Stephen F. Vazza


Stephen F. Vazza is President at Vazza Real Estate Group where he is Chairman of the Investment Committee and responsible for overseeing real estate asset acquisition, investment, debt and equity finance and deployment, as well as the related property and asset management activities of the firm.

Stephen has twenty-seven (27) years of seasoned, hands-on real estate experience. During this time, he has been actively developing and investing both private and institutional capital into real estate in major US markets. He has been instrumental in the acquisition, permitting, design, development, construction, and financing for commercial, multi-family and single-family residential properties in major US markets. Mr. Vazza continues to lead the company’s efforts to raise and invest debt and equity capital from both institutional and private individuals.

Stephen’s commercial and residential real estate career started in 1988 when he joined his late father Richard R. Vazza as Sr. Vice President in the acquisition and property management division of Vazza Properties, a highly respected commercial real estate development company founded in 1965. In the ensuring years, the company developed and managed in excess of 3,500 single and multi-family residential units as well as in excess of 5,000,000 sq. ft of commercial, industrial, self-storage, senior living, recreational and retail properties throughout New England, Florida and Arizona. In addition, Stephen joined his brother Richard in establishing a premier commercial contracting division known as Crown Construction Company. This company was able to provide support and expertise to the development activities of the parent real estate development company. This added discipline today allows the Vazza Real Estate Group to provide a full spectrum of real estate related expertise from site and property acquisition, design and planning, finance, construction, leasing, management, accounting/reporting and asset disposition.

The Vazza Real Estate Group is the continuation of a 50-year tradition of real estate excellence with a team of highly experienced real estate professionals.

Mr. Vazza is a 1988 graduate of The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Kim McA’Nulty

Director Property Manager / Controller

Mrs. McA’Nulty has 25 years of hands-on real estate accounting and property management experience. She has been working with the company for more than 20 years as an integral member of the team successfully directing property management and accounting activities including operating and capital improvement budgets, lease negotiation, accounting and tax reporting related to more than $1 billion of commercial and residential properties.

Derek Holt

Managing Director - Director Business Development

Derek is Director of Business Development responsible for deal sourcing, business relationships and permitting activities.

Derek has been with the company for more than 10 years playing a critical role in the establishment of business relationships as well as the development and permitting of more than 2 million square feet of commercial property across the United States.

In addition to commercial real estate, Derek has an extensive background in golf course acquisition, development and management encompassing more than 75 golf course properties nationwide.

Derek’s extensive business relationships with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, pension funds, hedge funds, private equity groups and family offices in the United States and Middle East have played a vital role in the company's success to date.

Richard Strachan

Managing Director - Director Business Development

Richard Strachan is a Director - Business Development at The Vazza Real Estate Group responsible for the identification and evaluation of new investment opportunties and the cultivation of business relationships.

Since 2011, Richard has acquired within joint ventures in excess of 1.1 million square feet of commercial and industrial buildings in the Greater Boston area. Working with many of the country’s most prominent leaders in real estate and finance, Richard has built a strong reputation and broad knowledge base from business plan vision through execution and investment exist strategies.

Prior to joining The Vazza Real Estate Group, Richard was Co-Founder of HighPort Ventures responsible for the strategic vision, identification and execution of development and acquisition investment opportunities as well as debt and equity finance.

Additionally, as the Founder and Director of Urban Communities, a long-term partnership with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Richard worked closely with a broad range of investors and developers to build successful mixed-use residential projects throughout the Northeast region.

Richard received a bachelor's degree in business from Boston College. He is actively involved in many charitable organizations and youth sports including a board member of Hingham youth baseball and coach of football and lacrosse teams. Richard enjoys spending his free time with his family including three children and lovely wife.