Our Mission

What we’re about- Building Resilient Communities

Vivo Living was founded in 2020 at the onset of the global pandemic. Even before the pandemic, there was a serious shortage of affordably priced housing across the country. Sudden job and income loss from the Covid-19 imposed shutdown, left even more people unable to pay their rent and at risk for becoming unhoused. At the same time, business and vacation travel came to a sudden halt, putting many hotels on unstable financial footing and pushing many hotel owners to consider leaving the business. That is when Vivo Living’s founders decided that these empty hotels could be reimagined and repurposed into critically needed, affordably priced rental housing.

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Rick Skinner
Chief Operating Officer

Rick is an accomplished senior operations executive with extensive experience building synergy among operations, finance, and marketing to support strategic business objectives. He has been successful in start-up, turnaround, and high-growth organizations. Rick’s primary responsibilities at Vivo include identifying business opportunities, leveraging team competencies to drive growth, reduce costs, improve market positioning, and strengthen bottom-line financial performance for the Vivo portfolio.

Rick has been in a management role for over 30 years; during this time, he has overseen 11 properties, ranging in size from 60-200+ units, all of which were in initial lease up stages. He successfully achieved stabilization of all assets in lease-up within 6-8 months.