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Diogo Santos

Russo Development

Senior Vice President of Design

Job Functions: Acquisitions & Dispositions, Design & Construction, Development


Diogo Santos joined Russo Development in November of 2015 with ten years of experience in the land development industry. He has had the unique opportunity to gain experience in all facets of the development process as he is well versed in the acquisition, design and construction processes. Diogo’s responsibilities include managing and coordinating Russo Development’s projects throughout all phases of development. He works with the in-house architecture and engineering team during the acquisitions phase of each project. He also manages the design phase and spearheads coordination between engineering, architecture, MEP and interior design teams. While projects are in construction, Diogo also works with Russo’s construction management team in streamlining the construction administration processes. Diogo is a licensed professional engineer and registered architect in the State of New Jersey. He also holds his professional planners license. He has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a master’s in business administration from Rutgers Business School. During Diogo’s free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. He is also active at his Alma Mater, where he is an adjunct professor

Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation