Diego Rivera serves as the Associate Vice President to Columbia Residential and oversees all operational aspects of the Columbia University residential portfolio which includes 149 buildings (6.5 million GSF) and over 5,700 residential apartments.
As the Associate Vice President of Columbia Residential, Mr. Rivera is responsible for the financial performance of the portfolio, property maintenance, the entire leasing process and residents’ satisfaction. He determines and ensures that annual budgets for the portfolio are met, that operating plans are effectively and efficiently monitored and that capital improvement projects are accomplished.
Mr. Rivera’s extensive knowledge and experience comes from holding executive positions on some of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) in the country, such as AvalonBay Communities, Equity Residential, Archstone-Smith and LCOR. With over 20 years of experience in Multifamily Real Estate, Mr. Rivera has developed significant strengths in leadership and team building, marketing and promotions, as well as in customer relationship management, new business development, operations and profit and loss management. Mr. Rivera holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the Universidad Mayor de San Simon, Bolivia.