Principal and CEO
Allied Orion Group
Mr. Rivas is the Chief Executive Officer of Allied Orion Group (“AOG”). AOG is a vertically integrated multifamily real estate investment (development and acquisitions), construction, and property management firm (second largest in Houston) with approximately 30,000 units under third party management spanning from the Pacific Northwest to the Mid-Atlantic. AOG has over 35 years of multifamily expertise, during which time it has developed, acquired, or renovated more than 18,000 units with a value of approximately $2 billion. Mr. Rivas joined AOG in 2001 and since then, he has been involved in all aspects of the business by directly participating in construction, property and asset management, development, and acquisitions. Mr. Rivas’ current responsibilities include the strategic and operational growth of AOG along with leading the executive team in carrying out the company’s objectives.
Mr. Rivas is a frequent speaker and presenter in multifamily conferences and participates in several National Multifamily Housing Council committees. He is also a Board Member of New Hope Housing and Scenic Houston non-profit organizations. Mr. Rivas received with honors his Master of Science in Accountancy from the University of Houston and his MBA from the University of North Alabama, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude while being a member of the men’s varsity tennis team.