John Salat joins Vecino Group as Chief Executive of Vecino Construction.

National affordable and supportive housing developer Vecino Group proudly welcomes John Salat as Chief Executive Officer of Vecino Construction.

In this new role, John will lead all construction efforts as Vecino continues its growth in existing communities and to expand Development of the Greater Good nationwide.

With a career spanning more than 27 years in real estate development and construction management, John brings an unwavering commitment to excellence and project delivery. His expertise in multifaceted roles— from operational leadership to strategic planning—has served successful development and construction efforts from Texas to Dubai. This experience and passion for working with people will both complement and further elevate the existing teams within Vecino Construction.

“John comes to us with a tremendous track record in construction operations as well as leadership,” said Vecino Construction President Mike Willemsen. “His focus on the operational control of our construction efforts will help continue our growth and take our work to the next level.”

From his office in Austin, Texas John will oversee all construction efforts and teams for Vecino Construction, while also following the Vecino Group’s “One Table Development” model: working collaboratively with leadership across each internal department.

“Throughout my work I’ve had a focus on multi-family housing—but joining such a mission-driven organization with such potential as Vecino is exciting,” said John. “I’m truly optimistic that we will hit our stride and exceed expectations for our partners and our communities.”

Vecino Group founder and CEO Matthew Miller’ prespective is also bright. “Few construction companies born from an affordable housing developer get to this pivotal moment, so we have so much to be proud of. However, we must be willing to evolve and seize the moment. With John’s proven track record of leadership, coupled with a genuine desire to empower and inspire those around them, fills me with excitement for the future.”