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CREATING

SUSTAINABLE

COMMUNITIES

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BUILDING A

SMARTER HOME

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DESIGNING

THOUGHTFUL

SPACES

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DEVELOPING

AWARD-WINNING

PROJECTS

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OUR TEAM

  • Teo Speranza, Director of Design
  • Image of Robert Emami, CEO& President or ROEM Corp.
  • Image of Alex Sanchez, Executive Vice President of ROEM
  • Erin Caputo, Director of Asset Management, ROEM
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  • Teo Speranza

    Director of Design
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    COMPANY: ROEM Development Corporation & ROEM Builders, Inc.

    Teo Speranza is an architectural design professional with over two decades of multi-family residential experience. He holds a degree in architecture from the Politecnico of Milan, Italy, holds an accreditation from USGBC-LEED, and is an active member of multiple design, trade, and management organizations.

    Teo joined ROEM in 2006 as an associate principal for ROEM’s architectural affiliate. He now serves in the director capacity representing overall efforts to achieve design efficiency through integrated development and construction. He is the insurer of quality control and owner of cross-project standardizations where appropriate. Teo is directly involved from acquisition through project close out as a key collaborator across departments and amongst the third party consultants which support ROEM’s efforts.

    “ROEM’s longstanding dedication to creating wholesome communities provides clients, partners, and municipalities an opportunity to work with a team that has learned to design smarter, build better, and manage efficiently.”

  • Robert Emami

    President
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    COMPANY: ROEM Development Corporation & ROEM Builders, Inc.

    Robert Emami has been actively building Silicon Valley for over 30 years as developer, contractor, and real estate sales and investment broker. He holds a business degree from San Jose State University, is a registered general contractor, and an active member of numerous professional and charitable organizations.

    As the CEO and President of ROEM’s affiliated companies, Robert oversees acquisition, development, design and asset management departments as well the formidable construction division. He plays an active role in project feasibility as the deciding member of ROEM’s investment committee and also approves all project capital structures, architectural designs, and programming.

    With Robert’s commitment to integrity, quality and public-private-partnerships, ROEM Development Corporation and ROEM Builders, Inc. have become amongst the leading housing developers and general contractors in the State of California. Under his leadership, ROEM has received numerous local and national awards for development excellence and achieved consistent growth for over two decades.

     

     

    “ROEM’s heritage of success is driven by the common goal of a diverse team to achieve the highest standard of quality in residential development. I am proud to sit at the head of such a dedicated and devoted organization.”

  • Alex Sanchez

    Executive Vice President
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    COMPANY: ROEM Development Corporation

    Alex Sanchez’s affordable housing legacy spans over 40 years throughout California.  He has been appointed to leadership positions with numerous national and local housing advocacy organizations while maintaining the singular purpose of providing housing to those most in need. Alex holds a bachelor degree from Pomona College.

    As an Executive Vice President for ROEM Development, Alex concentrates efforts on growing ROEM’s pipeline and continuing portfolio of affordable housing developments. As a champion of ROEM’s innovative approach to new housing development, Alex serves as the architect and linchpin of the public-private partnerships critical to the award-winning success of projects. Prior to his role as Executive Vice President, Alex served as the Housing Authority of Santa Clara County’s Executive Director since 2001.

    “ROEM’s success directly results from its passion for building high-quality housing, its ability to innovate in the industry and its collaboration with effective partners.”

  • Erin Caputo

    Director of Asset Management
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    COMPANY: ROEM Development Corporation

    For nearly 15 years, Erin Caputo has been an asset management, marketing, and public relations professional at ROEM, where her primary objective has been maximizing ownership’s returns on investments. Erin holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Oregon and is a NAHB certified professional and an IREM CPM. She is deeply engaged in the community, actively serving on numerous public and non-profit boards in Silicon Valley.

    Erin joined ROEM in 2001 and assumed management responsibility of ROEM’s rapidly expanding asset portfolio. Since then, under Erin’s direction, the Asset Management Department has overseen ROEM’s $750+ Million asset portfolio. Erin leased up over 30 developments, creates annual budgets, oversees capital expenses, implements preventive maintenance plans, reviews monthly financials, directs third party property management company activities, and ensures property compliance. Erin is ROEM’s primary media contact and leads the internal marketing committee which controls the ROEM brand and promotes a positive corporate image.

    “ROEM’s key advantage is believing in what we create. Our work is our passion. When our communities succeed we succeed.”

  • Tung Tran

    Director of Development
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    COMPANY: ROEM Development Corporation

    Tung Tran holds graduate degrees in urban planning and real estate development (MRED) from San Jose State University and the University of Southern California respectively. He holds an undergraduate degree in landscape architecture from the University of California, Davis, and is a registered landscape architect. Tung is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and has USGBC-LEED and Built-it-Green accreditations.

    Tung joined ROEM in 2006 and has over 20 years of project development and design experience. As a director at ROEM, he manages project development from acquisition through entitlement, construction, and stabilization as a portfolio asset. His department ensures project completion while safeguarding design intent, timelines, and development budgets. Tung plays an integral role in the implementation of ROEM’s green building certifications and chairs ROEM’s Sustainability Committee.

    “ROEM embodies the needs of a growing environment with commitment and dedication to quality, sustainable housing. By meeting the needs of our residents, we can provide housing that exceeds expectations.”

  • Charles Drotts

    Director of Preconstruction
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    COMPANY: ROEM Builders, Inc.

     

    Charles Drotts holds an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California as a member of the Chi Epsilon engineering honor society. He is an EIT and licensed general contractor. Charles is an active member of the American Society of Professional Estimators, the American Society of Civil Engineers, holds an OSHA 30 certificate and a USGBC-LEED accreditation.

    Charles in an expert quantity surveyor and professional project manager. Since joining ROEM in 2007, he has set corporate standards for the design and implementation of project controls for cost, time, and safety. Charles leads all ROEM preconstruction efforts in the capacity of Director, where he also oversees the day-to-day operation and training of project engineering and administration teams through the course of construction and closeout.

    “Hard work and dedication paired with ROEM’s expert industry knowledge has provided new opportunities in the housing industry which we rise to execute.”

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