Our History

The CR of Maryland team is proud to be Maryland born and raised! Craig Reich established CR of Maryland in 2004 as CR Property Group. The company focused on buying, renovating, and reselling homes. Within a few years, CR of Maryland became one of the largest home renovation companies in the northeast. As the company continued to grow, it expanded into a full-service turnkey real estate investment company that buys, renovates, resells homes and buys, renovates, and leases rentals.

With the experience of over 2,000 transactions, we have an unparalleled network of resources and relationships that we use to purchase and renovate houses. We have the advantage of performing high quality, modern renovations within an accelerated timeline and a premium ROI.

We are one of the only turnkey investment companies that can truly ensure our properties’ quality and high potential ROI for investors because we don’t outsource renovations or property management. Unlike other turnkey real estate investment companies, CR of Maryland has a hardworking internal team dedicated to rental recruitment and management. We operate a rental portfolio of over 300 properties that are fully renovated and occupied.

Our Vision

CR of Maryland's vision is to be the leader in affordable housing and benchmark of the industry for quality, integrity, and professionalism.

Our Values

CR of Maryland’s core values are the foundation of everything we do. The culture of CR of Maryland is built around a set of core values instilled by our founder Craig Reich. We have been able to maintain and grow this culture because we hire to our core values. Each team member not only understands our values, they have embraced and lived them long before they became part of our team.

Passion | Community | Integrity | Empowerment

Innovative Renovators

Unlike most “house flippers”, we don’t just give a home a “new coat of paint” only fixing the obvious cosmetic issues.

Quality is everything. We renovate 100% of the house: the roof, siding, electrical, HVAC, mechanicals, plumbing, foundation and more. We introduce modern designs, energy efficient appliances, materials and technologies. With more than 2,000 renovations, we have the experience to operate an efficient construction process and with the highest quality control procedures. The result is a stunning and reliable CR of Maryland home.

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Our Team

We are a full-service turnkey real estate investment company with a full-time team and support staff.

Craig Reich

President & Founder

Direct: (410) 616-0899
Office: (410) 560-2763

Craig began investing in Residential Real Estate full-time in 2004. Since then, he has bought and renovated over 3,000 homes in multiple states. Craig started investing in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, with the formation of CR of Maryland. The Company, known as CR for short, now has over 26 team-members with a primary focus on acquiring and renovating single family investment properties. CR now owns and/or self-manages over 320 single family rental properties throughout the Baltimore market, and continues rapidly growing the portfolio under management by selling Turnkey Properties to investors from around the Country. Craig has a strong focus on the continued growth of the Company, in addition to growing relationships with local Housing Authorities, Banks, and like-minded Investment Companies. In his free time, Craig enjoys spending time with his family at the beach in Ocean City, MD, riding jet skis, and relaxing with his dogs Gus & Moet.

Alexander Cruz

Director of Sales

Direct: (410) 322-3199
Office: (410) 560-2763

Alexander is a Baltimore native who began his Residential Real Estate career in 2011 after graduating from West Virginia University. ‘Xander’, as he is known, quickly realized a passion for the Residential Investment side of the business. He worked from the start with Craig Reich in developing CR of Maryland into one of the premier Residential Real Estate Companies in Baltimore. CR now owns and manages over 380 single family rental properties, and will renovate over 200 properties in 2022. Over the years, Xander has worn numerous hats and helped oversee each facet of the company through various stages of growth. Today, he is part owner and also the Director of Sales, overseeing all acquisitions and sales for the company. Xander is a Maryland-licensed real estate agent the listing agent on all CR homes. This also allows Alexander to build valuable relationships with other local Realtors in addition to our clients. Outside of the office, he resides in Baltimore with his wife and two dogs, is an avid Baltimore sports fan.

Andrew Scalley

Chief Operations Officer

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Office: (410) 560-2763

Andrew is a born and raised Marylander currently residing in Fells Point. After graduating from Mount St Mary’s University in Emmitsburg Maryland with an undergraduate degree in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration, Andrew went on to work in public accounting and then the private equity space before landing here at CR of Maryland. When he is not working, Andrew can be found fishing on the Chesapeake Bay or coaching lacrosse at his high school alma mater, Archbishop Spalding.

CR Maryland Turnkey Investing and Renovation Team Abby Lohr

Abby Lohr

Director of Operations

Direct: (410) 842-1925
Office: (410) 560-2763

Abby is a Baltimore native who spent six years living in Texas and Arkansas after graduating from Towson University (Maryland) in 2010. Abby has been an essential team member at CR for five years, and has grown with the Company, serving in various roles including administrative, property management, accounting, and operations. She has additional experience outside of CR working in property management, social services, and non-profits. Abby’s knowledge of the internal workings of CR are unmatched. When not at work, Abby enjoys spending time with her son Cooper and their dog, reading, and visiting new restaurants with her friends.

