(L- Curtis Wong, Founder and CEO; R – Matthew Rapa, Dir. of Construction.) Photo credit: Kris Lori
Modular housing startup Cloud Apartments grows team, announces hiring of director of construction
SAN JOSE, CA – Cloud Apartments, a product company that builds a signature line of prefabricated apartments to drive down the cost of housing and drive up the quality for its renters, announced this week the hiring of Matthew Rapa, the Director of Construction. As Director of Construction, Matthew will lead the construction of Cloud Apartments’ prototype units and use his experience in modular construction to further its patented snap installment technology for snapping modules together onsite.
Curtis Wong, Founder and CEO of Cloud Apartments, said, “I feel so fortunate to have Matt as our first hire at Cloud Apartments. Matt has installed about 1,000 modules during his career and brings all his learnings about modular construction with him. With his construction expertise, he is single-handedly building our prototype apartment units and adding his real-world experience as we design our proprietary snap connection systems.”
Matthew Rapa, Director of Construction, added, “I am thrilled and honored to join this highly talented and visionary leadership behind Cloud Apartments. Even more, I look forward to the opportunity to once again build enduring relationships with the great minds focused on bringing cutting-edge ideas to the commercial real estate and construction industry. Innovation in affordable housing is important now more than ever.”
Matthew is a licensed General Contractor and comes to Cloud Apartments with experience in the commercial real estate and construction industries. His professional background includes working as the superintendent of multiple modular construction companies, structurally installing and finishing modular apartment units on construction sites as Senior Modular Superintendent of RAD Urban in Oakland, California, and running his own construction company through project management and consulting.
Cloud Apartments will launch its first apartment in 2024 and is currently seeking partnerships with developers to participate in its feasibility study.
To learn more about Cloud Apartments please visit: https://www.cloudapartments.com/.
About Cloud Apartments
Cloud Apartments is creating a new brand of modular apartments for the modern renter. The company is evolving modular construction with a productized line of apartments that include: a smart and modern ground-up design for renters; and a patented snap installment technology, allowing units to be built off site with everything embedded — pipes, ducts, and wires — and shipped to the site 95% complete. Our approach means we can do rapid concept design and pricing for any site, validated by leading general contractor and factory partners, all at a reduced cost of construction.
About Curtis Wong, Founder and CEO of Cloud Apartments
Curtis Wong is the Founder and CEO of Cloud Apartments which he founded in 2020 after deciding to dedicate his time to building and improving prefabricated housing as a solution to the country’s housing shortage.
Curtis holds Master’s degrees from Harvard Business School and Stanford University in structural engineering. His versatile experience includes creating launch pads at SpaceX, engineering numerous buildings in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas, and leading modular housing developments at Starcity.
Curtis grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoys rock climbing and boxing in his free time.
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