Ricardo Blas is AHS Residential’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this current role, he is responsible for providing the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. As the COO, Ricardo is a key member of the senior management team, reporting to the President and CEO of AHS Residential.
Prior to joining AHS Residential, Ricardo served as CEO of MRL Engenharia, a real estate company based in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, where he supervised real estate development, land purchasing, construction and apartment sales. From 1998 to 2007, Ricardo served as CEO of Blas Engenharia LTDA, which was his own real estate and construction venture he founded. Prior, he worked as operations and project manager for MRV Engenharia Empreendimentos SA, one of the largest homebuilders in the world. AHS Residential is a division of MRV&Co (MRVE3:BZ).
Ricardo has a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from UFMG- Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil and an MBA in finance and strategic management from Ibmec, one of Brazil’s top business schools. In addition, Ricardo has taken executive development courses at Harvard Business School in real estate management and Harvard Graduate School of Design Advanced Management Development Program (AMDP) in real estate, project finance and management.