Roger Gendron

Roger is the original founder of Silver Street Development Corporation. From the start Roger directed the acquisition and development activities of Silver Street, identifying opportunities, negotiating with owners, and setting the agenda for financing and development. He has shepherded Silver Street from its first incarnation as a regional developer to a company that acquired and redeveloped approximately 12,000 units of housing across fourteen states. During peak years, Silver Street had up to 5 properties under construction at any one time. As Silver Street grew, Roger oversaw the creation of an asset management department, construction planning and oversight department, and development and finance department. Also during this period, Roger initiated the creation of Housing Management Resources, a property management company that is responsible for approximately 6,000 units of affordable housing, and Port Harbor Construction, a construction firm.

Presently, Roger is Managing Director of The Silver Street Group (TSSG) where he provides guidance on all aspects of the stabilized portfolio. Roger Gendron is also a co-founder of First Atlantic Capital, LLC (“FAC”). FAC was formed in 2005 as an affordable housing direct investment company out of Boston, MA and Wilmington, NC. Roger currently lives with his wife Susan in Washington, DC, where he heads the newest branch of Silver Street Development.


Christopher R. Poulin

Chris is an original founding partner of Silver Street Development. Over the last 25 years, in his role as Chief Financial and Operating Officer, he has overseen the acquisition, financing, construction or rehabilitation, and stabilization of nearly 12,000 units of affordable housing in more than eighty communities across fourteen States. His direct financial oversight exceeds $1,000,000,000 in total development costs and $400,000,000 in construction and rehabilitation expenditures. His involvement during the development life cycle from pre-acquisition to stabilization averages about 24 months per project, his knowledge and intimacy of details being integral to Silver Street’s success.

As Silver Street grew, so did Chris’ role in the implementation of Silver Street’s asset management and financial department as well as the formation and startup of its subsidiaries The Silver Street Group, Housing Management Resources, and Port Harbor Construction. The Silver Street Group now oversees asset management all of the properties developed by Silver Street Development and Housing Management Resources manages about half of the Silver Street portfolio of properties. Chris currently lives in Portland, ME, with his wife Lori and their family


Matt Kesselhaut

Along with being the Chief Investment Officer and a partner of Silver Street Development Corporation, Matt is the Managing Director of The Silver Street Group, Silver Street Development’s asset management arm and on the Board of Directors of Housing Management Resources. He is tasked with the creation of long-term value through the effective asset management, which includes the oversight of the various property management firms employed by Silver Street, the evaluation and implementation of investment opportunities and capital strategies at various points in a property’s lifecycle and the oversight of workouts and strategic repositioning.

Matt has over 25 years of experience in real estate, including 23 years investing in and operating affordable housing. Prior to joining Silver Street Development, Matt was a Principal at MMA Financial, and its predecessors Lend Lease Real Estate Investments and Boston Financial. While there, he specialized at the investment of equity in affordable housing properties. During his tenure, he structured and closed over $800,000,000 of equity financing in developments with total development costs over $1.6 billion. The investments were spread over 110 developments, representing approximately 11,000 multifamily rental units. Matt has an MBA, with a specialization in real estate and finance, from Babson College and a BA from the University of Maryland at College Park.


Brenda Paradis

Brenda Paradis is the Sr. Executive Director of Asset Management and the Regulatory and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Compliance Officer for The Silver Street Group (TSSG) in Portland, Maine. She is responsible for the successful operation of various Partnership assets currently consisting of 80 apartment complexes with over 10,000 units, valued in excess of a half billion dollars and located primarily throughout the Eastern seaboard. She is highly effective with establishing and executing plans for troubled assets, increasing value and transforming them from non or poor-performing to performing assets. She ensures the successful qualified lease-up and credit delivery of all our LIHTC developments. She plays a significant role in the oversight of our related management company’s controlled growth and operation.

Brenda has an established career in the asset management of government assisted, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and conventional Multifamily Housing. Throughout her 30 years of experience, she has held positions as V.P. Asset Management, Director of Management, Asset Manager and Regional Manager, while in the employ of TSSG, Silver Street Development Corporation, Maine Housing and other private Development and Management Firms within the Northeast region. Of note, Brenda was recently honored with an “Excellence In Industry” award by The Spectrum Companies. She successfully helped develop two non-profit organizations and assisted with procuring the much needed seed money to establish programs and services for the communities each organization serves. She is currently the Treasurer and Board Member of VALNNC in Edgewood, Maryland.


Jay Landen

As a partner of Silver Street, Jay is tasked with sourcing and negotiating the acquisition of new development and investment opportunities for Silver Street Development. Since taking over that role in 2012, he has originated successful acquisition transactions in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Virginia. These acquisitions, with total development cost in excess of $125,000,000 have added 1,330 units of quality housing to the Silver Street portfolio. Jay specializes in working directly with sellers and housing authorities to create value and structure mutually beneficial transactions. He also manages the company’s direct investment platform that acquires general partner, limited partner, and corporate investor interests in syndicated real estate partnerships throughout the country.

Jay has over fifteen years of experience in the affordable housing industry. For seven years he worked closely with the principals of Silver Street Development and other industry veterans as Vice President of Acquisitions at First Atlantic Capital, a private equity investment fund focused on the acquisition, ownership, and redevelopment of apartment communities throughout the United States. Throughout his career, Jay has directed capital investments in over 200 different apartment communities in 38 states totaling more than 40,000 units. Jay has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from East Carolina University. He resides in Wilmington, North Carolina.