2022 Annual Next Generation Awards
New York & Tri-State
Helped grow recently formed multibillion-dollar debt vehicle formed with RXR Realty
Launched Meridian Capital Group's investment sales division
Facilitated $7 billion across 200 transactions in his career
As Hudson Realty Capital’s Vice President, Origination, Paul Patafio spends his days immersed in debt placement, originations, and advisory services. He also plays an instrumental role in growing Hudson’s recently formed multi-billion-dollar debt vehicle RXR-Hudson, formed through a joint venture with real estate developer RXR Realty.
Prior to joining Hudson, Patafio served nearly seven years at Meridian Capital Group, where he helped launch the firm’s investment sales division, building out a team of 30+ professionals who facilitated more than $2 billion in deals on an annual basis. It was while heading investment sales at Meridian that Patafio realized his passion for debt financing and originations.
Patafio grew up surrounded by a family of homebuilders and property investors. Always drawn to finance, investment, and the complexity of commercial real estate deal structures, he spent many years on the investment sales side of the business, working at CBRE and and FTI Consulting before joining Hudson Realty Capital in January 2022. During his career he has facilitated more than $7 billion in investment sales across more than 200 transactions.
Patafio’s peers describe him as a man of drive and passion who does not shy away from a challenge. He believes in learning from mistakes and using those past errors as stepping stones to elevate and grow your skill set. Patafio graduated from New York University with a master’s degree in finance and investment.
These are just a few reasons we chose Patafio as one of New York/Tri-State’s 2022 Next Generation Award winners. Connect Media’s sixth annual Next Generation Awards recognize young leaders in the commercial real estate industry who are likely to be influential for years to come.