Richard Amerian has served as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO)* member on Jamboree’s board of directors since 2000 and currently serves on the Personnel, Business Development, Audit and Finance Committees. He brings with him more than 20 years experience in business finance, real estate finance and operations, asset management and real estate acquisitions/dispositions. Richard is currently a Vice President at Farmers and Merchants Bank.
Richard also has extensive experience in asset management and lending. Previously, he worked as a Vice President at Union Bank and as the Senior Vice President of Pacific Mercantile Bank, where he oversaw a portfolio of foreclosed/owned real estate and problem loans. Richard holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
His dedication to applying his expertise in order to expand Jamboree’s communities is inspiring. Under Richard’s leadership and guidance, Jamboree has grown from 1,800 units at 14 properties into a high impact, statewide community developer that has created housing and supportive services for more than 7,500 families, seniors, and individuals with special needs at more than 75 properties.
*Jamboree is a Community Housing Development Organization (“CHDO”) and has board members who meet the criteria to participate on the Jamboree board as its designated CHDO participants. A CHDO (pronounced cho’do) is a private nonprofit, community-based service organization whose primary purpose is to provide and develop decent, affordable housing for the community it serves and is eligible to receive funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HOME program.