Scioto Properties is excited about the upcoming opportunities in the New Year and the new leadership that will take our business to new levels. The Scioto Spotlight is shining on one of the newest members of our team, Richard. Richard Abel is Scioto’s Business Development Director for the Midwest Region. His role is to assist providers of services for persons with developmental disabilities with their capitalization needs as it pertains to existing and new residential service projects.
Can you tell us about your path to Scioto Properties?
After several years spent expanding and managing ambulatory care services for health systems in Ohio and Maryland, I moved out of the healthcare operations realm and into new-project development for a design/build firm working exclusively with acute-care and long-term care providers. From there, my career veered more specifically into real estate acquisitions, due diligence, and analysis for health care providers of all types throughout the U.S. My experience eventually allowed me to combine my knowledge of Real Estate finance and development with a mission for helping persons with developmental disabilities.
What are three things people don’t know about you and may be surprised to learn?
- I am a Detroit sports fan despite living my entire life in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Ohio.
- I began each day of middle school by taking care of our kennel which housed 30+ dogs.
- I attended a no-hitter in Cleveland Municipal Stadium when I was three months old. Dean Chance threw it for the Twins.
What is the one thing you wish you’d known 20 years ago?
The outcome of the last 19 years’ sporting events.
What is your favorite app?
How do you spend your free time?
Coaching my kids’ teams and grocery shopping. (It takes forever because I’m horribly inefficient at it.)
What was the last picture you took with your phone?
My dogs, staring at a squirrel through the sliding door.
Why did you choose the real estate industry for your profession?
Probably because the tasks involved are rarely the same from one project to another.
In one word how do you think your friends/family would describe you?