Richard has worked extensively with domestic, international, public and private real estate investment, consulting and development companies. He has managed and led the acquisition and entitlement teams for the development of land, and the acquisition of office, hospitality, mixed-use commercial and multifamily assets throughout the United States, four in Hawaii. He has been actively involved in approximately $1 Billion of real estate transactions throughout his career.
Richard was Senior Director of Homestore.com (currently MOVE.com), the leading online real estate portal on the internet. Richard initiated Homestore’s international real estate expansion, where he was responsible for non-U.S. operations, strategic planning, partnerships and business development.
Richard served as Vice President of Business Development for Imperial Capital Commercial Mortgage Investment Corp. (Imperial), a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), where he was responsible for the origination and structuring of debt and equity investments.
Richard served as Director and Senior VP of US Real Estate for The Octagon Group, a subsidiary of Jakarta based Sinar Mas Group where he was responsible for overall Portfolio and Asset Management of a diversified portfolio, which included apartments, hotels, office and industrial property.
While in business school, Richard was a consultant with Ernst & Young’s Real Estate Advisory Group in San Francisco.
MBA from the U.C. Berkeley (Haas School of Business)
BA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)