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. 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 leads Raintree Partners’ acquisitions platform 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 an active member of the Urban Land Institute, National Multi Housing Council and a member of Georgetown University’s Steers Center for Global Real Estate.
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.
David Eldridge is Senior Production Manager for The Aster development in Long Beach, California, managing day-to-day construction and design operations.
Prior to joining Raintree, Mr. Eldridge served in three positions, including vice president, at Archstone where he was responsible for contractor selections, preconstruction, and construction. Previously, he worked as Director of Construction for Irvine Company on a 9-acre, ground-up apartment development in Playa Vista and on a major apartment renovation in Santa Monica. He also worked at Stratham Homes and Brock Homes. Throughout his career, Mr. Eldridge has been involved with the ground-up construction of 5,437 multifamily units with a total investment value of $1.86 billion.
Mr. Eldridge holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business and management from the University of Redlands, and he is a California State licensed and bonded general contractor.