Meet the Team

Saracen’s leadership has an average of 26 years of experience investing in commercial real estate. Our multi-disciplinary executive team is committed to delivering on attractive investment opportunities, while conducting all aspects of our business with the highest degree of integrity.

Our Philosophy

Saracen’s operational philosophy is to opportunistically acquire and redevelop well-located properties within its geographical area of expertise. Saracen’s success is rooted in its in-depth knowledge of local leasing markets and its long-standing, favorable reputation within the business community

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Executive Team

Kurt (Ted) Saraceno


Ted has formed and led development teams to acquire, permit, construct and lease over 5,000,000 sf of commercial office and multifamily properties. Notable projects include 117 Kendrick street (Needham Ma), Dedham Place (Office and Hotel), CenterPoint (Waltham), Mill and Main (Maynard, Ma), Stonybrook (Waltham, Ma), Wells Center (Newton, Ma), 2 Oliver (Boston), And One Washington Mall (Boston). Multi family projects include Acadia On The Charles, and 99 Tremont. Ted is a graduate of Colby College and holds a BA degree in Administrative Sciences, and lives in Dover MA with his wife and three children. Ted is the founder of the Spirit of Giving, a charity that has donated over 4,000 Christmas dinners to residents of Boston and Waltham. He participates in numerous charitable and industry organizations including the Boston Symphony Orchestra (Board of Overseers) the Pan Mass Challenge (30 year rider).

Travis Powell


Before joining Saracen Properties in May 2006, Travis had over twenty-five years of experience in real estate brokerage, development, financing, and investment sales. He has completed over 5,000,000 square feet of pre-leasing, leasing and repositioning of real estate assets in the greater Boston area. His previous experience was a Senior Vice President in the Boston office of Jones Lang LaSalle and Peter Elliot, LLC. Notable projects completed include: 125 Summer Street (465,000 sf), 99 Summer Street (271,000 sf), 260 Franklin Street (350,000 sf), 50 Milk Street (275,000 sf), and Two Oliver Street (212,000 sf), in Boston, and Bay Colony Corporate Center (850,000 sf) in Waltham, MA. He has been awarded the Greater Boston Real Estate Board’s Deal of the Year Award twice (1992 and 2005). He was instrumental in securing construction loan financing from a syndicate of seven banks for The Fallon Company for $127,200,000 for The Park Lane apartments in South Boston.

Travis graduated from Babson College (1981) with a B.A. in Finance and Communications. He is an active real estate broker licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Travis is married with three children and lives in Weston, Massachusetts.

Malcolm Constable


Malcolm’s responsibilities include acquisitions, capital sourcing and strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Saracen Properties, Malcolm was a Director of Acquisitions at Atlas Real Estate Partners and an Associate at Clarion Partners, where he held positions in both Asset and Portfolio Management. During his five years at Clarion, he oversaw the three million square foot Greater Boston office portfolio as well as the oversight of two separate account pension fund clients with a gross asset value of $3.5 billion, and the development of a 420,000 square foot life science building anchored by Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Malcolm is a member of ULI’s Real Estate Technology Council and United Way’s Community Builders. He has a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and lives in Wellesley, MA with his wife and son.

Carleton G. Tarpinian


Cary Tarpinian has over thirty (30) years of real estate knowledge. Cary is responsible for coordinating all client leasing activities. Prior to Saracen Properties, Cary was employed with State Properties of New England where he was involved in leasing and brokerage. Prior to that, he was the Real Estate Manager at Star Market Company. Cary is a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, Nacore, and the Urban Land Institute. During his career, Cary has leased over 6 million square feet of office space. Cary is a graduate of the University of Maine.

Lisa D. Arya


Lisa Arya oversees all aspects of the management company, including accounting, finance, property maintenance/improvements and administration functions. Lisa has twenty-five years of property management experience. She has worked with Saracen Properties, LLC since 1994, after working for six years at JMB Properties Company, a Chicago based real estate development and management company. She has extensive knowledge of computers and extensive experience with various accounting software packages. Lisa has a B.S. degree in Business Economics from Merrimack College, she is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and holds an RPA® designation from BOMI International. Lisa is married and has three children.

Conner Maloney


Connor supports acquisitions, asset management and strategic initiatives for Saracen Properties. Before Saracen he worked for Lincoln Property Company in Boston as a research and financial analyst. Prior to joining LPC, Connor was a summer intern at CBRE/New England where he worked on the debt and structured finance team. Connor is a graduate of Babson College where he received a Bachelor’s degree with concentrations in Real Estate and Entrepreneurship. He was also a four-year member and captain of the men’s lacrosse team.

Maureen Dowling


Maureen has over twenty years of real estate accounting experience with Saracen Properties having begun her career as a staff accountant. Since 1998 Maureen has been the Accounting Manager, responsible for all accounting activities and financial report preparation. Maureen has extensive knowledge of Timberline, AMSI and Yardi accounting software. Maureen has a B.A. degree in Economics from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA and an M.A. from Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA.