Matthew A. Rieger

President and CEO, Housing Trust Group


A third-generation Floridian, Rieger leads the rapidly growing, family-run business focused on affordable housing. In March, it announced it had closed $43.5 million in financing for the 104-unit Mount Hermon Apartments, an affordable senior complex created in partnership with Mount Hermon African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Birthplace: Miami

Education: B.A., geography, University of Florida; J.D., Nova Southeastern University

I went into real estate because: “Buy land; they’re not making it anymore.”

The last thing that surprised me in real estate: Everything … and nothing.

Tip for proteges: Keep reading.

One lasting business lesson: Be fair.

Habit to start my day: Breathe.

Event that changed me: The birth of my children.

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