Joseph J. Ori
President and Chief Executive Officer
Joseph J. Ori, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the company and is responsible for all business of the company. Mr. Ori is a highly accomplished real estate executive with significant knowledge and experience is all facets of commercial real estate including; investment, finance, capital markets, development, capital raising, management, brokerage and advisory services. Mr. Ori has completed more than $3.2 billion in real estate transactions since 1981. As a real estate executive, Mr. Ori has been a decisive leader with proven success in capital raising, deal structuring, investment strategy and strategic planning for producing profitable growth for both start-up and large real estate organizations.
Prior to forming Paramount, Mr. Ori was Senior Vice President of NRC Realty & Capital Advisors, Chief Investment Officer of Rhodes Group, LLC, a Las Vegas based land and home developer, President and Managing Partner of Rochdale Property Ventures, the real estate investment group of Rochdale Investment Management, a New York based investment management firm, Practice Director of the Chicago Real Estate Advisory Group of BDO Seidman, LLP, a National Accounting and Tax firm, Founder and President of Paramount Securities Corporation, a real estate investment bank and broker dealer, Senior Vice President of Southmark Funding Corporation, the financing subsidiary of Southmark Corporation, a Dallas based Fortune 500 Company, Assistant Vice President Acquisitions of VMS Realty, Inc., a Chicago based real estate investment and syndication firm and Senior Auditor of Laventhol & Horwath, a Chicago based and national CPA firm.
Mr. Ori has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University, an MBA in Finance from DePaul University and completed an Executive Program in Financial Management at Harvard Business School. He is a licensed real estate broker in California, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Mr. Ori is also an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Real Estate at Santa Clara University and the University of Phoenix.
Mr. Ori has authored numerous articles on real estate financing, deal structuring, portfolio diversification and industry trends in leading real estate and finance periodicals and is an active speaker at industry seminars and events. Mr. Ori is also a member of the Urban Land Institute, CFA Institute and NAREIT.