Senior Management Team
Rita Bonomini is a Senior Project Manager for Lettire Construction Corporation.
Rita’s responsibilities as Project Manager include supervision of all projects in progress and seeing them through to completion, including close coordination with site managers. She works regularly with city agencies and other parties involved, including obtaining Department of Buildings Certificate of Occupancy and other requisite filings.
Rita has over 14 years experience in the construction industry, and specifically in the affordable housing sector. She has been involved in various rehabilitation and new construction of low to mid-rise developments, as well as two-family housing clusters.
Rita holds a Masters in Architecture from City College and a Bachelors of Science in Architecture from Parsons. She is also trained in Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and is OSHA certified.
In his role as Director of Real Estate Development at Urban Builders Collaborative, the real estate development arm of Lettire Construction Corp., Matt is responsible for site identification and acquisitions, overseeing due diligence, and composing financial structures with investors and various public agencies involved in affordable and supportive housing development. He will also be involved in overall building planning, design, branding and marketing of projects, and general oversight of all Lettire developments.
As a Vice President at Citibank Community Capital, Matt was responsible for underwriting, structuring and closing $400M of debt to finance the new construction and rehabilitation of 1,500 units of affordable multifamily housing. Prior to that, he served at The Richman Group, one of the top ten largest apartment owners in the country, where he syndicated over $500M of LIHTC equity and provided financing to construct over 4,500 units throughout the five boroughs and metro New York area. In addition to working with LIHTC equity and construction debt, Matt also financed a number of projects throughout his career involving Historic, Brownfield and New Markets Tax Credits, as well as various HUD programs.
Matt serves on the Young Leaders Committee of the New York State Association For Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) and is active with the Supportive Housing Network of New York (SHNNY). He holds a B.S. in Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a M.S. in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.
Roger Piné is an Owner’s Representative for Lettire Construction Corporation and Development Associate for Urban Builders Collaborative, the company’s development arm. In this role, he is responsible for business development, acquisition related matters and owner related project management.
Roger has been involved in some of Lettire’s most notable assignments, including The Ciena and Hobbs Court, the country’s first project under the Federal Tax Credit Assistant Program (TCAP); and Tapestry, a new 185-unit sustainable, multi-family mixed-use property located in Manhattan’s East Harlem neighborhood, where Lettire Construction Corporation is headquartered.
Prior to joining Lettire, Roger worked for Georgia Malone & Company, an investment sales brokerage firm, where he played an integral role in transactions and deals for owners and institutional investors including the disposition of a $500M Harlem multi-family portfolio.
Roger holds a Masters Degree in Real Estate with a concentration in development from New York University and a dual Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science and Spanish from Pepperdine University.
Manuel Rivera is the Director of Intergovernmental Relations for Lettire Construction Corp and Urban Builders Collaborative, the company’s development arm.
Manuel Rivera has been involved for over thirty years in the governmental, political, and community activism within New York as a congressional and New York City Council staff person. He was also a senior partner in the Prestige Management and Communications consulting firm, where he was responsible for providing strategic development, leadership and counsel to its varied clients.
Mr. Rivera’s responsibilities at Lettire include: coordination, monitoring, reporting and detailed analysis of proposed legislation; overseeing staff liaisons and project consultants; support in Federal congressional and executive branch relations; and work with community organizations to establish and advocate public private partnership for projects.
Bernard (Bernie) Ruf
As Director of Operations, Mr. Ruf’s responsibilities include new business development, project management and general operations for the company.
Prior to joining Lettire, Mr. Ruf established his own business, Hudson River Construction Management LLC, and provided construction management services and pre-construction services on several projects in New York including the conversion of the Metro Hotel on 41st Street in NYC.
Before starting Hudson River Construction Management, Mr. Ruf worked as the Director of Construction for New-Concord Development, a residential arm of Cappelli Enterprises, where he worked on the Trump Park Residences project in Yorktown, NY and the $1.5 Billion Dollar Concord Hotel Project in Kiamesha Lake, NY. Mr. Ruf has also served as Vice President of Construction for Leyland Alliance, directing construction teams on projects in North Augusta South Carolina, Norfolk, Virginia, Storrs, Connecticut, and Warwick New York. He also served eight years with Skanska beginning as a Superintendent and working to the Sr. Project Manager position. During his time with Skanska, Mr. Ruf completed projects that totaled over $400M. Prior to that, he spent over thirteen years in residential construction working at a variety of job positions, including Superintendent with U.S. Steel, Plaza Construction, and in self-employment.
Mr. Ruf attended SUNY Delhi, studying Building Construction and Architectural Technologies.