About

In 2004, after almost 20 years in the world of banking and real estate asset management, Paul Natalizio founded Cornerstone Realty Capital with the primary focus of assisting clients with commercial mortgage financing by providing the best service possible. Since that time, our expertise, access to capital, and honest feedback on all aspects of transactions has allowed us to become recognized as one of the top commercial mortgage brokerage companies in the marketplace.

While we are proud of our success, it is the relationships we have built that have made Cornerstone what it is today. Being a banker and a real estate owner and manager, Paul has a tremendous understanding of the business that both our clients and lending partners are in. That knowledge and understanding has been instilled throughout the Cornerstone Team and has driven us to put these relationships at the forefront of our business. This, combined with our ability to share non-proprietary best practices developed by some of the most prominent and well respected owners and operators in the business with our new and existing relationships, gives Cornerstone a unique ability to assist clients above and beyond financing.

{  Paul Natalizio, President  }

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Paul Natalizio began his career in banking in 1985 with National Westminster Bank in New York City after receiving his Bachelor’s degree from Babson College. During the ensuing 15 years Paul managed multiple commercial real estate lending teams at several banking institutions, including being the Group Head of Real Estate Workouts for Banc of Ireland. Paul left banking to manage one of the premier privately held real estate firms in Boston. In addition, Paul was hired by one of his banking clients to fix a troubled real estate firm that owned 26 buildings consisting of multifamily, office, hotel and retail. In 2004 Paul founded Cornerstone Realty Capital.

Paul is a member of the Board of Directors of the Rental Housing Association, a Division of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and a Board member of Winchester Country Club in his capacity as Greens Chairman. He is also a past President and past Board member of the New England Chapter of CCIM.

Paul is an active fundraiser for Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee and the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) which raises funds for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

{  Patrick Brady, Vice President  }

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Patrick Brady joined Cornerstone as a vice president in 2016. A native of the South Shore and current resident of Hingham, MA, Patrick is responsible for originating commercial loans nationwide utilizing Cornerstone’s multifaceted lending platform.

Prior to joining Cornerstone, Patrick was a member of Arbor Commercial Mortgage in both an underwriting and originations capacity, specializing in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac multifamily finance. Having personally closed in excess of $700 million in multifamily and mixed-use loans, Patrick brings years of experience to each transaction. He has been involved in the financing of commercial properties across the country with a primary focus throughout greater New England.

Patrick began his career in commercial real estate on the South Shore as an analyst for The Claremont Companies. During this time, he was responsible for evaluating over $1 billion of potential commercial real estate acquisitions, as well as assisting in the management of Claremont’s multifamily portfolio.

Patrick graduated with honors from Bridgewater State University and holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance. He is an active member of the Quincy Young Professionals Board within the Quincy Chamber of Commerce. He is also a founding member and president of the Sachem Pride Alumni Foundation, 501(c)3 organization that benefits the students of Middleboro High School, where Patrick attended and graduated from in 2005.

{  Andrew Saccone, Vice President  }

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Andrew Saccone started as an analyst with Cornerstone in 2014.  After displaying strong leadership, communication, and analytical aptitude, he has since advanced and now serves the firm as an originator and vice president. Andrew works closely with a variety of capital sources, clients, and third parties facilitating the successful structuring and closing of transactions.

In his multiple roles at Cornerstone Andrew has been responsible for sourcing, underwriting, and evaluating financing transactions totaling over $1 billion. He is experienced with a broad spectrum of property types including multifamily, retail, industrial, office, and hotels.  In addition, Andrew now spearheads much of the firm’s strategic marketing.

A native of Lakeville, MA, Andrew graduated cum laude from Bryant University with a double major in finance and marketing.  He has gone on to further his real estate education through Boston University’s Real Estate Finance program and is a member of the RHA NextGen Network.

{  Josh Shelters, Analyst  }

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Joshua Shelters joined the Cornerstone team in June 2017 as an analyst. He is responsible for underwriting a broad spectrum of real estate assets, completing financing packages, analyzing financing proposals from various capital sources, and providing back office support. He works closely with the Cornerstone team, assisting in the structuring and closing of transactions.

Prior to joining Cornerstone, Joshua was employed by A.D. Makepeace Company. There, he served as a Senior Accountant and worked closely with the Controller and CFO on annual budgets and financial statements. He discovered his passion for real estate after gaining the experience of analyzing leases at Makepeace and being heavily involved with the company’s ongoing real estate projects. Through his efforts, he was able to build a lasting relationship with banking partners.

Joshua is a native of Middleboro but currently resides in Waltham, MA. He graduated from Bridgewater State University with a B.S. in Accounting & Finance. He is an active member in the community and enjoys volunteering in youth sports.

{  Tim Grogan, Analyst  }

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Tim Grogan joined Cornerstone as an analyst in November 2018. He is responsible for financial analysis, underwriting a variety of real estate assets, preparing financing requests and providing back office support to the Cornerstone team.

Prior to joining Cornerstone, Tim held a variety of reputable internships around the Greater Boston Area including positions at Shawmut Design & Construction, National Development, and Transwestern RBJ. Tim’s ardent interest in real estate stems from a long-held passion for architecture and design which he studied at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design through its Design Discovery Program.

Raised in Jamaica Plain, MA, Tim graduated from Bates College with a B.A. in History. He has gone on to further his real estate education through Boston University’s Real Estate Finance program, and he is a current member of NAIOP.

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As our company has gone through a period of dramatic growth, Cornerstone has become our go to source for construction and permanent financing. Speed and dependability of execution is critical for us, as well as achieving the lowest rates possible, and in both these categories Cornerstone has delivered. While there are many alternatives in the marketplace, Cornerstone has become a single source for us and we look forward to expanding this relationship.

Bruce Percelay, The Mount Vernon Company