President’s Message

I am honored to serve as RELA Boston’s President, and am grateful for the opportunity to leverage the knowledge and experience of the many individuals that serve as officers, as well as those that are our members.

We are focused on expanding our membership base, with the goal of extending our reach across the breadth of lenders and institutions Boston has to offer. Additionally, we are engaging young leaders and developing professionals, by growing our programming to provide both networking and educational opportunities.

RELA Boston is the premier organization for real estate banking connections, partners, and education. Our mission is to support, enhance, and encourage the professional growth of our members through learning, networking, and the free exchange of ideas from talented real estate professionals. We cultivate the future leaders of the Boston Commercial Real Estate Industry, while also serving the greater Boston Community.

We committed to having our events in person this past year and the feedback was strong.  Members want to meet, learn and exchange ideas in person.  We are committed to this philosophy for 2022-2023 and will have great programming including, property tours, discussion panels, educational seminars, and industry networking events.

Clarke Cronin
RELA Boston, Chapter President


Sponsor RELA


Boston Chapter Officers


Clarke Cronin, Berkshire Bank

Vice President


John Roach, PNC Bank

Shelly Gouin, Webster Bank

Mike Allen, Santander

Brendan O’Keefe, KeyBank

Peter Lennon, Brookline Bank

Kevin Kavanaugh, US Bank

Miriam Crandall, Bank of America

Dean Jewett, Wells Fargo

Bill Foley, Citizens Bank

Bill Massos, Boston Private

Membership Committee

Chris Guthrie, Bank of America

Adam Bokon, Rockland Trust

Programming Committee

Kip Sanford, Fifth Third Bank

John Christensen, TCF Bank

Paul Doyle, PNC Bank

Rob Kaufman, US Bank

Rory Desmond, TD Bank

William Foley, Citizens Bank

Corey Rosenfield, M&T Bank

Sponsorship Committee

Immediate Past President

John Roach, PNC Bank

Chapter Liaison Officer

Emily Rush, SVB Private

Young Members Committee

Dan Feyock, M&T Bank

Jon Riedinger, Citizens Bank

Christopher Carr, Wells Fargo

Tim Hussey, Eastern Bank

Communications Committee

Special Events Committee

Educational Panel Committee


Community Affairs Committee

Sponsorship & Finance Committee

Past Presidents

Boston Sponsors