President & Principal
David Starr, principal of Clermont, LLC., is an advisor to the real estate industry on finance and development. Mr. Starr pioneered the marketing and placement of tax-exempt bonds for the acquisition and development of multifamily housing projects. He has become one of the largest providers of development capital debt on both rated and unrated bases throughout the Southwest and Southeast with over $1 Billion in funded transactions.
Mr. Starr is also the visionary for the ultra-successful development of Vantage Communities, a Class-A, multi-family product with over 25 completed developments and an ongoing pipeline of additional sites throughout the United States.
In 2015 David Starr organized a Texas entity Ameri-Link Capital, and EB-5 Regional Center which has successfully raised equity and debt capital from foreign investors for development project in the United States. Ameri-Link Capital subsequently has organized additional centers in New York, New Jersey, Ohio and Illinois.
Since 1999 Mr. Starr has been president of American Opportunity for Housing, Inc. (AOH) as well as the American Agape Foundation, Inc. Both of these non-profits are developers and providers of over 15,000 units of affordable housing as well as providing numerous social service programs for the tenants. These successful programs also partner with local and regional non-profits like food banks and Catholic Charities.
Mr. Starr has been involved with numerous public agencies and trade organizations over the years. He has been an Advisory Board Member of the Rural Rental Housing Association; the National Multifamily Housing Board; the Howard University advisory committee; and the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center Board. Mr. Starr was appointed in July 2013 to the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority, he currently serves as their treasurer.
Matthew Starr earned his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in urban policy/planning from the New School University located in New York City.
Matthew has been instrumental in the development of over 10,000 units of affordable housing as well as 40 plus developments of new construction market rate housing across the United States. In 2018 he created Foresight Asset Management company a multifamily management company that now operates in 7 States with over 200 employees.
Mr. Starr has been involved in the development and new construction of over 5,000 Class A units of multifamily throughout the United States.
His goal at Foresight Asset Management is to take the innovative approach of running asset costs efficiently and applying his owner centric knowledge to the third-party owners..
John Condit holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Finance from Texas Tech University. He leads Vantage Communities Development Group, which includes our regional land brokers, entitlement team members for all product types, land planners, market research team members, engineers, architects, and interior design consultants, as well as general contractors.
John brings a unique perspective to the development of Vantage Communities based on his extensive experience in property and asset management. He has previously managed over 250 employees and over 10,000 apartment units in seven different states. As a liaison with HUD, he has advised HUD regarding revisions of HUD Management Handbook 4350.3. He has also assisted with the establishment and requirements of a Community Housing Development Organization, testified for joint committees of the Texas Legislature, and written position papers concerning housing issues and programs.
John has been a Board Member of the National Affordable Housing Association; a Board Member of the Texas Apartment Association; a past Chairman of the Affordable Housing Task Force for the Texas Apartment Association; and was appointed by Texas Governor George W. Bush to the Governor’s Affordable Housing Task Force.
Chris Weigand holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas. As Project Manager for the Vantage Community Group, he has been the project civil engineer for all recent Vantage Community projects throughout Texas over the past seven years. Thus, Chris is intimately familiar with the rental product, owner and investor demands, and the construction team that works on the projects. He is currently overseeing the entitlement and design of all Vantage projects across the country and ensuring that construction budgets and entitlement schedules are met without losing value from lessons learned over the previous 21 projects completed under the Vantage Community Brand.
Christopher Condit holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas State University. As a Development Associate for Vantage Communities, during the pre-development stage, Chris is responsible for new market analysis, loan and equity request packaging, modeling, and budgeting. During the construction and lease-up stages, he assists with design, building delivery and turnover, and general construction oversight. Chris’ background includes working in both the financial markets, at a derivative advisory firm, and in the construction field, for a general contractor, giving him a unique set of skills that help maintain the quality control and reputation Vantage Communities has as a leader in multifamily development.