Howard is a Founding Partner of Meridian Development Partners. He is a registered architect and manages the re-positioning and redevelopment of the properties in the Meridian portfolio. He is also Co-Founder of Red River Asset Management and is the EVP and Co-Founding Principal of The RoseMark Group.
Meridian Development Partners is a diversified private equity investment firm with a pronounced social purpose focused on value add investments including real estate and private equity. Our real estate investments focus on the redevelopment of underutilized properties, returning them to productive use and as a result, improving the surrounding environment.
Projects include the master plan redevelopment of the former 42 acre LA-Z-BOY manufacturing plant in Lewisburg Pennsylvania. This property has been transformed into retail, residential and commercial use and includes the redevelopment of a 90,000 sf warehouse into the Miller Recreation and Wellness Center. As part of their mission to create a healthy community, Meridian transformed this former manufacturing plant into a walkable community, building sidewalks around and through the property as well as a 10 acre community park that incorporated wetlands and trails that further contributed to the health and wellness aspects of this mixed use development.
Meridian also invests in operating companies focused on products that contribute to health and wellness.
The RoseMark Group is a real estate brokerage company focused on the providing housing for professional athletes and people in the public eye. It also represents corporate and financial interests in commercial transactions.
Red River Asset Management invests in value-add and core-plus office properties in major and secondary markets throughout the U.S. We focus on the acquisition and re-positioning of well-located office properties within the firm’s preferred sub-markets. Howard is responsible for the assessment of these investments and the improvements made at these properties. Our investment team targets assets that provide our investors with a baseline return combined with the potential for additional value-add-driven upside. Our partners include institutional investors, family offices and high net worth individuals.
Previously, Howard was a founding partner of Schlesinger, Loffredo, Brooks Architects, P.C., where he designed and managed a diverse portfolio of projects from corporate office design, residences, restoration, veterinary hospitals and recreational facilities.
Howard graduated from City College of New York with a bachelor’s in architecture, and is an executive board member of the Architecture Alumni Association of the City College of New York. He is also a member of the Redevelopment and Reuse Council of the Urban Land Institute and a Board Member of RENT, a professional Real Estate organization in NYC. He is also a Board Member of Housing and Services, Inc. a non-profit organization committed to ending chronic homelessness.