About Us

The Crest Group is a firm that focuses on the development of property for industrial, commercial, retail and residential uses.

We also provide venture capital services for businesses interested in seeking management expertise and capital to grow their companies. Our goal is to seek and bring out the value in anything and everything we are involved in.

In the past, we have focused on real estate development for the purpose of creating residential housing. By continuing this path and delving into commercial, industrial, and retail facets of the market, we have found that our management and development techniques are highly successful in this sector.

Being a firm with broad horizons, The Crest Group has taken several steps into the venture capital market. With investments nationwide, we have grown a number of companies to better meet the demand that their ideas set out to serve. We are always searching for opportunities and welcome those who feel that our expertise and guidance can assist their company.

The Crest Group is a firm that is focused on growth, development and progression. Every venture we take on fits our vision of success and progress; we plan to carry out that very same pattern well into the foreseeable future.

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ABOUT THE PRESIDENT & FOUNDER – ENRICO SCARDA

The Crest Group was founded in 2005 by Enrico Scarda Esq. Mr. Scarda is a NYU Stern Business School graduate, with a focus in finance. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from New York Law School in 2000. His interest in finance and real estate law drove him to start a firm that would focus on both the development of real estate, as well as investing in early development companies seeking expertise and growth capital.  Soon after forming the Crest Group, Mr. Scarda was able to grow his company to include a fully integrated real estate management company with a reach throughout the Northeast with properties consisting of industrial, commercial, residential and retail.  As a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association, Long Island Builders Institute, Port Jefferson Lions Club and LI Heart Association, Mr. Scarda is both integrated and present in the community he works in. He feels this is one of the main keys to true success.

DANIEL SCARDA

Chief Operating Officer

Daniel Scarda, began his real estate career in 2002 by leading a development team in constructing a large residential community in Long Island, New York. Daniel is an experienced professional with a keen skill set of putting systems in place as well as selecting the right individuals to handle specific projects and bring them to its successful conclusion. Mr. Scarda has developed from the ground up and rehabilitated both residential and commercial locations over the course of his career. Along with his background in construction Mr. Scarda heads up the construction and development division of The Crest Group.  He has acted as a general contractor on multiple projects and has saved the company millions of dollars through cost effective purchasing and job oversight. Daniel oversees all operations of the Management Company and Development Company at The Crest Group.

DAVID ARNOW

Chief Investment Officer

David Arnow is a Commercial and Residential real estate specialist skilled in leadership, operations, asset management, strategic planning, finance and acquisitions. Successful in increasing revenue and expense reductions both at the property level as well as the corporate level. Proven ability in building high performance teams focused on serving the requirements of investors, customers and employees. Expertise in increasing value in turn-around situations. With over 25 years of experience, he has handled all aspects of operations, management and commercial financing on national portfolios of residential and commercial property.  He has managed real estate portfolios of 20,000 apartment units as well as mixed – use properties in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Texas. David has directed all aspects of operations for national commercial and residential real estate portfolios his whole life, including but not limited to leasing, construction, litigation and overall asset management of the portfolio.

MARILYN PRICE

Chief Legal Officer

Ms. Price is a highly skilled legal professional who specializes in Commercial and Residential Real Estate. Ms. Price is a 25-year veteran of the one of the largest and well-respected firms on Long Island, Certilman Balin.  While at Certilman Ms. Price was the real estate transactional partner handling all matters on a national basis from acquisitions to all forms of financing and dispositions.  A recognized leader in her field, Ms. Price was named by Long Island Business News as one of the “Top 50 Women on Long Island” in 2000, 2007 and 2011 at which time she had the distinction of being inducted into the Hall of Fame, in 2001 was named by The March of Dimes as one if its Women of Distinction in 2001, was named by LIBN as one of “Long Island’s Most Influential Women” in 2003, and she is listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who as a leader in the legal profession, the Nationwide Register’s Top 50 Professional Women in 2001, and Marquis Who’s Who of American Women.  Ms. Price has also achieved the highest professional rating by Martindale Hubbell of AV, indicative of her high ethical standards and professional ability. Ms. Price has worked with The Crest Group for many years but joined the company as in-house counsel for the last four years.

Ms. Price is admitted to practice in the state of New York; the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. Supreme Court; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

WILLIAM CAFFREY JR.

Associate General Lead Counsel

William (Bill) Caffrey Jr. recently joined The Crest Group after an 18-year career with a well known long island firm during which time Mr. Caffrey developed a reputation as one of the most well-respected litigators in Suffolk County, with over thirty reported decisions in the State and Federal courts. Mr. Caffrey’s has experience in all areas of commercial litigation with a focus on appellate practice, landlord-tenant law and representation of condominium and homeowners’ associations both in litigation and as general counsel.

Mr. Caffrey earned his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Caffrey serves as a volunteer judge for the New York State High School Mock Trial Competition. Mr. Caffrey is also a licensed 4×4 youth soccer coach, and volunteers as the coach of his daughter’s U8 team for the South Country Youth Soccer League. Mr. Caffrey is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association and is admitted to practice in all New York State Courts as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

TONIA LAMBRINOS

Director of Insurance

Tonia Lambrinos has more than 18 years of experience in evaluating and managing all types of insurance including but not limited to Commercial, Professional Liability, Risk Management, Property & Casualty Insurance and Homeowners Insurance.

Ms. Lambrinos area of expertise is consulting with business owners to pre-plan for various types of new business ventures with particular attention to working with principals to ensure the proper amount of insurance coverage; leveraging different products and strategies to achieve their business goals.Risk management, insurance policy reviews and assuring that proper insurance protocols are followed throughout the portfolio is her area of expertise.  In addition, Ms. Lambrinos manages the insurance required from all our tenants across the portfolio and in all states we do business in.

DEBORAH LINNEMAN

Controller

Deborah Linneman is a graduate of Dowling College with a Bachelors in Business Administration Majoring in Accounting. She has worked for various companies specializing in commercial real estate, construction and property management. She is responsible for overseeing the accounting and reporting for 40 plus entities associated with The Crest Group located in various states within the US. Deborah enjoys a challenge, is extremely detail oriented and organized and is able to multi task with ease, a necessary trait for the work flow necessary to maintain the books and records of many varying types of entities. Deborah oversees the accounting staff, assists in overseeing other areas of the organization and is a key component in the of The Crest Group.

 DANIEL ESRI SCARDA

Analyst

Daniel Scarda, Enrico’s oldest son, is a rising senior at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business where he is majoring in Finance with a minor in Economics. Daniel has been intimately invested in The Crest Group and its development over the years. As an intern during his summers throughout his high school career and a modeling and strategic analyst into his college years he has become a strong valued member of The Crest Group management team. His responsibilities revolve around deal analysis, modeling and portfolio performance evaluation. At Georgetown, he serves as the Real Estate Investment Fund’s Chief Investment Officer where he has proven his financial analysis skills to be well suited for the real estate industry.

MICHAEL DEMEGLIO

Project Manager

Mike has been managing construction projects for more than ten years.  He is an expert in ground up development taking projects from inception to finished product and tenant delivery.  He has an extensive knowledge of site construction from sewers to final road construction.  Mike’s extensive knowledge of retail store development has contributed to the success of The Crest Group in delivering finished buildings to many national tenants including Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, 7-Eleven, LA Fitness and QuickChek.