WHO WE ARE
Founded in 2016, Stoneweg US is an opportunistic real estate investment firm with a nationwide platform focused on the acquisition and development of multifamily assets. We seek to deliver attractive, risk-adjusted returns to our investors by identifying market opportunities and optimizing asset performance, all while improving the resident experience through a variety of value-add strategies. Through our affiliation with Stoneweg SA, a Swiss-based real estate company with over $3 billion in assets under management, Stoneweg US serves as the exclusive US investment manager of Varia US Properties AG, a Swiss publicly traded multifamily real estate fund (SIX Swiss Exchange ticker: VARN). Stoneweg US also partners with US and international equity investors to acquire and develop multifamily assets in markets with strong population growth and positive trending economic conditions. In 2020, Stoneweg US announced the formation of SW Fund I, an additional US-based investment fund targeting multifamily investments in emerging US Markets.
We approach investing with a commitment to excellence and strive to be best of class in all facets of our business. We set aggressive yet attainable investment hurdles and seek to exceed these goals through detailed execution of our business plans and creative solutions to issues that may arise.
Our priority is to make a positive impact on everyone associated with our business and create value for all stakeholders through our disciplined investment approach that integrates social responsibility and environmental sustainability. By efficiently developing and repositioning multifamily projects we serve an important social need and reduce our environmental footprint.
We strive to create value for our communities and their residents, as well as for our investors who make the opportunity possible. We create value by identifying assets in high growth markets, aggressively negotiating purchase and debt terms and relentlessly executing our repositioning strategy across our portfolio.
Founder and CEO
Patrick Richard, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Stoneweg US , started his career in the real estate sector in Switzerland as a founding partner of Procimmo AG, a Swiss-based and regulated asset management company. During his 12 years with Procimmo SA, he was appointed Chairman of the Board and held this position through 2019. He started to invest in the US real estate market in 2011 and founded Stoneweg US in 2016. Patrick holds a law degree from the University of Geneva, and has served on several Board education programs including the Swiss Board Institute and IMD.
EVP, Chief Legal Officer
Brandon Rosser serves as the EVP, Chief Legal Officer for Stoneweg US. Prior to joining Stoneweg US, Brandon worked at large regional and international law firms where he gained extensive real estate experience representing clients in the acquisition, disposition, financing and leasing of multifamily developments, shopping centers and industrial properties. Brandon received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and both a Master of Science in Real Estate and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida.
EVP, Chief Financial Officer
Rob Brehl has over 30 years of finance and accounting experience in real estate, multi-unit operating companies and public accounting. Rob began his career at a “Big Four” public accounting firm before joining a Seniors housing owner/management company followed by a real estate investment trust as a finance and accounting executive. Rob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Louisville and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Rob was hired as the Vice President of Finance in March 2018 and was named the Chief Financial Officer in April 2019.
EVP, Chief Investment Officer
Ryan Reyes joined Stoneweg US in February of 2019 as the EVP, Chief Investment Officer and leads all efforts in acquisitions and dispositions for the firm. Ryan began his real estate career with an investment company specializing in residential real estate where he held various roles in acquisitions and construction management to support the company’s growth from $50MM to $1B during his 7-year tenure. Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tampa, where he also served as captain of the NCAA swim team.
At Stoneweg US, environmental sustainability plays a key factor in creating the best apartment communities for our residents. Stoneweg US is committed to implementing sustainable practices that are pragmatic and achievable. We have successfully reduced our environmental footprint by repositioning older multifamily assets (rather than demolishing and rebuilding) and by developing new high-performance multifamily projects with a focus on reducing waste, energy and water use.
Given that many multifamily communities are older and are less energy efficient or have fewer sustainability features, there is a prime opportunity to improve sustainability and add value to our assets. Our water and energy conservation programs have significantly increased the environmental efficiency of our assets, while improving our residents’ quality of life and maximizing returns for our investors. In addition to reducing utility consumption, Stoneweg US is also focused on waste reduction. Those strategies include recycling programs at most properties in the Stoneweg US portfolio.
The Stoneweg US environmental sustainability goals are to:
Reduce current water consumption 15% by 2022
Reduce current energy consumption 20% by 2022
Invest in clean and renewable energy generation technologies, reducing emissions
Invest in green technologies that reduce energy and water use
2018 SUSTAINABILITY HIGHLIGHTS
Water & Energy
Stoneweg US has successfully woven our sustainability program throughout our business. From creating a healthy, effective workforce to aggressively reducing our environmental impact, we are examining all avenues available to determine how sustainability can improve our company and add value for all of our stakeholders.