Jeff Braaten

Construction Manager

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Office: (410) 560-2763

Jeff was born and raised in New England, brings is a 4th Generation Master Carpenter – coming from a family with incredible construction knowledge. Jeff relocated to Pennsylvania as a young professional to work with a custom home builder and has lived there since with his family. Jeff has a passion for Construction and creating beautiful homes. His vast scope of knowledge in all trades from carpentry to cabinetry, framing to drywall, & electrical to plumbing makes him well rounded in the building industry and translates into delivering homes renovated to the highest degree of quality. For the last 27 years, his passion has led to his stunning renovations of homes throughout New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. His integrity and service minded approach makes him a valuable team-player and essential to CR’s mission. In his spare time, he enjoys nothing more than hanging out and cooking for his four wonderful children- they hold his heart! If the kids are not around, you will most likely find Jeff enjoying the outdoors or working, as he truly has a passion for what he does.

CR Maryland Turnkey Investing and Renovation Team Calvin Turner

Calvin Turner

Project Manager

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Office: (410) 560-2763

Born and raised in Westminster MD, Calvin attended Carroll Community and UMD. While a student, he also took courses to serve the community as a volunteer firefighter & EMT. Calvin’s previous experience in kitchen and bath remodeling & management; in conjunction with customer relations/store management; is what has set the foundation for quality home renovations delivered on time. Calvin is a big Baltimore Ravens fan, and in his free time likes to travel with the team to away games. In addition, he also loves to be outdoors with his golden retriever, work on projects around his house, and spend time with family including his niece and twin nephews.

Ed Hullett

Acquisitions Agent

Direct: (410) 967-2709
Office: (410) 560-2763

Ed is apart of our Acquisitions team, and has worked at CR of Maryland for 4 years. He has a daughter named Amelia, who is almost 1. He lives a very active lifestyle and enjoys spending his free time at the gym. He also loves going uptown for a nice cold drink!

CR Maryland Turnkey Investing and Renovation Team Tavon Brayboy

Tavon Brayboy

Maintenance Supervisor

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Office: (410) 560-2763

Tavon Brayboy, a Baltimore native, has been in the maintenance field for over 5 years. He brings experience and a unique skillset to the CR of Maryland team.  Tavon’s skills include advanced appliance knowledge, plumbing background, and concrete experience.  All of these skills make Tavon a great asset to the company.  When he is not working, Tavon enjoys spending time with his daughter, cheering on the Ravens, and playing videogames.

CR Maryland Turnkey Investing and Renovation Team Lauren Stuart

Lauren Stuart

Property Analyst

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Office: (410) 560-2763

After graduating from The Art Institute of Philadelphia with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, Lauren moved back home to Baltimore to start her career. She has worked as an Interior Designer in Baltimore & as a construction estimator for a property management company.  Her passion for helping people turn their house into a home with design goes hand in hand with the Property Analyst role of finding & purchasing homes for CR of Maryland to renovate & sell. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys spending time with family, cooking/ baking & working on renovating her own home.

Doug Friedel

Project Manager

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Office: (410) 560-2763

Doug was born and raised in Cockeysville, MD. He graduated from Carver Center for the Arts with a major in carpentry. He lives in Harford County with his fiancé Christine, and their three boys Austin, Nathan, and Liam. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and mountain biking.

Margaret Chua

Turnkey Sales Specialist

Direct: (410) 497-7503
Office: (410) 560-2763

Born and raised in the Philippines, Margaret started her Baltimore journey in January 2008. She is proud to bring to the team over 14 years of exceptional sales and managerial skills. She is very passionate, hardworking, and committed to giving the ultimate customer service experience to her clients. In her spare time Margaret loves cooking, reading, outdoor adventures, and spending quality time with her family.

Paige Reich

Transaction Coordinator

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Office: (410) 560-2763

Paige is a Baltimore native who graduated from the University of Delaware in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems & Operations Management. In her free time, Paige is a makeup-artist for photoshoots and loves being at the beach.

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Tia Degaitas

Construction Coordinator

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Office: (410) 560-2763

Tia is a Rhode Island native who moved to Maryland in December 2020. She graduated Boston University with a BA in psychology. When she is not working she loves exploring Maryland. She also enjoys yoga, hiking, travelling and the beach.

Kevin Riggi

Lead Manager

Direct: (443) 353-9399
Office: (410) 560-2763

Kevin is a Buffalo, NY native who moved to Maryland in 2013 and is currently residing in Canton. A graduate of University at Buffalo with a BA Business Administration, Kevin brings more than 13 years of operations management experience to the team at CR. When he’s not talking with all our great customers, Kevin can be found watching and playing sports, spending time with friends and family (including two dogs), traveling, listening to music, and cooking. He also has a deep passion for people and the community as a member of the Italian Sons and Daughters of America and Baltimore Italian American Civic Club.

