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  • Writer's pictureJohn Casmon

Creating Green, Sustainable and Affordable Housing with Matt Ryan

Today’s guest is Matt Ryan. With over ten years of experience in real estate and construction, Matt founded Re-Viv to re-engineer residential and Commercial Real Estate in underserved communities. His company follows his passion for urban policy, building technology, and social impact Ventures.

Let’s listen to Matt to learn more about creating affordable housing and also the co-living concept.


[00:01 – 06:21] Opening Segment

  • Let’s get to know Matt Ryan.

  • Matt talks about his background.

    • He started in construction energy efficiency green building.

  • Matt shares the genesis of his company Re-Viv.

    • Understanding the power of energy and energy renewal.

    • Innovative, affordable housings.

[06:22 – 13:21] Creating Green, Sustainable and Affordable Housing

  • Matt shares how he found his life mission and vision to help create more affordable houses.

  • Stability within housing and stability within cost

  • The Idea of Green Building.

  • College-educated people are not excluded from this problem of housing affordability.

  • Home affordability issue.

  • Balancing the private market and public interest.

[13:22 – 18:46] The Larger Why

  • Why Matt chooses to dedicate himself to reviving the neighborhood and community.

  • Creating solution to align private and public interest

  • The social elements on what you do.

  • Whether you stated it or not, everyone has a larger why, but not everyone gets into the entrepreneurial business just to make money.

  • How do I make this home affordability idea accessible?

  • If you are interested in multifamily and want to review a sample deal, check out our special download of a sample deal package on, and join our mailing list to get tips and exclusive investment opportunities.

[18:47 – 30:32] Co-Living Concept

  • Matt explains the Co-Living concept

  • The reason Matt got into co-living

  • Why Co-living becomes more popular in the bigger market especially for millennials and the new upcoming generations.

  • Matt shares some lesson to help people who are interested in Co-Living Investment

  • Understanding your market by doing historical research.

    • Knowing your options and vetting out your business plan.

[30:33 – 40:14] The Bullseye Round

  • Apparent Failure:

    • Methodical persistence of looking at the market and how much we are on top of deals

  • Digital Resource:

    • Kindle app

  • Most Recommended Book:

    • Discipline Equals Freedom by Jocko Willink

    • Mastering The Market Cycle by Howard Marks

    • The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

  • Daily Habit:

    • 20 mins of reading - 20 mins of exercise - 20 mins of reflection

  • Current Curiosity:

    • What’s happening within our political and social structure.

    • The conflict of interests between the "haves" and the "have-nots."

  • Wish I Knew When I Was Starting:

    • You do not have to do everything, trying to do everything is the biggest fool

  • Best Place to Grab a Bite in San Francisco Bay Area

    • Italian small diner in North Beach

  • How to connect with Beau

    • See links below

  • Final words from me

Tweetable Quotes:

People who are college-educated are not excluded from this problem of housing affordability.” – Matt Ryan

Whether you stated or not, everyone has a larger why, but not everyone gets into the entrepreneurial business just to make money.” – Matt Ryan

You can connect with Matt on Linkedin and check out his website at

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