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Richard Henken

The Schochet Companies


Job Functions: Executive


Richard Henken officially joined the Schochet Companies as its Executive Vice President in 1997, after having been affiliated with, and an advisor to, the company for more than a decade. In 2004, Mr. Henken became President of Schochet Companies including Schochet Development, Schochet Investments, and Schochet Property Management (Schochet Companies wholly owned property management subsidiary). Since joining the company Mr. Henken has been responsible for closing transactions with a total value approaching $1 billion, including the acquisition and preservation as affordable of over 3,500 apartments in sixteen developments.


Mr. Henken earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Economics from Tufts University, and a Master of Science degree in Management, with concentrations in Marketing and Finance, from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Prior to joining The Schochet Companies, Mr. Henken was a marketing and strategy consultant to Fortune 500 companies and held senior marketing positions in the financial services and consumer packaged goods industries.


Mr. Henken sits on several Boards of Directors, including the Catholic Schools Foundation Inner City Scholarship Fund where he is past President; the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB) where he has served as Chairman; Rental Housing Association (RHA) of GBREB where he is past President and past chair of the Affordable Housing Committee; the National Apartment Association where he served as a regional vice president; Hebrew Senior Life, where he chairs its Senior Living Committee; the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University; Jewish Family Services of MetroWest; NewLease for the Homeless; and Discovering Justice. He is a member of the Economics Advisory Board of the Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Rick is the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Service Award of the Tufts University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; the 2012 recipient of the Retirement Housing Foundation Friend of the Elderly Award; the 2012 recipient of the B'nai B'rith Housing Distinguished Achievement Award; and the RHA’s 2017 Industry Excellence Award; and the 2020 Lawyers Clearinghouse Stephen M. Nolan Leadership Award.



Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation