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ABOUT
THE SZANTON COMPANY

The Szanton Company is an impact-driven developer that creates rental housing that our residents are proud to call home, and which is affordable to a variety of incomes.

OUR MISSION

MISSION & HISTORY.

To provide high-quality affordable housing that strengthens and enhances our communities. We accomplish this by:

  • Creating comfortable, attractive apartments in locations in or near downtowns, adding vitality to our host communities;

  • Providing amenities for our residents which enhance the quality of their lives;

  • Building environmental and energy sustainability features into our properties, which minimize our impact on the earth's environment.

We develop properties which provide a long-term return to their owners, ensuring stability for residents, lenders, investors, and neighborhoods.

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OUR HISTORY

Founded in 1996 by Nathan Szanton, The Szanton Company started out with the goal of bringing more affordable housing to the communities of Southern Maine. Now, more than ever, the need for this type of housing is enormous.

The Szanton Company's scope ranges from adaptive repurposing of underused historic buildings to thoughtfully designed new construction.

 

Today, we are known for our emphasis on high-quality design, sustainability, and accountability to stakeholders. 

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MEET OUR TEAM.

Nathan Szanton

PRESIDENT

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Nathan founded the company in 1996. As manager or principal partner in these projects, Nathan has successfully navigated the process of market research, site acquisition, design, regulatory approvals, financing, construction, and marketing.  

 

He has committed himself to creating comfortable and affordable rental homes for residents with diverse incomes. Some of these have been adaptive reuses for underused historic buildings; others have been thoughtfully designed new construction. Nathan holds a BA from Harvard University and a JD from the University of Maine School of Law.

Kristin Martin

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

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Kristin joined our company in 2013. Her responsibilities include finding and researching sites for new projects, preparing financial analyses, and evaluating development options. She coordinates with lenders, attorneys, architects, engineers, contractors and others on all aspects of The Szanton Company's development projects from concept to completion.

Prior to joining the team as a Development Officer, Kristin worked for Saco Falls Management as an Assistant Property Manager, Property Manager, and Director of Property Management. She holds a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters of Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University.

Tiffany Tarbox

STAFF ACCOUNTANT & OFFICE MANAGER

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Tiffany joined us in 2017 as Staff Accountant for The Szanton Company and all its related development entities.  She keeps accounts of all transactions, and is responsible for preparing requisitions to our construction lenders, as well as scheduling and office management.

Tiffany is also the accountant for Saco Falls Management and all apartment complexes under its management, where she is responsible for all transactions, financial reporting and audits.

Prior to working at The Szanton Company, Tiffany was Office Manager and Bookkeeper at Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook. Tiffany holds an Associate's Degree in Business from Southern Maine Community College.

Rachelle Bourgault

ASSET MANAGER

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As Asset Manager, Rachelle serves as owner representation for Nathan and Amy, allowing them to focus primarily on development work. Rachelle oversees the financial health of the company's portfolio as well as physical projects that fall outside the scope of property management.

Prior to joining The Szanton Company, Rachelle spent nearly a decade in Logistics and Business Development as well as 2 years as a licensed mortgage loan officer.

Rachelle holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering & Management from Shamoon College of Engineering in Be'er Sheva, Israel, as well as an MBA from theUniversity of Nevada, Reno.

Amy Cullen

VICE PRESIDENT & PROJECT PARTNER

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Amy joined The Szanton Company in 2006. Her responsibilities include: discovering new project locations, creating financing packages, and working with all development team members to help projects come to life. 

Amy also serves as president of our sister company, Saco Falls Management, and currently serves as president of the board of the Maine Affordable Housing Coalition (MAHC).

Prior to joining The Szanton Company, Amy was on active duty with the U.S. Army for six years, and served and served another six as a civilian employee for the Army. She holds a BSc in Accounting from Husson University.

Carl Szanton

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER & PROJECT PARTNER

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Carl launched our Denver office in 2022, where he manages all aspects of the development process for our Colorado projects, from concept to completion. 

Previously, he worked as a development associate in our Portland office, and prior to that, as a project manager for MetLife in Denver.

Carl holds a BA from Williams College and an MBA from the University of Maine.

Bobby Monks

PARTNER

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Bobby became affiliated with the company in 2002. Since then he has become an active capital partner and has provided a deep understanding of real estate development and financing. Throughout his career, Bobby has founded, led and grown numerous businesses in the financial services, real estate, technology and communication sectors. He a founder and owner of Eagle Point Companies, Dirigo Management Company, Monks O’Neil Development, The Signal Group, and Headwater Capital Management. 

Additionally, he serves and has served on many non-profit boards. ​Bobby attended Duke University and holds a BA from the University of Southern Maine in Political Science. He

attended the Master’s program in Conflict

Resolution at George Mason University.

 

Anne Conley

DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

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Anne joined our team in 2022, where she assists in all aspects of development. Anne has worked as an administrative assistant and office manager in a variety of settings, including UNUM, Catholic Charities Maine, and Residential Resources of Maine.

AWARDS

Maine Preservation Honor Award 2011

for

THE MILL AT SACO FALLS

Biddeford, Maine

FINANCIAL PARTNERS.

We couldn't do our work without these partners:

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