Amherst Residential + Amherst Holdings
Executive Vice President, Operations
Rich Rodriguez has 20+ years of experience focused on quality management in housing and is currently Executive Vice President, Operations for Amherst Residential & Amherst Holdings in Austin, TX. Amherst is a private real estate development company which specializes in Single Family Rental and other real estate investments. Rich’s team currently manages 23k SFR assets across several states.
Prior to Amherst, Rich was President of Dunhill Homes (Single Family) & Nathan Carlisle Homes (Active Adult) in Dallas, TX from 2016-2019. Over that period, Dunhill tripled its volume and successfully sold to Tri Pointe Group, Inc (NYSE: TPH) in Dec 2019.
Prior to joining Dunhill, he served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Starwood Waypoint Homes, a Single Family Rental (SFR) Corporation that acquires homes, renovates and handles the leasing and property management of them as assets. In that role, Rich was responsible for Field Operations’ profit and loss – leading 200 field personnel across 15 metropolitan areas, standardizing material specifications, reducing construction and turnover costs, reducing cycle times by more than 20%, overseeing maintenance and warranty service operations, and establishing the company’s Build To Rent Operations. He helped guide the firm through acquisition, a public spin-off and eventual merger with Colony & Invitation Homes.
Before getting into the SFR space, Rich served in senior leadership roles focused on operational development and process improvement for a number of other leading builders and developers, including History Maker/Rendition Homes, PulteGroup, John Laing, Centex and Arvida/St. Joe including a tour as CEO of Emaar Dubai where he led the construction of the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall and several other iconic projects.
Rich holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy, a MBA from Xavier University and holds the rank of Rear Admiral (Naval Special Warfare – SEAL) as a Naval Reserve Officer.