Volnay Capital, Volnay Management and EVO Real Estate Group
Involved in all areas of real estate, Ricky Beliveau loves a good challenge, including the feeling of being green and having to find a solution to a problem. “When I was getting started in development, it was simple things,” he said. “Now with projects that are 100 units in size, I continuously don’t have the answers and am hunting for knowledge.”
The hunt has turned out well for Beliveau, the owner of three separate businesses: Volnay Capital, Volnay Management and EVO Real Estate Group. “I always had a passion for real estate, from the time I was in college,” says Beliveau. He sums up his business philosophy in seven words: “Dream big. Work hard. Live it up!” With an impressive following on social media, he doesn’t view self-promotion as bragging. “It’s marketing yourself,” he says. “If you don’t do it, no one is going to do it for you.”
While building his first business, Volnay Capital, Beliveau spent six years working full time as an analyst at Wellington Management. After his company began experiencing year-to-year growth, he made it a full-time career. He founded Volnay Capital in 2010 with buy-and-hold rental properties; now it has more than 75 rental units in the Boston area. Its development division, which he started about five years ago, now has more than 15 projects at various stages of development in and around the city, totaling close to 250 units. More recently, he launched Volnay Management, which manages more than 300 condo/rental units in Boston and the surrounding suburbs, and EVO Real Estate Group, a real estate brokerage he founded with his business partners Jack Ordway and Ryan Acone. EVO leverages the expertise Beliveau, Ordway and Acone have gathered over their years of experience to allow their agents to provide superior support to their clients via innovate marketing and cost-saving strategies.
Outside of work, Beliveau enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.