Gregory D. Vickowski
Gregory D. Vickowski, Chief Financial Officer, is a Principal of Procaccianti Companies and senior member of the Company’s Investment Committee. Working side by side with two generations of leadership for over three decades, Mr. Vickowski has been integral in driving the Company’s unprecedented growth and evolution of the Firm’s vertically integrated platform which has propelled the organization to among the top echelon of U.S.-based real estate investment and services firms.
Mr. Vickowski has personally been involved with approximately $1.5B in equity investments, $3B in debt financings and approximately $4B in total real estate and hotel transactions. As CFO, Mr. Vickowski oversees all aspects of the Firm’s investment strategy and asset management of the Company’s national real estate portfolio while supervising all functional areas of accounting, tax management, information technology, and management of the Company’s multiple investment funds.
Mr. Vickowski has developed tenured relationships with the top pension, private equity, endowment, High Net Worth and Family Office investors in the world as well as leading hotel brands like Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt, and premier lenders like JP Morgan, Bank of America and Deutsche Bank. Additionally, Mr. Vickowski has orchestrated numerous transactions with premier investment partners including LoneStar Funds, Rockbridge, BlueDog Capital, InvestCorp, and CalPERS – the largest employee pension fund in the United States.
Under his leadership, the Firm has established an extensive network of financial, brand, broker, and investment partners that enable the organization, and its multiple operating affiliates, to execute a business strategy that can be characterized as delivering above-market, risk-adjusted returns.
Mr. Vickowski earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in Business Administration, a Master’s Degree from the University of Rhode Island in Business with course concentrations in Finance and MIS and most recently, has earned a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Bryant University. Currently, he is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association and the Hotel Asset Management Association.
Mr. Vickowski is recognized nationally as a subject matter expert with regular editorial contributions to industry publications including Hotel Business Magazine and Hotel Management Magazine, and is a sought-after guest speaker with recent engagements including the Great Boston Real Estate Finance Association and the Boston University Distinguished Speaker Series.
Mr. Vickowski is a past recipient of the ‘CFO of the Year’ by Providence Business News.