Matthew Rieger, Esq.
President and CEO
Matthew Rieger is a principal and serves as the President and CEO for Housing Trust Group, the parent company of various affiliated real estate companies. HTG has developed more than 4,000 units of multi-family housing and has completed real estate transactions that exceed more than $2 billion in commercial, land and residential developments across Florida, the Southeastern United States and Arizona. Prior to joining Housing Trust Group, Matthew was with a large law firm and during his tenure, Matthew was involved in over $1 billion worth of transactions including acquisitions, development, re-financings, and joint ventures in the United States and abroad. Matthew is a native of Miami and is a third-generation Floridian. He is a member of the Florida Bar Association and American Bar Association and earned his Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. Matthew also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from the University of Florida.
Chairman and Founder
Randy Rieger is the Founder and Chairman of Housing Trust Group, a multi-faceted real estate development company that develops, owns, and manages properties throughout the United States. Housing Trust Group and its related entities specialize in the development of multi-family rental communities, affordable multi-family rentals, multi-family student housing communities, commercial developments and multi-family housing sales. The company has developed, acquired, owned and managed several thousand units nationwide and is headquartered in Coconut Grove, Florida.
Chief Operating Officer
Michael Sheitelman serves as Chief Operating Officer for Housing Trust Group and has over 20 years of expertise in real estate development. Sheitelman oversees the operations for each of HTG’s practices including its acquisition, finance, development, construction, legal, and property management functions. A highly trained and accomplished attorney, Sheitelman previously served as General Counsel for Crescent Heights, an urban real estate development firm with offices across the country, and was a shareholder in the Fort Lauderdale law practice of GrayRobinson, PA, where he represented clients in all legal aspects involved in the acquisition, planning, financing, development, construction, leasing, and sale of vacant, residential, commercial and mixed-use properties. He has also led his own law practice, Sheitelman Law, and served as Associate General Counsel for G.L. Homes of Florida. He holds a B.A. from Tulane University and a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, along with an LLM in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center and an LLM in Real Property Development from the University of Miami School of Law.
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer – Karen Weller has more than 25 years of experience in accounting, finance, treasury, and operations. Prior to joining Housing Trust Group, she served as VP, Accounting for The Related Group, a large developer of condo, market-rate rental, and affordable housing in South Florida. Karen has experience with both privately held and publicly traded companies in the real estate and hospitality sectors. While at LNR Property, Karen participated in structuring complex commercial mortgage-backed securitizations, subordinated commercial mortgage loans, and public debt offerings. Karen is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Treasury Professional, and also holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation from Canada. She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary, and spent some time with Deloitte & Touche, where she was able to take advantage of their international secondment program to work in the Caribbean and Central Europe before making a permanent home in South Florida.
Humberto "Bert" Del Valle
Executive Vice President of Construction
General Contractor with over twenty-five years of experience in both residential and commercial/industrial construction. Responsible for over $200 million dollars in development and construction projects. Proficient in scheduling, coordinating, and team building, through all facets of construction from land acquisition/development to obtaining the Certificate of Occupancy. Bert holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Florida International University, as well as a General Contractors License, Master Plumbing License, and Real Estate Broker’s License in the state of Florida.
Executive Vice President of Property Management
Laura Rodriguez serves as the Executive Vice President of Property Management, in which she oversees the overall management and operation of the entire Housing Trust Group Management (HTGM) portfolio. Based in Miami, Rodriguez began her career in 1996 and has over 23 years of experience in the property management industry. Ms. Rodriguez previously served as Regional Vice President of Alliance Residential, where she was responsible for managing operations of all Florida properties. Additionally, she served as Regional Manager of ZRS Management for 12 years. Ms. Rodriguez earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Florida, and a Master’s degree with honors in Mental Health Counseling and Psychology from Nova Southeastern University.
Executive Vice President of Development
Max Cruz oversees the Development department of Housing Trust Group, responsible for overseeing multi-family real estate development of affordable housing and market-rate communities. Max Cruz has over 18 years of real estate and development experience. Over the course of his career, he has entitled, developed, and overseen construction of over 3,200 rental homes across Florida and closed on over $500 million of rental financing. He has also overseen the development of over 2,300 for-sale homes and $136 Million of for-sale financing. Prior to joining Housing Trust Group, he was a Vice President of Development for the Related Group’s luxury market-rate division responsible for all aspects of real estate development from entitlement to completion. Before Related, Mr. Cruz was the Vice President of Development and Finance for the Cornerstone Group for over 12 years. At Cornerstone, he was responsible for not only the development of the communities, but all aspects of their financing. Mr. Cruz graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance.
Executive Vice President of Development
Quinn Gormley is the Executive Vice President of National Development for the Housing Trust Group. He has over 23 years of commercial real estate development experience, principally centered on affordable housing, tax-oriented investments and economic development. He has extensive experience in commercial development risk analysis, due diligence and structured financing. He is a strategic thinker who has structured financing for conventional and tax-exempt revenue bond transactions. In addition to various forms of debt facilities, Quinn has provided transaction advisory on housing credit investments, historic tax credit investments, public housing (Rental Assistance, HOPE VI, RAD), HOME/CDBG/CDBG-DR, and new market tax credit investments. Through his diverse and unique experience within the industry, he has successfully provided multi-level oversight on the development and initial operation on over 6,000 units of multi-family and single-family affordable housing. Prior to joining Housing Trust Group, Quinn served as a Partner in Tidwell Group’s Real Estate/Tax Advisory Practice. Quinn has served as a speaker at various state and national conferences regarding public financing and economic development and has published several affordable housing industry articles. He also acts as an advisor to several non-profit corporations and serves on civic advisory boards.
Mario Robaina II
Executive Vice President of Development Finance
Mario Robaina has over 20 years of experience in Finance in Real Estate, Investment Banking and Private Equity. At HTG, Mr. Robaina has been primarily responsible for structuring, modeling, underwriting, negotiating and closing of a variety of multi-family 9% and 4% LIHTC developments. In addition, he has been involved as the Asset Manager of a portion of HTG’s Operating Portfolio. Prior to joining HTG in 2015, he closed over $1 billion in all manner of new construction, redevelopment and refinancing real estate transactions including multi-family for sale, market-rate rental, LIHTC rental, commercial, office and industrial developments. Mr. Robaina received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and holds an MBA from the University of Miami focusing on Finance and Management.
Senior Vice President of Finance
Al has 30 years of experience in the finance and accounting sectors for private and public companies. Prior to joining Housing Trust Group, he was the Chief Financial Officer of The Easton Group, a commercial real estate broker, property owner, and manager. Previously he was the Chief Accounting Officer for The Related Group, the largest multifamily condominium and apartment builder in the country. He started his accounting career with General Development Corporation as a senior accountant. Al is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from Florida International University.
Katherine Sosa, PhD
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Dr. Kate Sosa currently serves as the Vice President of Human Resources for both Housing Trust Group and HTG Management. She is responsible for attracting top-level talent as the HTG family continues to grow. Kate’s focus is on delivering a world-class experience for all employees from onboarding to talent management. This HTG approach enhances our family-oriented culture while solidifying our commitment to excellence. Prior to joining HTG, Kate was a Senior Management Consultant for the City of Miami Beach and served as Vice President for a local property management company. She has over 10 years of experience in the human resource development field and has worked with Fortune 500 companies, such as Walt Disney World. Kate has a doctorate in human resource development and a master's degree in business administration.