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Our Team


Andrew Clarke


Andrew Clarke is an entrepreneur and real estate professional with over 17 years of experience providing concept development, design, feasibility analysis, and project management. His broad range of expertise includes acquisition and finance, managing projects with complex ownership structures, and developing infill projects in urban residential neighborhoods.


With his finely tuned sense of current and future market conditions, Andrew creates financial models and business plans that meet owner goals and create value. His project management skills ensure both human and capital resources are used wisely and efficiently. Andrew is a strategic thinker who manages teams that work collaboratively to ensure all stakeholder objectives are thoroughly met.


Since founding Hugh Development, Andrew has earned a reputation for recognizing the potential of an underserved area, anticipating future demand, and developing exceptional neighborhood-serving buildings delivered in time to meet that demand.

Andrew earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Urban Studies, Real Estate, and Community Development from Portland State University. He has also served as a City of Portland Design Review Commissioner.


Rich Grimes

Construction Manager and Superintendent

As Construction Manager, Rich is responsible for managing subcontractors and consultants throughout the construction process. He interfaces with the city, investors, and neighbors to ensure that our projects cause minimal disruption while enhancing the community overall.


Rich has been working in the commercial construction industry in Portland since 1999. He studied Business Management and Marketing at Portland State University and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Rich has been directly involved with over 20 commercial building seismic upgrades and change-of-use redevelopments, over 30 ground-up/mixed-use multifamily buildings, and countless tenant improvements.


Rich spends his free time coaching youth sports and fishing.


Aria Safi

Financial Analyst

As a Financial Analyst at Finalysiz, Aria assists Hugh Development with underwriting, portfolio performance reports, financial analysis, and setting realistic budgets. Aria brings over 7 years of corporate development experience, and she successfully closed numerous real estate projects as a Deal Advisor at KPMG.


Aria brings an abundance of experience in successfully developing and implementing financial and operational controls. With her finely tuned analytical, creative, and problem-solving skills, she has a track record of managing large and complex real estate projects. Aria excels at business valuation, pro forma, financial modeling, due diligence, feasibility studies, and underwriting of a variety of residential, commercial, and mixed-use properties.

Aria is passionate about finance, and she has helped multiple startups resolve financial challenges and raise funding.


Aria earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, United Kingdom and she holds an ACCA designation. 


Mateo Bradford

General Manager

Mateo is a Short-Term Accommodations (STA/Rentals) and Hospitality specialist whose marketing and booking expertise have helped The Kenton earn its reputation as one of the Pacific Northwest's must-stay boutique hotels.


For the past five years, he has supported the professionalization of the short-term rental industry, guiding hosts and professional managers in growing their businesses by using the best technology and strategic development practices. As the former Global Strategic Partnership Director for, Mateo assisted STA/STR professionals with successfully scaling their businesses using revenue management technology and data science-based revenue strategies.


Mateo is a proud graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, where he currently resides. His love of hospitality keeps him busy and active in the industry. Mateo is the strategic advisor for At Ease Rentals Corporation; founded Vanportland Management LLC, which specializes in boutique hotels and short-term rental properties; and is the co-founder and co-host of the "No BS Short Term Rental Podcast." 


Mateo is a champion for diversity, inclusion, and industry advocacy and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Vacation Rental Managers Association DEI subcommittee.


Katharine Nicole Magsaysay

Property Manager

Katharine and her team are responsible for day-to-day management and operations at Kaya Camilla Apartments. She works with the leasing team on amendments and renewals, tenant move-ins and move-outs, and vendor contracts. Kat also supports the property management team with new acquisitions and dispositions. 


Kat has been a project manager for over seven years and manages various properties. Her goal is to ensure that each person she encounters is treated with care and utmost respect. Kat went to school for Communication and Marketing in Los Angeles, CA. 

Kat spends her free time making vegan charcuterie boards and traveling the world to see her favorite musicians and artists perform. 


John Hall

Graphic Designer

A well-rounded graphic artist and web designer, John is responsible for Hugh Development’s online presence, visual branding, and more. He specializes in bringing projects from concept to their optimum end goal, using current industry practices to keep the work moving smoothly and deliberately—a practice that also extends into his personal artwork.


