Will Cureton, Partner,
Richman Ascension Development

30-year veteran real estate developer and businessman, Will Cureton co-founded CLB Partners in 1997. His overall responsibilities included oversight of day-to-day operations, new projects, contract negotiations, site acquisition, ongoing development and all financial activities; and, under his direction, the company's developments totaled more than $600 million.

The company's first-of-its-kind loft highrise in Dallas, 2011 Cedar Springs Road, was successfully completed in the last quarter of 2000. From that time forward, Cureton's innovative approach to real estate development was the driving force behind CLB's expansion of its product-type, geographic diversity and design expertise. Other notable projects include, Austin City Lofts in Austin, Texas and Park Laurel on the Prado in San Diego, California. Both properties are recognized for pioneering concepts, which answered market needs for urban luxury for-sale, high-rise projects in a unique, desirable setting.

Prior to co-founding CLB Partners, Cureton served as Chief Operating Officer of Columbus Realty Trust, directing the Dallas-based selfadministered and self- managed REIT in becoming the market leader in the development of residential communities in the Uptown district of Dallas. In this role, he was instrumental in orchestrating the company's formation and successful IPO, which provided the catalyst to transform the Uptown area into a vibrant residential neighborhood. In addition, it was the funding vehicle of Addison Circle's neo-traditional neighborhood model, which is now replicated in cities across the country. Columbus was later acquired by Post Properties at an aggregate value of more than $500 million.

Before his tenure at Columbus, Cureton was co-founder of Texana, a commercial real estate investment and property management company. Under his guidance as President and Chief Executive Officer the firm completed two major acquisitions totaling $80 million during its first year of operations. These transactions were comprised of land, office and industrial space, multi-family and retail properties.

In addition to his business success, Cureton is known for his athletic accomplishments. Cureton was quarterback for the Cleveland Browns until he retired in 1976 to pursue a public accounting career with Coopers & Lybrand in Dallas. His professional background also includes a seven-year tenure as Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of The Dico Group, Inc., a Dallas-based real estate investment company.

Cureton has been an active participant in The Real Estate Council for many years, having served as its Chairman, a member of its Advisory Board, as well as chairperson of its Associate Leadership Council. Furthermore, he formerly served on the Advisory Board for Frost Bank and on the Board of Directors for Ascendent Solutions. Cureton has also served as a member of the Board of CityHomes and is a past director of the Ferndale Club. A native of Whitewright, Texas, Cureton received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M University-Commerce).

J. Scott Rodgers, Partner,
Richman Ascension Development

During his tenure as a senior developer with CLB Partners, Ltd., Rodgers was responsible for all phases of the development process on several projects commenced and completed by CLB. These responsibilities included the sourcing and conceptualization of condominium, town home, single-family club home and luxury apartment projects in Texas and Montana. Rodgers was also extensively involved in the construction management, interior design, and marketing/sales coordination related to each project.

In 2001, Rodgers formed Ascension Interests, Inc. as a fee development and consulting company for the purposes of providing landowners, investors and real estate entities with a wide range of services related to the multifamily industry. Drawing from valuable and diversified experience with national multifamily companies, architectural firms and construction companies, Rodgers initiated Ascension by using his relationships to evaluate a real estate portfolio of several individuals. Rodgers helped select their first property that would be redeveloped from a vintage 1970s rental property to a newly constructed and very profitable condominium development using the existing property cost basis as the needed equity. All aspects
of the development were generated and/or coordinated by Ascension including the consultant selection, design direction, marketing over-site, equity and debt underwriting, and loan closing.

As part of the construction process, Rodgers also handled 100 percent of the project management duties, including construction contract negotiations, weekly construction meetings, material and submittal approvals, and ownership acceptance of the building exterior, landscape improvements and each individual unit. As part of the disposition process, Ascension negotiated contracts, coordinated the closings, and set up a manageable and cost effective warranty system for the new homeowners. Ascension Interests, Inc. continued to find and help clients evaluate and eventually develop or redevelop multifamily and programmatic housing projects with diverse product types. Notably, Ascension was engaged to plan and develop The Brownstones at Southlake Town Square as well as The Glen at Preston Hollow, a $400MM mixed-use project in Dallas that included retail, office, multifamily, senior housing, hotel and single family property types on 42 acres.
Previously, Rodgers was employed as the head of development for First Worthing, a Dallas-based multifamily company focused on market-rate and student housing projects in Texas and Oklahoma.

Additionally, his background includes extensive experience as a Development Manager and Senior Project Manager with JPI Development, Inc. in Austin, Texas. Rodgers has an architectural background having worked with several reputable firms including Overland Partners in San Antonio and Cooper Carry Associates in Washington, D.C. His educational achievements include receiving a Bachelor of Environment Design (Architecture) from Texas A&M and a MBA in Real Estate Finance from The University of Texas at Austin. 

Kristin Miller, President, The Richman Group Development Corporation

Kristin Miller has overseen the development of more than 3,000 units of housing throughout the country, including for-sale, market rate rental, affordable rental, senior, and family housing. Ms. Miller has expertise in structuring the necessary financing and leveraging dollars. She has worked with a myriad of funding sources, including Conventional, LIHTC, tax-exempt bonds, CDBG, HOME, FHLB, HOPE VI, SHIP and various state programs.

Prior to working with the Richman Group, Ms. Miller was the Housing Coordinator for Westchester County Planning Department, NY, where she administered the County's housing funds. In this capacity, Ms. Miller worked closely with community organizations, developers, the business community, and elected officials in developing policies and programs for the creation of affordable housing opportunities throughout Westchester County. Ms. Miller had previously served for four years as Project Manager for a multi-disciplinary planning consulting firm. 

Richard Paul Richman, Chairman & Founder,
The Richman Group

The Richman Group is the tenth largest apartment owner in the United States. The Richman Companies own over 800 housing properties in 47 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam that include luxury and middle income units. Many of these properties set aside a portion of the apartment units for affordable housing. The Richman Companies also act as developers of "for sale" housing in Florida and the Northeast.

Mr. Richman graduated from the Columbia University Law School with a Juris Doctor degree, the Collumbia University Graduate School of Business Administration with a Master of Business Administration degree and Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

He was one of the initial founders of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, one of the country's leading advocacy groups for affordable housing, and has been its President and Chairman of the Board. In addition, he has been a member of various other national and local housing organizations. Mr. Richman is a frequent speaker nationally on housing and has appeared on ABC's Nightline and National Public Radio. Mr. Richman is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the  Progressive Policy Institute in Washington, DC, the University of Pennsylvania's Urban Research Institute, the University of Pennsylvania Parents Leadership Board and the Board of Columbia University Law School (the "Dean's Council").

David Salzman, President,
The Richman Real Estate Investments, Inc.

David A. Salzman is the President of Richman Real Estate Investments, Inc. ("RREI"). Mr. Salzman is responsible for all financial aspects of RREI's real estate investment transactions including debt and equity transactions. As President of RREI, Mr. Salzman has been responsible for the syndication and acquisition of over approximately 1150 apartment complexes (112,000 units) throughout the United States. In addition to acquisitions, Mr. Salzman participates extensively in the underwriting, development and rental operations of multifamily housing. As developer, Mr. Salzman has participated in the development of projects in New Jersey, Maryland, New York, and Florida. Prior to joining RREI, Mr. Salzman was engaged in the development and rehabilitation of multifamily property in the New York metropolitan area. Mr. Salzman received an M.B.A. degree from New York University and a B.B.A. degree from Emory University.