Richard is the CEO and Co-Founder of Insight where he assists in the identification of acquisition and development targets, raises equity, negotiates debt and provides strategic direction to Insight and individual assets. Prior to Insight, Richard was the President of Kettler Inc. for 23 years. At Kettler, he was primarily responsible for the acquisition and development of more than 9,000 apartment units and numerous planned-communities that included approximately 50,000 homes and 3,000,000 square feet of commercial, retail and amenity space.
As co-owner of Kettler, Richard was instrumental in leading that company’s emergence as one of the area’s premier development and management companies. Under Richard’s leadership, Kettler developed numerous award-winning planned communities, residential, commercial and mixed-use projects throughout the DC area.
Richard has served as a member of the Virginia Housing Study Commission Subcommittee on preservation of affordable housing and is a member of the Affordable Housing Council of the Urban Land Institute. Hausler was a founder of the Virginia Foundation for Housing Preservation. He was also co-founder of Virginia’s Workhouse Arts Center, an historic former prison, and serves on the Art Center’s Board.
Richard has presented trade seminars in Land Development, Community Revitalization, Affordable Housing and Real Estate Finance. Hausler has also been an Urban Land Institute panelist on transit-oriented development, town centers in master planned communities, and downtown revitalization; and has assisted in planning repatriation housing in Russia.
Mr. Hausler is a summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College and received his J.D. at Harvard Law School. Prior to joining Kettler, Richard was a partner with the firm of Hazel, Beckhorn and Hanes, and served as Assistant United States Attorney.