Co-founder and CEO
Carlos’ passion, discipline and creativity coupled with his extensive real estate experience have yielded a portfolio of over 1,400 units his first year in the multifamily business. He has been involved in over $900MM of real estate transactions. He is passionate about building a solid vertically integrated company with strong core values, proven systems and an adept team. Carlos directs strategy, team building, investment sourcing and capital origination.
Carlos has received several awards including Dallas Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Award, Real Estate Forum Magazines’ 35 Rising stars in the industry under the age of 35 and a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He is also a three-time recipient of the Dallas 100 award and has helped earn CONTI a place on the Inc. 5000 list four times. As a recognized thought leader in the multifamily industry, he is a regular guest speaker at many events such as MFE (Multifamily Executive), Crittenden Multifamily, Marcus & Millichap, IMN Conferences, among others.
Carlos is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), the Real Estate Council of Dallas and a board member of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC). He is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s OPM program.
As a dedicated family man, Carlos enjoys health, faith, family and country. His passions include spending time with his family and friends, as well as reading, traveling, cooking and anything outdoors. Carlos and his wife, Lynne Vaz have two children: Lucas and Enzo. As a family, they are actively involved in several charitable organizations and enjoy time at museums, festivals and outdoor recreations.