The Radney Difference


Radney Management and Investments, Inc. (RMI), is built on a foundation of experience, integrity and practical solutions in the affordable housing industry. We are committed to meeting the needs of the affordable housing communities in America. With three generations of experience and properties under management for over 50 years, RMI is committed to diligent and innovative ways to meet the needs of our residents. RMI's predecessor Brown Construction (formed by John N. Barineau, Jr.) entered the affordable housing industry in 1968. RMI continues its tradition today as one of the more respected, family-owned and multi-family affordable housing development and management companies.  We are committed to the future and our goal as a long-term asset retention specialist. RMI has comprehensive experience with regulations, guidelines and policies of both the HUD-Section 8 and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit programs and maintains working/professional relationships with many of the HUD’s regional offices and its Washington, DC headquarters.

Newt Barineau, President & CEO


Mr. Barineau has been involved in multifamily real estate development and management for over 20 years.  Previous experience includes employment assignments with Caterpillar, Inc. and Bellmeade Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity firm. Mr. Barineau holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in Finance (graduating with highest honors) and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science and Economics from Vanderbilt University.  He also is a Certified Property Manager (CPM).

John N. Barineau III, Executive Chairman


Mr. Barineau has been active in multifamily real estate development and management since 1982.  Previous experience includes 11 years with Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc.; five years with McKinsey & Company, Inc., an international management consultant firm; and three years active duty with the Army Corps of Engineers.  He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School.  Mr. Barineau is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management, and serves on the board of the National Leased Housing Association.  He is a Certified Property Manager (CPM).

Shelley Barineau, Executive VP & General Counsel 


Shelley is a native Texan and Houstonian who graduated from Memorial High School and the University of Texas at Austin. She later attended the University of Houston School of Law, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. After law school, Shelley clerked for the Texas Supreme Court and practiced law at Andrews & Kurth, L.L.P. 

Shelley has spent more than 30 years as an active volunteer for her community. She serves as a member of the Texas Children’s Cancer Center Advisory Board, and a Trustee for Episcopal High School where she holds the position of Construction Committee Chairman, responsible for overseeing the campus-wide building campaign.  She also serves as a member of the Advisory Council for Undergraduate Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.  Shelley Joined Radney Management in 2017, after Hurricane Harvey. Her primary focus is preservation, facilities, operations and social services.

Maria Primmer, Vice President: Compliance & Accounting


Ms. Primmer oversees all accounting, occupancy & revenue, compliance, cash management, payroll, human resource and financial reporting activities. Prior to RMI, she was employed for five years with ACP Sheet Metal Company, Inc. and 11 years with C&C Distributors, Inc., performing various accounting roles at each. Ms. Primmer is a graduate of Cameron University where she received a degree in business administration with a concentration in management.

Yvette Lopez, Human Resource Manager


Yvette Lopez is the Human Resources Manager for Radney Management & Investments. Yvette is responsible for human resource planning, performance management, federal and state law compliance, employment contract negotiations, staffing, employee benefits, compensation, payroll, and HR policies and procedures. Prior to joining the Radney Management & Investments team she worked for 12 years with First Homecare performing accounting and Human Resource Management. Yvette attended the University of Houston.