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W. Pretlow Riddick

President and Principal

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W. Pretlow Riddick

President and Principal

Pretlow Riddick, President and Principal for Criterion, manages the company’s overall operations from the Dallas office. Before helping to found Criterion Development Partners, Pretlow spent more than 14 years with JPI Partners Inc., managing the development of more than 50 apartment communities and 16,000 units in 14 states.

Pretlow brings over 20 years of development experience to Criterion, having served in various positions at JPI. In 1992, Pretlow opened the company’s Houston, Texas regional office and three years later relocated to the Washington, D.C. area where he grew JPI’s regional operations to approximately $100 million in new annual production. In 1996, Pretlow was named the divisional president for JPI’s Eastern Division and hired Andrew S. Kaye to open the New England regional office. Pretlow managed the development, construction, management and market research activity for the New England and Washington, D.C. areas, and in 1999, he took over responsibility for JPI’s Atlanta and South Florida offices. In 2001, Pretlow returned to the JPI home office in Irving, Texas, and assumed the role of Chief Investment/Development Officer.

Pretlow earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University. In 1999, he established A Better Neighborhood Foundation to invest in faith-based community developments in the inner city, which he continues to support today.

Andrew Kaye

Andrew S. Kaye

Executive Vice President and Principal

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Andrew S. Kaye

Executive Vice President and Principal

Located in Criterion’s Waltham, Massachusetts office, Andrew Kaye serves as Executive Vice President and Principal, and manages development and construction for the New England region.

Andrew brings over two decades of experience in the New England region, having joined Criterion from JPI Partners, Inc., where he served as the Regional Managing Partner from 1996 to 2004. He was responsible for all aspects of the regional operation, including development, construction, management and market research. Andrew’s work included the development and construction of 11 properties in four New England states, with a gross asset cost of $474 million. Sales of seven of these projects generated a 22 percent gross profit margin to JPI.

Before joining JPI, Andrew worked with Toll Brothers, Inc., where he served for two years in management roles including project manager for the 212-lot Sharon Woods residential subdivision in Westborough, Massachusetts. From 1991 to 1994, Andrew was vice president for residential development for Diversified Funding, Inc., and from 1985 to 1991 founder and principal for Combined Resources Company, where he concentrated on residential development activities.

Andrew earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colby College and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

John Englert

John J. "Jack" Englert

Executive Vice President and Principal

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John J. "Jack" Englert

Executive Vice President and Principal

Having worked closely with Andrew Kaye and Pretlow Riddick on the successful development of 11 properties in the New England region as Area Managing Partner for JPI Partners, Inc., Jack Englert brings years of experience to his position as Executive Vice President and Principal for Criterion. In this role, Jack manages land sourcing and acquisition, contract negotiation, zoning and permitting for the New England region in Criterion’s Waltham, Massachusetts office.

Jack helped to found Criterion in 2004 after seven years with JPI Partners, Inc. Before joining JPI, from 1995 to 1997 Jack was a senior project manager for Toll Brothers, Inc. in Wayland, Massachusetts, where he was responsible for deal generation, permitting and project management for several residential subdivisions in the state. From 1992 to 1995, Jack worked for the law firm of Jamieson, Moore, Peskin, and Spicer as a real estate attorney specializing in land-use and zoning issues.

Jack earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Psychology from Duke University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Villanova University School of Law.

Chris Harris

C. Christopher Harris

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Principal

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C. Christopher Harris

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Principal

As Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Principal for Criterion, Chris Harris is responsible for finance, accounting and tax, budgeting and planning, investor and lender relations, risk management and treasury. He is located in the company’s Dallas office.

Chris joined Criterion from FirstWorthing in Dallas, where he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Partner from 1999 until he helped to co-found Criterion in 2004. While at FirstWorthing, Chris took the lead role in sourcing, negotiating and closing a $350 million operating company partnership with Principal Enterprise Capital, LLC, a $1.4 billion entity primarily funded by the Washington State Investment Board. Chris also negotiated and closed a $100 million debt financing program with Freddie Mac for the conventional housing business, and a $150 million committed credit facility with Fannie Mae dedicated to the student housing business, the first of its kind.

Before joining FirstWorthing, Chris worked at JPI Partners Inc. from 1994 to 1999, where he served as Executive Vice President – Finance, and Senior Operational Partner. During his tenure at JPI, he assumed a lead role in negotiating and closing a $450 million equity partnership with General Electric Capital Corporation and oversaw the sourcing and closing of $2 billion in project-level financing. Chris also has senior financial management experience with Trammell Crow Residential in Dallas and Security Capital Group, Inc. in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Chris earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and is a Certified Public Accountant.