Richard L. Ridgway joined Investec in 1989 to head its newly formed real estate development and construction division. As head of Investec’s construction division, Mr. Ridgway has sourced, analyzed and overseen numerous entitlement and development opportunities. Under his leadership, Investec has entitled and developed over 1,300 housing units and over 4,000 self-storage units.
Mr. Ridgway’s oversight of Investec’s entitlement and development business focuses on establishing and maintaining strict accountability for costs and a realistic approach to the political realities required to successfully negotiate the complex and difficult development environment in California’s coastal region. Once projects are entitled, Mr. Ridgway is also responsible for determining Investec’s development project exit strategy.
Mr. Ridgway obtained his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1979 and is a licensed California real estate broker. Prior to joining Investec, he was director of acquisitions for another California based homebuilder. A native Californian, Mr. Ridgway was born and raised in San Diego County, and is active in a number of local non-profit and educational endeavors.