Our History

The CR Maryland team is proud to be Maryland born and raised! Craig Reich established CR Maryland in 2004 as CR Property Group. The company focused on buying, renovating, and reselling homes. Within a few years, CR 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 Maryland's vision is to be the leader in affordable housing and benchmark of the industry for quality, integrity, and professionalism.

Our Values

CR 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 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 upon 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 onset with Craig Reich in developing CR of Maryland into one of the premier Residential Real Estate Companies in Baltimore that now owns and manages over 320 single family rental properties. Over the years, Xander has worn numerous hats and helped oversee each facet of the company through various stages of growth. Today he is the Director of Sales, overseeing all acquisitions and sales for the company. Working through a team approach, Xander works to ensure that successful relationships are built, top notch service and high-quality product is delivered, and excellence is the standard. Outside of the office, he resides in Downtown Baltimore with his fiancé and dog, is an avid Baltimore sports fan and car fanatic.
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 6 years living in Texas and Arkansas after graduating from Towson University in 2010. She has experience working in property management, social services, and non-profits. When not at work, Abby enjoys spending time with her toddler and their dog, reading, and checking out new restaurants with friends.

Maria Dietle

Property Manager

Direct: (410) 616-0226
Office: (410) 560-2763

Maria is a Property Management professional with over eight years of experience. She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines, and achieved her Master’s Degree in Marketing from Strayer University in D.C. Her professional background includes marketing, sales, accounting and property management. She lives in Baltimore with her husband and three boys. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, shoe shopping, and taking care of rescued cats.

Jeff Braaten

Construction Manager

Office: (410) 560-2763

The “Big Norwegian” was born and raised in New England. After being presented with an opportunity to work for a custom home builder, Jeff decided to move to PA and has lived there since. Jeff is a 4th Generation Master Carpenter that loves creating stunning work. 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, Jeff’s passion has led to his stunning renovations of homes throughout New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. For the last 7 years he has been the owner and operator of his own company. Jeff’s integrity and service minded approach makes him a valuable team-player.

In his spare time, Jeff likes nothing more than hanging out and cooking for his 4 wonderful children- they hold his heart! If the kids are not around, you will most likely find Jeff enjoying the outdoors or working. He truly has a passion for what he does.

CR Maryland Turnkey Investing and Renovation Team Rachael Jefferson

Rachael Jefferson

Office Manager

Direct: (410) 616-1048
Office: (410) 560-2763

Born and raised in Maryland. Went to Westminster high school and graduated 2010. Working toward my accounting degree currently at CCBC. Started working in service in the car industry and moved up to the accounting office, where I decided I finally fit in. Have been doing accounts payable for 5 years and will continue to learn and grow. In my free time I like doing puzzles, being outside when it’s warm and dog sitting.

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!

TJ Barber

Leasing Agent

Direct: (410) 842-5946
Office: (410) 560-2763

TJ was born and raised in Bowie, MD. He graduated from Stevenson University in 2012 where he began his career in residential real estate. He has serviced clients all over the Maryland and DC area. TJ is now proud to be back in Baltimore as the Leasing Specialist for CR of Maryland. His experience and dedication to the community allow him to bring a caring and welcoming attitude to the position.

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.

CR Maryland Turnkey Investing and Renovation Team Lauren Stuart

Lauren Stuart

Property Analyst

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.

CR Maryland Turnkey Investing and Renovation Team Alissa Bandarenko

Alissa Bandarenko

Marketing Manager

Office: (410) 560-2763

Alissa was born and raised in Carroll County, MD. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management. She enjoys volunteering for nonprofits, and helping others. In her free time she loves going to the beach, concerts, traveling, and hanging out with her friends.

Brandon Bullock

Client Services Coordinator

Office: (410) 560-2763

Brandon graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Political Science. He worked on political advertising campaigns post graduation. After a brief foray into advertising sales his competitive nature and people skills led him to CR of Maryland, where he thrives in his role as a member of the acquisitions team. Brandon has 3 boys- Aiden, Camden, and Rowan. He enjoys coaching his son’s little league baseball team and taking them camping. He loves Baltimore sports teams, rock concerts, crabs, and enjoying a cold beer in the summertime.

Alexiss Pierce

Property Manager

Office: (410) 560-2763

Alexiss is a Baltimore native with over 5 years in property management. She is excited to bring her experience and fresh ideas to the team. In her free time she loves to travel, and hike with her 4 year old son Aiden.

Tia Degaitas

Construction Assistant

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.

Jasmine Jackson

Administrative Assistant

Direct: (410) 616-2876
Office: (410) 560-2763

I was  born and raised in Baltimore, I have studied business management as well as cosmetology. I also enjoy helping others reach their fitness goals. When I’m not working I enjoy spending  time with friends and family or hanging with my fur-baby!

CR Maryland Turnkey Investing and Renovation Team Calvin Turner

Calvin Turner

Project Manager

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.

Doug Friedel

Project Manager

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.

Moises Segovia

Project Manager

Office: (410) 560-2763
Moises David Segovia has been working in construction for over 10 years, from Residential, Commercial and Industrial Construction. He has his license as a Journeyman Carpenter from the Carpenters Union and did 3 years in the Electrical Apprenticeship. He also got a certification from CCBC as a Associate Professional in Human Resource and is currently in college finishing his degree in Business. He was born in Houston, TX and raised in MD. He enjoys every single minute with his kids and wife and loves all outdoors activities. In the summer time you can find him with his Camper RV either in the woods camping, or in a lake fishing with his family.

Kimberly Cessna

Construction Estimator

Office: (410) 560-2763
Kimberly is a 4th generation Baltimore City native. She recently graduated from north American trade school with a trade in industrial maintenance. Her love for trades comes from an early age of 7 when she would help her father with all of his miscellaneous projects around the house. Her love is now shared with her family in her spare time.
CR Maryland Turnkey Investing and Renovation Team Tavon Brayboy

Tavon Brayboy

Maintenance Technician

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.