Peter V. Scola

Co-Founder, President, and Co-Chief Executive Officer

Peter Scola is a leading executive in the commercial real estate and finance industry in the United States.  He has completed more than $20 billion in real estate transactions over the course of his career to date.   His experience includes direct equity investment, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture structuring, capital raising and asset repositioning.   Additionally, Peter has significant financial services and equity and debt capital markets experience.   This experience affords Peter a unique perspective on the total lifecycle of an investment as well as its capitalization.

Most recently a senior executive of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co and co-founder of Cantor Commercial Real Estate L.P., Peter has held executive positions with Bank of America, Fitch Ratings, Merrill Lynch, and Wells Fargo Securities, and has worked with major clients such as The Blackstone Group as well as several public and private real estate investment trusts.  Peter has also built a personal portfolio of real estate investments that are predominantly value-add acquisitions.

Peter holds a degree in international business and finance from American University in Washington, D.C., where he received several academic awards and scholarships. He has also served as a guest speaker for Master’s level real estate programs at Columbia University, NYU and UNC–Chapel Hill.