Gary Romaniello is founder and Managing Principal of GRA Equities. Mr. Romaniello has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate lending, equity investment and asset management. Prior to founding GRA Equities, Mr. Romaniello headed the commercial real estate debt origination team at Societe Generale, where he was responsible for securitized and balance sheet loan production. Prior to SocGen, he was a Managing Director at Annaly Capital Management. He has also held senior positions within the commercial real estate lending groups at CIBC, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan Chase and Lehman Brothers.
In addition, to his extensive banking and lending activities, Mr. Romaniello has developed, owned and managed various single family, multifamily and commercial properties for his own account since 1997. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Black Bear Asset Management, LLC , a real estate investment management and private equity firm, where he provides guidance on the firm’s real estate debt and equity investments. Mr. Romaniello holds a B.S. and M.B.A. from Plymouth State University and an M.S. in Construction Administration from Columbia University.