Mr. Rivas is the Chief Executive Officer of Allied Orion Group (“AOG”). AOG is a Houston based real estate investment (development and acquisitions), construction, and property management firm with approximately 24,000 units under third-party management in eight different states. Mr. Rivas joined AOG in 2001 during which time he has directed or assisted the development of over 3,600 multifamily units for a total aggregate value of over $460 million. Mr. Rivas’ responsibilities include the strategic and operational growth of AOG, along with leading the executive team to carry out the company’s objectives.
Mr. Rivas’ professional affiliations include being a member of the National Multifamily Housing Council, the Urban Land Institute, and the Houston Apartment Association. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Mr. Rivas is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. Mr. Rivas received with honors his Master of Science in Accountancy from the University of Houston and his Master of Business Administration from the University of North Alabama. He is also a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of North Alabama and was named All-Gulf South Conference and Academic All-Gulf South Conference for two consecutive years as a member of the men’s varsity tennis team.