About Rick Chess

RICHARD B. “RICK” CHESS

2727 Buford Road, Ste. D | Richmond, VA 23235 | 804.474.9879 office | 804.241.9999 cell

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Acquired $2 billion of real estate – 10 retail and 50,000 apartments (UDR)
  • Raised $200 million of equity (UDR, ManEquity, Triple Net, ARCM)
  • Helped form a NYSE REIT and serve as a trustee (FPO)

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

  • Managing Partner, Chess Law Firm, PLC (Current)
  • Board of Trustees, First Potomac Realty Trust (Current)
  • President, American Realty Capital Markets
  • Director – 1031 Transactions, Triple Net Properties
  • Of Counsel, Hirschler Fleischer
  • Real Estate Manager, Winstar Wireless
  • Director of Acquisitions, United Dominion Realty
  • Senior Securities Analyst, ManEquity (Manufacturers Life Insurance)
  • Economic Development Director, Richmond Chamber of Commerce
  • State Legislator, Pennsylvania General Assembly
  • Assistant County Solicitor, Allegheny County Law Department

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Richmond Law School
  • B.S., Psychology/Economics, University of Pittsburgh
  • Security Licenses: 7, 63, 39

OTHER EXPERIENCE

  • President, Real Estate Investment Securities Association (REISA.org)
  • Board Member, Tenant In Common Association
  • President, Richmond Association for Business Economics
  • Producer, “Consumer Corner’, WXEX-TV (ABC)
  • Sergeant, United States Marines Corps Reserve