Our Team

Each member of the Smith & Henzy team brings a unique perspective and passion to the work we do.

Darren Smith, Principal / OwnerTimothy HenzyHannah Cedermark, Vice President of DevelopmentErin Schnitts, Vice President of DevelopmentRichard Crogan, Vice President of DevelopmentCelia Gunn-Zaboli, Development Manager
Michael Henzy, Development ManagerEvelyn Parr Munn
Darren Smith, Principal / Owner

Darren Smith

Principal / Owner

Based in Boca Raton, FL, Darren leads Smith & Henzy’s Southeast team on all aspects of development. Darren’s nimble and innovative mind leads to developments that benefit residents, communities, and all stakeholders alike.

After graduating summa cum laude from Baruch College with a major in Finance & Investment and a minor in Political Science, Darren worked in Citi’s Municipal Securities division for 7 years. At Citi, Darren specialized in community reinvestment related businesses. Darren traded revenue bonds for Citi for 2 years and originated tax credit deals as a bank of Citi Community Capital for 5 years.

Darren has closed over $2 billion of 9%, 4%, 80/20 and Freddie/Fannie tax credit financing in New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Florida, Texas and California. Darren has successfully applied for and been awarded financing through many Requests For Applications in Florida, including the following: City of Miami HOME, Miami-Dade County HOME, Miami-Dade County Surtax, Florida Housing Finance Corporation HOME, SAIL, 9% tax credits for supportive and preservation projects, and Palm Beach County SHIP. Darren holds both the FINRA series 7 and 63 licenses.

Darren also founded two successful non-profit organizations and is currently on the board of MOVE, Inc., a college preparatory program that he co-founded.

Timothy Henzy

Timothy Henzy

Principal / Owner

Tim’s interest affordable housing and his career began Massachusetts. Tim earned a Master in Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Shortly after, Tim worked in municipal government in Massachusetts where he administered Community Development Block Grant and HOME funds in the Towns of Weymouth and Ayer.

Moving from Massachusetts to New York, Tim worked with two different private development firms – one an affordable housing developer and one a firm specializing in luxury residential housing, office, commercial and retail development on Long Island and New York City. Tim then served as Vice President of Acquisitions for Alliant Asset Management Company, a Low Income Housing Tax Credit Syndication firm. While at Alliant, Tim was responsible for investments in affordable housing projects in New York, Wisconsin, and Ohio. After Alliant, Tim worked for 8 years as Managing Director of Rockabill Advisors LLC, an affordable housing consulting firm. At Rockabill, Tim developed or preserved over 4,000 affordable housing units in New York. The developments together total $174 million in tax credit equity, $211 million in construction and $300 million in tax-exempt bond financing.

Hannah Cedermark, Vice President of Development

Hannah Cedermark

Vice President of Development

Hannah’s career is rooted in her interest in city planning and public policy. While earning her Master in City Planning from MIT, Hannah worked with the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development and Public Housing Authorities to analyze the impact of federal policy reforms. After graduating, Hannah was selected to be a Housing Fellow working with New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC).

After the fellowship program, Hannah worked at HPD for 5 years in the Office of Development, Division of Preservation Finance. Hannah managed and directed two affordable housing programs designed to dispose and finance City-owned and recently foreclosed distressed properties to facilitate their rehabilitation and preservation as affordable housing. In overseeing these programs, Hannah collaborated and navigated relationships with tenants, tenant organizers and advocates, non-profit and for-profit developers, consultants, contractors, lenders, and public officials. Hannah preserved over 1,500 affordable housing units in New York City with financing including private debt and equity, tax-exempt bonds, tax credit equity and federal HOME funds.

Erin Schnitts, Vice President of Development

Erin Schnitts

Vice President of Development

After earning a Master Degree in Urban Planning from the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA, Erin worked at Clifford Beers Housing (CBH), a Southern California provider of permanent supportive housing. While at CBH, Erin structured financing with a variety of sources, including 4% and 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bonds, project-based Section 8, subsidy from the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, the Federal Home Loan Bank’s Affordable Housing Program, and more. Erin gained experience working on rehabilitation, adaptive re-use, and new construction projects from the early stages of collecting due diligence to construction completion.

