Ricardo De Rojas is an Executive Director at The Ardent Companies. Ricardo has more than 20 years of experience working for nationally and internationally recognized development and construction management firms. He has led our team in development of a diverse mix of assets nationwide, including: high-end student housing, adaptive reuse and mixed use redevelopment, ground up self-storage, cannabis growth and processing facilities and industrial warehouse repositioning. Prior to joining Ardent in 2018, Ricardo was the Development Director at Regency Centers (formerly Equity One), where he was responsible for the development and redevelopment of over 1 million square feet of retail real estate. Prior to Equity One, Ricardo served as the Deputy Country Manager for Turner Construction focused on landmark projects in Mexico and LATAM. He is an active member of ICSC and an associate member at ULI. He was certified as LEED AP by the USGBC and as PMP by the Project Management Institute. Ricardo received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ricardo also received a Master of Business Administration from Yale School of Management with a focus in Finance and Real Estate.