East Greenwich, R.I. (December 10, 2021) — Corvias, a long-term solutions and management partner to the U.S. military and municipalities, and a leading provider of housing solutions to colleges and universities, today announced the appointment of Chris Wilson to the role of Chief Executive Officer of Corvias. Founder John Picerne will transition to Chairman of the Board from CEO. Principals Michael De La Rosa and Janet Colantuono will join the Board of Advisors to cultivate and support the vision for Corvias.
As Chief Executive Officer, Wilson is responsible for the company’s performance, culture, overall strategic direction, and for overseeing the execution of business strategies and plans to align with Corvias’ short- and long-term goals.
“Chris has established tremendous credibility and connectivity throughout our organization and with our partners, and as CEO, he is empowered to lead Corvias toward growth and continued realization of increased value preservation and creation,” said John Picerne, Chairman of the Board. “His commitment to excellence, to doing the right thing, and to making a positive difference is unwavering and a tremendous benefit for leading Corvias forward.”
Wilson brings decades of leadership experience in real estate development, financing, design, construction and operations, including most recently as President of Corvias. This appointment to CEO is the culmination of his more than five years with Corvias where he has been a leader for strategic direction, development and implementation of business analytics, and commercial insight. During his time with the company, Wilson has successfully led the development, acquisition and execution of partnerships and projects with our Department of Defense and higher education portfolios.
“I am honored to lead, and, together with my team, we remain highly focused on our relationships with our customers, from our partners for stormwater and energy solutions, to our higher education and military partnerships and the residents we serve,” said Wilson. “Consistently and throughout our company, we have demonstrated our commitment to living our core principles by delivering the highest levels of customer service, being the best place to work, and to generously give back to the communities we serve. That will continue steadfast.”
Corvias has more than 30 partners across its military housing and higher education portfolio, serving more than 100,000 residents. Currently, the company has one of the largest on-campus partner portfolios in the United States, serving 15 colleges and universities. Corvias’ proactive approach to maintenance and capital planning extends the life of its facilities and assets, which helps to deliver stable financials and a steady flow of operating income to its partners.
Within the company’s military housing portfolio, Corvias received 16 “Best in the Industry” awards for customer service excellence at its six Air Force Base housing communities. As a member of the Military Housing Association, Corvias works with industry leaders and advocates to share best practices to support the current and future housing needs of the Services and privatized military housing residents.
As a privately-owned company headquartered in East Greenwich, RI, Corvias partners with higher education and government institutions nationwide to solve their most essential systemic problems and create long-term, sustainable value through our unique approach to partnership. Corvias pursues the kinds of partnerships that materially and sustainably improve the quality of life for the people who call our communities home, purposefully choosing to partner with organizations who share our values and whose mission is to serve as the foundational blocks, or pillars, of our nation. To learn more, please visit: www.corvias.com.