After CBH, Erin worked with Community Corporation of Santa Monica (CCSM), a non-profit that develops affordable housing for families in Santa Monica, CA. Erin coordinated the acquisition of new sites, secured the financing necessary to bring projects to fruition, directed entitlement and land use approval processes, and managed project design and construction. Erin played a key role in negotiating an innovative partnership with the developers of a market-rate project that resulted in Santa Monica’s largest affordable housing development in several years.

Richard Crogan, Vice President of Development

Richard Crogan

Vice President of Development

Rick gained years of valuable experience as an underwriter prior to joining Smith & Henzy. Earlier in his career, Rick worked for the Student Loan Marketing Association (Sallie Mae) for 17 years in various financial-related positions. Rick ended his career with Sallie Mae as Director/Controller overseeing financial operations of the Panama City, FL loan processing and operations center, servicing over 1.5 million student loan accounts with over 1,000 employees. Rick oversaw a $50 million operating budget and finance staff of 120 employees in six functional areas.

After working with Sallie Mae, Rick worked at Seltzer Management Group, Inc. (SMG) for 17 years. At SMG Rick was responsible for affordable housing credit underwriting related to loan and grant requests through Florida Housing Finance Corporation and various county and municipalities throughout Florida. Rick was responsible for validating applicant compliance with all applicable loan and grant requirements of State Apartment Initiative Loans, HOME funds, Low Income Housing Tax Credit allocations, Multifamily Revenue Bond programs, and other financing programs offered through the state’s Request For Application process. Rick ensured Federal, State and Local building codes were adhered to including the Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Low Income Housing Tax Credit Section 42 IRS Tax Code, and County/State Building Code. Rick also assisted with management oversight and training of the credit underwriting staff and overall department responsibilities.

Celia Gunn-Zaboli, Development Manager

Celia Gunn-Zaboli

Development Manager

Celia began her career as an administrative assistant at Potemkin Magita Development, a small but long-established affordable housing developer based in Georgia. Over 5 years working with Potemkin, Celia grew her role from a primarily asset- and office management base to directly overseeing development on numerous projects at every stage.

After Potemkin, Celia worked as a Development Analyst and then a Development Officer at The Michaels Development Company. At Michaels, Celia first assisted with and then led affordable housing developments in Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina. During her time at Michaels, Celia coordinated and maintained relationships with investors, lenders, housing finance agencies, Public Housing Authorities, local stakeholders, and statewide industry groups.

Michael Henzy, Development Manager

Michael Henzy

Development Manager

Mike graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Urban Studies and he is currently pursuing a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Florida Atlantic University. Mike previously worked for McDonough Brothers Construction for 5 years completing a number of residential and commercial projects in Long Island, NY. In 2018, Mike worked with MDG Design & Construction assisting with project planning for the renovation of a 1,088 unit New York City Housing Authority project in the Bronx.

Evelyn Parr Munn

Evelyn Parr Munn

Senior Project Manager

Prior to joining Smith & Henzy, Evelyn worked with the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) as the Deputy Director of the Multifamily Disposition and Finance Programs of the Property Disposition and Finance group within the Development Unit.

Evelyn quickly ascended the ranks at HPD. Starting as a Project Manager, she was promoted to Deputy Director of the same unit to help create and preserve affordable housing for low- and very low-income New Yorkers. Evelyn managed a staff of project managers that facilitated the development and preservation of over 2,600 units of affordable housing using over $250M of city funding. Working with occupied buildings, Evelyn led tenants through the development process from start to finish and collaborated with private and non-profit developers and lenders to streamline the development process. Evelyn structured financing using multiple subsidies (gap financing, subsidy only, SCRIE, DRIE, Project Based Section 8, etc.) to bolster the viability of projects and provide further financial relief to residents within each property.

Prior to joining HPD, Evelyn worked across New York City’s five boroughs on a wide range of housing and economic development finance, workforce development, data analysis, and policy projects. Evelyn attended The New School University, where she earned a Master's in Urban Policy Analysis and Management, specializing in Housing Policy.

Originally from Tennessee, Evelyn served with Americorps in Albuquerque, New Mexico as a community development advocate. She also served with the Peace Corps in the Republic of Kiribati on economic development and freshwater conservation.