Armando Ruiz, CCCIM, CIPS
Your contact for: Houston, Laredo and Lower Rio Grande Valley
Email Armando or call (512) 970-0954
Armando is president of The Ruiz Companies Inc., a TxCDC partner that specializes in business development financing. The Ruiz Companies, founded in 1995, assists TxCDC in developing SBA 504 loans for businesses in the Austin and Laredo areas.
Armando has more than 25 years of successful government and private industry experience in public finance, commercial real estate development and business development. Prior to starting his own company, Armando worked with the Texas Department of Commerce where his responsibilities included bringing together communities, nonprofit corporations, and private and public lenders to help businesses expand or move to Texas. He helped create Capital Certified Development Corporation, the first statewide, nonprofit certified development company, and also served as its executive director.
Armando is a graduate of St. Edward’s University’s School of Business and has completed specialized training in the areas of finance, investment, commercial real estate, and community and business development. He also holds a Texas real estate broker license and has earned two national real estate designations— Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS). He is a member of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, CCIM Central Texas Chapter, Central Texas Commercial Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.
He’s married with two sons and 10 grandchildren. Armando and his wife live in Austin and enjoy trips to Las Vegas. Being an entrepreneur, Armando also greatly enjoys working and meeting people with similar goals.