Mr. Gatenio has served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Trust since January 2018. Mr. Gatenio has served as the Managing Director and the Co-Head of US Investment Management of Colony NorthStar, positions he has held since June 2014 at the preceding company, NSAM.
Mr. Gatenio is primarily responsible for Colony NorthStar’s investments in CRE securities, private equity real estate secondaries, and NorthStar Healthcare investments. Mr. Gatenio has previously served as Managing Director of NorthStar Realty Finance (“NorthStar Realty”) from 2010 to June 2014, as well as successive management positions, since joining NorthStar Realty in 2006. Mr. Gatenio continues to serve as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of NorthStar Healthcare.
Since his engagement at NorthStar Realty, Mr. Gatenio has overseen the acquisition of over $4 billion in commercial real estate securities, $3 billion in private equity real estate secondaries and has had a leading role in building the healthcare platform across the Managed Companies, which currently include a diversified portfolio of equity and debt healthcare real estate investments in excess of $9 billion.
Prior to joining NorthStar Realty, Mr. Gatenio was with Goldman Sachs, in its Commercial Mortgage origination and distribution group, and previous to that with Goldman Sachs Asset Management, with its Fixed Income Portfolio Management Team. Mr. Gatenio holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Syracuse University and a Master of Business Administration from Fordham University Business School.