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.
Executive 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
Jordan Tolman is the Chief Operating Officer of Housing Trust Group (“HTG”) an award-winning vertically integrated developer of affordable housing across the country. Jordan is responsible for overseeing the overall business operations and strategy for the growth and success of HTG. Jordan oversees Construction, Management, Operations and Development at HTG. He is results driven, and cultivates teamwork in all aspects of the business. Prior to joining HTG, Jordan acted as a Principal of a real estate development company headquartered in New York City. Before that, Jordan was a partner of two law firms where he represented numerous clients in diverse legal areas such as: drafting and negotiation of construction contracts and consulting agreements, commercial and residential leasing, and building management. Jordan represented developers, owners, and management companies in all facets of the development cycle. Jordan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a bachelor’s degree, and The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he earned a Juris Doctor degree (J.D.).
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 Vice President of Accounting for The Related Group, a large developer of condo, market-rate rental, and affordable housing in South Florida, South America, and Central America. Karen has a broad range of experience ranging from treasury and finance positions at Royal Caribbean Cruises to structuring complex commercial mortgage-backed securitizations, subordinated commercial mortgage loans, and public debt offerings at LNR Property. Prior to these positions, Karen spent 12 years with Deloitte & Touche where she audited and provided consulting services to clients mainly in the hospitality and banking sectors. While at Deloitte, Karen 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. Karen is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Treasury Professional. She also holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation from Canada, where she earned her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary.
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.
Dr. Kate Sosa
Executive 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.