HW 2019 Insider: Rich Ford

Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer, Roofstock

Since Roofstock’s initial founding in 2015, Rich Ford has been a pioneer of single-family rental investing and a driving force behind the company’s rapid expansion.

F2As Roofstock’s co-founder and chief development officer, Ford brings over 20 years of merger and acquisition and capital raising experience to the position. His extensive background has provided Roofstock with the necessary relationships, tools and industry savvy needed to create industry-leading analytics and underwriting models. Because of this, Ford has been a driving force behind Roofstock’s growth, which has eclipsed $1.6 billion in transaction volume to date. In the past year, Ford has also successfully grown Roofstock’s institutional client base to such an extent that the company made its first acquisition to better serve these clients. The acquisition will provide investors access to one of the nation’s few large-scale property management services certified to manage single-family rental homes.

“I often find myself referencing Thomas Edison – ‘Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.’”

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