Chairman, AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg, Clearwater
AR Homes (formerly Arthur Rutenberg Homes) has 45 franchised building companies in 10 states and 115 employees located primarily in Florida. The 19 franchised companies in Florida account for about half the company’s total sales volume. The company was founded in 1953. It awarded its first franchise in 1978. “In the last 12 months, the Florida franchises sold $285 million of homes,” says Rutenberg, who joined the company in 2011 and became chairman in 2013.
|EDUCATION||Northwestern University (BS), Harvard (MBA)|
|ADMIRES||Nathan Collier has built the largest privately owned student housing portfolio in the country, has endowed the master’s of science in real estate program at the University of Florida, endowed the arts and is a published author.|
|SABBATICAL TOPIC||Exploring the history of the United States with a special emphasis on our national parks|
|READING||How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, by Bill Gates|