Ethnic Gem: Yves Joseph
Title: Founding Principal of RJ Development + Advisors LLC.
State: New Haven, CT
Yves Joseph is a Founding Principal of RJ Development + Advisors LLC. In his capacity as Principal, Mr. Joseph is responsible for leading all aspects of the evaluation, procurement, financing, and execution of Real Estate Development projects. Within the broad spectrum of Real Estate Development projects that RJDA pursues, Mr. Joseph focuses on leading the growth and expansion of RJDA’s urban mixed-use development practice which focuses on developing residential multi-family, hospitality, and mixed-use development projects in urban environments throughout the northeastern United States.
Mr. Joseph has an extensive background as a Real Estate Developer and Advisor and has touched development projects throughout the United States and across product types including hospitality, residential, retail, office, industrial, casino, resort and mixed-use. Prior to founding RJDA, Mr. Joseph spent seven years at Centerplan Development Company where he was a Vice President and Principal. At Centerplan, Mr. Joseph oversaw and led the successful execution of over $100MM of new-construction development projects across multiple property types including: multi-family residential, class-A office, medical office, and retail.
Prior to Centerplan, Mr. Joseph spent four years working with RCLCO’s Development Services Group (DSG) in Washington D.C. At RCLCO, he provided strategic advisory services to a variety of clients across the United States and the Caribbean, including: Vail Resorts Development Company, MacFarlane Partners, Lowe Enterprises, The Rockefeller Group, CNL Financial Group Inc., and The District of Columbia.
Mr. Joseph received his B.A. in Economics from Harvard College and his MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business with highest honors. He is a member of several professional organizations including the Real Estate Executive Council (REEC), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), African American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP), and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Mr. Joseph also serves on the board of directors for The Prosperity Foundation (TPF) and Jump for Haiti (J4H).
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