Mr. Rieger is a founding partner of PILOT Real Estate Group, having built and run the firm since inception in 2008. He is actively involved in all aspects of the firm.
Mr. Rieger has spent his whole career in real estate with activities ranging from Institutional debt and equity to “hands-on” distressed and opportunistic acquisitions, turn-around and value-add operations and the acquisition and management of operating businesses tangential to real estate including Coworking, RV Parks and Quick Service Restaurants, particularly Cinnabon. Prior to PILOT, Mr. Rieger was managing partner of Rieger Enterprises, a real estate development company targeting opportunistic investments in commercial real estate properties and real estate operating companies.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Rieger headed the Real Estate Equity Finance group at Chase Manhattan Bank, was a VP in the real estate group at Kidder Peabody, and an Account Manager in the real estate work out area of Citigroup.
Mr. Rieger graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and earned his MBA from New York University.