J. Rick Rodriguez is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Brass formally Brass Real Estate Funds and the Magi Real Estate Services. Rick has been successful in the real estate construction, development, brokerage and property management industries for over 25 years. He began acquiring properties in 1991 and formed Brass Real Estate Funds in 1996 in order to create a vehicle for private and institutional investors to acquire and own income-producing real estate. Since then, Brass Funds have invested in projects with total capitalization of more than $230 million.
Prior to forming his own companies, Rick was an officer in three other real estate companies, where he was responsible for real estate acquisitions, management, development, and finance. He formed and managed Magi Realty, Inc. in 1991, which was recognized by INC Magazine in 2001 as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States. His organization has since grown into the Brass – a diversified set of service companies that develop, build, manage and lease real estate assets. Rick has been the general partner and limited partner in various real estate investment partnerships. He has been personally responsible for the acquisition, financing, management, and development of over $500 million in real estate. He has experience building in Texas, Colorado, Illinois and many areas of Spain. Rick Rodriguez has been named among the “Who’s Who in Commercial Real Estate” by the San Antonio Business Journal.
Rick Rodriguez is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, the Entrepreneurs Organization, San Antonio Home Builders Association, Presidents Board of the San Antonio Real Estate Council, and the San Antonio Apartment Association. He is the Moderator of the YPO International Forum on Private Real Estate Equity. He has served as Chairman of the Advisory Board to Texas A&M University’s Masters Degree Program in Real Estate Development. Rick previously served as a city councilman for the City of Hill Country Village, Texas. He has also been an adjunct professorship at Texas A&M, in the Masters Program for Real Estate Development. Rick holds a Masters Degree in Real Estate Development and a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Construction from Texas A&M University.