Mr. Vaz founded AMCAL in 1978 and has led the company’s dramatic growth, developing $750 million in residential and mixed-use projects throughout California. A highly regarded leader in the affordable housing field, Mr. Vaz has spearheaded the building of 7,000 affordable apartments, raising more than $700 million in tax credit financings. AMCAL housing has changed thousands of lives by providing quality apartments and partnering with local non-profit organizations to empower residents through education and supportive services. Seeing the massive need for affordable housing in fast-growing Texas, Mr. Vaz expanded AMCAL’s operations into that market in 2012.
Mr. Vaz serves on the Board of Directors for the California Housing Consortium, an organization dedicated to advancing affordable housing and community development. He is also a member of the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing and the California Redevelopment Association. Entering the student housing field in 2012 to serve California universities that face a housing crisis, he quickly become a recognized expert and AMCAL a preferred builder. He is a frequent speak on affordable and student housing and urban redevelopment at major forums including Urban Land Institute, Pacific Coast Builders Conference, National Housing Conference, Building Industry Association, University of Southern California, Bisnow and numerous affordable housing groups.