the development team

Richard Leibovitch Managing Partner / Arel Capital

"We designed this building with River Oaks residents in mind."

We felt that the most important thing to maintain with The River Oaks was a feeling of respect—for both the property and the neighborhood. To do this, the creative team uses local talent so that the priorities of local residents are not only heard, but innately understood. This maintains the historic footprint of the building and greenspace, while bringing the whole property up to the standards of Houston's most discerning residents—the residents of River Oaks.
Learn more about Arel Capital: www.arelcapital.com.

Lauren Rottet Principal / Rottet Group

"Our vision is to make the interior space animated."

Classic modernist architecture enriches The River Oaks and defines a lifestyle people seek and appreciate. Our vision is then to make the interior space animated. Natural light amplifies transitions within the residences and creates a more expansive sense of space within. We envision contemporary and warm residences with dark emollients, hardwoods, and warm limestone. This rarified property will form a unique bond with residents, much like great art does with collectors.
Learn more about the Rottet Group: www.rottetstudio.com.

Andre Landon Vice President / Principal EDI International, Inc.

"The magic of The River Oaks lies in the way it preserves a sense of the neighborhood."

The original River Oaks tower speaks architectural heritage. Glass and open floor plans amplify the connection between inside and outside at the lower levels. Grand corner living spaces anchor the floor plans, while larger units at the higher levels utilize large terraces to maintain the indoor/outdoor lifestyle. We think the real magic is in creating exquisitely modern luxury residences even as we preserve a sense of the River Oaks neighborhood.
Learn more about EDI International, Inc.: www.edi-international.com.

David SamuelsonProject Director / McDugald-Steele

"We value working with clients who appreciate the 'attention to detail.' "

In every project we undertake, McDugald-Steele brings an appreciation for each client's vision and resources as well as an abiding respect for the land, climate, and surrounding architecture. While every garden we design is unique, each reflects inspiration from the surrounding natural and built environments, often incorporating historical references as well as the latest innovations in landscape design and materials.

Learn more about McDugald-Steele: www.mcdugaldsteele.com.

 

 

 

The On-Site Team

Tom RomansGENERAL MANAGER

"I work with a collaborative spirit and invite open communication."

As the General Manager of the building, Tom is responsible for interacting closely with the Board to align the staff’s efforts to reflect the high standards of the community.

As part of his role, Tom is responsible for the overall operation of the building, including items such as landscaping, building cleanliness, service levels and technology. Residents are encouraged to speak with him on issues affecting the resident experience so that he may research the idea for the Board’s consideration.

Crystal JonesASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

"The primary focus is to exceed the resident expectation."

Crystal Jones brings a unique combination of skills to the important role of Assistant General Manager.

Crystal oversees the operations of the Concierge and Housekeeping teams. Residents are invited to meet with Crystal to customize their personal day-to-day needs such as housekeeping, florals, package delivery, dry cleaning, car services and grocery delivery.

Robert CantuFACILITIES MANAGER

"Our goal is to ensure complete resident satisfaction with their home."

Adopting a hands-on approach, Robert and his team can often be found working with residents to ensure they are completely satisfied with their residence.

Robert will dispatch a team member to assist with items such as changing a changing light bulbs, replacing AC filter, small service, or a host of other items.