr. Henken has been responsible for closing transactions with a total value in excess of $400 million, including the acquisition and preservation as affordable of over 2,800 apartments in sixteen developments.
Mr. Henken earned Bachelors and Masters 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 Catholic Schools Foundation Inner City Scholarship Fund where he is past President; the Rental Housing Association of Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB) where he is past President, past chair of the Affordable Housing Committee, and past Chairman of GBREB; Hebrew Senior Life, where he cochairs its Senior Living Committee; B’nai B’rith Housing; the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University; Jewish Family Services of Metrowest; Newlease for the Homeless; and Discovering Justice. He is a member of the Economics Advisory Board of the Tufts Graduate School
of Arts and Sciences.
Rick received the 2011 Distinguished Service Award of the Tufts University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; and was the 2012 recipient of the Retirement Housing Foundation Friend of the Elderly Award; the 2012 B'nai B'rith Housing Distinguished Achievement Award; and the 2017 Rental Housing Association President’s award for Industry Excellence.