About Our CEO
Michael Merideth received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Tuskegee University graduating with honors and the highest GPA in his class. In 2010, along with Andre Lewis, Michael cofounded the real estate development company Verius Property Group based out of New Orleans, LA where his primary role has been strategic planning, asset management, and investor relations. Since the company’s inception, Michael has help expand the company to over $11,300,000 in current assets, secured $6,000,000 in private capital, and propelled the company to one of the top Special Needs Housing providers in the state of Louisiana.
As Chief Executive Officer, Michael has made tremendous strides in expanding VPG’s commercial platform as well. Within the last two years the company has completed over $5,420,000 in commercial development that in includes luxury condos in Manhattan (NY) and New Orleans (LA), as well as large multi-family rehabs in the Greater New Orleans Region. These achievements have gained recognition from several publications as Michael was recognized as a “Top Forty under 40” business professional by The Gambit and the recipient of The Millennial Award for Real Estate given out by the Social Renaissance.
About Our COO
Andre Lewis graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tuskegee University in 2008. In 2010, Andre co-founded the real estate development company Verius Property Group where his primary role has been acquisitions, project management, and financial planning. During his tenure as COO, Andre played an integral part in the expansion of the company into VPG Enterprise offering real estate development and now construction/property management services.
Andre is currently the lead on over $6,000,000 in purchase/rehab projects currently underway for VPG Enterprise and will be in charge of operations for the $12,000,000 in projects in the cue for the company in 2016 and is currently working on a strategic plan to expand the real estate portfolio to 500 housing units.
Andre has won numerous awards and accolades from his business success, most recently the Social Renaissance award for being the top real estate professional in the Greater New Orleans Region and The Gambit “Top Forty under 40” .
About Our President
Known for his interpersonal communication skills, Weaver develops and maintains effective relationships with all project stakeholders including owners, architects, subcontractors and civic leaders. He has a broad background in multiple market sectors including healthcare, aviation, federal, institutional, retail and higher education.
Weaver has exceptional knowledge of project management and cost control. He is an expert in corporate construction operations and leading major construction organizations with a thorough knowledge of estimating, purchasing, accounting, cost engineering, self-performance trade work and field supervision.He also has expertise in LEED and Green initiatives.
Weaver is an organizational leader and corporate representative in both the public and private sector. He has been personally responsible for delivery of projects ranging from $500,000 to 125 million. Weaver is also VPG executive lead for teaming projects with past experience leading projects upwards of $187,000,000.
Vincent Weaver has more than 5 years of business management, sales and strategy experience including Architectural and Project Management scheduling and design. He has served as a Facilities Leader of a variety of Higher Educational diverse institutions including Historical Black Colleges and Universities. He spent 3 years as an advisor to major corporations and entrepreneurs on strategy and minority business development. Weaver believes in empowering individuals to perform at their best. He has a personal passion for supporting the growth and development of women and minorities in business.