Gary Romaniello

Investment Director

Gary Romaniello is an Investment Director at Black Bear Asset Management.  Mr. Romaniello advises on acquisitions, dispositions, financings, re-financings, asset management, development and redevelopment of multifamily, office, retail, hotel, land and other property types.  Mr. Romaniello has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate lending, equity investment, asset management and workouts.  Mr. Romaniello headed the commercial real estate debt origination team at Societe Generale and prior to that was a Managing Director at Annaly Capital Management.  Mr. Romaniello 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 is also Founder of GRA Equities, LLC ("GRA"), a real estate investment and asset management platform for the investment, development and management of commercial and residential real estate. As Managing Member of GRA, Mr. Ramaniello oversees all investments, development, redevelopment and related activities.  Mr. Romaniello holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Plymouth State University and an M.S. in Construction Administration from Columbia University.