Christopher Roche

Christopher Roche, Chief Business Development Officer

Christopher J Roche attended U-Mass Boston and studied political science. Prior to real estate, Chris managed political campaigns in the Boston area and also worked in Boston city government. He began his real estate career in 2001 as a licensed residential broker. He played a key role in assisting investors and developers through the permitting process and is adept at adding and creating value with distressed properties. In 2007, Chris began structuring private real estate commercial loans. His intimate knowledge of the Boston real estate market, keen underwriting skills, and longtime relationships with developers and investors have led to the successful funding of 600 million dollars in debt and equity financing for residential and commercial real estate. Chris is a strategic and creative problem solver with an intuitive ability to convert challenging transactions into successful private mortgage solutions. Christopher lives in Boston with his wife and five children. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and traveling. He is proud to be a lifelong Bostonian but even prouder to be a husband and father.

Robert Nichols

Robert Nichols, Business Development

Robert Nichols was born and raised in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston MA. After graduating from the University of Connecticut in 2003, Robert began his career in real estate on the advice of a family friend. In 2004 at the age of 23, he purchased his first investment property and became a licensed real estate agent in 2005. In 2008 Robert became a full-time project manager for a new construction company where he began to hone his skills as a real estate developer. Since 2008 Robert has founded Boston Trust Realty Group, a full-service brokerage firm, and New City Investors, a real estate investment and development company. Robert began his lending career in 2010 when working as a processor for a commercial finance company and in 2018 joined the Crowd Lending team as a loan originator. Since joining Crowd Lending, Robert has originated nearly $20M in private real estate loans throughout New England and in Chicago. When Robert isn’t originating loans and developing real estate, he enjoys trips down the Cape with his wife and 4 children. Robert believes that hard work makes anything possible. As Abraham Lincoln famously said, “The Best Way To Predict Your Future Is To Create It.”
Kattia Ira

Kattia Ira, Originator

Kattia Ira is a Simmons graduate with a BA in Sociology. After 13 years of working for a local non-profit in Boston as a licensed Social Worker, Kattia decided to start her real estate journey in 2019. Currently a licensed Realtor with Century 21 North East, Kattia has a passion for seeing all investors succeed in the realm of real estate and provides them with the necessary support to ensure their success. Ms. Ira is also an investor and has the skillset of project management and understanding the operations of flipping from start to finish. She loves to showcase the great work of her clients by meeting them at project sites and highlighting their properties. Kattia is very proud to serve experienced investors as well as those who want to begin on their real estate investment journey. Kattia always looks out for the best interest of her clients with honesty and guidance throughout the process.
Matthew Pedone

Matthew Pedone, Originator

Matthew attended Assumption University in Worcester, MA, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and played four years of varsity football at the D2 level in the NCAA. He then received an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University and graduated with honors. He also holds a real estate salesperson license in Massachusetts and Florida. His Massachusetts license is affiliated with Century 21 Northeast.


Matthew joined Crowd Lending with 9 years of sales experience ranging from business development to business-to-business sales and most recently working in the residential and commercial real estate markets. As a Leasing Representative for a large commercial real estate landlord, he oversaw the entire leasing process on close to a million square feet of space. He specialized in marketing efforts, comparative analysis, on-site showings of the property, and negotiating and closing commercial office space leases. He has also represented multiple buyers and sellers in residential real estate transactions in Massachusetts.


At Crowd Lending, Matthew relies on his residential and commercial real estate knowledge to advise clients on current market trends and deliver excellent service to help fund their real estate investment projects.


In his spare time, he enjoys spending time on the golf course, going to the beach, attending sporting events, and staying fit.

Marco Vieira

Marco Vieira, Originator

Meet Marco Vieira, a unique blend of Boston roots, Florida sunshine, and Brazilian heritage. Before delving into real estate, Marco thrived in Orlando's bustling car industry, where he soaked in invaluable lessons in business and determination. In 2021, Marco returned to his roots drawn by the magnetic pull of Massachusetts' thriving real estate market. As he embarked on his path as a real estate agent, Marco's true passion emerged: guiding clients through every step of their real estate ventures, ensuring their dreams become reality. Beyond work, Marco enjoys spending his time in the gym, nurturing both his physical and mental well-being, staying up-to-date with the latest trends in the ever-evolving realms of real estate and finance, and spending quality time with his family in Florida.

Sam O'Grady

Sam O'Grady, Originator

Sam's journey into finance began at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with dual emphases in Finance and Real Estate. During his tenure at Barnside Capital, LLC, as a Summer Intern, Sam honed his expertise in tax credit analysis and investor relations. Leveraging strong communication skills, he engaged with clients to gather crucial data for potential 1031 Tax Exchanges, demonstrating his resourcefulness and proactive approach. In his spare time, you'll find Sam enjoying the great outdoors, whether on the golf course, at the beach, or cheering on his favorite sports teams. His enthusiasm for life is reflected in his work ethic and dedication to helping clients achieve their real estate investment goals with confidence and success.

Patrick Findley

Patrick Findley, Originator

Born and raised in the town of Hingham, Massachusetts, Patrick has always been driven by a strong work ethic and a passion for learning. In May of 2023, Patrick graduated from Sacred Heart University with a degree in Business Management, supplemented by minors in Economics and Supply Chain Management. Patrick’s journey into the professional world began early, as he immersed himself in various roles, primarily within a trucking and distribution company, from 2016 to 2022. Patrick spent many summers unloading containers in the warehouse, gradually transitioning into the office environment. There, he thrived in the dynamic atmosphere of dispatch operations, while also lending my skills to logistics and sales initiatives.

It was during this time that Patrick honed his knack for sales, cultivating valuable relationships and mastering the art of negotiation. Yet, his true passion lies in real estate. At Crowd Lending, Patrick hopes to provide guidance to his clients that leads to success in the real estate market. Beyond the office, Patrick enjoys the outdoors, particularly on the golf course, watching and attending sporting events and spending time with his family and friends.

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