Will has AmeriCorps to thank for his start in real estate. Graduating on the heels of a burst tech bubble in 2002, Will was fortunate to find an AmeriCorps position in the resilient affordable housing industry. Working for a not for profit for three years afforded him a chance to learn in an accelerated manner. Following this experience and two years of further schooling, Will moved to private equity. Will spent the next five years working on the development and acquisition of institutional grade assets throughout New England. His road to entrepreneurship was slow and serendipitous. What started in 2007 as small investments done in his spare time, mushroomed into a portfolio requiring significantly more attention by 2011. It was then that Will decided to make the jump and focus 100% of his energy on development and investments through the Boston Real Estate Collaborative. Will has an MBA and MRED from USC and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from UC Berkeley.
After seven years of managing projects for privately-owned real estate development companies in New England, Brent saw opportunity knocking in Boston in 2010 amidst a stabilizing housing market and thawing credit markets. In January of that year he partnered with Will and Patrick to form Boston Real Estate Collaborative. Brent brings an institutional background of investment analysis and deal structuring to the row-house, brownstone and mid-rise markets that BREC knows well. Brent graduated from the University of Colorado magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. Brent lives in Brookline with his wife, Lena, and three children Bella, Grace and Max.
With a lifelong background in the construction industry and after several years experience practicing as an architect in Boston, Patrick went out on his own and founded his design/build architectural firm, Haycon, Inc. With Haycon as the builder and architect, Patrick acquired his own portfolio of multi-family properties from 2007 to 2010, partnering with Will Avanessian on several of those deals. Today Patrick is an integral part of the BREC team. He brings construction and architectural foresight to the earliest stages of the development process and oversees BREC projects through construction completion. Patrick earned a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Boston Architectural College. He currently lives in the South End with his wife, Leigh Ann, and two children Claire and Samuel.
C. Patrick Haydon
Stephanie has been a part of BREC and its related developments as an investor and co-owner since 2007; she joined the BREC team full time in 2013 after practicing tax law at the now-defunct law firm Bingham McCutchen. She manages the financial day to day elements of the property management, real estate development, and brokerage businesses. Her professional journey has included posts at many different sized institutions in government, law and financial services. The unique responsibilities and pleasures of stewarding a growing small business has been her most rewarding professional experience to date. Stephanie obtained her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2009, and her B.A. in 2002 from University of California, Berkeley with majors in Economics and Applied Mathematics. Stephanie and Will currently live in California with their daughters Lucy, Amy and Juliette.
HEAD OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Corey joined the BREC team in 2012 as part of the move to in-house management. After graduating in 2010 from Brandeis University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, he spent 2 years in property management working within Boston’s medical communities. Upon joining the team Corey's initial focus was on asset management and leasing, but soon expanded to include acquisitions and construction supervision. He currently lives in Dorchester with his fiancé Laura.
PROJECT AND OPERATIONS MANAGER
Scott joined the BREC team in 2014. After graduating in 2011 from the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and English, he spent time working in property management and maintenance, as well as the SaaS sector in the Boston area. Seeing the chance to get in on the ground floor with such a young and talented group, Scott jumped at the opportunity, initially focusing on marketing and asset management. He currently lives in Charlestown with his fiancé Kasey.
Ryan Taylor joined the BREC team in early March 2015. His prior positions include over ten years of experience in the construction industry working on a wide array of projects ranging from new home construction and condo conversions to small remodeling projects. He brings to BREC his dedication and hands-on approach to Property Management. Ryan graduated from Bates College in 2005 and currently resides in Sharon, MA with his wife and two children.
Will Hearty joined BREC at the start of 2019 to assist in the co-living developments within BREC's portfolio. After graduating from St. Lawrence University in 2014, Will worked in Wyoming for an elk outfitter, and cattle operation, before moving back to Boston and working in B2B sales for a high-growth technology start-up. In the spring of 2017, Will moved to Houston, Texas to run sales and help establish distribution channels for an off-road tire manufacturer, as well as getting an apprenticeship under an entrepreneur who started, and ran a variety of businesses within the commercial linen and insurance based dry-cleaning verticals. In December of 2018, family, friends, the allure to the outdoor accessibility available on the East Coast , and an exciting opportunity to join a world-class team at BREC brought Will home. He currently lives in the Back Bay.