By the time he turned 28, entrepreneur and investor Richard Maize had already built up a portfolio of 1,000 apartment rental units. After three decades in the business, he now owns investment properties across 20 states. Richard Maize’s long-standing reputation for insightful business strategies is also based on his founding, building, and successful liquidation of one of the largest and most respected mortgage banking firms in the United States.
Richard Maize began developing his investment portfolio while he was student at California State University, Northridge. Later, his work at the helm of his mortgage banking company led him to receive the Mortgage Originators Top Ten National Producers Award, and additionally gained him a platform as a popular subject matter expert on television and in other media. He has frequently helped struggling new investors by providing financial and real estate advice free of charge.
Maize is currently a partner in a distressed assets venture, a partner in an online public relations firm, and an investor in a local food truck business, as well as multiple other developing companies. He chooses his companies and investments with the same enthusiasm for business strategy and tactics that drove his first real estate successes.
He and his wife have also dedicated much of their time to philanthropy over the past decades. Through the Rochelle and Richard Maize Foundation, they support causes related to the arts, culture, healthcare, the environment, and family social services. The foundation additionally funds initiatives that open new opportunities for underserved young people.
Richard Maize also serves on the board of directors of the American Cancer Society, the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors, and the board of directors of Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services. He has earned multiple community awards and recognitions for his participation in these and other charitable causes.