John launched his professional career as an artist while studying at the Art Institute of Seattle. Since then, John gained a wealth of experience including ten years as Senior Designer at CMD Agency, three years as Senior Designer at Hogarth Worldwide, two years as Senior Production artist at Signals Design Group, and a broad range of freelance work.


John currently resides in the Vancouver area of British Columbia, where he continues refining his craft.


Mark Vuong


Mark brings over 20 years of commercial real estate and asset management experience in mixed-use, multifamily, office, industrial, and retail development. A commercial real estate developer who came to Hugh Development with a long and successful track record as a contractor/builder and construction manager, Mark oversees and manages our projects from early acquisition through construction and completion.


Mark has planned and orchestrated multiple mixed-use, multi-family, and commercial development projects totaling more than $275 million in assets. His projects have produced numerous successful business and community partnerships in the Bay Area, Sacramento, Colorado Springs, Las Vegas, and Portland, OR. Mark is passionate about the creative process and the fine details that give each project its own individuality and "soul"—and he is dedicated to creating unique, enduring buildings for tenants and communities to enjoy for decades to come.


Mark earned a B.A. in Economics and Sociology from University of California, Santa Cruz and an MBA with a concentration in Real Estate Venture and Acquisition Management from University of North Alabama. Mark is a Licensed Construction Contractor with a Certificate in Project Management from Portland State University and OSHA Safety Certification. He is also a member of the Project Management Institute.


Outside of work, Mark enjoys spending family time with his wife, Diana, and their children, Camilla and Joshua.


Kevin Laurens

Project Engineer

As our Project Engineer, Kevin assists the Project Manager and Superintendent and is responsible for information and document control and dissemination. He assists with preclearance of submittals, writes RFIs, and preclears license and insurance requirements. He also monitors project progress, coordinating activities and resolving issues throughout construction.


Kevin brings two decades of experience as a project engineer in California—including five years at Oakland-based Team Commercial Construction Inc., five years at Legg Inc. in Livermore, and seven years at Norment Security Group in Livermore. Kevin worked as an Assistant Project Manager for Heery International in Folsom and as a Project Analyst for ADR Consulting in Gold River. 


Kevin earned a bachelor’s degree in Project Management at George Fox University in Newberg, OR; an associate's degree in Construction Management at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, CA; and a diploma in Mechanical and Architectural Design from Silicon Valley College.


Ahmed Qazi

Financial Analyst

As Financial Analyst at Finalysiz and Real Estate Infrastructure Advisor at KPMG, Ahmed is responsible for managing Hugh Development's real estate portfolio and performing financial analysis in support of our real estate development investment decisions. His areas of real estate expertise include underwriting, feasibility studies, business plans, structuring public/private development partnerships, and more.


With over 10 years of experience in financial analysis and accounting, Ahmed utilizes his financial acumen to assist Mark and Andrew with our investment projects. At KPMG, Ahmed successfully closed numerous real estate projects including government PPP projects.

Ahmed excels at managing diverse teams in cross-cultural settings to accomplish complex projects on time. With discipline, attention to detail, and refined problem solving and critical thinking skills, he creates and communicates financial evaluations effectively to all concerned parties.


Ahmed earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from the renowned London School of Economics and Political Science in London, United Kingdom. He currently holds a CFA designation and an ACCA member. 


Teresa Miller


As General Manager, Teresa ensures that everything runs smoothly for our valued guests at The Kenton, our newly renovated 18-room boutique hotel located in the Historic Kenton neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. She oversees front desk operations, manages housekeepers and daily tasks, and monitors the property's condition among other day-to-day responsibilities. Teresa came to The Kenton with an array of previous hotel experience, which refined her keen sense for giving our guests everything they need for a remarkable stay.


Outside of work, Teresa enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her two daughters, two dogs, and three cats.  

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Beth Nguyen

CPA - Accountant

Beth and her team at Forward/Slash, our accounting partner, are responsible for the accounting and investor reporting elements of our operations. Beth takes pride in delivering insights that drive growth and providing investors with transparent information. As a CPA with over eight years of experience serving the local real estate community, she brings an abundance of financial and targeted accounting expertise to our team.

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