Management team
Joseph S. Raia
Principal

Joseph is a Principal and Executive Officer for Raia Properties Corporation and an active member of the finance and construction/maintenance committees. He has over 30 years of experience in the real estate and construction industries. Prior to founding Raia Properties Corporation, Joseph was an Executive Officer for Raia Industries Incorporated, the leading provider of ready-mixed concrete and aggregates serving northern NJ and southern NY. In this capacity Joseph provided the strategic leadership and supervision in the areas equipment and personnel. Prior to selling Raia Industries in 1987, the company consisted of ten concrete plants, over 150 concrete mixer trucks, a fleet of dump trucks and more than 500 employees. Joseph holds a degree in business management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Joseph also attended Rutgers University.

Lawrence A. Raia
Principal

Lawrence is a Principal and Executive Officer for Raia Properties Corporation active in the management of all facets of the company including development, leasing and construction activities. He has over 45 years of experience in the real estate and construction industries. Prior to founding Raia Properties Corporation, Lawrence was an Executive Officer for Raia Industries Incorporated, the leading provider of ready-mixed concrete and aggregates serving northern NJ and southern NY. In this capacity Lawrence provided the strategic leadership in the areas of sales, quality control and engineering. He was also instrumental in the acquisition of plant sites, construction of concrete and aggregate plants, quarry development and site reclamation. Prior to selling Raia Industries in 1987, the company consisted of ten concrete plants, over 150 concrete mixer trucks, a fleet of dump trucks and more than 500 employees. Lawrence holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, an MBA in Management from the Fairleigh Dickinson University, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of New Jersey. Lawrence serves his community as a Trustee for the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Zoning Board member in the borough of Saddle River.

Hon. Samuel S. Raia
Principal

Samuel S. Raia is a Principal and Executive Officer for Raia Properties Corporation active in the management of all facets of the company including development, leasing and financing activities. He has over 30 years of experience in the real estate and construction industries. Prior to founding Raia Properties Corporation, Samuel was an Executive Officer for Raia Industries Incorporated, the leading provider of ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and aggregates serving northern NJ and southern NY. In this capacity Samuel provided the strategic leadership which resulted in Raia Industries' transformation from a small concrete business into New Jersey's largest ready-mix concrete producer and a major producer of sand, gravel, stone and asphalt. Prior to selling Raia Industries in 1987, the company consisted of ten concrete plants, over 150 concrete mixer trucks, a fleet of dump trucks and more than 500 employees. Samuel holds a B.S. in Accounting from Seton Hall University as well as an MBA in Management from the Fairleigh Dickinson University. Samuel serves the State of New Jersey as the New Jersey State Republican Chairman, was a Delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention and served on Governor Christie's Department of Transportation Transition team. He serves his community as Mayor of Saddle River, is a board of trustee member at the Hackensack University Medical Center and is a member of the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Commerce and Industry Association.

Samuel A. Raia
Managing Director

Samuel is a Managing Director for Raia Properties Corporation (RPC) and along with Lawrence C. Raia, co-manages the day to day operations of the firm. He also is a member of the RPC Board of Directors. Samuel has over 15 years of experience in the real estate industry and has completed over $500MM in real estate transactions. Prior to joining Raia Properties Corporation, he was a Director of Asset Management for Prudential Real Estate Investors, the real estate investment management business of Prudential Financial. In this capacity Samuel had primary asset management responsibility for the Real Property Partnership; a mixed asset portfolio consisting of 20 properties valued in excess of $220 million. Prior to joining Prudential he was a Senior Associate in New York office of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Real Estate Group providing audit and business advisory services. Samuel holds a B.S. in Management with a focus on Accounting and a B.A. in Theology from Boston College as well as an M.S. in Real Estate Development, Renovation and Rehabilitation from the Silverstein Real Estate Institute at New York University. Samuel was a member of the Boston College Track and Field team all four years and holds the all-time school record in the Javelin throw. He serves his community as President and co-founder of Homes Fit For Heroes. HFFH provides free, furnished apartments to wounded U.S. Special Operations warriors and their families while they are recovering from severe injuries.

Lawrence C. Raia
Managing Director

Lawrence is a Managing Director for Raia Properties Corporation (RPC) and along with Samuel A. Raia, co-manages the day to day operations of the firm. He also is a member of the RPC Board of Directors. Previously, he was the Director of Self Storage for Raia Properties Corporation leading the overall marketing, operations, and financial management of the self storage business. Lawrence has over 18 years of extensive operations, sales, service, and marketing experience. Prior to joining Raia, Lawrence was Executive Vice President and Global Managing Director of Client Development for Risk Management Solutions (RMS), a leader in catastrophe risk management software and services. Prior to RMS, Lawrence was a Senior Manager with Deloitte Consulting. Lawrence has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon. Along with Samuel A. Raia, Lawrence co-founded Homes Fit For Heroes, Inc. in 2009. HFFH provides free, furnished apartments to wounded U.S. Special Operations warriors and their families while they are recovering from severe injuries. Lawrence also serves his local community by serving on the Board of Directors at The Saddle River Day School.