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Kevin Casey founded New Avenue in 2009 and currently lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife and son. He grew up in a Sears Catalog home outside of Buffalo, NY. and moved to California after skiing for a season at Squaw Valley in 1999 and realized that something big was happening in San Francisco. He comes from five generations of engineers and builders. Casey studied economic and community development at Fordham University, International Affairs at The Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, obtained an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and studied small business development in Southeast Asia as a Fulbright Scholar. Casey founded New Avenue as a project management, architecture, and construction platform with the goal of making it possible for homeowners to create additional options for how owners can work at, live in and share their homes. Over 20,000 owners and 1,500 architects and builders have managed over $100 million in custom residential projects on the New Avenue platform.
Chris is an Engineering Director within Google's Display Advertising business, leading teams that improve ad scoring, auctions, and bidding. Previously, Chris lived in San Diego where he graduated from UCSD and co-founded five companies in various industries, but all involved applied machine learning. Three of the five companies were sold and represent thriving business units in their parent companies today.
Richard is the former President of the West Division of Archstone-Smith, one of the largest multifamily housing developers and the former President and COO of Mercy Housing, one of the largest non profit affordable housing developers. Richard also managed a 70,000 unit housing portfolio in Germany for Cerberus/Goldman Sachs.
Scott is a Partner in Five Star Organics, was formerly the Head of MLS Initiative at California Association of Realtors and served as General Manager of Prudential California Realty. He Co Founded ZipRealty Inc. the first full-service web-based real estate firm. Mr. Kucirek served 9 years in the U. S. Navy as a Naval Aviator. Mr. Kucirek has an MBA from the Haas School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
Larry is an active private equity, hedge fund and seed stage investor. He is Managing Director & Co-Head of Institutional Sales at Strategas Research Partners, a macro-economic research firm based in NYC and on the Board of Directors of Surfacide LLC, a manufacturer of UV-C disinfection systems. Larry has a BA from Colgate University in Economics and Political Science and is a Lieutenant, Ladder 43 / Darien Fire Department.