After spending multiple years in the industry, RAW Developments, LLC has been able to bring together a strong team of individuals. They use their talent and skills to maximize the efficiency of the company and the quality of its products. Our team members utilize their expertise and provide key insight into the industry, meeting the company’s goals and objectives, and facilitating the implementation of successful strategies.
Ryan Whitefield possesses experience of over two decades of working in Real Estate Development and Construction. He, therefore, has a vast knowledge of this industry. Ryan’s exposure covers both commercial and residential ventures, both in the U.K. where he was contracted to the top five homebuilders and the U.S. where he has renovated and built over 200 homes. During his career, he has also worked on several high-profile developments in the U.S., such as Union Depot in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the newly constructed Minnesota Vikings Stadium, partnering with one of the largest contractors in the U.S. Ryan’s track record has garnered respect from fellow industry participants, further expanding and strengthening his network. The Business and project management skills that he brings are extensive and cover mission-critical areas such as cost analysis, estimating, production, project scheduling & contracts. The breadth and depth of the scope which Ryan brings, not only ensures a sound approach coupled with a calculated decision-making process but provides added confidence to all parties conducting business within each transaction.
Adam has been in the new construction industry for over 15 years. With his drive and ambition, at the age of 25, he established his own drywall company, that continues to thrive today, subcontracting to several of the Uk's largest home builders. Adam has successfully grown a very reputable company, whilst maintaining his aviator firefighter status. This shows that Adam has a great work ethic and discipline to maintain both roles successfully. Adam brings an array of skill sets, with his business knowledge, and experience working in multiple sectors of the construction industry.
Chief Financial Officer
James has over 30 years of experience in building and leading finance teams in domestic companies of significant operating scale and complexity. He brings invaluable expertise as a CFO with hands-on experience in asset management, property management, funding, and investment activities.
Before joining the RAW developments, James was CFO of Vista Prairies Communities from 2002 to 2012. He was responsible for the complex finance, funding, and investment activities and profitability of 14 assisted, independent and memory care facilities, 8 skilled nursing home facilities, and 8 residential apartment buildings in various states, with an overall value of $140 million. James also acted as the project manager and provided oversight on behalf of investors on building construction of a $5 million expansion project. He improved financial stability by refinancing and selling various facilities over ten years totaling 50 million dollars of assets.
As CFO, Akin oversees the accounting, business support, financial planning and analysis, treasury, investor relations, internal audit and tax functions at RAW Developments.
As an award-winning interior architect, Jessica is the ideal person to ensure that each property RAW Developments purchases, reaches its full potential, meeting today’s standards and current trends. From changing the layout to the exterior colors, Kitchen cabinets, and floor selections, Jessica ensures that every detail has been thought through. Moreover, she makes sure that space and materials are well utilized. With international experience and having worked with an array of clients and many unique ideas, Jessica is passionate about creating homes that RAW Developments can take pride in.
Alfonso has been in the construction industry for 15 years. He has mastered his craft and learned a variety of skills after being a caretaker of 200 apartments in multiple buildings. Due to his hard work ethic, attention to detail and enthusiasm to learn, he became a real jack of all trades. Over years of reliable high-quality work, Alfonso quickly gained a good reputation and started his own crews to continue his growth and meet demand. RAW Developments are very fortunate to have Alfonso and his crews on board for us, full time.
Realtor, Houses For Sale Network
Greg Steiniger brings his real-world experience to the team. His 20+ year career includes designing, launching, and
operating multiple profitable businesses, including several of his own. Greg's ability to excel at creating mutually beneficial connections and relationships has been a key component to all of his successes, and is a cherished quality in line with our company's mission and perspective. Greg graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a degree in Business Management. He then spent 16 years building a community and business presence in Atlanta.
Realtor, Dennis Realty & Investment Corporation
Liz Walters is one of Tampa Bay’s most trusted agents. With a decade of experience, Liz works with individuals, investors, and developers, with a focus on investors. Known for her extensive market knowledge and her unmatched devotion to clients, Liz works tirelessly to source properties that exceed our expectations.
Realtor, RMS Elite Properties
Matt fell in love with St. Petersburg and the greater Tampa Bay area after attending Eckerd College on a four-year athletic scholarship. He recognized the potential for the Tampa Bay Area and decided to pursue his passion for real estate. Matt's brokerage specializes in investment property and also have a Rental management division. Working directly with many Wall Street buyers, Matt ensures that we get first to look at any assets they are selling below market value. Matt is also renown in the wholesaling industry and uses his well-established network to help us find off-market, discounted properties.
Realtor, SecureVest Properties
Dan specializes in investment property and will be leading our efforts in buying directly from sellers of distressed homes. Dan has wholesaled for many years and has amassed a very large portfolio of investor buyers. Dan will facilitate us to sell properties on to his trusted network, which also includes many buy and hold investors. This helps us with end buyers in place for a property that will make great rentals.
Realtor, Broderick & Associates Inc.
Specializing in Home Partners home acquisitions, residential rentals/sales, and commercial leases, Drew has a bachelor's of science degree in Marketing, which certainly gives him an edge in real estate. Before the start of his real estate career, he managed successful teams of sales associates in the fitness industry, growing his home club into the largest in the Tampa Bay region and excelling his career into regional management positions. Drew’s has adapted his 20+ years of sales, communications, and management to become a highly successful realtor in the Tampa Bay Market. Drew is an approved purchasing agent for Home Partners of America, who have purchased many homes from us. Drew continues his efforts to sell them all of our qualifying properties.
BAY NATIONAL TITLE COMPANY
Bay National title is not only the leading Title company in Tampa Bay but has also managed to establish themselves in 5 additional states across the USA. Their knowledge in closing and sales transactions are second to none and ensure closings are always very smooth, with all legal and title work in order.