41 Seyon Street, Suite 200
Waltham, MA 02453

Phone: (781) 250-8000

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, develop, and redevelop well-located life science, office, multifamily, and mixed-use assets within the urban, urban-infill, and suburban markets throughout the Greater Boston area. Saracen’s success is rooted in its in-depth knowledge of local leasing markets and its long-standing, favorable reputation within the business community.

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).

Malcolm Constable



Malcolm oversees all 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.

Chris Roller



Chris Roller supports acquisitions and development activities, asset management, and strategic initiatives for Saracen Properties. Before Saracen he worked for LandVest’s Real Estate Consulting Group in Boston, where he was primarily responsible for advisory and management assignments across varying geographies and asset classes. Typical projects included valuations and financial modeling, development feasibility studies, and zoning and regulatory analyses for private, public, and institutional clients. As a part of his graduate studies, Chris interned with Leggat McCall Properties in their acquisitions and development teams. Chris holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and a Master’s in Real Estate Development degree from Cornell University. Chris currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Alie Saraceno



Alie Saraceno serves as Director and supports all aspects of fundraising, investor relations and portfolio management for Saracen Properties. Prior to joining Saracen, Alie worked at Morgan Stanley in Private Wealth Management as a Client Service Associate where she completed financial goal analysis, portfolio management reviews, and cash management for clients. A graduate from The Carroll School of Management at Boston College, Alie earned a B.S. in Management with a dual concentration in Finance and Marketing. While at Boston College, Alie was a member of the Boston College Club Tennis Team and held numerous leadership positions on campus. She is a supporter, team captain, and nine-year rider of the Pan Mass Challenge and serves on the Board of Ambassadors for Flying Kites. Alie currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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.

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.