Melissa Fisher

President, Director of Development

Fisher is the principal owner and president of RISE Residential Construction. She focuses on project development, financing, and reporting. A CPA with a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Accounting from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business, she has developed and cost-certified over 6,000 units to date.

John Salat

Vice President - Construction

John serves as a Construction VP for RISE Residential Construction.  John has 20+ years experience in the construction industry and has managed multiple garden style and mid-rise projects throughout Texas, Florida, South Carolina and Colorado. He has also managed the construction of energy plants nationwide, as well as in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. John has a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering from the Maine Maritime Academy and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Florida. Prior to joining RISE, John held VP and Senior Project Manager positions at Albertelli/Westcore, Southland Industries, and Pepco Energy Services.


The Azure

Midland, TX
156 Units


Los Fresnos, TX
80 Units

The Lakeshore

Lake Dallas, TX
140 Units

Majors Place Apartment Homes

Greenville, TX
176 Units

The Savannah at Gateway

Plano, TX
292 Units

Vista Monterrey Apartment Homes

Brownsville, TX
120 Units

City Square Lofts

Garland, TX
126 Units

Colorado Creek

Austin, TX
240 Units


Austin, TX
264 Units

Victory Park Apartment Homes

Tyler, TX
120 Units

Seaport Village

Galveston, TX
196 Units

Champion Homes at Creek Canyon

Galveston, TX
100 Units