Torrington Properties is a real estate investment, development and management firm based in Boston, MA. It creates strategic partnerships to acquire undervalued and under managed assets and applies a proven value creation model through construction and management to each property.
The firm and its principals are involved in purchasing, permitting, developing and managing property in Eastern Massachusetts with a focus on Boston and surrounding areas.
Through creative and thoughtful investment and development, Torrington Properties has managed to consistently produce above average returns on its investments. The firm currently owns and manages a portfolio valued at over $100 million and consists of residential, commercial and hospitality properties.

Team

  • Jay Bisognano
    Jay Bisognano Founder & CEO

    Jay Bisognano founded Torrington Properties, Inc. as a real estate investment firm in order to capitalize on opportunities in value-added investment, development, and management. Jay oversees the day-to-day operations of the company while growing its portfolio through the application of proven investment strategies. He brings his passion, creativity, and entrepreneurial drive to each investment opportunity. Torrington’s diversified portfolio consists largely of residential apartment buildings but also includes select office and hospitality properties.

    Previously, Jay served as Executive Vice President and Partner of The Mount Vernon Company, where he oversaw the daily operations of a $350 million portfolio of residential and commercial properties. During his tenure at the firm, Jay managed the ground-up development of properties collectively valued at over $150 million, handling the firm’s site selection, permitting, financing, construction, and stabilization. Jay also identified and acquired over $250 million in existing properties for the firm, for which he managed both the construction and property management functions.

    Jay is a graduate of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, with a Bachelor’s in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. He also serves on the board of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County.

  • Matt Morgan
    Matt Morgan Principal

    Matt Morgan joined Torrington Properties as Principal in October 2016. With a diverse background in development, investment, management and brokerage, Matt’s experiences guide the business operations including the firm’s real estate portfolio as well as sourcing new acquisitions and developments. Additionally, he is involved in the asset management of all acquisitions to ensure that the strategic plan for each property is implemented effectively.

    Prior to Torrington, Matt was at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank serving as a managing director in the company’s Boston office, where he specialized in the representation of tenants and landlords in both lease and sales transactions. He has been involved in the sale or lease of more than 11 million square feet of commercial space. Prior to joining NGKF, Matt was a Director at Cushman &Wakefield and a Vice President at Parsons Commercial Group.

    Matt supports many local charitable causes and sits on the Board of Trustees at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County. Matt earned his B.A. in Economics at Eastern Connecticut State University.

  • Brett Pagani
    Brett Pagani Principal

    Brett Pagani joined Torrington Properties as a Principal in 2017. With a seasoned background in finance, commercial mortgage banking, and real estate investment analytics, Brett’s background and expertise bring an invaluable resource by way of debt placement, project management, and financial and asset management. Along with Jay and Matt, Brett also serves a critical role in the operations, management, and growth of Torrington Properties.

    Prior to joining Torrington, Brett was a Partner and Executive Vice President at Cornerstone Realty Capital where he contributed to over $1 billion in commercial real estate mortgage originations with a strong concentration in multifamily and retail, including construction, renovation/re-development, and permanent mortgages.

    Brett graduated cum laude from Bentley University and earned an MBA with Honors at Northeastern University.

  • Allison Goodwin
    Allison Goodwin Director of Finance

    Allison manages Torrington’s accounting and has been with the firm since its inception.  Prior to joining Torrington, Allison was the Principal at BookSmart Solutions, a boutique accounting firm specializing in real estate investments.  Previously Allison was a Principal at Bank of America and its local predecessor banks.  She also served as a Risk Manager for Boston Commercial Banking and spent over ten years structuring and underwriting debt for its Oil & Gas Division.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard College.

  • Jacqueline Melendez
    Jacqueline Melendez Property Manager
  • Sean Scanlon
    Sean Scanlon Project Manager

    Sean Scanlon comes from a technical project management background where he led data center infrastructure projects and web development teams. After several years as a technical project manager, Sean joined the Torrington team in 2016.

  • Dana Halsey
    Dana Halsey Executive Assistant

    Dana serves as Torrington Properties’ Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the Founder and CEO, Jay Bisognano. Dana manages the day to day responsibilities of the office and makes sure that the company is running smoothly in all aspects. Prior to her joining the Torrington team in 2016, she managed sales and marketing for a local Boston startup. She graduated from Fordham University in New York in 2014 with a degree in Communications.

  • Jose Estrada
    Jose Estrada Director of Maintenance

    Jose manages the construction and maintenance of Torrington’s residential and commercial units. He manages the regular upkeep of the firm’s properties and also responds to emergency issues as they arise. Jose ensures that all properties are maintained in accordance with the highest standards, which enables Torrington to attract and retain excellent tenants.

  • Tracey Cheney
    Tracey Cheney Property Manager - Durham, NH
  • Tracy Velazquez
    Tracy Velazquez Property and Leasing Manager - Veridian Residences