Kelvin Carr

Staff Accountant

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Office: (410) 560-2763

Kelvin is a North Carolina native who relocated to Maryland in September 2013.  He graduated from North Carolina Central University with a BBA in Finance.  Kelvin has worked in the real estate industry since 2015 as MD licensed sales agent before venturing back to his first love of numbers.  In his free time, he enjoys longs walks in the park, days trips, and trying new restaurants.

Lloyd Yates

Property Manager

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Office: (410) 560-2763

Lloyd has 17+ years in property management throughout MD, VA, and DC. Prior to joining CR, he managed a downtown luxury high rise building. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family.

John Yackus

Project Manager

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Office: (410) 560-2763

John is born and raised in Annapolis, MD but currently resides in Canton, Baltimore. John started his career in construction in Colorado and has returned to Maryland to continue following his passion of home remodeling. In his free time he enjoys crabbing, boating, and taking full advantage of all the Chesapeake Bay has to offer.

Aashton Johnson

Leasing Manager

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Office: (410) 560-2763

Aashton was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She recently moved to the area and is new to Maryland. Aashton began her career in property management in her senior year of college. She fell in love with the profession, and now has 7 years of experience. In her free time, she loves to volunteer, helping others, going hiking, and playing with her toddler.

Dominic Corson

Project Manager

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Office: (410) 560-2763

Dominic was raised in Towson Maryland, and graduated from Loyola Blakefield. Dominic developed a passion for real estate and construction at an early age. He began his career as a construction inspector with RK&K engineering, serving in different capacities to represent the state as he worked alongside various project teams on a wide array of infrastructure projects. To further his understanding of the real estate investing industry Dominic Became a licensed Realtor. From working with investors and owners on investment properties and commercial projects to assisting in heavy industrial and civil work, Dominic is well-rounded when it comes to the world of construction.

Max Bauch

Project Manager

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Office: (410) 560-2763

Max was born and raised in Akron Ohio, and currently lives in Pikesville. After majoring in finance and playing baseball in college, he got started in construction buy remodeling his own house. He has continued growing in the construction industry, working with real estate investors, and high-end residential remodeling companies before coming on board with CR. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports and also playing baseball.

De’Monta Reed

Leasing Agent

Direct: 410.616.2876 Ext. 115
Office: (410) 560-2763

De’Monta was born in Phoenix, Arizona and currently resides in Towson, Maryland. Originally relocating to the DMV to pursue a degree in Supply Chain Management at Howard University in 2012, De’Monta began his career working with local startup businesses. He went on to pursue opportunities in insurance and sales before finding a home here with CR of Maryland. When he’s not working De’Monta enjoys anime, creating new music, and recording his podcast with his best friend where they discuss current events, music, and politics.

Brooke Bachman

Leasing Agent

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Office: (410) 560-2763

Brooke grew up in Charleston, South Carolina where she attended school and began her career in Property Management. Relocating to Maryland in 2017, Brooke brings 7+ years of experience to the CR of Maryland team. When Brooke is not out in the field leasing our available rental properties, she can be found outdoors with her two golden retrievers, watching University of Alabama football games, and visiting family.

Melissa Hughes

Executive Assistant

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Office: (410) 560-2763

Melissa was born in Manhattan, Kansas but has lived most of her life in Maryland.  She spent 15 years working as a litigation paralegal in the Maryland and D.C. area.  Looking for a change, she brought her administrative skills to real estate as an executive assistant in our property management department.  In her spare time, she enjoys time with family and friends but also loves anything involving animals and music.

Ryan Wilson

Project Manager

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Office: (410) 560-2763

Ryan grew up in St. Louis, MO and has spent the majority of his professional life in various fields of the construction industry including insurance demolition and renovation, door and window installation, finish carpentry and commercial construction management.  He brings nearly 20 years of construction experience and knowledge to the team.  Ryan is a family man and enjoys spending time outdoors with his children and his fiancé on their hobby farm where they raise chickens, goats, pigs and dogs and also grow their own vegetables. He enjoys hockey and various forms of martial arts, hiking, camping, kayaking, hunting and fishing.

Daysean Crawford

Property Administrator

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Office: (410) 560-2763

Daysean was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Daysean began her career in property management in 2015 working as a leasing professional in collegiate housing serving Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. She fell in love with meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds and assisting finding their new home away from home. In her free time, she loves dance parties with her fiancé and 8-year-old son, reading self-help books, and eating.