President & Chief Operating Officer

Martin Raffol, President & Chief Operating Officer of Wingate Companies, has more than 30 years of professional business experience. He has an extensive background in financial forecasting and in managing operations with budgets ranging from $100,000 to more than $25 million.

Before joining Wingate, he worked at WinnResidential for 28 years; nine of which he served as Executive Vice President overseeing the general management of 300+ residential apartment communities and 1,000+ employees. In his wide-ranging responsibilities, he oversaw the company’s Human Resources, IT, Compliance, Marketing, and Maintenance Departments.

At Wingate, Martin routinely assists the executive officers of Wingate in performing a variety of essential functions, including (a) working with the Principal of Wingate in directing company-wide property management services through seven Regional Vice Presidents and Regional Property Managers, (b) working with the Vice President of Marketing and Revenue Management to increase client relations, revenue and company reputation nationwide, (c) working with the Vice President of Maintenance, Vice President of Construction and six Regional Facilities Managers to ensure consistence, coherent and cost effective services throughout the company and (d) formulating procedures for senior staff with respect to agency reporting, profit and loss budgeting, owner objective management and monitoring of implementation of corporate policies, plans and procedures. Martin also actively seeks out new management opportunities, with emphasis on affordable and market rate housing, including Community Development Corporations (CDCs) and housing cooperatives. He is the corporate liaison with local, state and federal housing agencies throughout the country.

Martin’s true strength lies in his relationships with people. He carefully understands the priorities of his clients—whether they be corporations, institutional bankers/lenders, partnerships, or individuals—and drives the results they value most.  With his leadership and “can do” attitude, he has assisted countless business leaders to achieve their desired successes.  Martin’s intuition, creativity, and ability to “think outside the box,” have produced unique solutions where they were not previously visible.

Martin attended Northeastern University and earned his B.S.B.A. in Business Management.