The Davis Companies taps Robert Gatenio to lead CMBS and Real Estate Securities Investment Initiative

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Robert Gatenio

Boston, MA – The Davis Companies announced that it will partner with former Colony NorthStar Managing Director, Robert Gatenio, broadening the company’s real estate debt investment activities. Based in New York City, Gatenio will focus on sourcing, underwriting and acquiring discounted CMBS bonds, CRE debt securities, and related debt investment opportunities.

Gatenio previously served as a Managing Director and the Co-Head of Investment Management for Colony NorthStar, a leading global asset management firm focused on managing real estate and alternative investment platforms. In that role, he helped grow the company from $7 billion to approximately $40 billion in assets under management and was directly responsible for acquisitions, dispositions and daily management across Colony NorthStar’s Healthcare, Real Estate Private Equity and Real Estate Debt business lines.

Prior to joining Colony NorthStar, Gatenio worked as an Analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. in the Real Estate Finance Group; in the Fixed Income Portfolio Management Group, where he was responsible for the management of over $200 billion representing Fortune 500 Companies and High Net Worth individuals; and in Fixed Income Portfolio Administration Operations.

“We are thrilled to have an investor of Rob’s caliber and experience partner with us on expanding our debt investment strategy in the current market environment,” said Rick McCready, TDC’s President. “I worked alongside Rob through the Global Financial Crisis. He has a demonstrated track record of finding value opportunities within real estate debt securitization structures,” McCready added.

Gatenio holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Fordham University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from the Syracuse University School of Management.