Meet the Team

Richard R. Dewey Jr.

Rich is the Chairman and Founder of Dewey Land Company, Inc. ("DLC"), located in Burlingame, California. Rich began his real estate career as principal and co-founder of WDT Development in Palo Alto, California. He was instrumental in the expansion of WDT from industrial development to office and retail projects during the 1980s. In 1990, Rich founded Dewey Land Company, Inc. During his over 40 years of experience, Rich has developed and managed in excess of 6 million square feet of commercial, life science lab, and multi-family projects.

His projects have been honored and recognized with various awards and nominations over the course of his career, including, (1982) Office Building of the Year; (1983) Nominee for Industrial/R&D Building of the Year; (1988) Nominee for Retail Development of the Year; (1988) Nominee for Developer of the Year; (2001) Office Development of the Year; (2019) New Office Development of the Year.

Rich earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Southern California.

Ryan Guibara

Ryan joined Rich at Dewey Land Company in 2003. Ryan currently serves as the President of DLC, overseeing all of its projects. Since 2003, Ryan has been involved in approximately 2 million square feet of commercial, life science lab, and multi-family properties while at DLC. These projects have encompassed a wide range of real estate disciplines, including repositioning of assets through re-entitlement, ground-up construction, renovation, asset management and leasing.

Ryan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Law and Society from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2003 and was awarded academic honors.

Suzanne Zaro

Suzanne joined DLC in 2004. Suzanne is responsible for day-to-day property management, including tenant relations. Suzanne conducts weekly site visits as well as contract management and administration of third-party vendors for the properties. Suzanne holds a degree from the Academy of Art College and has a California Real Estate License.

Julia Kniesche

Julia joined Dewey Land Company in 2023 as their Financial Controller. Prior to joining the team, Julia was an Associate Director at Ernst & Young, where she worked in their Forensic Accounting, Transaction Advisory Services, Risk Management and Talent practices. During her tenure at EY, Julia advised clients on complex issues relating to financial, economic, and accounting matters. She has served large corporations, special committees, law firms and governmental entities. Julia is a CPA, CFE, ACAMS and SPHR. Julia was also an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University where she taught a graduate class on Auditing and Advanced Fraud Topics.

Julia graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in International Business, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Minor in Law and Public Policy, where she was recognized as a Renaissance Scholar.