Rick Gallitto Joins Plum as President, Head of Real Estate
San Francisco-based Plum Inc. expanded its executive team with the addition of Rick Gallitto who joins as President and Head of Real Estate. The data-driven commercial real estate lender operates nationally, and is backed by world-renowned tech innovators and blue-chip investors such as Elliott Management, RenRen and Nomura Holdings.
Gallitto says, “Plum has been able to combine CRE market data intelligence with an approach to lending that will lead the future for CRE owners. The current space is wide open, so these are exciting times for Plum. We are well-positioned to build and expand lending opportunities for CRE investors in underserved markets and across the U.S.”
Previously, Gallitto was Co-President and Chief Investment Officer of Tremont Mortgage Trust, where he oversaw originations and deal structuring. He was also the Co-founder and President of Tremont Realty Capital, an SEC-registered investment advisor with total portfolio of assets in excess of $800 million.
Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services.
In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company.
In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix.
Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator.
Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements.
Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.
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