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LEADERSHIP

John A. Schaffer John A. Schaffer
C.P.A., President of ContraVest Management Company, Principal, Chief Financial Officer

Schaffer’s background encompasses nearly 40 years of experience working in the real estate field covering development, investment, operations, finance/accounting, and workouts.  In 1997 became a partner and now is intimately involved in the analysis, structuring, and closing of all real estate developments, joint ventures/partnerships, and property dispositions.  In addition, he is responsible for securing construction and permanent loan financing and in 2013 became the Partner in charge of ContraVest Management Company. John is a Partner in ContraVest Development Partners, ContraVest Management Company and ContraVest Builders.

Schaffer previously worked for Prudential Life Insurance Co. in its Real Estate Investment Office, as well as BJF Development, Inc.(Condo Converter/RE workout firm), Cardinal Industries (RE Developer), Arlen Realty Co. (National RE Investment Co.) and the FDIC (liquidating failed banks). His responsibilities included asset management, financial/acquisition analysis, workouts, and other various accounting duties. Schaffer received his Bachelors Degree in Accounting in 1976 from the University of Florida, and a Masters Degree in Accounting from Florida International University, Miami, in 1980 and his CPA designation in 1980.  John has been a member of the University of Florida’s Real Estate Advisory Board since 2006 and sits on his Church’s Finance Committee since 2004.

Christin Tenpenny Christin Tenpenny, CAPS
Vice President of ContraVest Management Company

Christin began her career in property management in 1985.  Her 30 years of experience has afforded her the opportunity to perfect the art of property management.  Throughout her career she has managed properties new and old as well as large and small.  She has experience working for large institutions, REIT’s or individual investors.  Christin’s lease up experience spans 34 properties and 9,972 units.

Christin joined ContraVest Management Company in 1999 and currently oversees the entire portfolio.  She is responsible for all operations of the properties including development, applying innovative target marketing, creative personnel management, revenue growth and expense control.  In addition, Christin conducts quarterly management and training.

   
Nina Richie Wright Nina Wright-Richie, CAM
Regional Property Director

Nina Wright-Richie first joined ContraVest in 2000 as a Relocation Specialist and quickly advanced through the ranks to Regional Director.  She is experienced on all levels of property operations from tax credit to luxury lease-ups. She successfully leased and managed properties in North Carolina and currently manages a portfolio of communities throughout Florida. Nina has studied at the University of Mount Olive where she obtained her BS is Management Organization and Development with a minor in Human Resources Management. She holds a North Carolina Real Estate Broker’s License. Nina is currently a CPM Candidate with the Institute of Real Estate Management.

Nina is driven to build exceptional teams who provide superior customer service, has a “can do” attitude, and always strives to make work fun!