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About Claye Properties

Scott & Deborah Tenney formed Claye Properties in 2005 with the objective of purchasing and managing income producing multi-family real estate. The original goal was to find profitable, cash positive real estate investments where they could invest their own capital. That idea grew to include other investment partners with whom they still enjoy relationships today.

Scott A. Tenney

Chief Executive Officer

Scott A. Tenney is the Chief Executive Officer of Claye Properties, Inc. (“CP”). Scott heads all acquisitions, secures financing, manages investor relations and oversees renovation work. He is also responsible for sales and marketing training of all management personnel.

Daily property communication, including onsite inspections, allow Scott constant oversight of property management and maintenance of personnel. He is constantly focused on customer satisfaction and evaluation of asset condition.

Prior to CP Scott spent 20 years with one of Houston’s largest building supply companies. While there he held several key positions eventually becoming the Sales Manager in 1996. His leadership in sales, operations, and business development contributed to a 12 year period of historic growth for this 70+ year old company.

In 1980 Scott joined General Homes as the youngest Construction Manager in the company’s history. He spent five years as a Construction Manager completing over 200 single family homes, model home parks and renovation projects. Scott understands how incremental costs affect the overall profitability of a business. He has the ability to drive business while maintaining positive relationships providing positive leverage with their business partners.

In 2010 Scott was honored to receive one of the highest achievement awards bestowed on an independent apartment owner when he received the National Apartment Association PARAGON Award for Independent Owner of the Year. He currently serves on the board of the Houston Apartment Association IROC Committee.

Deborah Tenney


Deb Tenney is President of Claye Properties, Inc. (“CP”). Deb maintains oversight of all corporate accounting, human resources and the company’s general administrative functions. She is responsible for the company’s management procedures and policies as well as all technology related initiatives.

Prior to forming CP in 2005, Deb held a variety of management positions with both large and small companies. She has a diverse background which includes operations, process implementation, procedure development, sales and business start-up including CPA coordination on both IRS and SEC compliance. She has experience in customer relations, negotiations and management of personnel. Deb’s exposure to a wide variety of computer software allows her to provide the training and oversight necessary on all property management and accounting systems.

In 2007 Deb received her NALP certification. She is currently serving on the board of the Houston Apartment Association IROC Committee.

Scott and Deb are members of the Houston Apartment Association, the Texas Apartment Association and the National Apartment Association. They participate regularly in apartment association functions as well as other ongoing education. They are also active members of Lifestyles Unlimited (LU), a Houston based real estate investor group that provides mentorship, property owner networking and ongoing education in the multifamily industry. In 2010 Scott and Deb received an award for Recognition in Outstanding Achievement from LU marking the 20th anniversary for that organization.