RYAN J. KOLAR, AIA, MBA, LEED BD+CFounder, President
Ryan Kolar is President of the ARIISE™ series of companies and Director of The ARIISE™ Development Fund. Mr. Kolar has spent his career developing, designing and financing over $500m in Real Estate assets with an average return of 32% for his partners and investors. His emphasis on efficiency planning, sustainability and design separates his projects in the market. Co-Recipient of the 2007 LISC award for Urban Development.
Enrique Castel, AIA, LEED BD+CVP of Architecture
Enrique Castel over a 20 year career has provided our clients with creative solutions which add value to their business strategy. He manages ARIISE client’s compliance, programming, planning, design, prototype development, project management, construction documents, bidding, permitting and construction administration. His experienced in Retail, Restaurant, Residential, Office-Medical, Office-Warehouse, and industrial architecture.
Want to join ARIISE?
We are interested in talented individuals who want to make a difference by augmenting ARIISE™
- Real Estate Analysts
- Sustainability Engineers
- Operation/Account Managers
SALARY & BENEFITS
We offer an outstanding salary & benefits package that we benchmark against our competitors. Salary levels reflect the division that you work in, your level of experience, your performance and contribution to the business.
Wherever possible, we offer employees the opportunity to participate in profit sharing schemes that enable them to build a share in the company’s success.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
We effectively use self-development resources, e-learning and on the job training. We help you actively manage your personal and career goals.
We are an equal opportunities employer. The Company is committed to making full use of the talents and resources of all its employees, and to ensuring that no employee receives objectively unjustified less favorable treatment on the grounds of their gender, race, color, ethnic origin, membership of the traveling community, marital status, family status, disability, religion, sexual orientation, age, nationality or part-time or fixed-term status. ARIISE™ positively encourages a culture of equality for all, where employees are recruited, developed, remunerated and promoted on the basis of their skills and suitability for the work performed.
Michael MurphyCreative Director
Michael Murphy is a graphic design and branding consultant, with 10 years experience throughout the agency and corporate marketing and design world. He specializes in building and maintaining visual identity systems across all forms of communication for internal and external use.
Rey RamseyBoard Director, Investment Committee
Rey Ramsey is a Managing partner for IECP Ventures. Mr. Ramsey is also a long serving director of a real estate development firm, MMGL (formerly Schnitzer investment corp.) which develops, and manages commercial real estate. He has also worked with Jim Rouse at Enterprise Community Partners serving as President and COO. He was just named Advisory board member to the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing.
Michelle Halle SternBoard Member
Michelle Halle Stern, AIA, PE, ENV SP, LEED Fellow, has been a green building expert since the late 90s, when she launched one of the country’s first green architecture programs and founded the US Green Building Council Illinois Chapter.
Michelle owns a sustainability consulting firm, The Green Facilitator, partner in the professional development firm, Prairie Lab, and adjunct faculty at Northwestern University. Prior positions include Director of Sustainability at world-renowned firms: OWP/P, HDR and Perkins+Will.
She just completed her term as Chair of USGBC’s Indoor Environmental Quality Technical Advisory Group, and was a member of USGBC FacultyTM for eleven years. In 2011 Ms. Halle Stern was named to the inaugural class of LEED Fellows, reflecting her longstanding contributions to green design.
Dennis BobocBoard Member, Investment Chair
Dennis Boboc currently oversees the acquisition and development of multi-family homes
throughout the northern Illinois, southern California and Arizona real estate markets for multiple investment group, including Barnett Capital, Illinois’ largest private real estate capital firm. Mr. Boboc has been pivotal in the acquisition hundreds of residential investment properties in multiple markets and has handled over $3bn in real estate asset transactions.
Kevin PhelanBoard Member
Kevin is currently President of Agôn Partners, developing and implementing strategic growth for companies. He was CMO at BP, accountable for BP’s $36bn Retail, Consumer, B2B and Brand Marketing operations. He led the US start-up of BP’s Target Neutral, which creates new business models to reduce the impact of carbon emissions. He was Head of Olympic Mobility, leading sustainability activities for the London 2012 Olympics.