About Us

Mel Drapkin and Ken Chase are the Principals of Atlas.


Mel Drapkin

MelMel Drapkin brings more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry to Atlas. As the founder of Atlas, he has helped hundreds of investors and builders develop and sell real estate projects successfully throughout Massachusetts. Prior to founding Atlas, Mel helped successfully run the Waltham Supermarket. Mr. Drapkin is also very active in the community. Mel has served two separate terms on the Curry College Board of Trustees, and currently serves as its Vice Chairman. Curry awarded Mel an honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree in May of 2009 in recognition of his decades of service to the College.

Ken Chase

KenKen Chase has a broad base of experience in the real estate industry. Ken has worked extensively as an investor and lender. He brings a highly analytical approach to evaluating real estate. Ken is a co-founder of Atlas Funding and Atlas Funding Institutional – two of the Atlas companies that lend to developers and builders for construction in the Greater Boston area. Ken is a licensed construction supervisor and also a licensed real estate salesperson. Prior to his career in real estate Ken worked with Booz & Company for six years, a strategy consulting firm where he held the title of Principal. Ken holds a BA degree in Economics from Union College and an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth. Ken resides in Wayland, MA with his wife and two young children.