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Rick Lapidos Joins Aria Development Group as Managing Director, Asset Management 

Aria Development Group, a prominent real estate investment and development firm, has appointed Rick Lapidos as managing director and head of asset management.  

In this role, Lapidos will be responsible for optimizing the financial performance of properties across multiple states and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders. Prior to Aria, Lapidos held several asset management leadership positions with Taconic Partners, Carmel Partners and The Dermot Company.  

“Rick is an exceptional addition to our team, and we are thrilled to have him as the new Head of Asset Management,” said Josh Benaim, founder and CEO of Aria, “His extensive experience in institutional real estate asset management, particularly in the multifamily sector, makes him an invaluable addition as we scale the platform.”  


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