Steven D. Ogier
CCIM, President of ContraVest Builders, Principal
Steve joined ContraVest in 2000 and currently serves as the President of the general contracting company, ContraVest Builders. As a licensed General Contractor in multiple states, Steve has been personally involved in the development and construction of over 8,000 apartment units. He passed the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) Accredited Examination for Commercial General Contracting Contractors which facilitates licensing and building in multiple jurisdictions.
As a principal in all three operating companies, Ogier plays an active role in the apartment development company and site acquisition.
Before working with ContraVest, Ogier spent five years as a sales professional in the medical and financial services industries. After graduating from The Citadel in 1990, receiving a B.S. degree in Business Administration, Ogier served five years on active duty in the United States Army as an Airborne Ranger qualified Armored Cavalry Officer stateside and in Germany and four additional years in the Florida National Guard. In 1995 Ogier was honorably discharged from active duty as a Captain.
Ogier is very active in his church, local community and his alma mater, The Citadel. He serves on the advisory board for the Baker School of Business at the Citadel and is often invited back to teach and speak about commercial real estate finance, leadership and professional sales.
He held a Real Estate Broker license in Colorado, is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM, since 2006).
Vice President of Construction
Chris serves as the Vice President of Construction since late 2017. Prior to his current leadership position, he joined the ContraVest team in 2013 and served as a project manager on numerous projects and completed over 1,400 units with ContraVest by providing leadership and oversight for budgets, schedules, personnel, quality assurance and daily operations of multi-family construction. Chris has experience with all types of multifamily construction techniques consisting of low density garden, high density mid-rise (4, 5 and 6 story) and “wrap” type III wood construction. Chris’ experience with the many different means and method of construction that multifamily construction demands – wood frame, CMU, pre-cast concrete, structural steel and insulated concrete forms (ICF) – makes him a valuable technical leader for the organization and each project.
Prior to joining the ContraVest team, Chris honorably served 22 years in the United States Marine Corps as a Naval Aviator, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. During his military service, notable accomplishments included flying for two U.S. Presidents and command of a CH-53E Helicopter Squadron.
Early is his career, Chris had the opportunity to be exposed to multiple levels of construction, to include commercial and residential applications. Chris graduated from The Citadel in 1991 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration.
Pre Construction Director
Ken Perry first joined ContraVest in 1998. During his initial 6 years he was involved with 8 projects totaling 2100 units. Ken rejoined our team in June of 2015 and is currently serving as our Preconstruction Director. Ken has experience operating in both private and public sectors of the industry with over 19 years of experience, overseeing both multi-family and military projects.
Ken is recognized for high level performance and has participated in and overseen many aspects of multimillion-dollar operations, including pre construction development, logistics, capital planning and development, project/program management, design services, process enhancement, quality assurance and staff augmentation for a variety of NASA and DoD clients. Ken has gained a reputation for delivering projects on time and under budget. He is proficient in assembling high performance teams and effectively works with architects, engineers, contractor/sub-contractors and clients to deliver a smooth construction process while maintaining cost control objectives.
Senior Project Manager
Currently, Walt is our Senior Project Manager responsible for providing leadership, supervision and project management for the general contracting company ContraVest Builders. Prior to his current position, Walt was Vice President/Project Manager from 2001 through 2009 for ContraVest successfully completing more than 4,000 multi-family units spread over five states.
Walt is a third generation licensed General Contractor and has over 38 years of commercial and residential construction experience; ranging from churches, medical facilities, professional buildings, schools, high rises and multi-family projects. He has a vast level of technical expertise with various means and methods of construction utilizing different concrete systems, steel and wood frame construction.
Walt graduated from University of Central Florida with a degree in Business Administration and is also a Licensed Real Estate Broker.
Mike Tamayo joined ContraVest Builders in May of 2013 and has been an integral part of our success. He has been promoted through the ranks and has managed and led our team in a variety of roles during his tenure which has contributed to the successful completion and delivery of over $93M in assets for our investment partners. He is currently serving as a Project Manager, responsible for leadership, oversight of budgets, schedules, personnel, and the daily operations of the project construction team.
Mike brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to our team and has a diverse sampling of experience in residential and commercial construction which includes: Retail, Hospitality, Institutional, Government/Federal, and most recently Multi-Housing. Mike also brings his Marine Corps leadership/logistics experience to the team. He has an Associate’s Degree in Logistics and is currently completing his bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering Technology.