Managing Director, Investments
Franco oversees OREI’s acquisitions, lending, and capital markets activities including new investment sourcing, evaluation, and execution. Prior to joining OREI in May 2015, Franco was a Principal on the real estate acquisitions team at Blackstone in New York where his duties included underwriting and executing investments in single assets, property portfolios, distressed loans, and corporations across several property sectors including hotels. Prior to Blackstone, Franco held other positions in real estate private equity and investment banking. Franco graduated with a B.S. in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and obtained his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.