Our Team

Jim Conway

Jim Conway is a licensed Real Estate Broker serving both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Jim has nearly 30 years’ experience in the commercial real estate industry. He began his real estate career in property management and ownership of commercial properties. Jim is a successful commercial real estate broker, leasing and selling commercial and multi-family properties. He is also a business broker with success in simplifying and expediting the sales process. Jim has extensive knowledge of state and local laws pertaining to fire code compliance, town building inspections, and zoning laws.

Prior to working in the real estate field, Jim was a successful business owner. In this capacity, he owned and managed an auto parts retail store in Warwick, Rhode Island for over 17 years. Jim lives in Warwick with his family and is an active member of the community. He is a proud grandfather of an eight-year-old girl, and is a dog lover with three dogs at home.


Patrick R. Merner

Pat has been a licensed real estate sales associate for the past 6 years and has recently joined the CCG team. As managing partner, co-founder and CFO of River Stone Properties, Pat has been investing in and developing commercial and residential real estate since 2006. Pat had accumulated considerable knowledge in evaluating commercial property and determining accurate market values.

Prior to endeavoring into the real estate industry, Pat studied Landscape Architecture at the University of RI and owned his own landscape construction company from 1998-2008. Pat graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10k business program in 2017 and currently sits on the RI Small Business Advisory Council.


Andrew J. Marr

Andy has recently joined the CCG team after accumulating over 6 years as a licensed real estate sales associate. In Andy’s capacity as co-founder and CEO of River Stone Properties, he is responsible for property management, acquisitions, and project management of the company’s portfolio. Andy’s commercial real estate experience began in 2005 overseeing investing and developing of commercial properties.

Prior to his real estate career, Andy received his Bachelor of Science degree in 2000 from the University of Rhode Island. Andy owned and operated a successful construction company from 2001-2008. He currently is co-chair of the Hasbro Children’s Hospital Heroes Ball Committee.


Lauren Conway

Lauren Conway manages the day-to-day functions at CCG. She is a 30-year veteran in finance, with strengths in strategic financial planning and operations. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters of Administration degree from the University of Connecticut.

Lauren is an active member of the community and is very involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island.  She is a proud Big Sister to a 17-year-old high school senior. She is also a three-time participant in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, walking nearly 90 miles overall to raise money for breast cancer awareness. Lauren lives in Warwick with her family and is a proud grandmother of an eight-year-old girl. 


Alejandra  (Ale) Tavarez

Ale helps with the day-to-day office functions at CCG. She is a high school senior at Bayview Academy, and is in the midst of applying to several colleges for the fall of 2021.  Ale is a very successful, honor roll student.

Ale is very active at Bayview Academy as well as in the community. She is President of the Italian National Honors Society at Bayview and is involved in many other activities such as: Cheerleading, Ambassadors Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island, Students of Color Alliance, Culture and Identity Curriculum Committee, and the Italian and Spanish Clubs.

Ale is fluent in both English and Spanish, and is working hard on her Italian. She lives in Providence with her mother and her 16-year-old brother; and is a huge animal lover with two adorable dogs at home.