Richard Price oversees all phases of Raintree’s development projects, including acquisition, due diligence, entitlement, project design, permitting, construction and operation. He also supports Raintree’s financing and refinancing efforts for both construction and permanent loans on stabilized development projects. To date, Mr. Price has been involved in more than $400 million in development activity.
Prior to joining Raintree, Mr. Price underwrote institutional-size multifamily value-add acquisitions totaling $1.2 billion for Bascom Group and brokered multifamily transactions for ACI Apartments in San Diego, California. Earlier in his career, Mr. Price worked as a CPA for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. Price holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Brigham Young University and a Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a California-licensed real estate broker, a member of Urban Land Institute, ULI Urban Development Mixed Use Product Council (UDMUC), and the ULI NEXT Initiative Council.
Mr. Couwenberg joined Raintree Partners in January of 2017 as Director of Acquisitions to lead the firm’s acquisition activities throughout California. Prior to joining Raintree Partners, Mr. Couwenberg served as Vice President of Acquisitions and Dispositions for Sack Properties overseeing their investment platform. During his time at Sack Properties, Mr. Couwenberg successfully oversaw the acquisition and disposition of 1,539 units for a total consideration of $382.2 million.
Mr. Couwenberg started his career as an investment broker with CB Richard Ellis and subsequently worked with Archstone-Smith and Equity Residential. After handling acquisitions in Northern California for both REITs from 2007 through 2012, Mr. Couwenberg returned to Southern California to serve as Director of Investments for Southern California at Equity Residential. Since 2003, Mr. Couwenberg has been involved in the acquisition and disposition of 4,189 units throughout California for a total consideration of $1.23 billion.
Mr. Couwenberg has served on the Emerging Leaders Committee and is currently involved with the Diversity Committee for the National Multi-Housing Council. He has also been a member of The Urban Land Institute of San Francisco and a past board member for the Alameda Housing Authority.
Mr. Couwenberg earned his Bachelor Degree in Finance with an emphasis in Real Estate at San Diego State University, served as a member of the SDSU Associated Student Business Council and was a founding member of the SDSU Real Estate Investment Society.
Mr. Baxter oversees Raintree’s financing activities including securing bridge and permanent loans for new acquisitions. He is responsible for balance sheet management such as the execution of refinancings and the addition of supplemental loans. He also leads the firm’s due diligence efforts.
Mr. Baxter joined Raintree in 2008 and has been involved in more than $950 million in multifamily acquisitions consisting of 30 properties and more than 4,900 units. Prior to Raintree, he worked as a project manager for The Concord Group, a real estate development consulting firm.
Mr. Baxter holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics and psychology from Stanford University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, for which he serves on the Orange County Multi-Housing Initiative Council (MHIC).
Mr. Chuang manages all phases of the development of Raintree’s multifamily communities, overseeing projects through acquisition, entitlement, financing, design, permitting, construction and operations. Mr. Chuang joined the development team after serving as analyst, supporting both the company’s acquisitions and development platforms through financial modeling and analysis, market research, due diligence, and asset management.
Prior to joining Raintree, Mr. Chuang served as an associate in Ernst & Young LLP’s Transaction Real Estate group, where he conducted due diligence associated with portfolio and single-asset transactions, market studies and cash flow analyses for REITs and private equity firms.
Mr. Chuang holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He is a member of Urban Land Institute as well as ULI Young Leaders. Mr. Chuang is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Barbiasz supports Raintree Partners’ acquisitions and development platforms through financial modeling, analysis, market research and due diligence. He also assists with debt restructuring and portfolio asset management.
Prior to joining Raintree, Mr. Barbiasz served as an analyst for Bascom Group, underwriting $6 billion in multifamily acquisitions. He also worked as capital markets associate with Steadfast Companies. Mr. Barbiasz began his career with Timbers Resorts, a boutique developer of luxury hotels.
Mr. Barbiasz holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Georgetown University where he was a member of their Div. I NCAA varsity football team. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute.
Mr. George oversees the production of Raintree’s multifamily development efforts. He is responsible for managing more than $250 million in ground-up development, including contractor selections, preconstruction and construction.
Prior to joining Raintree, Mr. George served as vice president at Archstone, where he managed construction for more than $200 million in multifamily development. Previously, he worked in construction management as a general contractor for Clark Construction Group, and held a development management role at Clark Realty Capital, the company’s development arm. Throughout his career, Mr. George has been responsible for the construction of more than 3,000 multifamily units.
Mr. George holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and is a LEED Green Associate.
Serving on Raintree’s development production team, Mr. Leone manages day-to-day construction and design operations and monitors construction for the firm’s development projects. Additionally, Mr. Leone is responsible for managing the value engineering process for development projects to maximize cost savings.
Prior to joining Raintree, Mr. Leone managed multifamily construction production at Thompson Dorfman Partners. He also served as an architect for numerous multifamily repositionings and renovations at McGinnis Chen, a waterproofing firm in San Francisco. Earlier in his career, he was a project manager at Marx Okubo, which performs transactional due diligence.
Mr. Leone holds a Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He is a member of Urban Land Institute, a California-licensed architect and is LEED certified.