A self-made developer born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Brooklyn, Ricardo Pagan began buying and developing buildings when he was in his late teens. Since founding Claridge Properties two decades ago, he has developed everything from a four-acre site on the Brooklyn waterfront to an iconic hotel and office complex in Detroit to a forward-reaching $1.25 billion mixed use project in downtown Los Angeles. Under Ricardo’s guidance, Claridge Properties has become one of the most exciting development companies in the real estate business, known for pinpointing unforeseen opportunities and ambitiously transforming them into lucrative investments. Ricardo is fervently committed to delivering excellence with every project, employing the very best talent from diverse backgrounds, and impacting communities through inclusive initiatives. Under his leadership and guidance, Claridge Properties is envisioning the future one building at a time, for cities and the people who inhabit them.