John Pereira joined Combined Properties in 1987 as senior vice president and general counsel. He was appointed executive vice president in 1989 and president in 1991. In 1996, John acquired the firm and is the sole stockholder. Long a board member of the Malden-based non-profit group Triangle, Inc., John is now the president of the board of directors. He is a member of the board for the Malden YMCA, the South Shore YMCA, and Danvers Bank.
John is a registered real estate broker, a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, Real Estate Finance Association, National Association of Office and Industrial Properties, Massachusetts Bar Association, Chelsea Boys and Girls Club Breakfast Club, Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, Medford Chamber of Commerce, and the North Shore Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining Combined Properties, John was a partner at the law firm of Sherin and Lodgen. He has been admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, Mass. Supreme Judicial Court, U.S. Federal District Court, and U.S. Federal Court of Appeals. John earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and a Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School.
Zachary Drench joined Combined Properties in 2006 as vice president of legal affairs. He has represented corporations, institutions, and individuals in a broad range of real estate and environmental matters. Zack oversees the legal department of Combined Properties and is responsible for the legal aspects of Combined Properties's real estate and other sophisticated business transactions. He is a member of the Boston Bar Association.
Zack earned a Bachelor of Arts in Slavic Languages and Literature from Harvard College and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School. While a student at Harvard Law School, he was co-president of the Harvard Mediation Program, which trains and places student and community mediators in local courts to provide alternative dispute resolution services. Before joining Combined Properties, Zack practiced real estate, environmental, and land use law for a premier firm in downtown Boston. He has lectured on zoning, subdivision, and environmental law at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education seminars.
Chris Maietta joined Combined Properties in 1992. Chris is experienced in acquisition, development, financing, construction, marketing, and management of commercial, industrial, retail, and residential property. Recent developments include: 160 Pleasant St., $45 million smart-growth, transit-oriented apartment community, 204 units and 225-space underground parking structure; 125 Mountain Ave., $15 million, 76,000 SF YMCA. Chris was previously with Perini Land and Development Co., Cummings Properties, Data General, and Arthur D. Little. He earned a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, a Bachelors of Science in Public Communications from Boston University, and is a graduate of Phillips Academy. Chris is the director of NAIOP Massachusetts, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and a past- president and board chairman.
Actively involved in the community, Chris is founder and chairman of Wayland-Weston Rowing Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) educational organization operating an interscholastic crew program for high school girls and boys. Since its establishment in 2000, the team has medaled at state, regional, and national championships, and has built a boathouse. He is founder and a board member of Friends of Cochituate State Park, Inc. and a board member of Foundation for Rowing Education and Friends of Milton Crew, Inc. Chris has received a Mass. Recreation and Parks Association’s Special Citation Award for contributions to youth development, public parks and recreation; was named a Mass. State Lottery Friend of the Fairway, which recognizes a citizen from each of the state’s municipalities for contributions to community through sport; and initiated establishment of interscholastic crew programs at other high schools including Mystic Valley Regional Charter School and Westford Academy.
Paul began his career with Combined Properties in 2008 as director of residential real estate and is now vice president of residential real estate. Paul has been managing residential real estate throughout the greater Boston area since 1989 while also overseeing construction and renovation projects. Paul is expected to spearhead the future development of residential sites coming into the Combined Properties portfolio and assists the commercial sector of the company in building out tenant improvement projects.
Paul has a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Francis Xavier University where he also played varsity football. Paul received the Certified Property Manager (CPM®) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and is a licensed Construction Supervisor in Massachusetts. Paul and his wife have a young family with a daughter and two sons and are active in youth sports programs in his native Quincy.
Patricia Morrow, senior vice president of finance and administration, joined Combined Properties in 1988. She has over twenty-five years of experience in the implementation, management, and supervision of accounting and finance departments in the real estate industry. She has expertise in providing accounting controls to start-up businesses and maintaining sophisticated management information systems. Overseeing a staff of five, Patricia is responsible for preparing annual budgets, including capital expenditure budgets and performing quarterly comparisons of budgeted vs. actual expenses. Patricia earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Thomas College and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Salem State University.
An avid runner, Patricia is active with community groups on behalf of Combined Properties, including Zonta, the Rotary Club, and the Malden Chamber of Commerce. She is a former president of the Malden Chamber of Commerce and the Malden Rotary.
Greg Regazzini, vice president and director of leasing, joined Combined Properties in 2004. Greg is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, is a registered real estate broker and a member of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce. At Combined Properties he oversees the negotiation and leasing of a diverse portfolio of flex, industrial, office, R&D, and retail space and maintains existing client relationships. With assets under care totaling 34 properties and over 1.6 million square feet, Greg also performs market analysis relative to evaluating the company’s portfolio and is responsible for creating and implementing related marketing programs.
Greg has over twenty years of progressive real estate experience in the Greater Metropolitan Boston area as a real estate broker and attorney representing institutions, corporations, real estate trusts, and individuals. Greg earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Boston College and a Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law. Greg recently moved back to his home town of Reading with his wife and two small children, and he volunteers for youth focused programs in town.
John Valente joined Combined Properties as vice president of commercial real estate in 2012. For over 20 years John has worked in corporate accounting and commercial, industrial, retail, and low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) and section 8 residential property and asset management.
John earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and Masters of Business Administration in Accounting from Suffolk University Sawyer School of Management. He is also a candidate for Certified Property Manager (CPM®) from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). John’s interests include running, sports, and travel and he lives in Melrose with his wife.