Richard Paul Richman, Esq. ’73

Chairman and Founder, The Richman Group Inc., Connecticut

Richard Paul Richman is the chairman and founder of The Richman Group and its affiliates. The Richman Group is the seventh largest apartment portfolio owner in the United States according to the National Multi-Housing Council. The firm's portfolio includes approximately 1,400 housing properties, containing nearly 110,000 apartment units located in 49 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and Saipan. The firm is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, and has regional offices throughout the nation.

Mr. Richman is nationally active in the fields of housing and urban development. He is a frequent speaker and has appeared in a variety of venues: business; governmental; and educational, including Yale University, Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, and New York University; and on ABC's Nightline and National Public Radio.

Mr. Richman is a member of the Dean's Council of Columbia Law School, the Board of the Columbia Business School and the University of Pennsylvania's Urban Research Institute, and has been a member of the University of Pennsylvania Parents Leadership Board. He is also a trustee of NYU Langone Health System.

Mr. Richman and his wife, Ellen, a former corporate executive and currently a Columbia Business School adjunct professor and trustee of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business of New York University, have supported numerous philanthropic endeavors and organizations through their family foundation, including the establishment of the Richman Center for Business, Law and Public Policy at Columbia University and the Richman Scholar Fellowship Program at Columbia Law School.

In addition to numerous honors and awards, Mr. Richman was recognized by the National Housing Conference as "Developer of the Year" and by the Urban League of Southwest Connecticut for the Richman Group's commitment to diversity. Mr. Richman is also a member of WPONPO.

Mr. Richman graduated from Columbia University Law School with a JD, Columbia Business School with an MBA, and Syracuse University with a BA in political science.