Scott Villani joined The NRP Group in 2013 and in 2020 was promoted to Principal and Chief Strategy Officer with broad responsibility for consumer marketing, corporate marketing, and product strategy.
In his product strategy leadership role, Villani has responsibility for all aspects of consumer targeting and product design for new property development, including exterior design, amenities package composition, unit design, and rent levels for both the affordable and market rate portfolios. As marketing head, he directs all marketing strategy and tactics related to individual properties – product positioning, media, advertising, and promotional activity -- and leads all corporate marketing activity including branding, internal, and external communications.
Villani also serves on the NRP Investment Committee comprised of NRP functional leaders who have full responsibility for the evaluation, due diligence, and prioritization of deals to be considered for advancement to the NRP Executive Committee.
During his tenure, Villani has presided over product design, marketing, and pricing for more than a hundred successful lease-ups. He has played a key role in delivering over $3 billion in asset dispositions on the market-rate side of the business while helping drive strong consistent operating returns within the affordable portfolio. The lease-up speed and rent growth achieved during his tenure are frequently recognized as best-in-class for multifamily. The NRP Group has consistently been ranked among the Top 10 largest developers and builders in the U.S. by both the National Multifamily Housing Council and Affordable Housing Finance Magazine and has become the top multifamily developer in the U.S. that creates both affordable and market rate housing at national scale.
Before joining NRP, Villani served as Vice President of Business Development for RealPage, a provider of online property management software. Prior to that, from 2004 to 2011, he worked his way up at Forest City Enterprises from Property Manager to Vice President of Marketing and Operations for the national residential portfolio. Villani started his career with AvalonBay Communities.
Villani holds an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Dickinson College, where he graduated with honors. He also serves on the board of University Settlement, a 100-year-old social services organization located in Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood. Villani resides with his wife and three children in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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