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Eduardo de Guardiola

Chairman and Founder

Eduardo de Guardiola formed the real estate investment company, Vista Residential Partners, in 2000 with a view toward creating a uniquely efficient and profitable organization for the ownership, management, and development of multifamily assets throughout the Southeast. Prior to 2000, he served as President and a Director of the Focus Group companies, a company that had a similar initiative. In 1998 Mr. de Guardiola negotiated, directed, and engineered a large disposition of assets having a value of $187 Million Dollars, to two major REIT’s.

Vista and de Guardiola have built or acquired 60 properties totaling almost 14,000 units and $1.6 billion in total value. Many of these projects and transactions were successfully completed with joint venture institutional financial partners, which included:

  • Teachers Insurance & Annuity Co.
  • Lubert Adler
  • Merrill Lynch Capital
  • Wachovia Financial Services
  • J.P. Morgan Chase
  • BRT
  • Westplan Investors
  • Transwestern Realty Co.
  • Nationwide
  • Batson Cook

Mr. de Guardiola has over 30 years of experience in all facets of real estate management and development, including residential, and retail. His responsibilities have included acquisitions, dispositions, lease negotiations, joint venture documentation, financial analysis, and management. Mr. de Guardiola holds a BA and JD degree from Florida State University.

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