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JR Riddle

Urban One


Job Functions: Executive, Acquisitions & Dispositions, Asset Management, Design & Construction, Development, Underwriting & Analysis


As a partner in Urban One, JR Riddle is responsible for company operations and management, project development, as well as development and construction related activities, including underwriting, feasibility, design, estimating, costing, budgeting, scheduling, and general development/construction oversight. Mr. Riddle is a skilled development professional with a wide range of project experience and leadership tools to effectively manage construction projects on time and on budget.


Prior to joining Urban One, JR Riddle was a Project Manager of Design & Construction for Clarett West Development (formerly The Clarett Group), a New York-based residential developer. Riddle helped manage the design and construction process for all of Clarett’s west coast projects, including the large scale mixed-use development, Blvd6200 in Hollywood, CA. He would oversee the General Contractor, Architect, Engineers, and all other Specialty Consultants throughout the entire process, from project inception to building occupancy.


Before joining Clarett, Riddle was a Construction Manager at Los Angeles-based residential developer and hotelier, The Kor Group. At Kor, Riddle managed the day-to-day construction of several historic buildings that were adaptively reused into high-end loft condominiums. His projects at Kor included The Broadway Hollywood in Hollywood, CA and The Barker Block located in downtown Los Angeles, CA.


Prior to The Kor Group, Riddle was a Project Engineer and Estimator at general contractor Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company working on high-rise office construction. At Dinwiddie, Riddle managed the majority of the construction trades by evaluating bids, scoping necessary work, awarding and writing subcontracts, reviewing all submittals, overseeing procurement, coordinating contiguous trades, and performing cost control. As an estimator, he worked with the executive management team seek, bid, and acquire prospective work.


Mr. Riddle completed his B.S. in Civil Engineering Building Science, as well as an M.S. in Construction Engineering and Management, both from the University of Southern California. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional and is currently pursuing his General Contractor’s license.

Areas of Interest

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