Richard Campo is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Camden Property Trust. Mr. Campo has served in this capacity since May 1993. As the Chairman and CEO of one of the nation’s largest multifamily Real Estate Investment Trusts, Mr. Campo holds strategic roles within the real estate industry. He is currently a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ('NAREIT') where he serves on the Executive Board, the National Multifamily Housing Council ('NMHC') where he serves on the Executive Committee and was past chairman, and the Urban Land Institute ('ULI').
Mr. Campo began his real estate career after graduating from Oregon State University in 1976. After working for a private Houston real estate company, Mr. Campo co-founded Camden’s predecessor companies in 1982 and has spent almost 30 years building a company of great people that are renowned for their management proficiency, their development and construction capabilities and their savvy in the areas of technology, training and marketing. He has led the development, management, acquisition and disposition of real estate properties valued in excess of $20 billion; and under his leadership, Camden and has grown from a Texas-based real estate firm with assets valued at $200 million in 1993 to an industry leader with a national footprint and assets valued at more than $11 billion.
Mr. Campo serves on and has served on the Board of Directors of several organizations that focus on the economic development, business outlook and future growth of Houston, including Central Houston, Inc., the Greater Houston Community Foundation and the Greater Houston Partnership, and is an Executive Advisory Board Member for the University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business. Mr. Campo has also served as the Chairman of the Houston First Corporation, a local government corporation that facilitates the city's economic growth through the business of conventions and the arts. He also was chairman of the Super Bowl LI Host Committee. Mr. Campo served as the Secretary Treasurer and of the chairman of the finance committee for the Harris County Houston Sports Authority which was responsible for financing and building Minute Maid Park, NRG Stadium and the Toyota Center.