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Michael Costa

Title: President, Chief Executive Officer
Company: Highridge Costa Housing Partners, LLC
Location: Gardena, California, United States

Michael Costa, President, Chief Executive Officer at Highridge Costa Housing Partners, LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in community housing.

Mr. Costa believes he was influenced by his father’s drive to help in the community. That is how he became inspired to work on building affordable community housing. Mr. Costa attended Cal Tech on an athletic scholarship for baseball and football. He wanted to become a professional baseball player but completing his education was important to him. He was offered three professional baseball contracts but turned them down to finish his education. Before starting on his career path, he earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering and information technology from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo in 1979.

Mr. Costa began his career in 1979 as a president of a Multi-family Division and remained in that position until 1992. From there, he became the president of the KB Home a multi-family division from 1994 to 2000. During that time, he was also the president and chief executive officer of MacFarlane Costa, LLC from 1994 to 2007. Since 1994, he has held the position of president and chief executive officer of Highridge Costa Housing Partners, LLC. Civically, he is a board member of the California Housing Consortium, on the California Council of Affordable Housing and chairman of RISE.

As a testament to his success, Mr. Costa received Top Design for Senior Housing in the state of Texas, named to the California and National Hall of Fames of the Affordable Housing Finance. Looking toward the future, he plans to continue the work he is currently doing. He loves the work he is doing. Beyond that, he wants to eventually step into a chairman role.

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