James Chacharone founded Chacharone Properties, LLC (formerly the Aster Group) in 1987. He remains responsible for the fulfillment of the company’s investment objectives.
A native of Brooklyn, New York and a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and held engineering positions at IBM, United Aircraft and Sperry Gyroscope. Thereafter, he held sales and marketing positions with ILCDDC, Micro-Networks andTeledyne Philbrick. After relocating to Massachusetts, he ended his professional career as President and Chairman of HyComp, Inc. in Marlborough.
In 1982, Jim was bit by the real estate bug and, while still working as a professional, started C&S Construction Co., Inc., which built quality residential homes in central Massachusetts. Shortly thereafter, in 1987, Jim formed the Aster Group to purchase and develop commercial real estate and soon devoted his efforts full-time to real estate development.