Percival “Percy” Vaz founded AMCAL in 1978 and has led the AMCAL Group of Companies’ dramatic growth for more than 40 years. AMCAL and its affiliated companies is a fully integrated real estate development firm with a stellar track record of delivering high-quality market rate, student, affordable, and workforce/middle-income housing across California, Texas, and Washington.
Mr. Vaz has provided leadership on the development, construction, property management and real estate investment of more than 7,000 multi-family apartment homes that consistently exceed industry benchmarks in design, construction, sustainability, property management and social service delivery.
Percy is widely known as a premier real estate developer, and has received many national, regional and local awards for his work. In 2022, Percy was inducted into the Affordable Housing Finance Magazine’s Hall of Fame and in 2018, Mr. Vaz was awarded the highly prestigious recognition of “Executive of the Year” by Multifamily Executive Magazine, a leading U.S. real estate development publication. Percy was also inducted into the California Housing Consortium’s Affordable Housing Hall of Fame in 2012 for his contributions to the industry.
Percy has been a featured speaker at many forums, including the Urban Land Institute, Paciﬁc Coast Builders Conference, National Housing Conference, Building Industry Association, the University of Southern California, UCLA and the Southern California Association of Non-Proﬁt Housing (SCANPH).
Mr. Vaz is a licensed general building contractor and is a member of the California Redevelopment Association.
Percy holds two degrees from UCLA — a Master’s of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering.