Jim Schulte, President and Principal
Jim is President for Restore Utah where he oversees investing, rehabilitation and management activities. Over the course of a diverse 30 year career in various as aspects of real estate investment, development and consulting, Jim has proven himself to be skilled at completing successful real estate investments, planning and developing real estate projects, securing development rights, and evaluating market conditions. His real estate career includes management team roles at Kennecott Land and Boeing where he was responsible for the planning and entitlement of 89,000 acres in Salt Lake and a 260 acre infill project in Long Beach, CA. Other activities in his career have included apartment acquisitions totaling over $75 million for Archstone, and international real estate consulting assignments. Jim holds an MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA and a BBA in real estate and finance from SMU. He is a board member of the Habitat for Humanity Salt Lake Valley and the Utah Housing Coalition.
Laurence Pelosi, Principal
Laurence Pelosi serves as a Principal at Restore Utah and is involved in all aspects of the firm's investing strategy and operations. Previously, Laurence served in senior roles in the real estate sector, including as a Principal with Thompson Dorfman Partners (now Trammel Crow Residential, Northern California), Executive Director with Morgan Stanley Real Estate and Director of Acquisitions with Lennar Corporation. Laurence began his career as a real estate and land use attorney. He received his undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkeley and J.D. from Georgetown.
Steve Riter, Principal
Riter has over 25 years of residential development experience. Prior to co - founding McKinley Partners, Riter was a member of Mission Valley Properties where he acquired and entitled of 635 residential units for development throughout Northern California. Prior to joining Mission Valley Properties, he was the Vice President of Land Acquisition and Development at Catellus Residential Group(CRG). From 1997 to 2000, Riter built CRG's Northern California building division into a regional presence as a California home builder. Riter's experience includes residential land acquisition and development experience with Summer Hill Homes, a subsidiary of Marcus & Millichap Inc. Riter was also the Vice President of Acquisition for Southwest Diversified / Coscan (now known as Brookfield Homes) from 1990 to 1994. From 1984 to 1990, He was Project Controller for the Vintage Club and later transitioned to Manager of Land Acquisition for Vintage Properties a $1 .1 billion dollar mixed - use residential and commercial development company. Riter is a member of the Board of Directors of The Seneca Center and City Beach Inc. He received a Bachelors of Science in Business from Brigham Young University and conducted MBA studies at John F.Kennedy University.
Rich Beck, Senior Associate
Rich Beck is the Senior Associate for Restore Utah where he underwrites investments, reports on the acquisition activity, and oversees the properties in an asset management role. Rich’s background includes experience in the real estate and financial services industries. Prior to joining the team, Rich worked for Orion Management Group where he managed the operations of a $10M real estate fund, oversaw the development of additional units, and effectively listed several apartment complexes. Rich holds a B.A. in Business Management from the Marriott School at Brigham Young University and is a candidate for his Master in Real Estate Development from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.
Jon Neviaser, General Manager
Jon is the General Manager for Rize Property Management where he oversees property management operations for Restore and new business development for third party clients. He has extensive experience in operations management, business development and sales within real estate and previously the outdoor industry. Throughout his real estate career he has focused on providing clients with the maximum return on investment while constantly improving operations platforms to gain efficiencies. Jon previously held a management role at JG Real Estate in Philadelphia where he managed evolving operations of a rapidly growing client base. He has a BA in political science from the University of Vermont.
Chris Meyer, Senior Project Manager
Chris Meyer leads Restore Utah’s construction and solar divisions and has managed over 400 solar installations and over 400 renovation projects totaling more than $16mm. Chris has over 10 years of extensive construction management experience totaling more than $750mm, ranging from educational and healthcare facilities to high-end residential construction and building renovations projects. Previous to Restore Utah Construction, Chris worked for Hensel Phelps Construction, one of the leading builders in the nation ranked highly in ENR’s Top 400 Contractors.
Chris is a certified Project Management Professional and holds a B.S. in Construction Management from Brigham Young University – Idaho.
Charley Howarth, Finance & Accounting Director
Charles is the Director of Finance and Accounting for Rize Property Management and oversees both property management and fund level financial reporting. Charles has over 20 years of a real estate accounting experience including positions with Ernst and Young’s real estate division as a Senior Accountant, Portfolio Controller with Cottonwood Residential, and developing family holdings that include 350+ multi-family units along with commercial rental space and single family home construction. Most recently, Charles was the Corporate Controller for a Utah based home builder, Fieldstone Homes, which achieved annual revenues in excess of $100 million. Charles earned a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and his Masters of Accountancy from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is currently pursuing his CPA license.