For almost 30 years, Rick has helped businesses and government clients design, build, renovate, expand and manage their business work spaces. During this time, Rick has led hundreds of construction and development projects in almost all major US cities and in more than 35 states.
Rick’s passion for the construction and real estate development industry began in 1983 as a summer job installing ceilings. Within months, Rick co-launched what became one of the most competitive commercial interior companies in Washington, DC. Of note, his first company led a federally-mandated restoration project, including renovation of dozens of U.S. Post Offices in DC, Baltimore, and across the eastern shore. While working in the DC area, Rick also oversaw construction projects at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the International Monetary Fund and the Food & Drug Administration headquarters complex.
In early 2000, Rick partnered with several national commercial construction firms. Rick provided site selection, resource-efficient construction consulting and contract oversight to rapidly expanding companies like Dollar Tree, Kirkland’s, Stage Stores, America’s Best and Starbucks as they rushed to build new locations across the country. In 2006, Rick relocated to North Charleston, SC to help build and develop a large project at Center Pointe. Rick also worked with dozens of companies, including Paul Mitchell Systems and Strayer University, expand their national footprint.
Having worked in all roles of the commercial real estate development business, Rick brings exceptional depth and a well-versed skill set to the process. Rick’s expertise is in commercial real estate, development, and construction — with a focus on the retail and food and beverage sectors.