Nello Gonfiantini III is employed by Diego Pellicer (DPWW) as a Director as well as the Chief Strategic Officer. He has more than 35 years of banking, real estate finance and development experience having been responsible for more than $2 billion of loan origination and property development.
In 1995, Gonfiantini started a mortgage and finance company which became Specialty Financial. In 1998, he formed Specialty Trust, Inc., a new real estate investment trust (REIT). Specialty Financial then became the portfolio manager for the REIT. By 2003 Specialty Financial began investing in direct ownership of real estate assets including residential land entitlement, development and vertical development. By 2006, Specialty Financial managed over $500 million in assets. In 2007, Gonfiantini founded Specialty Capital as a FINRA regulated broker/dealer in order to raise capital for a variety of clients. In 2008, with the severe downturn in the real estate market, Gonfiantini began the restructure of all the assets under management including the management of Specialty Trust. By mid-2011, nearly all assets were repositioned or recapitalized to reflect current market conditions.
Gonfiantini graduated from the University of Denver with a BSBA Cum Laude, in 1976 and an MBA in 1977.