Bio & Experience
Rick Dishnica is President of The Dishnica Company, LLC. The Dishnica Company was formed in 1999 to pursue Mr. Dishnica’s individual investment goals, to develop infill housing, both for-sale and for-rent in the Bay Area, and to provide real estate consulting services.
Rick was an Executive Vice President and the Chief Operating Officer of American Apartment Communities, a privately held REIT, from 1994 through March 31, 1999 with responsibility for all apartment operations, development, and rehabilitation. Since 1982, he was also an Executive Vice President of The Klingbeil Company, predecessor to American Apartment Communities, with operating responsibilities for the Western United States. During the period 1989-1993, he also served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of K/W Realty Group, a Klingbeil-affiliated company in the for-sale housing business.
Prior to joining The Klingbeil Company in 1981, he had worked in the real estate and banking industry. Before his business career, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Dishnica received his MBA from the University of Southern California in 1974 and his BS degree from Ohio State University in 1968.
Rick is a Trustee of The Urban Land Institute. He was a member of the ULI Governance and Nominating Committee, was Vice Chair for Councils, was a member of the ULI Operating Committee, and was on the Advisory Board of the ULI Rose Center for Public Leadership. He is currently a member of the ULI Multi-Family Residential Council (Blue) and was its Past Chair. He is currently a Board member and past Chair of the ULI San Francisco District Council and on its Governance Committee.
He is also a member, and was a Director of the National Multi-Housing Council. He was an independent director of BlackRock Apartment Value Fund III. He was a member of the Board of International House at UC Berkeley for 9 years from 2008-2017, and served on its House Committee as its Chair and was on the Finance Committee. Rick served a six-year term as a member of the Board of Trustees of Children’s Hospital Foundation Oakland from 1988 through 1994, finally serving as its Treasurer and Chair of the Investment Committee responsible for an endowment in excess of $60 million. Rick was on the Board of Trustees of Bentley School for 13 years from 1990 through 2003 and served as its President for 4 years from 1993 to 1997, during which time he was responsible for developing a high school to expand Bentley’s programs from K-8 to K-12. He also served for 4 years as a Commissioner on the Berkeley Landmarks Preservation Commission from 1999 through 2003.