John Dragone is a 20-year veteran in the commercial real estate arena and currently a managing director at Trinity Street Capital Partners. He began his real estate banking career as a credit analyst at PNC Bank. In this position he underwrote commercial real estate loans ranging from $25MM to $300MM for extensions of credit on construction/mini-permanent loans, revolving lines of credit and letters of credit for various prominent private and public real estate companies. In the late 1990s, Mr. Dragone joined Bear Stearns & Co.’s Real Estate Banking Group, where he evaluated, originated, structured and underwrote commercial real estate loans for inclusion in commercial mortgage backed securities. In 2004, he joined Trinity Street Capital Partners, which is engaged in the origination and underwriting of debt and equity for commercial real estate, across the United States. In 2005, he founded the Landmark Opportunity Fund, which was a real estate bridge lending vehicle.
Mr. Dragone received his B.S. in Management Information Systems from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his MBA in Finance and International Business from Fordham University.