Allied Orion Taps New CEO

Ricardo Rivas, who previously acted as the firm’s chief investment officer, joined the company nearly 17 years ago and has facilitated the acquisition and development of more than 3,600 units.
Ricardo Rivas, Allied Orion Group CEO
Ricardo Rivas, Allied Orion Group CEO

Allied Orion Group has named Ricardo Rivas as the firm’s chief executive officer. Rivas’ new responsibilities will include directing the company’s investment, construction and property management activities. He will also work to increase Allied Orion’s holdings as well as its management portfolio across the U.S. from the organization’s Houston headquarters.

Rivas joined Allied Orion in 2001 as an assistant superintendent, following his graduation from an MBA program at the University of North Alabama. During his tenure, he has held a number of positions within the organization serving a variety of functions, including property management, development and acquisitions. Additionally, in 2014, Rivas graduated from the University of Houston with a master’s degree in accountancy. Prior to his move to CEO, Rivas served as the company’s chief investment officer. Throughout his career, he has been involved in the acquisition or development of more than 3,600 units across the country.

“Ricardo’s proven leadership skills, impeccable track record over his 17-year tenure, industry knowledge and expertise make him the perfect choice to be at the helm of our firm and lead our executive team,” said Gene Blevins, principal of Allied Orion, in a prepared statement. “We are confident he will help propel us forward, extend our reach across the country and internationally and strengthen our market position.”

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